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  1. In poll position

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by David Momphard

    ... China-based Democrats and Republicans are working hard for expat votes in a torrid race to the White House, writes David Momphard A table in the corner is piled with free fliers ... a voice,' she says. 'Living in China has really made me think about how lucky we are.' Hong Kong-based art auctioneer Jehan Chu Pei-chung learned about the conference call and in November ...

  2. Judicial reviews allow David a chance when taking on Goliath

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

    ... that the applicant has to overcome, it is very much a contest between David and Goliath and it is a minor miracle when an applicant in a judicial review is successful. Winston Chu Ka-sun, adviser, Society ...

  3. BOOK (1949)

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson 1984 by George Orwell (Penguin) Sixty years on from publication, the sparsely sensuous opening line of 1984 has lost none of its power: 'It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen,' the novel begins. Concerned with a futuristic totalitarian regime, the novel written by the leftist-liberal English author George Orwell ...

  4. Vietnam at War

    Posted Jun 14th 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Vietnam at War by Mark Philip Bradley Oxford University Press, HK$240 Thundering helicopters, that agent of autumn aptly called orange, GIs in a jungle enemy's sights ... is the real David versus Goliath duel. Bradley documents that conflict's gross, mundane ugliness unsung by filmmakers and especially apparent in a report of central Vietnam refugee-camp squalor. ...

  5. Beijing can't hide its ink-stained fingerprints

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... David Eimer The mainland put on two contrasting displays of its might last week. Off Qingdao, the navy paraded before the world's media even if, in a sign that the PLA's new ... that changes, it will make no difference how many newspapers and TV stations the government launches. Propaganda is propaganda, no matter how it is packaged. David Eimer is a Beijing-based journalist ...

  6. Detours: Nuremberg

    Posted Feb 04th 2009, 12:00am by David May

    ... By David May When it comes to history, heritage and half-timbered buildings, Nuremberg has it all, but scratch the surface and you'll find a modern, cosmopolitan city, a world of wonderful toys and haute cuisine built around a sausage the size of your index finger. The capital of the Franconia region of northern Bavaria, Nuremberg is famous for its toys, its gingerbread, ...

  7. PLA navy finds a fitting role in anti-pirate fleet

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... David Eimer The Chinese navy hasn't set out on a combat mission outside China's territorial waters since the eunuch Admiral Zheng He weighed anchor in 1430 and sailed west ... a war that will in all probability never happen, the PLA would be better employed combating global threats as part of an international coalition. David Eimer is a Beijing-based journalist ...

  8. Internet row

    Posted Nov 16th 2008, 12:00am by David Frazier

    ... David Frazier Seldom has a minor public official and a flock of cantankerous senior citizens been able to cause such a stir. On October 21, Wang Ding-yu, a city counsellor from the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan, brought out a posse of geriatrics to publicly berate mainland envoy Zhang Mingqing. They demanded that Zhang apologise for tainted milk powder and insults against ...

  9. Recession will rekindle democracy issue

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by David Zweig

    ... David Zweig Since the recent Legislative Council election is now history, we should look to the future to see whether the road for Hong Kong's democratic process looks smooth ... a leader who is not pro-government. So, stay tuned. Hong Kong's democratic soap opera remains a show worth watching. David Zweig is director of the Centre on China's Transnational ...

  10. Elections

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by David Frazier

    ... David Frazier When Michael Moore's documentary film Fahrenheit 9/11 came out critiquing George W. Bush and the Iraq war just ahead of the 2004 US presidential election, commentator Christopher Hitchins noted that the American left had finally found its Rush Limbaugh. Moore came on as the liberal camp's first true demagogue in decades, a film director who often put bravado ...




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