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  1. Too much power?

    Posted Jun 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Two mainland academics have raised concerns over the unchecked power of the NPC Standing Committee. One example given was its interpretation of Hong Kong's Basic Law. Do you share this concern? Write to us. ...

  2. Quiz session for piano prodigy

    Posted Oct 05th 2004, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... who is in Hong Kong to promote his new album, will hold a question-and-answer session for 100 lucky fans today. To listen to the broadcast (in Chinese only), tune in to Radio 4, RTHK (FM 97.6) ...

  3. Respect the rule of law

    Posted Nov 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kwok-hung is their hero. But anarchy and the parliamentary system do not mix. Lau Nai-keung is a Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference delegate ... was declared, all squabbling stopped. This is the spirit of the rule of law, which is the foundation of parliamentary democracy; a very important element that is conspicuously missing in the Hong Kong ...

  4. Election tests the loyalties of Malaysia's Chinese

    Posted Mar 19th 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... a 69-year-old veteran of opposition politics, is mounting his final challenge for a parliamentary seat. The majority of Chinese voters favour the party of Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who has ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Ipoh, Malaysia Malaysia's ethnic Chinese are facing a tough electoral choice between the party of a prime minister they respect and the man whose selfless serving ...

  5. Parliamentary deadlock goes into a second week

    Posted Nov 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul Boycott by the main opposition party stalls legislation, including a budget bill A parliamentary boycott by South Korea's main opposition party has entered ... The parliamentary deadlock was sparked by remarks made during a recent overseas trip by Prime Minister Lee Hae-chan, who said the country was likely to regress if the conservative opposition Grand National ...


    Posted Sep 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Friday, September 24 8:00- 8:30 F1 Sinopec China Grand Prix- Paddock Club pit lane walk 8:30- 9:00 GT Tires Asian Formula Renault Challenge- practice session 9:30- 10:00 Formula BMW Asia- practice session 11:00- 12:00 Sinopec China Grand Prix- first practice session 12:30- 13:00 Porsche Infineon Carrera Cup Asia- first practice session 13:15- 13:50 Sinopec China Grand Prix- Paddock ...

  7. Third of Iran's MPs resign over ban

    Posted Feb 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... would be discussed in a parliamentary session this week. In a letter read in the 290-seat Majlis, or parliament, liberal lawmaker Rajab Ali Mazrouie said the result of elections held under ... this month's parliamentary elections. The current row was sparked after a powerful hardline clerical body disqualified hundreds of liberal would-be candidates. A letter of resignation signed by 109 ...

  8. Chinese opera gets new touch

    Posted Jun 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jessie Hui The Taipei Li-yuan Chinese Opera Theatre from Taiwan adds new elements to traditional Chinese performances. In tomorrow's opera fest, organised by the Kwang Hwa Information and Culture Centre, the public can enjoy three operas, Ya Kuan Citadel, Blocking the Way of a Horse and Madness Over Losing a Baby Boy. There will also be a special session to introduce basic ...

  9. A singular obsession

    Posted Nov 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau Nai-keung Since the very beginning, the democrats have had only one issue: universal suffrage. From their behaviour in this new session of the Legislative Council, they have neither ... and it is more so for politics in a parliamentary democracy. And in the populist, black-or-white atmosphere that we have here, substance is a rare commodity. But show business will get us nowhere. It may ...

  10. Lingnan to establish new Chinese culture research programme

    Posted Feb 21st 2004, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... prominent Chinese novelist whose works have been translated into various languages. Exhibition, seminars and sharing sessions on his works will be offered throughout this month. ... May Chan Lingnan University is setting up a new research programme on Chinese culture and expanding a learning scheme that focuses on community services with a $2 million donation from ...




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