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  1. Poll leaflet gets candidates' wires crossed

    Posted Aug 21st 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... taxpayers $600,000. Voters who received leaflets with errors should destroy them, Mr Li said. Cyd Ho Sau-lan, running mate of Ms Eu, criticised the electoral office for failing its duty. 'It ...

  2. Filipino actor to run for president

    Posted Nov 27th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... and two opposition senators- Panfilo Lacson and Gregorio Honasan- have already announced they will be running. In a two-minute speech, followed by a six-minute press conference, Poe, 64, gave an indication of what his campaign style could be like- short on words and promises. In explaining his decision to run, he said: 'You know in a person's life, a day will come when one has ...

  3. HK smugglers jailed over huge drug run

    Posted Mar 11th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... of the Australian community'. He called it an 'enterprise breath-taking in its contempt for the law, its disregard for the welfare of this country and its citizens, and in its cynical ...

  4. Writer finds happiness in the country

    Posted Feb 11th 2004, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... 1913. Beatrix now had a reason to move permanently to the Lake District. She loved life in the country and her writing now took second place in her life. Sheep-breeding, looking after her land and animals and involving herself fully in local life slowly swept away the unhappiness that Beatrix had once known. She had transformed herself from town girl to country woman and was completely ...

  5. HK seeks tax relief for cross-border firms

    Posted Jul 15th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Enoch Yiu

    ... for many companies with cross-border operations, but could also open the way for both governments to share tax data. Officials from the Inland Revenue Department will meet their mainland ... the scope of the agreement to save Hong Kong and mainland companies' cross-border operations from double taxation,' he said in a speech to the Hong Kong Federation of Industries. ...

  6. HK seeks tax relief for cross-border firms

    Posted Jul 15th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Enoch Yiu

    ... Dennis Eng and Enoch Yiu Hong Kong is seeking a comprehensive double taxation treaty with the mainland that will reduce the tax burden for many companies with cross-border operations, ... companies' cross-border operations from double taxation,' he said in a speech to the Hong Kong Federation of Industries. 'With Hong Kong and China developing a closer economic relationship, ...

  7. Long-distance traveller finds no cure for his itchy feet

    Posted Apr 20th 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan Eighteen days on trains, buses and tuk tuks failed to satisfy Tony Wheeler's wanderlust. After travelling overland from Singapore across five countries to arrive in Macau, ... describing how trains running from Singapore to Malaysia were 'blatant rip-offs' and how Kunming looked to him like a modern city rather than third world. 'The train fare from ...

  8. New-look Labor set to give 'Teflon John' a run for his money

    Posted Dec 11th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... legislation. 'Given that, John Howard is the sort of prime minister who would mostly run his full term,' Dr Smith said. He said that, although polls showed some voters were returning ...

  9. Dissidents and Christians are detained in run-up to Communist Party conference

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... At least seven political and Christian dissidents have been detained in the run-up to an important Communist Party conference due to be held later this month, the New York-based Human Rights in China reported. The group's president, Liu Qing, criticised mainland authorities, saying the detentions were a violation of human rights that the government always committed before ...

  10. HK may act early on fugitive transfers

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee Security officials give in to pressure from legislators to look at ways to deal with cross-border crimes ahead of a pact Hong Kong security officials yesterday agreed to consider looking at ways to deal with cross-border criminal cases before a formal pact on the transfer of fugitives is reached. Acting Deputy Secretary for Security Margaret Chan Cheng Wan-yuk, who ...




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