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  1. By-election bloodbath may be death of Labor

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Pam Walker

    ... two safest seats in the country, Lakemba and Cabramatta. While the new premier, Nathan Rees, is trying to stay positive, Labor strategists consider winning re-election in 2011 almost ... resigned from Parliament. Mr Rees demoted health minister Reba Meagher, the Cabramatta MP, who then also resigned. He called the by-election results a 'shellacking' and admits he faces ...

  2. Dining with Terrorists

    Posted Jun 04th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Compiled by Tim Cribb Dining with Terrorists by Phil Rees Ran, $120 Veteran correspondent Robert Fisk refuses to use the word 'terrorist' in his reports on the Middle East- 'one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter'. In Dining with Terrorists, Phil Rees asks the so-called terrorists how they see themselves. In this part-travel adventure, ...

  3. Dai Xianglong to run social security fund

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Ex-PBOC chief to control 500b yuan in assets Former Tianjin mayor Dai Xianglong has been appointed head of the mainland's social- security fund, ending months of speculation about the financial strategist's political future. 'The party central committee and the State Council have appointed Comrade Dai Xianglong as chairman and party secretary ...

  4. After 30-year wait, hawkers and dai pai dong to get new licences

    Posted Feb 11th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Regulations on hawkers and dai pai dong are to be loosened in the wake of growing demand to give new life to the trades. Lawmakers welcomed the government initiative, although ... proposed, with the nod of district councils and the government, to lift restrictions on dai pai dong so new operators could continue operating when a licence holder dies. There are only 28 licensed ...

  5. Former dustman's new job? Cleaning up a political mess

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Mark Chipperfield

    ... to be removed by his own party. Hard on the heels of this bombshell came the news that the party had elected political novice Nathan Rees, 40, to replace Mr Iemma. After just 18 months in Parliament, ... in Nathan Rees a second premier they did not vote for, heading a cabinet whose members were selected by unelected Labor officials, promoting policies voters have never been asked to endorse.' ...

  6. Deputy to replace Tianjin mayor, who awaits news of his next post

    Posted Dec 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Tianjin mayor Dai Xianglong will be replaced by a deputy and transferred to a new post soon, media reports and official sources said yesterday. The appointment of executive ... municipality, but it was not known what job Mr Dai would be given. Mr Dai, 63, a former People's Bank of China governor, was appointed mayor of the port city in 2003. Under his leadership, Tianjin ...

  7. Master spy's secrets revealed

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan in Taipei minnie.chan@scmp.com Six books containing formerly classified documents about Kuomintang spymaster General Dai Li during the second Sino-Japanese war have shed light on many mysteries surrounding one of the world's largest intelligence apparatuses. The books contain copies of documents handwritten by Dai, including his orders to underlings and telegrams ...

  8. Coming in from the cold

    Posted Oct 04th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... As Beijing warms to Taiwan's Nationalists, Chiang Kai-shek's spy chief, Dai Li, is slowly getting the recognition he deserves for his part in China's history, writes Mark ... with the names of 33,000 of his dead soldiers. But there is no statue of Dai Li, one of Chiang's closest advisers as chief of his secret police and the man who, during the second world war, ran one ...

  9. Respect our interests on Taiwan and Tibet issues, Beijing tells Clinton

    Posted Jul 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing, Stuart Lau and Chris Ip State Councillor Dai Bingguo yesterday urged the United States to respect Beijing's interests when dealing with Taiwan and Tibet issues, amid rising tensions between the two sides after US President Barack Obama met the Dalai Lama this month. Dai, who is in charge of China's foreign policy, made the remarks when meeting US ...

  10. A crucial debate with China at a crossroads

    Posted Dec 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Yellow seas. Beijing's position has been oft-repeated- that the world will see a peaceful rise and non-interference in the affairs of other countries. But senior diplomat Dai Bingguo's ... Chinese. Dai's long article posted on the Foreign Ministry's website last week gives rare insight. He rejects the notion that China wants to replace the US and dominate the world ...




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