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  1. Bones of contention

    Posted Dec 14th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Goff

    ... concerns over jobs and tourist dollars, reports Peter Goff. Lavender-laced, with craggy cliff-faces and winding paths, Tianyuan mountain provides a vivid backdrop for the village below. Locals view ... opportunities on the mountain to develop a small forestry, but she too had an uneasy feeling. Before making a decision on leasing the mountain from the local government, she called in a feng shui expert ...

  2. Travel agent saw potential in tea leaves

    Posted Feb 06th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... inquiring type of traveller. It has 3,500 years of heritage and hitherto hidden attractions such as skiing and mountaineering. Specialist tour operators, such as Country Holidays, have been catering ... describes Esfahan as a 'must-see... you have not been to Iran if you've not seen this place with the beautiful city and the contrasts in landscape between desert and mountains'. Mr ...

  3. It's just a smear campaign, say mainland experts

    Posted Aug 18th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... in doing this and that the Pentagon was making a mountain out of a molehill. 'Embassies around the world have spared no effort to collect intelligence for their countries. This is part ...

  4. Gift of the gabber

    Posted Jun 19th 2005, 12:00am by Stella Dong

    ... China's diaspora 'I HATE TO WRITE, but I'm a good gabber,' says Betty Lee Sung, the author of seven books, including Mountain of Gold, the first history of Chinese in the US ... the girls' school there for five years and would spend my free time wandering about and following my relatives around when they went up to the mountains to cut grass for fuel or to harvest potatoes. ...

  5. Mistakes compounded disaster, academics say

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... in at least 50 years. Bridges collapsed, roads were washed away, houses were damaged by water a storey high and mountain villages levelled by mudslides. Typhoon Morakot has caused damage ... down trees, building resorts in the mountains and extracting gravel from river beds. He said there was a dire need for an effective anti-disaster mechanism. This should include smooth ...

  6. Beijing slaps 72pc cut on rare earth exports

    Posted Jul 10th 2010, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... the Mountain Pass rare earth mine that was mothballed in 2002. But observers say there is still a long way to go to escape China's grip on the sector. ...

  7. United front is best path of persuasion on Iran

    Posted Jun 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... enrichment, Iran has ramped it up and been caught hiding a second major nuclear facility inside a mountain. It has refused to discuss its activities with UN watchdog, the International Atomic Energy ...

  8. China funds use HK as global springboard

    Posted May 17th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... under management grew to more than US$2 billion, although Bang said it still had mountains to climb, in terms of competing with US and European fund houses, and making sure its funds ...

  9. Vietnam shares port prize to contain China

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of China,' said one Asian naval attache with close ties to the US security alliance. With a narrow entrance, deep harbour and protected by mountains, Cam Ranh has long been considered the finest ...

  10. War of words in the Himalayas

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Pradesh are only part of a more vociferous and vigorous assertion by China of its claims over disputed territory in the mountainous wastelands of the roof of the world. Earlier this year, China ... month planned to deploy 300 light tanks able to cope with the mountain terrain. Even so, Indian military experts concede China's superiority, but hope to be able to deter a limited Chinese ...




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