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  1. Road to top job strewn with surprises

    Posted Aug 21st 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... CHRIS YEUNG When Tung Chee-hwa shook hands with former president Jiang Zemin in the Great Hall of the People in 1996, the shipping tycoon may have never expected that a year latter he would be governing Hong Kong. After the stroke of midnight on July 1, 1997, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, a devout Catholic, probably thanked God for surviving the handover. Not only did he keep his ...

  2. John Yau

    Posted Aug 21st 2005, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... mother left Shanghai in 1949 on one of the last ships to leave, sailing to San Francisco to join her husband, who went a few months earlier to find work. Yau was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, ...

  3. Dow looks to Chinese coal chemistry for new products

    Posted Sep 01st 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai Record oil prices would not cause a global recession, according to Dow Chemical's chief executive, who said yesterday that he hoped to make chemical products from coal in a partnership with a Chinese company. Andrew Liveris was speaking at a news conference to announce the construction of a research and development centre at Shanghai's ...

  4. State of resentment

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... population, now 19 million, is 43 per cent Han Chinese, official figures show. The instrument that originally supported such migration is the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Jan 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the Co-operation Joint Conference for the construction of the cross-delta bridge and rail link project. This would help to reinforce Hong Kong's role as an important financial and logistics hub ...

  6. Beautiful minds

    Posted Jan 25th 2008, 12:00am by Katie Lau

    ... on her blog, has been disappointed by the response. 'The comments I've received so far are less than sincere. Constructive feedback helps keep writers going,' she says. ...

  7. Personal space

    Posted Jan 25th 2008, 12:00am by Jo Baker

    ... took the idea of using sail cloth as a partition for his office space. Other aspects, from informing your neighbours about construction noise, to thanking contractors for unsuccessful bids, ...

  8. Hu upholds Jiang's work as key to party future

    Posted Aug 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Three Represents' theory, in order to 'continue to push ahead on building socialism with Chinese characteristics and the new mighty construction project of the party', Xinhua ...

  9. French firm SEB seeks key stake in cookware maker Supor

    Posted Aug 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for its US$375 million deal to take control of China's top machinery maker, Xugong Group Construction Machinery. Also on hold is the two billion yuan purchase agreement signed in April ...

  10. Last resistance

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... 'Conserving this group of constructions and ensuring they and the land around them are maintained for public use would not only help the next generation to gain knowledge of our history, it would also ... It's not that the people are against construction of buildings in general. They're against development-led ideology. They are unhappy with the decision-making process as there has never ...




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