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  1. Health Department confirms new encephalitis case

    Posted Jun 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.41pm: The Health Department on Thursday afternoon confirmed a new case of the Enterovirus-71 (EV-71) infection and urged the public to guard against the disease. A spokesman for the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said the patient studied in a secondary school where three 15-year-old students had been diagnosed with the virus in the last six days. ...

  2. Sport - China

    As injury-hit Li Na departs, Serena says playing less is the answer

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 11:27pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wuhan As injury-hit Li Na departs, Serena says playing less is the key World number one Serena Williams says playing less tennis has helped extend her glittering career, as she acknowledged in the wake of Li Na's retirement that players' bodies can "betray" them. The American power hitter was speaking on Monday as she prepared ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Transport Department could do more to curb speeding in Lantau

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:50am by LETTERS

    ... Transport Department could do so much more to curb speeding I am dismayed by the Transport Department's defeatist attitude towards the persistent problem of motorists speeding through ... it is inevitable that speeding motorists will eventually be responsible for a preventable accident involving humans. Will it take a human tragedy to wake the department from its slumber? Mr Luk said speed ...

  4. Foreign affairs veteran named China's world spokesman

    Posted Jul 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... world spokesman, sources confirmed yesterday. Cai Wu, 55, now deputy minister of the Communist Party Central Committee's International Department, will replace Zhao Qizheng as the top spokesman. He will also head the Communist Party's Central Office for Overseas Publicity. An official announcement on the reshuffle was expected in the next few weeks, the sources said. ...

  5. No-nonsense spokesman soothes fears with promise of straight talk

    Posted Jan 10th 2010, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... service. Several department officials fished into their on-message cache and mechanically pulled out robotic answers that bore no relation to the questions. But just as we feared that important ... deputy secretary-general of the Asian Games organising committee. How refreshing it was to witness a no-nonsense government spokesman also wince in annoyance at the meaningless replies of his ...

  6. Harmony spokesman gets off to a quiet start

    Posted Jun 21st 2010, 12:00am by Michael Martin

    ... not easy for [ethnic minorities] to adapt to Hong Kong,' said David Leung Chun-wing, deputy director of the Home Affairs Department, explaining why he chose Mohammad to be the harmony ...

  7. Cross Harbour traffic returns to normal: spokesman

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

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.25pm: Cross Harbour traffic was generally normal on the first Friday after the Eastern Harbour Crossing toll increase, a Transport Department spokesman said. The spokesman said 160 fewer vehicles used the Cross-Harbour Tunnel between midnight and 3pm on Friday- down two per cent- compared with a normal Friday for the same period. The Western Harbour Crossing ...

  8. Most chicken retailers agree to HK$1.1b buyout, says spokesman

    Posted Jun 29th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... and farmers and transporters until September 24. A spokeswoman for the Agriculture Department said farmers' licences stipulated that they release their chickens only to the wholesale market. Each time farmers deliver poultry to Cheung Sha Wan wholesale market, they must get department approval as part of bird-flu control measures. On Wednesday, live-chicken sales will resume ...

  9. News - World

    CIA tortured prisoners and lied to US Justice Department, Senate report says

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 11:13pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Washington CIA tortured prisoners and lied about it to US Justice Department so it could get legal cover, according to Senate investigation of the spy agency Black ... other conclusions, which were obtained by McClatchy-Tribune, include: The CIA used interrogation methods that were not approved by the Justice Department or CIA headquarters; The agency impeded ...

  10. Guangzhou still shuns a spokesman

    Posted Feb 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not have one,' Guangzhou Information Office director Guan Zhiqian told an annual meeting with reporters from Hong Kong, Macau and overseas. Ms Guan said 74 government departments would have ... news. A Guangzhou journalism lecturer said separately that the province and its capital lagged behind other cities and provinces in appointing a spokesman because there was no support from ...




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