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  1. State revenue growth slows as profits drop

    Posted Jun 07th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The mainland's fiscal revenue growth slowed sharply in April as weaker corporate profits reduced the amount of company income tax, the official China Securities Journal reported yesterday. Slowing growth in state revenue was exp ...

  2. Iran hardliners block US dialogue

    Posted Jan 04th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Conservatives in Iran's regime remain an obstacle to opening dialogue with the United States, despite friendly rhetoric in the wake of the world's worst earthquake in a decade, observers believe. The US, at loggerheads with Iran since the overthrow of the American-backed shah 24 years ago, has made conciliatory gestures including the easing of sanctions on money ...

  3. US-Iran storm brews as nuclear row intensifies

    Posted Nov 21st 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Long-held suspicions and thinly veiled aggression between the two nations are fuelling words of war, writes Peter Kammerer Iran's leaders well know that memories are long ... will be diplomatic or military. Given the forcefulness of US claims that Iran is secretly trying to build nuclear weapons, the strategy could be known soon. Animosities stretch back 24 years to the Islamic ...


    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hong Kong Red Cross and World Vision have both opened appeals for the victims of the Iranian earthquake Red Cross donations can be made to HSBC account number 567-650155-025, or crossed cheques made out to 'Hong Kong Red Cross Iran Relief Fund' sent to Hong Kong Red Cross at 33 Harcourt Road World Vision donations can be made to HSBC account number ...

  5. Enforcement key to Iranian nuclear deal

    Posted Nov 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Now that Iran has dropped its demand to keep 20 centrifuges while freezing the rest of its uranium-enrichment programme, the way looks clear for a six-month freeze negotiated by European ... have to be spelled out, including referral to the United Nations Security Council, and United States endorsement of the agreement will have to be more than just passive. Iran's record ...

  6. Grisly photos

    Posted Jan 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Grisly photos Have all decency barriers been broken for the sake of grisly photos on the front page of your newspaper? I refer to the photo of a corpse from the gas blowout near Chongqing (December 27), then the hand poking out of the rubble in the Iran earthquake (December 29). If the rules have changed, please tell me. There was a time when you would never have published this sort ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Jul 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... All the stock and commodities markets and our leaders are unruffled by the missile tests conducted by Iran. However, traders in the New York Mercantile Exchange were quick to make the best use ... skills. Lal Daswani, Tsim Sha Tsui Hoping war can be avoided Recent reports on the test firing of missiles by Iran make much of the accusations by the US and its allies that the action ...

  8. A growing disconnect

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Ted Galen Carpenter

    ... tough with North Korea and Iran. In Beijing's view, America's stubborn unwillingness to address the wider security concerns of those countries is at least as responsible ... interests. They regard North Korea as an important security buffer and Iran as a crucial energy supplier, so are extremely reluctant to antagonise either regime. The announcement of the Taiwan arms ...

  9. Have Hong Kong evangelists found the biblical Noah's ark?

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... metres long, obtained from the site, was dated as 4,800 years old by a carbon-dating method in Iran. This matches with the range of years stated in the Bible, suggesting when the vessel ... archaeology expedition claimed to have found a rock formation in mountains of Iran that its members said resembled the ark. The findings were disputed by some timber specialists and geologists, who ...

  10. Road scholars

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Katie Lau

    ... to visits to learn about Iran's cultural heritage. This summer, the group plans a walkabout in Dongguan to learn how the city is being affected by widespread factory closures in the wake ... Kwok-wai on its advisory board, for instance, was a boon in smoothing the way for the Taipei trip. The heritage visit to Iran was organised in collaboration with travel consultant Timothy Kwai ...




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