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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    ‘Make it short!’: reports of verbose official’s dressing down censored

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 02:15pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... in love with an actress. An unnamed source also told the Hong Kong-based magazine Phoenix Weekly in December that Wang was a fan of the American TV show about the ruthless world of high politics, ...

  2. Parties will ensure soccer fever won't mar Tamar vote

    Posted Jun 12th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung and Dikky Sinn Major political parties will make sure the distraction of the World Cup will not stop their legislators from turning up to vote on funding for the Tamar ... But the government is concerned that the last four matches of the World Cup group stage on June 23 will distract the legislators. Some lawmakers said they had been asked if they would be out of town ...

  3. News - World - POLITICS

    French, Dutch far-right leaders to discuss European alliance

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 06:51pm by Agence France-Presse in The Hague

    ... Agence France-Presse in The Hague European right-wing politicians meet in the Netherlands on Wednesday to explore a coalition aimed at undermining the EU French far-right leader Marine Le Pen travels to The Hague on Wednesday to discuss forging closer tie ...

  4. Cup final a test of sportsmanship

    Posted Aug 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and drowning out the Japanese national anthem- is simply unacceptable. The incidents come at a time when the Asian Cup is being taken more seriously around the world. From Afghanistan to Vietnam, more ... In other parts of the world, soccer fans have been known to go overboard when national pride is on the line. But in Asia, international matches are generally conducted in the spirit ...

  5. Mind over misfortune

    Posted Sep 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... disease 22 years ago, aged 42. As he relates in his book, their early married life was happy and carefree for nine years. He was working with the World Bank in Washington when doctors diagnosed ... industry, he is dismayed that so little attention is given to gadgets that could improve their quality of life. For example, since it is hard for Aditya to hold a cup or drink from it, he runs ...

  6. News - World

    Iranian opposition leader Mousavi rushed to hospital for heart problem

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Dubai Detained protest leader in hospital for heart ailment Leading Iranian opposition figure Mir Hossein Mousavi, under house arrest for more than a year, has been taken to hospital with a heart problem, one of his former senior advisers said. "Mousavi was taken to the hospital this morning [Thursday] after his blood vessels became blocked," said Ardeshir ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    History has left Martin Lee behind

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... unanticipated by most so-called old China hands. Beijing may not be Lee's cup of tea, but it is a legitimate government. On democracy, Lee writes: "I asked … are we not ready?" Of course ...

  8. Who said it?

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Japan smile The tearful mother of the captain of Japan's soccer team, Homare Sawa (pictured), on their Women's World Cup win ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - DEMOCRACY

    Will a democratic China harm Hong Kong?

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 09:36am by Chang Ping

    ... the world. However, what really defies reason, and smacks of hypocrisy, is when a champion for democracy like Dr Chin tells us that a vast number of people living under authoritarian rule should ... authoritarianism has had on society; but he fails to see that it harms the world order as well, especially neighbouring countries. All the troubles and anxiety China has brought Hong Kong have their roots ...

  10. News - World - GLOBAL POWER

    US will take back seat in new world order, says think tank

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... U.S. 'to take back seat in new world order' A series of political transitions led by the Arab spring uprisings are shifting the balance of world power with the United States set ... in the US and leadership upheavals in China, North Korea and Russia as factors changing world politics. "After a short burst of bewildering change, the year to mid-2012 was one in which people ...




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