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  1. '1916 court case shows Manila owned shoal'

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... there were maps which date back to the 1700s that show the shoal as part of the Philippines, he said. Furthermore, a 1916 court case in Manila pre-dated China's official inclusion of the shoal as part of what it calls the Zhongsha Islands in 1935, Batongbacal said. The 1916 case involved S.S. Nippon, a Swedish cargo ship which ran aground on the shoal on May 8, 1913, as it sailed from ...

  2. Brian Kan has poll bribe charge case to answer

    Posted Nov 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Former champion racehorse trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee has a case to answer on the election bribery charge against him, a magistrate ruled yesterday. Symon ... with earlier evidence from villager Liu Fu-sau, his wife and Bowie Hau Chi-keung- who defeated Kan in the Sheung Shui Rural Committee chairman election in March- there was a case for the defence ...

  3. Al-Saadi case brings shameful silence

    Posted Oct 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Case 1: Three student protesters are locked in a stairwell by police for 60 minutes during the visit of a top Chinese official and all hell breaks loose. Legislative probes are called for, special panels set up to investigate, the police are sued and a hyperventilating media whips itself up into a self-righteous frenzy over human rights. Case 2: A foreign national, his wife and four ...

  4. Pothole case highlights buck-passing mentality

    Posted Apr 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Complex at the end of the year, less than 48 months will have passed. In each case, a host of departments and bureaus have been involved, closely co-ordinating work to ensure that the developments ...

  5. The case for change in the villages

    Posted Dec 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Next month's rural elections promise to be the most competitive since the handover with a record number of registered candidates. It is hoped that this is a sign that these village elections and the rural hierarchy that holds power in the New Territo ...

  6. Call for democracy in Myanmar is a bad case of double standards

    Posted Nov 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There are often items in the Hong Kong papers that one finds disappointing, frustrating, sad, or ironic, but three articles really caught my attention recently. The first was a story on Myanmar, 'China urges junta to speed up democracy' (Novembe ...

  7. Bullet case to remain a mystery

    Posted Jun 13th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu in Macau The case in which a bullet fragment hit a passerby during Macau's violent Labour Day rally will remain a mystery, the Legislative Assembly heard yesterday. A policeman fired five shots in the air during a clash with angry protesters. Casino worker Leong Ngai-keong was hit in the neck as he rode by on a motorcycle about 300 metres from the scene ...


    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Hong Kong could boost its image as an art hub if it took a leaf out of Singapore's book, writes Clarence Tsui FOR ALL HIS years as a prominent, well-travelled experimental artist, Danny Yung Ning-tsun knows how in-flight entertainment on airliners ra ...

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    Philippine government cannot be allowed to forget hostage tragedy

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... as being at fault, only the gunman's brother was charged, and the case against him is still pending. A deputy ombudsman, not directly involved, was sacked. All others implicated were either ... to take the case to court in Manila are being stymied by Filipino lawyers not wanting to get involved. Filipinos want to forget what happened and move on, but until their government shows resolve, ...

  10. Island mentality ignores history

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... is the tendency to rewrite national history to justify expansionist foreign policies. The recent stand-off between Chinese and Philippine ships is a case in point. The confrontation resulted from ... in its waters if the shoal could be shown to be genuinely Chinese. China's case as expounded by the Foreign Ministry is one where the only history that matters is Han Chinese. Its claim ...




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