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  1. Public Eye

    Posted Jun 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... with Michael Chugani mickchug@gmail.com Nothing entertaining about seizure of statues Now we all know why so many youthful protesters ended up dead in the Tiananmen crackdown 21 years ago. They didn't have a permit to entertain. Had they applied for ...

  2. Shining a light on graft in Taiwan

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com The so-called Sunshine Acts has been part of Taiwan's legal system since 1993- laws aimed at stemming government corruption. But they were so loosely enforced that Taiwan has been mocked as the 'i ...

  3. Front runners for top job are light on detail

    Posted Dec 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com The two front runners for chief executive have been accused of being big on promises but small on detail when it comes to making campaign speeches. Former chief secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen added grist to the mill yesterday whe ...

  4. Party chief rant lights debate

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Priscilla Jiao priscilla.jiao@scmp.com A rant about the cost of maintaining social stability, the problems of small-town leadership and relations between the media and government by the party chief of Shanwei, the east Guangdong city that oversees Lufeng ...

  5. More light shed over choice of top cadres

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang ed.zhang@scmp.com For the first time in the 62 years of the People's Republic, transparent rules have been set out for citizens to know how the two top officials in a city- the party secretary and the mayor- are selected. They also determine ...

  6. Beijing and Shanghai get Taiwan green light

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwan says it will allow 500 individual mainland tourists from Beijing and Shanghai to visit the island every day, starting next month, in a further sign of warming cross-strait ties. The new measure, expected to be ...

  7. ... and the girls light up

    Posted Mar 04th 2011, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Edited by Kobi Chan Dolce & Gabbana Girls' Night Out Party Where: Alexandra House When: February 11 What: Party lovers came out for the fashion label's handbags collection launch party. Guests were entertained with tarot card readings. Who: ...

  8. 'City of light' night faces blackout

    Posted Oct 30th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou Angry Guangzhou residents are resisting a government campaign to light up the city before and during the Asian Games and are planning a blackout instead. More than 2,000 internet users have vowed to support a campaign posted on Sina.com's microblog service on Thursday night calling on people to switch off their lights or burn candles at home ...

  9. Authors celebrate launch of Asian literary agency until lights go out

    Posted Mar 19th 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... the opportunity for free drinks is a rare event for solitary authors, the packed party went late into the night. 'We got thrown out. They closed the bar and started shutting the lights ...

  10. No light at the end of the tunnel on tolls

    Posted Feb 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A toll increase for trucks has been suggested as a possible solution to the serious congestion that plagues the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. The idea is that this would encourage many such vehicles to use the two other under-used but more expensive crossings. It ...




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