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  1. Bombs away?

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... even interest. President George W. Bush quickly struck a handsome deal with then president Vladimir Putin to shelve more than 1,000 big rockets and their warheads in storage. It took a lot ...

  2. Good vibrations

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China celebrated its 60th anniversary on October 1 last year. There have been some dramatic changes on the mainland over the past few decades. Most importantly, people have become richer and they have more freedom. Until the late 1970s, China was a backwa ...

  3. letters

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'We need more than just services', published on November 19 and written by Cheng Lam, aroused my interest. It pointed out Hong Kong lacks natural resources and we import raw materials ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... measures because they are trying to protect their business interests. And for them this is a global problem as more governments around the world increase tobacco taxes. I agree with such policies. ...

  5. Santa's campaign ends on a high

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan, Dan Kadison

    ... into their family.' Even in the aftermath of the financial crisis, corporate sponsors rose to the occasion. 'Maybe I'm a dreamer, but the financial crisis has generated more interest in corporate ...

  6. Hang Seng's 52pc advance best for a decade

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the strength of economic recovery in the United States and Europe and moves by the US Federal Reserve to withdraw stimulus measures and raise interest rates. 'I think the stock market will reach ...

  7. Rusal eyes HK$20b as listing document is filed

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... partner and Deripaska owes him about 20 per cent of the shares in Rusal, among other claims. If Cherney wins the case, Deripaska's beneficial interest in Rusal would be hit. That in turn ... of Kerry Group, which owns the South China Morning Post, will invest US$20 million for 0.09 per cent of the offer. The document also shows that underwriters have a considerable interest ...

  8. Without Beijing's patronage, HK would be just another city

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I read S. W. Lau's letter ('Hong Kong people entitled to basic human right of democracy', December 19), replying to my letter ('Don't wave rights covenant to China to demand democracy', December 15) with interest. It contains half-baked arguments which, if properly developed, should arrive at results that contradict the correspondent's conclusions. ...

  9. Ad hoc ID checks an option for rail link

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Cheng said. At the previous meeting, Tong asked if any lawmaker had an interest in the project, and the discussion took three hours, forcing the funding debate to be postponed. A top government ...

  10. Activist's jailing may boost march turnout

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... today took Liu as their cause for turning out. 'All social issues, whether they are livelihood issues or human rights issues, are linked with democracy. Unless we have genuine universal ... part. Democratic Party vice-chairwoman Emily Lau Wai-hing said: 'We welcome anyone who supports democracy, freedom, rule of law and human rights to come out. Demonstrating has achieved ...




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