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  1. Political firebrand attacks system that turns out sheep, not intellects

    Posted Nov 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhang Ming spoke to Yu Aitong Zhang Ming is a firebrand Renmin University political scientist who calls himself a 'public intellectual' and is best known for being sacked as head of the politics department for criticising his superiors and his employer. He believes China's universities are no longer schools but a form of officialdom, and the relationship between teacher ...

  2. Fubon's mainland plan faces political hurdles

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

    ... overcome political hurdles in Taipei. Taiwan regulators have not been quick to grant approval to the deal, especially with presidential elections coming up. Taiwan's Financial Supervisory ... approval from the Ministry of Economic Affairs. A spokeswoman for Fubon Bank (Hong Kong) declined to comment. 'It's not easy [to get the approval] politically,' said William Wong ...

  3. Shenzhen chief rules out political reforms

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... of ideas' to restore the province's 'prestigious' status as an icon of mainland reform. He used the term 'liberate thoughts', highly symbolic in China's political ... Ting Shi Shenzhen, that pioneered the mainland's reform project 30 years ago, will not seek to experiment with political change as it did in the economic area, according to Wang Yang, ...

  4. Politics has no place at the Olympics

    Posted Apr 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Olympic torch relay is the symbolic start to the world's greatest event. In keeping with China's aim of the Beijing Games being a showcase of the nation's emergent ... of what runners could expect along the 137,000km route through 20 countries. Large demonstrations are planned by critics of China's human rights and environmental records along the way. ...

  5. Political party

    Posted Sep 25th 2008, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... A group of Hong Kong students will go to the US in November for the presidential election, writes Sara Yin Politics might not seem much of a spectator sport, but some young people from ... at the University of Hong Kong. Although she cannot vote in the election, she is willing to pay to see 'history in the making'- about HK$20,000 for the 10-day political tour of Washington DC ...

  6. Political Animal

    Posted Jan 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irrepressible lawmaker refuses to be silenced Observers of the legal and political drama over Citizens' Radio could be forgiven for wondering how the likes of 'Long Hair' ... waiting for a higher calling The controversy surrounding the appointment of Bar Association chairman Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung to the Guangdong Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference ...

  7. Political reform the key to lasting prosperity, says outgoing US envoy

    Posted Jul 12th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... of continuing to adapt and evolve, he said. 'Hong Kong's competitiveness and prosperity, and thus its contribution to China, will be enhanced by political leadership strengthened by elections ... competitiveness and prosperity, the government should secure political reform, which was considered 'right and necessary' by the public, he said. In his swansong speech to a joint chamber lunch, ...

  8. Are you concerned about politics?

    Posted Apr 24th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... that no protesters or activists will try to interrupt it. Jeff Deng, 22 Top tunes: Pop I'm very interested in politics. When I was a student, I took some politics courses at university. I think politics ... R&B I'm not very interested in politics. I'm studying aboard now and don't know much about the politics in Hong Kong. I think that politics is a bit complicated and boring. ...

  9. Taiwan's political scene hots up

    Posted Jan 21st 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... attention from internal problems. Many of his radical pro-independence moves to test the patience of China's political leadership- like plans for a referendum on applying for United Nations ... Elaine Yau With presidential polls due in just a few weeks, the island's two main political parties are desperately seeking votes from a disenchanted electorate that is clearly ...

  10. Political earthquake will reduce future shocks

    Posted Jan 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a former Taipei mayor, supports a one-China policy, though his interpretation of the principle is considerably more flexible than Beijing's. The political pendulum has swung against ... The Kuomintang's landslide victory in Taiwan's legislative elections is a seismic change in the island's domestic politics and will, it is hoped, mark the start of a process ...




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