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  1. Fitness plan calls for all villages to get sports facilities

    Posted Jul 15th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Beijing has announced plans to promote physical fitness in rural communities by building sports facilities in all villages in response to studies that indicate ... the administration, said a five-year 'fitness programme for hundreds of thousands of farmers' would be launched from 2006 to promote sport in rural areas. He said the programme was on a par ...

  2. Bad news not fit to print, say officials

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

    ... Staff Reporter No negative news. That is what Guangdong authorities have told local media they want to see ahead of politically sensitive anniversaries in a bid to silence dissent, which they fear could bring an atmosphere of social instability. The provi ...

  3. Flu response will test government's fitness

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Six years ago, Hong Kong was given the unwanted title 'a city of masks' by an international magazine as it was devastated by severe acute respiratory syndrome. Schools were closed. Tourists shunned the city. Expatriates sent their ch ...

  4. If the shoe fits...

    Posted Feb 24th 2009, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... Laurence Brahm China's leadership is emulating, and striving to surpass, the United States. From sending rockets into space, to excessive conspicuous consumption and even energy wastage, China is racing against America in everything. There are even r ...

  5. If the shoe fits...

    Posted Feb 11th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching When Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi threw his shoes at then US president George W. Bush in Baghdad in December, he started a trend. The next thing we knew, a student at Cambridge University- who turned out to be German- hurled a shoe at Pr ...

  6. PLA navy finds a fitting role in anti-pirate fleet

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... David Eimer The Chinese navy hasn't set out on a combat mission outside China's territorial waters since the eunuch Admiral Zheng He weighed anchor in 1430 and sailed west for the last time. Almost 600 years later, the People's Liberation A ...

  7. Fitting recognition for man who brought peace

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

    ... Martti Ahtisaari, a former Finnish president and United Nations envoy, is not a household name. But his globetrotting has been behind well-known peace deals that helped to end many long-standing bloody conflicts across continents. In awarding this year� ...

  8. Is the Bhutto dynasty fit to rule?

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty In death, Benazir Bhutto has been eulogised as a latter-day political saint, brave and bold, defiant of dictators and dedicated to the restoration of democracy in Pakistan. In real life, she was part of a feudal dynasty that had done more t ...

  9. If the label fits

    Posted Jan 07th 2008, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... Regina Ip regina.ip@savantas.org Those who experienced the recent legislature by-election will agree that the political showdown resembled a high-stakes football game in more ways than one. The whole city was electrified and emotions ran high on polling d ...

  10. Authority urged to fit security gates on flats

    Posted Nov 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang The Housing Authority should install front-door metal gates for all future public housing flats and subsidise the installation costs if necessary, one of its committee members has said. Members of the subsidised housing committee agreed ye ...




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