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  1. Terror threat lingers ahead of WTO talks

    Posted Aug 27th 2005, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... 'This is an international city and we need to be prepared.' He was speaking after French anti-terror judge Jean-Louis Bruguiere's warning that al-Qaeda could be planning to strike ... terrorist attack owing to its secure, well-monitored borders, small Muslim community and China's relatively minor role in the 'war on terror'. But China was also full ...

  2. Asian values

    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on terror - a campaign mostly waged in the Middle East - our relative isolation is definitely a positive thing. Although there is always the possibility that critical oil supplies from the region might be disrupted and spark serious economic hardship for us, such travails are hardly in the same league as al-Qaeda bombs blowing up our loved ones. But if the war on terror is really ...

  3. Wreathed in tears

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... In response to an internet appeal for a 'rose rally', 150,000 people attended a mass vigil outside Oslo Cathedral for the victims of terror suspect Anders Behring Breivik. Queues snaked outside florist shops, whose staff battled to meet demand. Within hours a carpet of bouquets, candles and flags covered the square outside the cathedral. ...

  4. Black cloud over Manila

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... tour' for travel agents and media last December, Bengzon said. Jasmin said that 'definitely, they [Hong Kong's representatives] agreed. They supported our plan. In fact they gave us ... of terror attacks ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pakistan a weak link in China's energy plan

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... organisation fighting for the rights of the Sunni Baluch population that has also launched terror attacks in Iran. Iran claims the US is supporting Jundallah and also accuses New Delhi of fuelling ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Mar 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This seems logical but I am concerned about the definition of 'traditional family concepts'. Does it mean that women must not work and instead spend most of their time doing the housework ... to help revive Pakistan cricket, after both Australia and India refused to tour the country. This attack also shows that terrorism knows no boundaries. What could they hope to achieve by attacking ...

  7. Visa restrictions a great wall for foreign visitors

    Posted Jul 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for their Chinese visas, three weeks after they applied. 'It's definitely much more difficult to manoeuvre around it all. By this time in previous years we were set. We had all our travel plans ... at regular times,' said the China International employee. For some, the combination of higher prices, difficulties in buying tickets and fears of potential terrorism have made Beijing a no-go. ...

  8. Indonesian consul-general denies death threat reports

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.33pm: The Indonesian Consul-General to Hong Kong on Thursday denied a news report that a consular official from his country had received death threats before last week?s Bali blast. The Apple Daily on Thursday reported that a con ...

  9. Workload may force A&E exodus

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... cent of the total number of A&E staff. Two thirds of those questioned say they may ask for a transfer to another department, or leave next year. Five per cent said they will definitely ...

  10. The China Wave: Rise of a Civilizational State

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... denigrating the 'inefficiency' of India. But any system that unleashes two decades of terror and starvation before spreading breakneck prosperity alongside ruinous pollution and brutal ...




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