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  1. Economics volcano explodes on the scene

    Posted Jan 24th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... and intelligence and the figures he uses to argue his cases. But he does not advise city departments of government agencies and remains outside the establishment. Mr Lang was born in Taipei in 1956, ... is an environment of laws and to use a system to guarantee the security of investment.' He would retain the planning departments of the central government, which he sees as vital to prevent excess ...

  2. Tensions surface in undersea arms race

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Singapore. For anyone interested in regional security, it is a fascinating document, and reportedly marks a harder line than Australia's intelligence agencies would have liked. Despite recent ... submarines will be based across the Asia Pacific- a reverse of cold war era priorities. Pentagon intelligence chiefs have noted increased long-distance patrols by China's expanding 60-strong ...

  3. Central Asia's retreating waters

    Posted Aug 19th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson Remember what happened to the Aral Sea, the most extensive body of water in Central Asia? Since 1960, 30 years after Soviet planners began diverting its feeder rivers ... the second-biggest body of water in the region, this time caused by China? United Nations agencies have issued several warnings in the past couple of years that the lake could dry up. As the lake becomes ...

  4. HK Island home prices hit record

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... climb may not continue. The Centa-City Leading Index, a weekly measure of home prices from Centaline Property Agency, shows home prices on Hong Kong Island edged up 1.37 per cent week on week ... the European Central Bank had pumped more than Euro1 trillion (HK$10.14 trillion) into the banking system. 'People do not want to hold cash, and some richer Hongkongers have switched to buying ...

  5. The good life

    Posted Jul 23rd 2010, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... to avoid close scrutiny by the central government as long as their areas are prospering, but it has contributed to the desperately unequal nature of wealth distribution in China. The fear of social ...

  6. Taiwan using internet to recruit spies, says report

    Posted Apr 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... intelligence agencies had taken advantage of the internet in the past few years to cultivate spies and collect intelligence on the mainland. The newspaper said one of the dozens of cases cracked ... Jane Cai Mainland media have accused Taiwanese intelligence services of using chat rooms, e-mails and online advertisements to recruit spies for the island, claiming that dozens of naive ...

  7. Events

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... presentation: 'How to turn agency costs into a valuable marketing investment'. Club Lusitano, Central. ... Today: French Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'China's management revolution'. China Club, Central. Canadian Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Coaching 'high ...

  8. Nervous hush

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the region's intelligence agencies- the institutions able to maintain and foster off-the-books conversations. The sources of sensitivity are not hard to find. Beijing has repeatedly shown itself loathe ...

  9. Officials shut down HK-linked newspaper

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... National Congress of the Communist Party in Beijing last month as a journalist. According to the Legal Daily, Gao lodged an application with the Liaison Office of the Central People's ...

  10. Majority want higher income tax threshold

    Posted Aug 30th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... yuan per month is too low, most respondents to two opinion surveys say. Xinhuanet, the website of the Xinhua news agency, conducted an online survey of more than 4,000 people, of whom 39 per ... jointly conducted by the China Youth Daily's social survey centre and an affiliate of China Central Television (CCTV)- revealed similar attitudes towards the proposal. The survey, for which ...




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