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  1. The secret army

    Posted Jan 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dinah Gardner When Lisa Cathey was visiting her 76-year-old father, Clay, six years ago, she noticed a 'Free Tibet' bumper sticker on his golf cart. Thinking it odd, she asked ... key intelligence on China. (In 1961, CIA-trained Tibetans bombed a Chinese army truck and bagged a satchel of classified documents. Among other revelations, they contained the first official ...

  2. The great cartoon controversy

    Posted Nov 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the cartoons, the incident escalated into a controversy that shook the world. Danish embassies in Syrian, Beirut and Iran were set ablaze, and at least 139 people were shot dead- mostly by police trying ... for a frank discussion of the compatibility of democratic principles such as free speech, and Islam. 'Some Muslims are asking for an apology, pointing to a lack of respect,' he said. ...

  3. Photos show army on refugee island

    Posted Jan 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Post show a Thai army colonel processing Rohingya refugees on Koh Sai Daeng- the island used to secretly hold migrants before abandoning them to their deaths on the high seas. The photos were obtained after the Post yesterday revealed that 538 Rohingya are dead or missing after the army cast adrift nearly 1,000 aboard unpowered boats in December. Survivors on India's Andaman ...

  4. The Baader-Meinhof Complex

    Posted Apr 16th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... offence; if 1,000 stones are thrown, it's political action.' So reads a communique issued by the far-left Red Army Faction during its campaign of violence in West Germany in the 1970s. ... the socio-political complex that spawned the Red Army Faction: there's archive footage showing how much of the German public- even at the height of the campaign of violence- sympathised ...

  5. Hainan to lure mainland tourists with duty-free shopping

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... Priscilla Jiao Hainan's governor said domestic tourists to the island province were expected to be allowed to shop at duty-free stores from May 1, as part of the central ... attract mainland tourists who wanted to buy imported goods. A cap would be placed, however- 5,000 yuan (HK$5,925) of duty-free goods per shopping trip- and each person would be limited to two ...

  6. A clear message to renegade nations: resist at your peril

    Posted Dec 21st 2003, 12:00am by Gretchen Peters

    ... and the means to deliver them, will find an open path to better relations with the United States and other free nations,' US President George W. Bush said. 'With the announcement by its ... Maher said. 'As for the threats and the imposition of sanctions, they are never a way to resolve problems.' Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said: 'Syria does not consider ...

  7. India denies standoff with Chinese warships

    Posted Feb 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Gulf of Aden. 'Nobody can force anybody to surface in international waters where everyone is free to sail,' he said. 'We have the capability to track [Chinese] warships from ... but the reconnaissance and monitoring activities do not become public knowledge'. India accused the People's Liberation Army last month of encroaching into northwestern Arunachal Pradesh- an area ...

  8. Beijing, Asean clear way for free-trade pact

    Posted Aug 17th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing China and Southeast Asian countries have successfully concluded talks on setting up a free-trade zone next year to boost economic integration and ease concerns ... is US$52 billion. Mr Chen said free and fair mutual investment would be established after barriers to trade in goods and services had been removed. Up to 7,000 items would have no tariffs from next ...

  9. Nimble New Zealand on the free-trade bus

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Seven years after they broke down, talks between Hong Kong and New Zealand on a free-trade agreement, technically called a closer economic partnership agreement, have been ... circumstances have changed. In 2008, after three years of negotiations, New Zealand and China signed a free-trade agreement, which came into force in October- the first such agreement Beijing had signed ...

  10. Former minister free to run for Macau chief executive

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu in Macau The central government yesterday approved the resignation of Macau's culture minister, Fernando Chui Sai-on, allowing him to run in the city's chief executive election. But analysts said Dr Chui, who resigned as the secretary ...




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