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  1. Politics of life

    Posted Mar 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The tragedy of brain-damaged Terri Schiavo has seen the involvement of the US Congress at the request of her parents. Critics say the moral majority has hijacked the issue for political expediency. What do you think? Share your views. Write to us. ...

  2. Quotes of the week

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I doubt that the Nanking massacre happened Nagoya mayor Takashi Kawamura Watched a baby die... His little tummy just heaved until he stopped. Feeling helpless US journalist Marie Colvin from Baba Amr, Syria, a day before she was killed by shellfire in Hom ...

  3. Britain opposes death penalty in heywood case

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... penalty everywhere in the world, including in cases that apply to British nationals,' British Foreign Office minister Jeremy Browne said at an event at the Foreign Correspondents' Club when asked for an update on the Heywood case. 'Obviously that's not something that we can enforce because it's not our jurisdiction... this case is in the hands of the Chinese ...

  4. No case without proof of deception

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... about the issue. Chow said that while the Buildings Department's most important task was to inspect Leung's homes- just as it had done in previous cases involving senior government ... for all illegal structure cases,' said Chow. Department officers, who acted on media reports of an illegally built trellis, identified six illegal structures last week at Leung's two ...

  5. Discretion the better part of diplomacy in Chen case

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Steve Tsang Quiet diplomacy has long received short shrift from China when addressing human rights issues. The case of Chen Guangcheng, however, marks a significantly more sophisticated approach to its negotiations with the US. If both sides maintain their composure, Chen and his family will soon be allowed to leave for the US, a striking reflection of how the two countries' ...

  6. Chen's case divides activists

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... from captivity and bid for freedom as a galvanising influence, while others say Chen's case is exceptional and could not be replicated. Wang Xiaodong, a Sichuan-based activist campaigning ... Lei said. But he also said Chen's case might not have much social impact, as it could hardly be aped by other campaigners. 'Don't forget that the authorities only began to look ...

  7. Shandong officials must pay in Chen Guangcheng case

    Posted Apr 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... whether they be economic or social. The latest example is Bo's case. Bo ruled Chongqing as an overlord for five years, and leaders in Beijing seemed clueless until recently about how to deal with him. Another example is the case of Gao Yaojie, a brave doctor who exposed how local officials in Henan covered up the true scale of the Aids epidemic. The Henan officials persistently harassed ...

  8. ICAC should have a case before it acts

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... are as loath to name themselves as they are ready to name others) say it is 'an extremely complex case' and bail for the three men has been extended. There is nothing complex about the basic point at issue here. Either the ICAC has the goods on these three, in which case it ought to bring charges immediately, or that word 'complex' means another misfire, in which case ...

  9. Justice chief advised to steer clear of Tang case

    Posted Feb 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yan-lung would need to seek an outside legal opinion in such a politically sensitive case. '[Wong] must assure the public that, in light of his association with Tang and his own government position, he will not be the decision-maker in this case, and that any decision will be taken by a senior prosecutor,' Cross said. Cross stressed that Wong could not ensure his ...

  10. Legco needs to probe West Kowloon disclosure case

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... comments by various government officials in Leung's case over a potential conflict of interest have only confused the public. Two weeks ago, the government issued a statement in response ... entirely reasonable to demand that Legco use the authority given to it under the Powers and Privileges Ordinance to look into the case. Tsang Tak-sing was evasive in his answers to Legco, ...




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