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  1. Female cadres battle for top spots in Beijing

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing will see more female cadres involved in higher levels of politics within the next five years, according to the annual congress of the Beijing Women's Federation. But experts ... to ensure female cadres occupy one-fifth of all bureau-level positions and one-quarter of all department heads in Beijing by 2008. But the planned increase represents a jump of only 3.3 per cent ...

  2. Controversy dogs India's 'first female president'

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am

    ... S.N.M. Abdi Guess who broke the news to Pratibha Patil that she would soon become the first female president of India? The 72-year-old, who is likely to get elected to the nuclear ... the media dragged Ms Patil's name into a massive co-operative bank scam. The Pratibha Mahila Sahkari Bank was set up with Ms Patil as its chairwoman and many members of her family as directors ...

  3. power play

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Penny Hunter

    ... Compiled by Penny Hunter 1 Name the fictional president played by Martin Sheen (right) in television series The West Wing. 2 In what movie is a presidential sex scandal hushed up with a fictional war? 3 Which actress plays the first female US president in TV series Commander-in-Chief? 4 Who plays journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward in the 1976 film detailing the Watergate ...

  4. Female fighter pilots on National Day duty

    Posted Apr 06th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Our first class of female fighter pilots has received its wings after graduating. One of the first public shows will be to take part in the National Day military parade ... reported. 'The air force is expected to have more female fighter jet pilots in the future, and female pilots will cover all aviation positions in the military,' the spokesman said. ...

  5. Female fighter pilots get wings

    Posted Apr 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam The mainland's first class of female fighter pilots were given their wings yesterday and will take part in this year's National Day military parade, state media ... theory, aviation technology, leadership and physical fitness, Xinhua reported. '[We] started to train female fighter jet pilots because the latest aviation technology allows ...

  6. Clash of female titans proves a low-key event

    Posted May 25th 2007, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... as a no-nonsense negotiator who commands the respect of foreign leaders. US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson has called her a 'force of nature'. The clash of the female titans turned out ...

  7. Young, female and feisty- the new faces of parliament

    Posted Sep 13th 2005, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... to vote for based on election posters and the parties learned in the 2003 election that when they put forward female candidates, they did impressively well. 'Women don't vote for men who ... players who had gang raped a female student were merely 'virile'. And while the number of women in the Diet was rising, the average age of all those returned has declined. The average ...

  8. Mugabe uses motherly vice-leader to sway female vote

    Posted Mar 26th 2005, 12:00am by Jen Redshaw

    ... Jen Redshaw in Harare President Robert Mugabe has a comforting new face for his election campaign- Joyce Mujuru, who became the country's first female vice-president three months ago. ... Mr Mugabe hopes to woo this vital constituency with the aid of the motherly Mrs Mujuru. But the opposition says the government is far from committed to the female cause. 'Women ...

  9. Arts hub names director for CEO's office

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Bonny Wong, the former Hong Kong Jockey Club head of charities, has been appointed as the director of the CEO's office at the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority. Wong, reporting to the arts hub's CEO, Graham Sheffield, will help co-ordinate the operations and the administration of the authority's board. Wong, who majored in music in her first degree, trained ...

  10. Independent DPP 'against' Basic Law

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... An independent director of public prosecutions would contravene the Basic Law, the government said yesterday. That verdict came after the former prosecutions director, Grenville Cross, ... an independent office of the [director of public prosecutions],' the paper said. The article stipulates: 'The Department of Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region shall control ...




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