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  1. Beijing, Moscow plan regular meetings to expand ties

    Posted Nov 07th 2007, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The premiers of China and Russia drafted details for regular meetings between their heads of government during talks in Moscow yesterday. Russian Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov received Premier Wen Jiabao at the Russian White House to preside over the closing of the 2007 Year of China in Russia - an event aimed at promoting interest in Chinese culture and development ...

  2. Wen to strengthen air and energy links on Russia trip

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man in Moscow Premier Wen Jiabao will strengthen air links as well as oil, gas and nuclear energy ties with Russia during a visit next month. Mr Wen's visit is scheduled for the first week of November, a representative from the Chinese embassy in Moscow said yesterday. The premier will lead a high-level delegation. On November 5 or 6, Mr Wen will meet his counterpart ...

  3. Courting disaster

    Posted Jun 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... that Thaksin was the country's richest man, used to getting his way, made him difficult to resist. But the past few months have shown that the military rulers are out of their depth. Thailand has ... and stands up better to scrutiny than the 2001 verdict of the predecessor Constitutional Court, when Thaksin was acquitted of deliberately concealing his assets. He had claimed he made ...

  4. Arrogance in the face of disaster

    Posted Jan 24th 2007, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty American President George W. Bush, who dreamed of spreading democracy, has yet to face the fact that his actions have weakened democracy, made everyone more vulnerable ... House, in the form of the Iraq Study Group. This is more than just one man's stubborn belief in himself. It also endangers the place of the US in the world, and raises questions about ...

  5. Tai Po's man-made beach won't hit mangroves, study says

    Posted Dec 16th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... But Peter Li Siu-man, campaign manager for the Conservancy Association, rejected the study. He said: 'If they do meet their target of attracting 2,000 to 4,000 people, the impact ...

  6. Protest mourns 'man who made HKIEd'

    Posted Jan 26th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch, Nora Tong

    ... Liz Gooch and Nora Tong Some broke down and wept, others chanted angry slogans after they heard the man who has led them for five years at the helm of the Hong Kong Institute of Education ... Paul Morris' fate, to show their support. They left sad and angry for the man who has fought to gain university status for the education institute and against a government plan to merge ...

  7. Man seriously hurt in crash with minibus

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A cyclist was fighting for his life in hospital last night after a collision with a minibus in Sheung Shui. The accident happened when the minibus made a right turn into San Fung Avenue from Fu Hing Street at about 7.25am. The cyclist, 46, was taken to North District Hospital and transferred to Prince of Wales Hospital with life-threatening head injuries. He ...

  8. Driver jailed 8 months for killing man, baby

    Posted Feb 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... reversing his truck in Sheung Wan was sentenced to eight months in prison yesterday. Fong Chai-man, 26, has also been disqualified from driving for two years and was fined HK$6,000 for driving ... Josiah Lam Wai-kuen agreed the case was not as serious as others but the truck had carried out a dangerous manoeuvre, which was made even more unsafe because of its inadequate warning aids. ...

  9. Xi Jinping: Man for all factions is tip for top

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove Xi Jinping, a so-called princeling whose father was a Communist revolutionary, is now the man who would be king. Mr Xi is trusted by president and Communist Party general ... cameras. A physically imposing man, people who have met Mr Xi describe him as courteous and comfortable with his authority. A family friend told The Times newspaper: 'He is a very neutral ...

  10. Modest Wong 'just doing his job', but doing it well enough to prevent a disaster

    Posted Mar 28th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... and there is no telling how many lives were saved and injuries prevented simply because he was dedicated to doing a simple job to the best of his ability. The young man, who has been with the club for five years ... executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges introduced Wong to the media on the night, saying his high level of diligence had been the difference between a happy ending and a potential disaster. While ...




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