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  1. The United States of Canada

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer Looking at that extraordinary electoral map of the United States, with all the liberal, quiche-eating, Kerry-supporting states of the northeast and the west coast coloured ... for the wimpy, wispy liberalism enjoyed by their Canadian neighbours. The other breed, homo iraniensis, prefers the full-blooded religious certainties and militant political slogans that play ...

  2. Party politics abroad: the view from HK

    Posted Nov 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... had reinvented himself for politically expedient reasons and was preying on America's concerns about security. 'He is basically making up things that aren't true... ...

  3. Politics of US inquiry

    Posted Apr 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rice's public testimony is not necessary to the substance of its work, but is needed to create the appearance of a comprehensive review in an election year. Beware political games. Dr Rice has ...

  4. Cash is king as funding holds key to presidential fortunes

    Posted Feb 05th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... ideological differences with Republican US President George W. Bush, but he shares the same understanding of politics- money talks. Analysis of Mr Kerry's record as a US senator ... Bush And His Democratic Challengers- And What They Expect In Return, Mr Allison concluded that politicians were alike, no matter what their political stripes. The presidential election is 270 ...

  5. Independent judiciary won't fall prey to politics

    Posted Dec 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The latest legal action filed over the Link Reit affair will heighten concerns that the courts are increasingly being drawn into the cut and thrust of politics. Two unhappy investors ... And the courts have become the battleground for resolving these disputes, raising fears they are being used for political purposes. But there is an effective safeguard against this- the ability ...

  6. The state of Hong Kong people

    Posted Aug 10th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... worried are they about their future? What about political stability? These are all questions asked- and answered- in the latest survey conducted by the Hong Kong Transition Project, which has been conducting surveys since 1991. The poll, commissioned by the Civic Exchange think-tank, provides a snapshot of the state of the populace last month. Only 55 per cent of respondents said they were ...

  7. Hillary pips Bill in clash of Clinton memoirs

    Posted Jun 26th 2004, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... Alister McMillan Hillary Clinton tipped the delicately balanced scales of her marriage when she banished her husband to sleep on the couch during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. If former US president Bill Clinton thought he could shift that balance by recou ...

  8. State coffers get better protection

    Posted Dec 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the public sector in recent years. The rules cover budget management, state assets, public funds and financial receipts and notes in more specific terms. Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday ratified the Regulations on Financial Malpractices, a set of 35 articles that will come into effect on February 1, according to a Xinhua report. The previous 25 provisional regulations, issued by the State Council ...

  9. Round one to Kerry- and TV debates

    Posted Oct 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... he laid out plans to involve the international community by working through the United Nations. On a nuclear North Korea, he said a Kerry administration would hold bilateral talks ... opponent- a trait which politically correct Americans consider disrespectful. When Senator Kerry attacked, he did so in a gentlemanly manner. Mr Bush, for his part, tried hard to allow his folksy ...

  10. Intelligence claims could yet upset Bush election hopes

    Posted Feb 27th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer, Foreign Editor With justification for war against Iraq increasingly dominating debate in the American presidential race, a secretive Pentagon agency could yet dent President George W. Bush's re-election hopes. The Office of Special Pl ...




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