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  1. The meek elephant

    Posted Jan 12th 2004, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... Laurence Brahm Singapore's Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong has described China as an elephant, while former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad called it a meek elephant. Neither considered it a threat. China's diplomacy is entering a new era without regional conflicts. The question for the new leadership is how to expand and, at the same time, tighten co-operation. ...

  2. High hopes

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government says the Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge will bring HK$48 billion to the city, with increased trade and time and money saved. Do you agree or feel the bridge will be a white elephant? Write to us. ...

  3. Cruise control

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government might abandon tendering and build the Kai Tak cruise terminal by itself. Would this be a wise choice or is there a risk that a lot of public money could be spent on a white elephant? Write to us. ...

  4. DPP in move to improve ties with mainland

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to get a better understanding of the DPP,' he said. 'China is like an elephant, and we are just by its side; once the elephant goes crazy, regardless of whether it is friendly ...

  5. Election issue

    Posted Aug 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With the United States presidential election campaign in full swing, jeweller Aaron Basha has come up with a politically themed range of charms. The man best known for his baby-shoe charms has created a line of handmade, diamond-studded, 18-carat white and yellow gold donkeys and elephants, representing respectively the Democratic and Republican party mascots. Each charm is baby ...

  6. Lessons for US in the Asian jungle

    Posted Apr 17th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... in fact they basically can't stand each other. That, for example, would be China and Japan- the two biggest elephants cohabiting the East Asian jungle. These elephants brandish enormous tusks ... the Japanese and Chinese elephants were making nice and indeed it was nice to watch. The occasion was the visit of Premier Wen Jiabao,, to Japan. 'He is like Asia's Clinton,' remarked ...

  7. Waste incinerator is inevitable, says Edward Yau

    Posted Apr 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a white elephant,' he warned. Unless these issues were addressed, his party would not support it. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrat candidates vying for trade-based seats up for election battle

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... elephant." For example, Lai objects to a new rail link between Tuen Mun and Tsuen Wan, which rural leaders want as it would raise land values along the line. Lai chose to be nominated as chairman ...

  9. Games bid doomed after Liberal Party lines up to say no

    Posted Jan 12th 2011, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... development. She said the government had also failed to ensure that infrastructure built for the events would not turn out to be 'white elephants'. 'The budgets given by the government ...

  10. Unionists may back bid to host Asian Games

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Games and whether it could assure citizens that the facilities would not be 'white elephants'. Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong legislator Ip Kwok-him ...




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