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  1. MSF highlights Congo's plight

    Posted Apr 17th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Medecins Sans Frontieres has launched a photo exhibition to highlight the grim situation faced by people living in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country long troubled by conflict and epidemics. The humanitarian organisation opened the exhibition, Democratic Republic of Congo: The Forgotten War, earlier this month in the hope of raising awareness of the African ...

  2. The Chinese peacekeepers

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Billy Adams

    ... in 15 trouble spots. They mainly provide engineering, medical and transportation support. According to the government, there are now more than 1,400 soldiers serving in Lebanon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia and Sudan. Next month 125 civilian anti-riot police will be sent to Haiti, the fourth Chinese unit sent there since 2000. Police are now stationed in trouble spots ...

  3. HK African stowaways' grim fight for life laid bare

    Posted Jul 16th 2006, 12:00am by Niall Fraser

    ... for life. One of the three men, who police are now certain boarded the vessel in Pointe-Noire in the Republic of the Congo, was found outside the container, the other two inside. 'When we ... starving to death.' 'We are trying to contact representatives of the Congo but have had no luck so far. We don't know who these men were and whether they were reported missing,' ...

  4. Mainland to lift African oil imports, investments

    Posted Oct 19th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... affairs, at the same briefing. China sent a peacekeeping force to the Democratic Republic of Congo in April 2003, and has since sent more than 3,000 peacekeepers. China now had 1,273 personnel ...

  5. With the Democrats' triumph, just how rocky will Sino-US ties become?

    Posted Nov 13th 2006, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei With the Democrats now in control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, led by anti-Beijing politicians such as Nancy Pelosi, Sino-US relations appear ... to harbour guarded optimism. Zhang Liping, a US expert at the China Academy of Social Sciences, told the Southern Weekend newspaper last week that the Democrat-controlled Congress was likely ...

  6. Banks in a marriage of convenience

    Posted Dec 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the Democratic Republic of Congo and moved to Belgium at the age of 18 to study. After graduating in European law from Belgium's Rijksuniversiteit te Gent in 1985, he joined a Belgian bank ...

  7. Democrats to probe 'mainland infiltrators'

    Posted Mar 17th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Large sums offered to two members; mystery rise in requests to join party Democratic Party chiefs have launched emergency action to find out if the party is being infiltrated by mainland interests. The move follows offers of large sums of cash to two senior party members and a mysterious increase in membership applications this month, almost half of which the party ...

  8. The bear necessities of life

    Posted May 05th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which gives poachers the opportunity to get their hands on plenty of prized hippo meat, and the herds, schools, pods- or whatever other collective noun you care to use- ...

  9. Now we're all democrats

    Posted Jan 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that certain prerequisites were met. That was early in August 2003, when the democrats- euphoric after the July 1 march- were still chanting their fundamentalist formulas for direct elections in 2007 ... government. It has, in fact, been the common goal of all Chinese people since 1911, when Asia's first republic was established on the mainland. We have to acknowledge that modern democracy ...

  10. Russia to propose China and India be made full members of G8

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... of the world's eight leading developed countries and invited counterparts from various countries, including China, India, Brazil, South Africa, Mexico and the Republic of Congo. 'China has ...




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