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    Crisis in Japan refuels HK nuclear debate

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Stephen Chen, Cheung Chi-fai and Adrian Wan The nuclear power plant crisis in quake-hit Japan has renewed debate in Hong Kong as to whether the city should go for a plan to import more nuclear energy from the mainland. At the same time, China's energy chief has urged that lessons be drawn from the accidents in Japan to ensure that China's rapidly growing nuclear energy ...

  2. Good cop, bad cop make their mark in the climate debate

    Posted Nov 05th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing The increasingly assertive China which emerged at the recent UN climate talks in Tianjin has thrust the country's climate negotiators into the limelight. The two co-chairmen of Beijing's delegation bring different talents ...

  3. Memoirs open subject, let's have the debate

    Posted Jun 07th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... left a huge scar on the national conscience. It needs to be debated and addressed, however painful that may be, so that the wound can be healed and the whole country can unite to move forward. ...

  4. After Qinghai, fresh debate over predicting quakes

    Posted Apr 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The miracle at the school and the stark contrast with the authorities' passive response have prompted a fierce debate about earthquake prediction on the mainland. While most scientists agree ... Dr Fang Shimin, an independent science critic in Beijing, said the mainland's debate about earthquake prediction was unique, having little to do with science and more to do ...

  5. Debate over dam's role in quake goes on

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao The debate over a possible link between the May earthquake in Sichuan and a nearby dam continues to simmer a year after the mainland's worst disaster in over three ... lives, and contain the politically charged debate. Apart from ordering a media blackout on the debate, mainland officials and government-linked experts denied the link, with some calling ...

  6. The veil of patriotism stifles rational debate

    Posted Jul 18th 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... sideshow in Hong Kong where the equestrian events will be held. Compare this to the open debate in Britain over the decision to hold the next Olympic Games in London. Most British people support ... of the consequences must be untarnished by resorting to flag-waving arguments that are designed to smother rational debate. Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong-based journalist and entrepreneur ...

  7. Rita Fan weighs into debate over talk show

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

    ... Staff Reporter She calls her meeting with mainland official unremarkable Allen Lee Peng-fei must have had his reasons for feeling pressured when approached by Cheng Shousan, the Legco president said yesterday, but her own meeting last month with the retir ...

  8. Grim photos spark debate

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

    ... C K Lau The media in Hong Kong, particularly a few mass-selling Chinese newspapers, are often criticised for publishing gory pictures of death. Photographs of the bodies of murder victims, grisly accidents and savage battles routinely fill the front pages ...

  9. South Island in war of words

    Posted Sep 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Timothy Chui South Island School's (SIS) debating teams were greeted by thunderstorms and traffic jams as they arrived in Manila for the First Asian Schools Debate Championship on Wednesday morning. They made good use of the delays caused by heavy rain and the road chaos by honing their debating skills. For example, they discussed Iran's nuclear programme and the concept ...

  10. Legislators unite to urge justice for milk activist

    Posted Nov 18th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... was present during a debate in the Legislative Council during which lawmakers from both the Beijing-loyalist and pan-democracy camps expressed sympathy for Zhao. Zhao was last week jailed ... that a plaintiff is made a defendant, and then a prisoner,' Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood lawmaker Frederick Fung Kin-kee, who initiated the debate, said. Pan-democrats placed ...




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