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  1. Spy-catchers turn fortune-tellers as island army goes soft

    Posted Apr 10th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Warming ties with the mainland and a long spell of peace have taken their toll on the discipline, morale and professionalism of the Taiwanese army, with scandal ... the military, offered the free fortune-telling services through its internal website- accessible only by soldiers. Because of its accuracy and swift responses, the website has provided more than 1,000 ...

  2. Free tickets as Expo races to be ready in time

    Posted Apr 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... cities. An army of workers are frantically racing to put the finishing touches to the international extravaganza's vast 5.28 square-kilometre site, while a number of national pavilions ... Shanghai party secretary Yu Zhengsheng celebrated the occasion by issuing nearly 7 million free tickets to the event- one for every permanent household in the city- each of which was accompanied ...

  3. Passionate to be smoke-free

    Posted Jun 24th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... They had two sons and she worked part time as a doctor in an army family clinic and then three years at Queen Mary Hospital, where she passed the examination for the British College of Physicians. ... with governments. 'Governments are fundamental to solving the epidemic. Only governments can introduce tax policy, ban advertising and mandate smoke-free areas.' Working with the WHO, the Union ...

  4. Plan for extensive cut in military workforce

    Posted Jan 05th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... at an extensive cut in non-combatant personnel. The streamlining is to free up resources for the military to upgrade hardware and restructure, a key official at the top military school of the People's Liberation Army told CCTV. 'In the new year, we need to develop better weapons, improve the organisational structure of military units, and greatly cut back on bureaucracy ...

  5. Editor's choice- New to Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Tessa Chan

    ... the mother-to-be for her support. On show at the store is the new 2011 Dancing Lines collection; inspired by a ballerina dancing, it follows the theme of free-flowing lines, meeting to form a heart-shaped ... in the design of the store too, hand-picking items such as the dramatic Syrian glass chandelier and delicate Syrian glass teardrops cascading across the wall units. Inspired by the whimsical circus ...

  6. Nugget Warrior a standout with plum gate

    Posted Feb 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... behind Good Strike and New King Prawn over this course and distance. He then greeted the judge from a perfect gate seven days later against the likes of True Intelligence and Loyal Army. After ... to a competitive 126 pounds and, from gate one, Nugget Warrior will be hard to beat. Dennis Yip Chor-hung's Loyal Army is level at one-a-piece in his two meetings against Nugget Warrior, getting ...

  7. A touch of Red Army hardship to train cadres

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Some of the legacy of Mao Zedong and his Red Army is being added to the Communist Party's training curriculum to cultivate party allegiance among younger party ... such as party history studies, the cadres donned Red Army outfits and were led to the site of a treacherous mountain trek that Mao Zedong led to carry food supplies with shoulder poles to Mount ...

  8. Taiwan's army brass dump miniskirt idea

    Posted Oct 16th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Taiwan still has a military draft, but over the years it has been watered down to an average of just over a year- one of the shortest in the world. The army generally prefers ... her patriotic duty, but her asking price would have taken up more than half of the budget earmarked for this year's army recruitment. Oh well, capitalism trumps patriotism. Beijing must ...

  9. Shop 'til you drop- army from up north invades HK malls

    Posted Oct 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Paggie Leung

    ... Amy Nip and Paggie Leung Shopping is the way Chinese like to celebrate the birth of their nation. So as the National Day 'golden week' holiday began yesterday, mainland tourists flocked to the city armed with money and shopping bags. The Tourism ...

  10. Army of workers get words of support

    Posted Aug 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a crucial army that made great contributions to the development of Guangdong and the building up of a well-off society. He shared his own experience with the attendees, who were mostly in their 20s ... Wen Jiabao, speaking with about 50 young migrant workers before the Dragon Boat Festival in June, called for better treatment of the country's vast army of migrant workers, and praised ...




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