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  1. Dai-ichi steals China march

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Christine Chan

    ... Christine Chan Stealth deal for Ping An stake gives it head start on global rivals competing for share of mainland insurance market Dai-ichi Mutual Life Insurance of Japan quietly took ... Hong Kong listing, which is expected early next year. A Ping An spokesman yesterday confirmed Dai-ichi's purchase of a 1 per cent stake in the company, saying that the deal had been ...

  2. Mind games

    Posted Aug 24th 2003, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... conscience tells her to stop the Bailey Game before it claims another victim. Celia Rees tackles a difficult and controversial subject in The Bailey Game. In the hands of a less talented writer, the story could have become trivial, but Rees writes with such insight and sympathy that The Bailey Game is never anything less than mind-blowing. This is an exciting, disturbing story that rattles ...

  3. Doomsday prophet places a bet against the odds

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... the Soviet Union's fall. Ten years on, Wolsey's assertion applies to the various forces that menace modern society even more, according to Britain's Astronomer Royal, Martin Rees ... nuclear weapons, Rees looks right about the present. But he also has an eye on the future, which he paints darkly, warning that current nuclear states equipped with dismantled weapons may still ...

  4. East meets West

    Posted Oct 07th 2003, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... in various aspects: festival food, food industries, dai pai dongs and tea restaurants. Tea restaurants are a living by-product of decades of colonial rule. With the new government in the early 19th ... a distinctly Hong Kong cooking and dining style, according to the exhibition. While tea restaurants tell of Hong Kong's culture, the rise and fall of dai pai dongs reflects the change ...

  5. Mayor's role sees ex-central bank chief doing loan deals

    Posted Nov 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... mayor. Tianjin mayor Dai Xianglong, 58, served as governor of the People's Bank of China (PBOC) from June 1995 until last December, when one of his major goals was to curb lending by the big four state banks and reduce their ratio of non-performing loans. In a case of the gamekeeper turning poacher, Mr Dai, on behalf of the Tianjin municipal government, has signed loan agreements ...

  6. India, China discuss swapping border lands

    Posted Oct 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sides, would be the basis of further negotiations to help conclude a pact. Foreign Affairs Vice-Minister Dai Bingguo and Indian National Security Adviser Brajesh Mishra led the delegations. The Indian team included Ashok Kant, East Asia division head in the Foreign Ministry and former Consul-General to Hong Kong. Mr Dai's seven-member team included China's ambassador to India, ...

  7. Fresh talks on border row with India

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Foreign affairs official to reopen negotiations in New Delhi Foreign Affairs Vice-Minister Dai Bingguo will attend talks next month in New Delhi aimed at resolving the border dispute ... to finalise a date,' Indian Foreign Minister Yashwant Sinha told the Hindustan Times newspaper. Indian diplomats said the talks had not been held earlier because Mr Dai was preoccupied ...

  8. China shows its diplomatic mettle

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... went back to work to convince North Korea to accept five-party talks - or six-party ones, including Russia. China decided to despatch one of its most senior diplomats, Vice-Foreign Minister Dai Bingguo, to Pyongyang. Mr Dai was previously head of the Communist Party's International Liaison Department. In that capacity, he had met the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-il, a number ...

  9. 80 misdiagnosed with Sars were prescribed steroids

    Posted Nov 04th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... More than 80 patients misdiagnosed with Sars may have received a steroid treatment linked to serious bone degeneration, Legco heard yesterday. Senior Hospital Authority official Daisy Dai ... records with the doctors [to see] whether those patients actually used the drug before we can confirm the figures,' Dr Dai told legislators. The authority would contact the 80-odd patients ...

  10. China urges N Korea to resume talks

    Posted Jul 16th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... peninsula. Dai Bingguo returned to the mainland yesterday after meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang. He delivered a personal letter to Mr Kim from President Hu Jintao. Foreign ... or bilateral as demanded by the North, was less important than substantive progress towards ending the standoff, he said. Mr Dai's visit came hot on the heels of his trip to Moscow and closely ...




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