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  1. HK co-chair aids move to 'shift centre of gravity'

    Posted Jul 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... completed a two-week international tour. 'As we began this new innovative approach to governance with co-chairs, the purpose is to try to move the centre of gravity of the organisation toward ...

  2. Chair designer is sitting pretty

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee A simple bamboo chair has helped Eric Chan Ping-pang win a top award from Hong Kong Design Centre. He was named as the World's Outstanding Chinese Designer as part of Business of Design Week, which closes today. The chair, he said, is one of his favourite creations. Chan, 57, said: 'Simple and humble things can be good products as well. 'Bamboo is cheap but can ...

  3. Musical chairs

    Posted Jul 31st 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Conductor Choi Ho-man is creating an orchestra for young people who want to study other subjects and play music too, writes Nora Tong Choi Ho-man is out to engineer a musical revival. He moved between radically different disciplines when he became a condu ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Cambodia's chance to quiet doubts about its role in Asean

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Gregory Poling and Alexandra Sander

    ... will fulfil its last major obligation as this year's Asean chair this month when it hosts the annual Asean Summit and the seventh East Asia Summit. The East Asia Summit in particular will provide ... as an effective chair. The East Asian Summit agenda will include a number of tough topics, foremost maritime security and the ongoing disputes in the South and East China Seas. Some members would rather ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    South China Sea issue tests relations between China and Asean

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... then chair Cambodia refused any mention of the issue and as a result, for the first time the bloc failed to reach an agreed statement. Some feared Chinese pressure would undermine Asean unity. In contrast, the current chair, Brunei, has so far been successful in keeping the issue on the agenda, without appearing to be one-sided. Its leader, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, has stepped up ...

  6. Founding member's rise to the top

    Posted Feb 21st 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Kong women. Last year she represented the commission at the meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women. She is vice-chair of the Hong Kong Federation of Women and a board member of the Hong Kong Women Professional and Entrepreneurs Association. She is also a member of the Commission on Strategic Development, and vice-chair of the Community Investment and Inclusion Fund ...

  7. News - China - ASEAN

    Asean, China to meet on maritime code of conduct

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 09:06pm by AFP

    ... and Taiwan also have claims in the area. Brunei, the tiny, oil-rich sultanate which chairs the 10-nation Asean bloc this year, has said it is keen to conclude a code of conduct under its watch. China ... infighting at an Asean foreign ministers’ meeting in Phnom Penh last July, which ended for the first time in the bloc’s 45-year history without a joint communique. As chair at the time, Cambodia ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asean's once united purpose appears adrift on South China Sea

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and Indonesia have an economic interest. As at the Asean foreign ministers' meeting in July, the Philippines and Vietnam again raised their island disputes. Cambodia, as the host and Asean chair ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Legal route to resolve South China Sea dispute a political minefield

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... chair- Brunei- must work with others in the group to rebuild trust, with the aim of beginning negotiations on a code of conduct for activities in the contested areas. Last year's July 12 ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and chairs is pointless Where's the logic in this? The new plaza development in Stanley attracted a range of food and beverage outlets into an open area that is ideal (and presumably designed) for people to eat while enjoying a convivial open-air environment. These restaurants and coffee bars placed tables, chairs and umbrellas outside for just this purpose- communal seating- ...




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