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  1. The Devil Came on Horseback

    Posted Jun 03rd 2007, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... taken with his digital cameras to the world. The picture he paints is horrific: Steidle describes the bodies of adult Africans with their eyes gouged out or worse by Arab militiamen who have ... doesn't fully explain the general indifference. The reason may have to do with the fact that the world is preoccupied with the slaughter in Iraq and Afghanistan. Perhaps this time, China should ...

  2. That's quite a rash of cases

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Suzanne Harrison

    ... Suzanne Harrison There are an estimated 12,600 cases of shingles in Hong Kong at any one time, based on an extrapolation of US figures (one case for every 544 people) by www.wrongdiagnosis.com. For the whole of China, there would be more than 2,375,000 cases. Shingles typically flare in a band around the waist called a dermatome, according to the US National Institute ...

  3. Beijing's protective arms

    Posted Jan 16th 2007, 12:00am by Steven Xu

    ... the country's insatiable demand for energy and raw materials has made it vulnerable to price gouging by foreign companies. So, from certain policymakers' perspective, China has the right to respond ... a number of questions: Is this the latest signal that Beijing is determined to block foreign takeovers it does not like? Or is it simply an eye-for-an-eye reaction to some high-profile failures ...

  4. Learn from pension case, officials told

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

    ... and the nation. More than 20 government officials and leaders of state-owned enterprises have been implicated in the scandal, the biggest corruption case on the mainland for a decade. Chen and his alleged ... They must be ready to pass the 'tests'. [Success] will give them strength against corruption,' China News Service quoted Mr Xi as saying. The tests included having strong principles, ...

  5. Eye Witness

    Posted Jun 04th 2007, 12:00am by Cliff Buddle

    ... the handover, people saw could be a problematic area. That has proved to be the case. When you look back on the early judgments, do you think the courts tried to fix things which did not need fixing? ... overheard saying 'now for plan B' when leaving court after the landmark right of abode case in 1999. Was there a plan B? It is complete news to me. The suggestion was that plan ...

  6. All eyes on Shanghai as party holds talks

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... responsible for investigations within the party- which might shed more light on Mr Chen's case. Representatives to a major national party meeting later this year also will be selected. Observers ...

  7. Tianjin eyes special bank for low-cost residences

    Posted Mar 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The test-case lender would either be restructured from old banks or newly set up, complementing the nation's employer-and-employee-funded housing accounts and commercial bank loans, said Dai ... Shuqing, the chairman of China Construction Bank, proposed setting up a national firm similar to the Hong Kong Mortgage Corp to finance low-income housing loans. Mr Dai said the Tianjin proposal, ...

  8. 4 admit role in eye-blinding scam

    Posted Jan 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in which mainlanders had their eyes deliberately blinded to make bogus insurance claims totalling HK$23.68 million. Two of the defendants were among four people who had one of their eyes ... possession of identity cards of another person, and unauthorised immigration to Hong Kong. Mr Lai said some of them had agreed to give evidence against three other people charged in the same case ...

  9. Southern Locomotive eyes US$2b

    Posted Dec 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wong Ka-chun State-owned manufacturer bucks trend of mainland IPO priority with HK listing plan China Southern Locomotive & Rolling Stock Industry (Group), a major state-owned ... it is a special case as most mainland large IPOs consist of offshore and domestic share offerings,' a banker said. Recent offerings of more than US$2 billion were sold in Hong Kong and Shanghai, ...

  10. Cafe Deco eyes revenue from MICE crowd

    Posted Sep 28th 2007, 12:00am by John Church

    ... into other competitive areas, in this case one that challenges Hong Kong head-on. 'Most important for us was the Venetian's take on the convention market, not purely the gamblers,' he ...




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