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  1. Bus union gears up to protest over pay freeze

    Posted Jan 19th 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Hundreds of Kowloon Motor Bus drivers and workers will conduct a sit-in protest tomorrow and could launch industrial action over the Lunar New Year holiday after failing to reach an agreement with management about a freeze on salaries and allowances. The vice-director of the KMB branch of the Motor Transport Workers General Union, Chung Kin-wah, said the company ...

  2. Generals satisfied with smaller increase in budget than usual

    Posted Mar 05th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... at all because it is still an increase, not a decrease,' a delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, General Luo Yuan, said. 'Indeed, our country's ... PLA general, said he believed part of the 7.5 per cent of increase would go towards improving the living standard of PLA officers and soldiers. 'Our top task is to protect our national ...

  3. Lloyd's eyes big-ticket projects in mainland general insurance market

    Posted Dec 21st 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Lloyd's of London plans to expand into the big-ticket general insurance market on the mainland to tap business opportunities in the world's fastest-growing economy. Chairman Peter Levene said the 300-year-old insurer would apply for a general insurance licence on the mainland, where it has conducted a reinsurance business for some years, to expand its business ...

  4. Generals' gesture won't fool their critics

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter in Yangon Given the recalcitrance habitually displayed by Myanmar's junta chief Senior General Than Shwe, his decision yesterday to return democracy icon Aung San Suu ... general who won Myanmar's independence from Britain. Not that he is suddenly mellowing. He still sentenced American John Yettaw, a diabetic epileptic with a heart condition and other ...

  5. Super General rises above conditions to romp to SCMP Cup victory

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Even the atrocious weather and track conditions weren't about to stop Super General last night at Happy Valley, as the New Zealand import claimed his first Hong Kong ... track and Manfred Man Ka-leung-trained Super General was well practised at such conditions in his homeland. 'He won twice in soft conditions in New Zealand,' said Man, who completed ...

  6. The Butcher of Amritsar: General Reginald Dyer

    Posted Jun 19th 2005, 12:00am by John Fox

    ... John Fox The Butcher of Amritsar: General Reginald Dyer by Nigel Collett Hambledon & London $375 On the evening of April 1919, General Reginald Dyer ordered a squad of Indian soldiers to open fire on a mostly peaceful crowd of 25,000 men, women and children attending a political rally in the Jallianwala Bagh, a large enclosed public square in the Sikh holy city of Amritsar. ...

  7. Consul-general rules out Greek tragedy

    Posted May 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sophie Taylor 'You will see- in a few months everything will be okay' The Athens Olympics is a test the new Greek government is sure to pass with flying colours, says Greece's consul-general in Hong Kong. Panayotis Economou, who arrived here last November for a four-year term, is sanguine about Athens' preparations, the risk of terror attacks and strains ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Sep 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fundamentally selfish view of climate change Willie Soon's article on climate change (he seems to limit his argument to global warming) raises some interesting points ('Hot air', September 17). However, his basic argument is a little peculi ...

  9. Dead taxi driver's kin may not get donations

    Posted Feb 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... 54, said: 'If everything has to go through the formal procedures it will take months.' Mr To said his group, the Motor Transport Workers General Union, had verbally notified police ...

  10. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    PLA shows quick response to Lushan earthquake

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... on standby. Air force commander General Ma Xiaotian arrived in Sichuan's Qionglai county to set up an air force headquarters for quake relief. The air force command scrambled two reconnaissance ... was among the first civilian volunteer groups to mobilise relief efforts yesterday. Its secretary general, Zhang Honglin, said some 20 volunteers left Chongqing at lunchtime, but were still at least ...




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