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  1. Jimmy Wales

    Posted Oct 24th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... websites in Iran, Japan and the United States- all very different cultures, but people everywhere seem to want and love the idea of basic, clear and neutral information. SHARING THE KNOWLEDGE All ... Yvonne Lai LEARNING CURVE Growing up, my family placed a very high value in education and learning; it was always a big part of my life. But it's fairly obvious that education ...

  2. Ministry opens the books on state budget

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... increases are on the cards for public spending on social welfare, with health, education, science and technology, and public security also big winners. Defence is set to swell by 14.9 per cent, ... cent, to reach 118 billion yuan. Public security also breaks into nine-digit territory, going up 32.6 per cent to hit 116 billion yuan. Education spending is budgeted to increase by 23.9 per ...

  3. State train makers under fire for poor standards

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... tipped as the favourite to win the contract to supply high-speed trains to the fledgling fast rail system in the United States. It is also in advanced talks to sell high-speed trains to Britain. ... at CNR Changchun, CSR Sifang and CNR Tangshan. CNR Changchun and CNR Tangshan are subsidiaries of China CNR Corp, one of the mainland's two dominant state-owned train manufacturers. CSR ...

  4. State oil refinery blamed for turning Pearl River tributary black

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... several years ago caused widespread pollution and the refinery was fined, the official said, 'but this is a ministerial-level unit so it's hard to punish them'. Refinery officials ...

  5. Stronger industry leads school to offer first engineering doctorate

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Elizabeth Turner

    ... and research. The taught component consists of 12 credit units of core courses and 12 units of elective courses. Required modules include project management, which will provide an in-depth and advanced ...

  6. Hermit state open for business

    Posted Apr 10th 2005, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... of the biggest obstacles originate abroad. The main issue cited is the political conflict between Washington and Pyongyang, with the United States prohibiting exports of 'dual use' technologies ... for the adventurous. Take North Korea. Since 2002 the Stalinist state has been quietly building a market economy- but with the world focused on its nuclear arms and human rights, the handful of foreign ...

  7. United Front cadre seeks to heal rift

    Posted May 27th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Carrie Chan

    ... political rifts. Liu Yandong, director of the Communist Party's United Front Work Department, made the call as she opened the display of the Buddha's Finger relic at the Hong Kong ... but said communication should be carried out under 'mutual respect, mutual non-interference and non-affiliation'. Catholic Bishop Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, who has not met senior state ...

  8. Chinese history- a cause that unites the two Koreas

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... talks that Pyongyang had steadfastly rejected, demanding bilateral dialogue with the United States. And China, emerging as South Korea's biggest trading partner, has also worked ... If the issue of whether Goguryeo was a Korean kingdom or a Chinese state inhabited by Koreans seems like a tempest in an academic teacup, it is loaded with implications for China's relationship ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Jan 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dates will be reserved to ensure opera venues The Cantonese Opera Advisory Committee chairman said the government would reserve dates with Leisure and Cultural Services Department venues to ensure that Cantonese opera troupes would have enough space to pe ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Oct 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Two patients aged 59 and 60 die of swine flu Two people died of swine flu on Sunday and yesterday, becoming the city's 35th and 36th victims. A 60-year-old man with a record of good health was admitted to Chai Wan's Pamela Youde Nethersole Easte ...




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