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  1. Not a word on the conflict from Politburo's Standing Committee

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan All nine members of the Standing Committee of the Politburo remained silent yesterday on the ethnic conflict in Urumqi despite its escalation since Sunday- a contrast ... Meng Jianzhu or other authorised leaders among our nine members of the Standing Committee of the Politburo haven't made any comments on it.' Yuan Weishi, a retired philosophy ...

  2. UN committee hears HK rights group concerns

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Police strip-searches, asylum policy, child rights on agenda The United Nations Committee Against Torture yesterday heard the concerns of Hong Kong rights activists about police strip-searching procedures and the lack of a clear government policy on asylum seekers. The views were put forward as the Geneva-based committee began a hearing on human rights in Hong ...

  3. PLA carries out night drill near Yellow Sea based on scenario of an attack by the US

    Posted Aug 11th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... for such massive drills since early this year, the Central Military Commission ordered party committees of the seven key military commands to monitor military cadres' political thinking to make sure ...

  4. Central bank warns on exit from stimulus

    Posted Apr 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang China's central bank yesterday warned the rest of the world that the global economic recovery could falter as developed countries exited from their stimulus policies ... risk for the future.' The central bank report was released as China comes under growing international pressure to let its currency appreciate- something analysts predict is imminent. ...

  5. Bollywood dreaming in Central

    Posted Jun 13th 2004, 12:00am by Fionnuala McHugh

    ... Fionnuala McHugh 'You wouldn't believe the response in India,' said Mayuri Singh, from Zee Network's Singapore office, as she sat last Saturday morning in a private room at Veda, the Indian restaurant on Arbuthnot Road, Central, waiting to conduct auditions. This summer, Zee, the world's largest Indian broadcasting network, will transmit a reality ...

  6. US dollar remains the central figure

    Posted Jan 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Craig Stephen YOU COULD BE forgiven for having missed out on last year's startling H-share rally. Yet, the dramatic decline of the US dollar, with its broader impact on financial portfolios, was the big macro trade of the year to get right. This year will see the dollar remain the central actor in global financial markets and nowhere more so than in Hong Kong and China because ...

  7. Central and Western poll to test pro-democracy camp

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... From skyscrapers in the heart of Hong Kong's financial centre to exclusive tree-lined bungalows on the Peak and urban slums heavily populated by the elderly, the Central and Western ... democracy. 'Many residents are not too concerned with the democratic pace,' Mr Cheung said. CENTRAL AND WESTERN: now and then 2003 District Council election Population: 251,696 Number ...

  8. US sidelined as Central Asia's 'Great Game' intensifies

    Posted Jul 08th 2005, 12:00am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Central Asian republics. In a reference to a term coined in the 19th century to describe the heated rivalry between Russia and Britain as the two powers competed for influence among Central Asian rulers, analysts say that in the new game, the rules are the same and only the players are different. 'Central Asia is a chessboard for competing interests,' says Alexander Neill, head ...

  9. Debate fails to settle school management row

    Posted May 05th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier, Linda Yeung

    ... bodies could set up a central committee to lay down long-term strategy for schools. They also had the right to appoint the supervisor, who would chair the incorporated committee. Bishop Zen ... the students.' Under the bill, which the government wants to be passed before the legislative year ends in July, school management committees will be incorporated and directly accountable ...

  10. Second mission to head for disputed islands

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... islands in a bid to demonstrate mainland sovereignty. Chan Yu-nam, a member of the Hong Kong-based Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands, said yesterday he and fellow committee member Cheng Chi-kwan would make the trip. Several other people are travelling to the mainland to support the mission, including DAB chairman Ma Lik, central committee member Suen Kai-cheong, DAB ...




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