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  1. The clean, mean red machine rolls on to dominance in Beijing

    Posted Aug 30th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the Chinese have won in 10 other sports, too. And keeping to chairman Mao's maxim that 'women hold up half the sky', 18 gold medals have been won by the women, with another gold coming ...

  2. Release the man who first raised the alarm about Tai Lake's pollution

    Posted Jun 04th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... reported that after the usual cleaning aids such as activated carbon failed to remove the odour, the city adopted what Mayor Mao Xiaoping called 'a bold move' by pouring huge amounts ...

  3. New Taiwan cabinet faces difficult times

    Posted May 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Shih Mao-lin Health Minister Hou Sheng-mou Education Minister Tu Cheng-sheng Information Office Minister Shieh Jhy-wey Central Bank governor Perng Fai-nan ...

  4. Made in China

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to pique this curiosity. 'I took a classic British penny loafer and turned it into a Mao loafer. It's different and you know it'll attract interest,' she says. However, despite ...

  5. Scores of exotic animals die at cash-strapped zoo

    Posted Jun 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Wuhan zoo has since promised to take back the animals after negotiations brokered by authorities, but Mao Xiangbin, a deputy director of the Xiantao Public Security Bureau, claims the zoo ...

  6. Championing Hong Kong English with local heroes

    Posted Mar 18th 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... politics impinged on Chinese literature. He arrived at Fudan University to take up a British Council-sponsored postgraduate scholarship in Chinese literature about 10 days before Chairman Mao died in 1976. 'We were supposed to do literature but when we first went we were only allowed to study the poems of Mao and the works of Lu Xun. But I'd already read everything by Lu Xun,' ...

  7. World power, world-class responsibilities

    Posted Jun 01st 2005, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... Tom Plate China is no longer a Mao closet-country that is closed to the world. More and more, it is becoming China Inc, with interests that branch across the world. For that reason, and before long it will need to modify its position on two outstanding issues. The first concerns the yuan, which Beijing guards as zealously as a father would a teenage daughter. The United States ...

  8. Guangzhou markets

    Posted May 29th 2005, 12:00am by Valery Garrett

    ... is a covered arcade easily recognised by the red lanterns above the entrance. Join the dealers who come to hunt through the dusty stalls for Mao memorabilia, ceramics, stone carvings and old books. ...

  9. The Planner

    Posted Aug 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kek-han conducts violinist Andrew Wong and the orchestra in performing He Luting's Night Party, Liu Tieshan and Mao Yuan's Dance of the Yao People, Saint-Saen's Violin Concerto ...

  10. Thriving nightlife takes root in quiet zone

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Dining Place, tel: [010] 6617 2696) serves up spicy Hunan cuisine in stylish surroundings. History books and Mao memorabilia are piled high in glass-enclosed bookcases. Unable to get a table, we ...




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