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  1. Conflict of interests

    Posted May 17th 2007, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... China. Yet in the past decade, the nations have developed a remarkably cosy relationship- one founded on major Chinese commercial interests in the North African nation, chiefly oil. In recent months, however, these ties have come under increasing international scrutiny, to the point where human rights activists in the United States and Europe are trying to organise a boycott ...

  2. The Last Concubine

    Posted Apr 19th 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd The Last Concubine by Lesley Downer Corgi, HK$104 Lesley Downer's debut novel is in all the right places. Clocking in at almost 500 pages, it has a whoppingly epic story to match, exploring love, betrayal, violence, prejudice and sex in 19 ...

  3. Funeral honours 16 police slain in attack

    Posted Aug 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Kashgar Thousands attend ceremony in Xinjiang as dead officers named revolutionary martyrs Thousands of people in Kashgar paid their last respects yesterday to 16 police officers killed in what appeared to be a terrorist attack on Monday, ...

  4. Dogged heroism

    Posted Dec 24th 2003, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... the government is considering building in order to link the key elements of the Battle of Hong Kong. 'It is a good human-interest story and would attract a lot of people with children to learn the history of the defence of Hong Kong,' he says. 'It could be good for tourism, too.' Deputy Commissioner for Tourism Duncan Pescod says if there is sufficient public interest ...

  5. Dynamo

    Posted Feb 08th 2004, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... Compiled by Diana McPartlin Dynamo by Tariq Goddard Sceptre $116 Tariq Goddard's first novel, Homage To A Firing Squad, set in the Spanish civil war, was shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award last year. For his second effort, Dynamo, he ...

  6. Chinese Hordes and Human Waves

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mark O'Neill Chinese Hordes and Human Waves by Brigadier Brian Parritt Pen and Sword This is a book about the Korean war by a British soldier who took part as an artillery officer and went on to serve 37 years in the British Army, culminating in five years as director of the Intelligence Corps. It is divided into two halves: his own combat experience in the last seven ...

  7. Paws for thought

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Goodboy Greetings from the veld, puppyteers! I'm having a marvellous time over here in South Africa- can't wait to tell you about it all in detail when I get back- but I thought I'd use today's column to talk about Remembrance D ...

  8. All 15,000 PLA parade tickets are snapped up in two hours

    Posted Jul 26th 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Hundreds who stood in line are left disappointed and angry Thousands of tickets to the People's Liberation Army's 77th anniversary parade next Sunday were snapped up in two hours yesterday, leaving many people disappointed. Long lines ...

  9. Quotes of the week

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... They want you to convict Dr Murray for the actions of Michael Jackson. This is not a reality show. It is reality Ed Chernoff, Conrad Murray's defence lawyer We are bearing a cross, and on top of that they are throwing stones at us Greek Prime Ministe ...

  10. Human rights head blasts police action at protest

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Phila Siu The Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor slammed the police for intervening in the organisation's work during the July 1 rally. At around midnight that day, a scuffle broke out ... As the police started to arrest protesters, the director of Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor Law Yuk-kai was escorted away by officers. Law told police he was from a human rights group, whereupon ...




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