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  1. Mainland firms triple deals abroad to US$26b

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... investment risks. China Investment Corp's early investment in United States buyout firm Blackstone Group attracted fierce criticism last year as the value of its almost 10 per cent stake ... (Singapore) 3.07 May 2007 China Investment Corp Blackstone Group 3 *Joint deal with Alcoa SOURCE: THOMSON REUTERS ...

  2. Pressure on China to let UN security group grow

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... given the growing list of countries vying for membership and equally strident opposition to such moves. The G4 grouping further complicates the matter: while China has called for increased ...

  3. Young activists launch anti-development group

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung, Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong and Paggie Leung A group of young activists fighting against 'land hegemony' launched a movement yesterday by protesting against a property developer known for its acquisition strategies. Members of the newly formed Post-80s Group Against Land Hegemony said they would be starting another wave of protests against developers for their 'damage to social ...

  4. Forced tour group shopping unlikely to go away in a hurry

    Posted Jul 19th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... including Chinese. If the retailers are to be believed, mainland tourists are a godsend, snapping up pricey jewellery and cosmetics. Yet the mainland tour group appears to be an entirely different ... guides and coach drivers. The inevitable outcome is that tour guides and coach drivers, who are usually freelancers, expect to make money off their charges, mainly from commissions on tour group ...

  5. By-election groups ponder return to the fold

    Posted May 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to seek dialogue on electoral reforms with Beijing and the Hong Kong government. Now even the league, the most radical pan-democratic group, no longer rules out talks with the authorities. ... 'so-called referendums' as a blatant challenge to its authority and to the Basic Law. After that, Beijing-loyalist groups announced a boycott. Given the lack of pro-government candidates, ...

  6. Macau security bill a threat to civil liberties, says HK rights group

    Posted Oct 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... might still threaten civil liberties, a human rights group said. But because of Macau's controls, more stringent than Hong Kong's, observers said they believed the proposal to ban acts ... not contain several controversial proposals such as powers that would have allowed Hong Kong police to search without a warrant facilities the government deemed linked to groups that threatened ...

  7. Art group seeks dream exhibits

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... Sara Yin If you find local museums boring, now is your chance to make a change- by coming up with the wackiest ideas you can for exhibits at the Asian Art Archive's (AAA) 'Dream Museum'. 'There are some good exhibitions, but museums he ...

  8. Top officials should not wait for green groups to take initiative

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Hong Kong residents, pollution? Green groups should not have to continually initiate programmes while the now well-funded department sits back and hides behind never-ending consultations, buck ...

  9. Group warns on biology guideline

    Posted Apr 18th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron A group backed by hundreds of supporters has called on legislators to press the government to scrap curriculum guidelines it says make Hong Kong 'a world-class laughing stock' by condoning the teaching of creationism in biology lessons. The group was launched on Facebook in February after four leading scientists accused the Education Bureau of tacitly ...

  10. Winks savours his first Group One success in HK on 50-1 shot Dim Sum

    Posted Feb 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell James Winks was swept to cloud nine on the broad back of 50-1 chance Dim Sum in the Group One Chairman's Sprint Prize and as darkness fell on Sha Tin last night, there was no sign of his coming down any time soon. Winks, 25, declared he had just achieved 'every jockey's dream' of landing a Group One race in Hong Kong and the Melburnian's reaction ...




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