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  1. Sticking to his guns

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui It seems almost de riguer for films appearing at the Cannes Film Festival to provoke a mass frenzy outside the Palais des Festivals, but Outside the Law drew a very different crowd when it took its bow on the Croisette in May. Hours before t ...

  2. War on terror needs more wisdom than guns

    Posted Jul 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was stubbornly clear: stay the course. Sticking to his guns in this case, however, seems more like denial than a sign of strong leadership. For months, it has been obvious that the pre-emptive invasion ...

  3. Big gun blazes at a touchy time for leaders playing hardball

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Analysis Chris Yeung They may be coincidental and unintended, but veteran politician Allen Lee Peng-fei's salvos against Beijing's divisive approach towards Hong Kong could not have come at a more embarrassing time. The Communist Party's Un ...

  4. Guns, drugs and warlords still haunt Afghan dream

    Posted Nov 09th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer, Foreign Editor The worst vestiges of Afghanistan's immediate past- the Taleban, warlords, guns and drugs- continue to haunt its present. The new beginning promised two years ago by the American-led war on terrorism remains for many a dream. Yet Afghans and those closely involved in the country's development are optimistic. Three decades of political ...

  5. India cuts train link to Nepal after gun-running accusations

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... India has cut its lone rail link with Nepal after Kathmandu lodged a protest claiming the cross-border train was being used by Maoist guerillas to smuggle arms and ammunition into the landlocked kingdom. Quoting senior Home Ministry officials, the Indian ...

  6. Terrorism and arms control added to agenda of US talks

    Posted Jul 27th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... a discussion on arms control, according to a diplomat. 'Diplomats preparing for the talks from both sides have recently agreed to add the two topics,' the diplomat said. The talks- known ... groups. Beijing sees Uygur groups such as the East Turkestan Islamic Movement as terrorist organisations with links to al-Qaeda. Professor Jin said Washington's raising of arms-control issues ...

  7. Macau's border controls breed uncertainty

    Posted Mar 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to social stability or public order. There has been a tightening of immigration controls in Macau that has coincided with the recent passing of the national security law under Article 23 ...

  8. Japan, US foil Beijing push to end EU arms embargo

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Greg Torode and Minnie Chan Japan and the United States appear to have thwarted a fresh push by China to end the European Union's long-standing embargo on arms sales to the PLA- for now at least. Speculation had mounted in Europe that an end to the e ...

  9. Beijing, US 'converging on nuclear controls'

    Posted Feb 04th 2005, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... it is favouring compliance with more international nuclear weapons control mechanisms,' said Gerald Chan, an arms control analyst and visiting professor at Chinese University's department ... programmes, in addition to encouraging military action by the US. Although often accused of aiding the spread of nuclear weapons technology, Beijing has signed several nuclear arms-control agreements, ...

  10. A question of control

    Posted Feb 07th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Vice-President Zeng Qinghong's comments have intensified speculation about Beijing's plans for Hong Kong, writes Chris Yeung In a rare move displaying the undercurrents within our political waters, the Hong Kong government has acted swiftly to s ...




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