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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Planned joint maritime security exercise shows Asean can lead

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 06:35pm by MARK VALENCIA

    ... Asean centrality in security architecture for the region. Asean, formed in 1967 as a pro-West capitalist bulwark against the spread of communism, emphasising enhanced economic co-operation, ... a talk shop. Some predict that US-China rivalry will dominate regional political affairs, increase instability and erode the grouping's political and security centrality. Cracks are already ...

  2. Innovation committee still sings the same tired song

    Posted Feb 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... NEIL TAYLOR The government's new Steering Committee on Innovation and Technology on Friday announced its strategy to overhaul Hong Kong's wobbly technology industry. The strategy, no surprise, appears to be the same old fluff that every previous tech committee reported. I will quote it in full: 'Focus- to identify key technology focus areas where we have ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    Morning Clicks: 'New great game' underway with opening of China's Eurasia Expo

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 06:43am by John Kennedy

    ... not begin until 11am in the US… Committee to Protect Journalists--  As Wang is freed, Chinese journalist Shi Tao still held Just as Wang served out his full sentence, it seems likely Shi may spend ... to stimulate its flagging economy and rifts deepen over European Central Bank plans for similar action. The Korea Herald--  China’s growing economic crisis Factory warehouses are cluttered with excess ...

  4. A central role

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Andrew Sheng Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah's fifth and final budget of the current-term Hong Kong government was a model of fiscal design, the envy of most governments. Which government around the world can boast a surplus of HK$66.7billion ...

  5. Recycle 'biased' comics, environmentalist says

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the Joint Committee for the Promotion of the Basic Law, a prominent non-governmental group set up in the 1990s to promote the city's mini-constitution. The committee received about HK$280,000 ... of about HK$400,000 for a grantee to publish 50,000 comic books on the Basic Law. The bureau said it did not vet individual materials of projects. The committee's members include ...

  6. Turn Central Market into a merchant marine museum to celebrate heritage

    Posted Aug 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The Central Market, built in the Bauhaus style of architecture before the second world war, is now a listed heritage site. But our government seems to have run out of ideas with regard ... of the city's history. The Central Market site is too valuable to be left in the hands of a few inexperienced historians and artists. It is up to the government to select and invite a respectable member ...

  7. Group calls for harbour 'champion'

    Posted Aug 20th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... for waterfront enhancement. The committee was set up in May last year after the government won a battle over the legality of the Central reclamation. The government agreed at the time that it be chaired ... Chloe Lai A body is needed to cut red tape and return waterfront to public, committee says The government should establish a harbour authority with executive power if it is committed ...

  8. Central planning does no favours for accidental economy

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'As our counterparts in Guangdong and Shenzhen heatedly debate what lies ahead for them, we have everything to lose if we just stay put. To surrender our autonomy to mainland planners is of course not acceptable; yet, to do not ...

  9. News - China

    Briefs, October 20, 2012

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF, WIRE

    ... Jia: Beijing 'must stand firm on Tibet' Politburo Standing Committee member and CPPCC chairman Jia Qinqlin said yesterday that Beijing must stick to its policy on the struggle against "the Dalai Lama clique", state media reported. In a review of Beijing's policies on Tibet and neighbouring Tibetan areas over the past decade, Jia concluded that Tibet ...

  10. Academic calls for a central agency to boost educational hub concept

    Posted Jun 05th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Academics are calling on the government to learn from Australia and Singapore when devising policies to turn Hong Kong into an education hub. A Hong Kong Institute of Education report, released this week, said that Hong Kong was lagging behind ...




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