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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Why are the Chinese the first ones to die in Pacific Rim?

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 04:27pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... in Hong Kong. So why are the Chinese characters in the film the first to die?  Make no mistake – this does not necessarily make Pacific Rim a bad movie. Directed by Pan’s Labyrinth mastermind ... certainly seems international upon first glance, and the movie is heavily influenced by Japanese anime like Mobile Suit Gundam and monster flicks like Godzilla. Pacific Rim ’s grotesque antagonists ...

  2. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Obama cancels part of Asian Pacific visit while Xi begins first trip as president

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 02:43pm by Teddy Ng, KRISTINE KWOK, AFP, AP

    ... efforts in the Asian Pacific region, President Xi Jinping yesterday kicked off his first Southeast Asia trip since taking office in March. Obama was due to deliver an address in Kuala Lumpur next Friday and planned to stop in Manila, after attending the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) summit in Bali and the East Asia Summit in Brunei. But a White House statement said Obama ...

  3. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Towards a new order, Xi Jinping touts Asia-Pacific dream

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 07:12am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... its first serious attempts to exert leadership in the Asia-Pacific. On the eve of the summit, Xi purposely invited heads of governments from some of China's neighbours to Beijing, where ... for the first time, calling for the fulfilment of the "Asia-Pacific dream" of common progress, development and prosperity. Beijing and Seoul last week concluded a wide-ranging free-trade deal ...

  4. News - China - APEC SUMMIT

    Xi Jinping unveils China’s plan for Asia-Pacific free-trade pact

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 11:33pm by KEIRA HUANG

    ... free-trade pact China upped the ante in its bid to be the Asia-Pacific's economic leader when President Xi Jinping unveiled a plan for a Chinese-led regional free-trade framework to visiting foreign leaders yesterday. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit ended with all 21 Apec economies endorsing China's plan to create a Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP). ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Phone records show Macau chief made contact with tycoon over land tender

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... commissioned First Pacific Davies (Savills) in December 2004 to evaluate the worth of the airport land. No public announcements had been made, but phone records showed that Lo had been in touch ... showed Lo had shown interest in the land even before the development plan was public knowledge, the Macau Court of First Instance was told. Senior investigator Io Fu-chun of the Macau Independent ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Cathay flight attendants call for 8 per cent pay rise after airline’s profits soar

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 05:38pm by TIMMY SUNG

    ... Kong Aircrew Officers Association members voted to press ahead with a work-to-rule over a pay dispute. First-half net profit at Cathay Pacific rose to HK$347 million from HK$24 million ... Cathay cabin crew demand an 8pc pay rise Cathay Pacific's flight attendants union is calling for an 8 per cent pay rise next year and an extra month's salary. Union chairwoman Dora Lai ...

  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping's Pacific tour to deepen China's regional clout

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 04:27am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg President broadens China’s economic influence, wrapping up Oceania trip with visit to Suva Fiji trip to deepen Beijing’s clout in South Pacific President Xi Jinping arrived in Fiji yesterday as he seeks to broaden China's economic and strategic clout in the South Pacific, building on trade ties that flourished after then-army chief Frank Bainimarama staged ...

  8. News - World - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand poised to lead Asia-Pacific on gay marriage

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... to become the first Asia-Pacific nation to legalise same-sex marriage in a parliamentary vote that gay rights advocates yesterday hailed as a milestone for equality. A bill that amends the 1955 ... and the first in the Asia-Pacific region to allow same-sex marriages, according to Human Rights Watch. Australia rejected a similar proposal in September and the issue has prompted heated debate ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Rafael Hui failed to declare interest, trial told

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by Austin Chiu

    ... it should continue to rent its One IFC offices after the tenancy agreement expired in March 2004. The authority's consultant, First Pacific Davies Savills, advised it not to buy its own ... development One IFC, Rafael Hui Si-yan, at the time the authority's managing director, made no declaration of interest, the Court of First Instance was told yesterday. Former authority chairman ...

  10. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTE

    China casts long arm over Pacific by installing research buoys in 'large-scale' mission

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 02:51pm by AFP

    ... of submerged buoys in “key marine areas” of the western Pacific ocean, state media said, a move that could exacerbate territorial tensions in the region. The mission carried out by the Chinese research vessel Kexue “marks the first time that China has put an array of submerged buoys on such a big scale”, the official Xinhua news agency reported lateon Tuesday. “The buoys will provide important ...




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