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  1. Rethink on way fraud cases are handled

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Analysts question policy of detaining suspects first and asking questions later The central government is quietly rethinking and redressing what is described as 'rash tendencies' in investigating cases involving businessmen, amid concerns over t ...

  2. Virtuoso delivers opening lines of cultural message

    Posted Oct 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Jean-Michel Jarre kicked off the Year of France in China last night, and 13,000 people joined him in person. The seats were filled at the former imperial palace where the electronic music virtuoso performed in a concert that was beamed live arou ...

  3. Downfall of head of US 'embassy' on island was self-inflicted, say analysts

    Posted Apr 10th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... policies... Her problem was discipline, not Beijing.' On Thursday, US State Department spokesman Adam Ereli confirmed media reports that Ms Shaheen had submitted her resignation as the head ... in the National Security Council and the State Department, particularly her counterpart Douglas Paal, director of the institute's Taiwan office. The analysts said these officials had long been ...

  4. What now for church and state?

    Posted Nov 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Republican Party President George W. Bush. Analysts have since been scratching their heads, trying to work out what swung a widely perceived neck-and-neck race in Mr Bush's favour. Perhaps ... stand on the war in Iraq. Evangelical Christians are in no doubt, though- it was religion. Lawyer Jay Sekulow, a well-known figure on Christian radio in the United States, told the Sunday ...

  5. State of the art

    Posted Apr 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... led to a breakthrough and in 1996 the pair founded Fort Street Studio in Hong Kong to showcase their work. Now back in the United States, Davis and Provisor continue to design the wild-silk ...

  6. Scion gets a head start on the Golden Mile

    Posted Jul 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the system we have now- I don't think anyone's saying that. But it's a question of what we're heading towards and, in that process, what elements need to be changed ...

  7. Hayes heads home while Wong brings curtain down after 28 years

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... application headed off the inevitable, though, with sub-par performances in this and the past two seasons ensuring he would not be relicensed. David Hill, the joint-champion trainer of 1992-93, faces ...

  8. State of the unions

    Posted May 19th 2004, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... from the American state of Massachusetts say it all. Couples of the same sex entwined in passionate embraces or simply sealing with a kiss what are the first legal marriage licences to same-sex ... $104,000 for 2003/04. The IRD rejected their application last year- on the grounds that their 2001 civil union in the US state of Vermont did not constitute a marriage- and insisted that marriage ...

  9. Property-dispute lawyer gets three years' jail for leaking state secrets

    Posted Oct 29th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... for leaking state secrets. The Shanghai No2 Intermediate People's Court announced the ruling yesterday, two months after Zheng went on trial for 'illegally providing state secrets ... should be innocent,' the lawyer said. Foreign human rights groups say mainland law allows authorities to broadly interpret what constitutes a state secret. The court session took place under ...

  10. State funeral for Australian outback legend R.M. Williams

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney Australia will say farewell to one of its greatest outback legends with a state funeral in Queensland next week. R.M. Williams, a former explorer and camel handler who popularised the image of the rugged Australian stockman by creating a range of hard-wearing boots, trousers and shirts, died on Tuesday aged 95. Christened Reginald Murray but known ...




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