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  1. Free-trade pact keeps in mind Taiwan's interests

    Posted Mar 15th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... by Beijing and Taipei. Speaking at the annual news conference at the NPC, Wen said Beijing would take these people's interests to heart when proposing the Economic Cooperation Framework ... to consider the size of the economy and trade conditions as well as the interests of both sides,' Wen said. 'We need to keep in mind Taiwan's small businesses and ordinary people, ...

  2. Interest in BN(O) passports declines

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Interest in British passports has been steadily dropping since 2001, with the number issued- including for British National (Overseas) passports- a 17th of the number ... Against the declining interest in British passports, demand for SAR passports has remained strong, with a steady increase since 2004. In the five months after the handover, the Immigration ...

  3. Cuts in interest rate, reserve ratio won't boost market, analysts say

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fulton Mak Another two-pronged reduction in interest rates and bank reserve ratios by the People's Bank of China this month was unlikely to turn sentiment around ... the interest rate rose rapidly in the last two years, so I think the rate cut won't have any effect on the market,' she added. While the relief measures could help ease the financial pressure ...

  4. Interesting facts about makeup

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Jacqueline Tsang

    ... skin underneath'. Another interesting beauty ritual would be a Japanese woman's dental practice in the 18th century. Now, when our bathroom cabinets are stocked with whitening ...

  5. Interest rates on tax loans pushed to rock bottom

    Posted Nov 08th 2004, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... Winnie Yeung Speculation over yuan revaluation may be cause of banks' bonanza A flood of speculative money that has left banks awash with cash has pushed interest rates on tax loans ... per cent for selected customers who borrow more than $400,000 and repay in six months. If customers draw loans for a 12-month repayment period, they will also be eligible for an interest ...

  6. Supermoonstruck

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phila Siu If the internet rumour mill is to be believed, Apocalypse is right around the corner. It's tomorrow, to be precise. At issue is the so-called 'supermoon' phenomenon, during which the moon passes closer to the Earth than usual duri ...

  7. Gender twist for bringer of storms

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Barry C Chung The Tempest, William Shakespeare's final play, is a tale of revenge, black magic and love. Its main character is Prospero, the Duke of Milan, who is a magician. The great British playwright would no doubt have been surprised by director ...

  8. Bereaved families say goodbye to typhoon victims

    Posted Nov 05th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei With some wiping their eyes, some folding their arms, bereaved families of 20 mainland tourists killed by Typhoon Megi whispered farewell to their loved ones yesterday. The relatives, who are to return to Guangdong this morning, g ...

  9. American expat reaches out to former home in Japan with fund-raiser in Central

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... with Vivian Chen It's been almost three weeks since the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, but victims are still suffering from the aftermath. A group of good-hearted local residents is holding a fund-raiser at Central's Tazmania B ...

  10. Respected HK citizens say they have seen UFOs

    Posted Jan 27th 2011, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... interested in UFOs said that's what I saw [a UFO]; I won't say it's totally impossible.' The Hong Kong Observatory received 53 reports of UFO sightings last year- the most in 17 ...




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