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  1. News - World - ARAB SPRING

    US notes slow progress of Arab spring

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Arab spring progress slow, US says Global hopes that democracy could replace dictatorships in Arab spring nations risk being crushed by repressive ... are encountering "harsh realities" and face "immense challenges", the State Department said in its assessment of the global human-rights situation in 2012. "The hope of the early ...

  2. Talking points

    Posted Oct 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... in 2013. Chinese political adviser pays European call Jia Qinglin, China's top political adviser, will pay an official two-week visit to Greece, the Netherlands and Germany from tomorrow. Jia, ... Bundesrat, or federal council. In Tunisia, Arab spring sees first free election Tunisia, which launched the 'Arab spring' when its outraged citizens ousted a seemingly entrenched dictator ...

  3. Government to splash out HK$7.2b on cruise terminal

    Posted Oct 01st 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Gary Cheung, Joyce Ng

    ... It was originally hoped that the first berth would begin operating in February 2012. But the government said in July that the terminal would not be ready until spring 2013 at the earliest when it invited ... and terminal. The operator will be granted a tenancy of about seven to 10 years. The first berth is expected to begin service in mid-2013 and the full-fledged terminal building will be completed ...

  4. Pan-democrats feel slighted by Beijing official

    Posted Jan 18th 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... the 23 pan-democratic lawmakers soon. Wang, who spends most of his time in Beijing, intends to visit Hong Kong sometime in the spring. 'As the mainland's chief of Hong Kong affairs, he ... seats would be added to the Legislative Council, to be voted by 3.2 million electors who have no say in the existing functional constituencies. According to Tam, their first encounter ...

  5. Clock ticking on settling old score

    Posted Nov 07th 2010, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... all the other encounters involved lesser opponents over whom China had a clear military edge that ensured victory. Political reckoning, too, played a key role in China's decisions to go to war. A classic example is the border war with Vietnam in the spring of 1979 which took place just after China normalised relations with the United States at the beginning of the Deng Xiaoping ...

  6. Regional bureaucracies targeted for streamlining in reform plan

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Li Keqiang, to take charge of restructuring the units. At the central level, Premier Wen Jiabao announced an administrative overhaul plan for the State Council last spring. The plan, approved ... Office, compared with the previous 28. The plan will be phased in until 2013. Under the overall national plan, provincial governments should merge departments to create 'superagencies in line ...

  7. Publisher vows to fight on amid official pressure

    Posted Nov 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is known for its outspoken articles by senior party officials and liberals. The magazine's name, which literally translates to 'Chinese spring/autumn', is a reference to history. Mr ... Sichuan during the latter part of the Cultural Revolution. Without mentioning Zhao's political encounters during and after the June 4, 1989, Tiananmen Square crackdown, Mr Sun reflected ...

  8. Port in a storm

    Posted Feb 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode As it steamed out of Hong Kong into the sea mists of spring at the weekend, the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier loomed large as a symbol of the ever-more complex Sino-US relationship. First, its visit represented the delicate diplomatic theatre that helps keep ties stable. Relations between Beijing and Washington may be encountering a rocky patch at present ...

  9. Battle grounds

    Posted Jan 10th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... month, local media reports quoted an unnamed government official as saying the base would not be moved until 2013. Seoul made no move to refute the statement. Expressing surprise at the reports, ... to conciliate North Korea. General Bell hinted that a routine exercise scheduled for this spring could face domestic political opposition. 'I expect to and I need to execute it,' he said. ...



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