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  1. A year of triumphs and disasters

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... efforts off the ground. 'No government department would dare to take action before the premier's emergency trip,' said a source familiar with the disaster management system ... Wen was on a plane within two hours headed to the disaster zone, in what would become a sensational televised tour that saw him leading the response effort, marshalling rescue teams ...

  2. Jebb's charity has come a long way

    Posted Nov 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Part of the proceeds from Starstreet Gourmet & Wine Walk on November 13 will go to international charity Save the Children. The world's largest independent children's organisation was started in 1919 by Eglantyne Jebb, who was determined to ...

  3. BRICS will become a force to be reckoned with, say researchers

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... Ed Zhang and Ng Tze-wei in Beijing Government researchers say the BRICS countries- a grouping that represents the economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa- will grow into a force to strive for developing countries' interests and rig ...

  4. Tide of optimism across the Caribbean

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson Last year, British realtor David Redfern was marketing what he believed to be the cheapest property in the Caribbean: studio apartments in the Dominican Republic priced from just GBP24,000 (HK$300,866). The Apart-hotel, Sousa Plaza, quickly ...

  5. 'Spoiled child' strains relations

    Posted Dec 12th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang A small river can make a world of difference, and the icy Yalu River that divides Liaoning province in China's northeast from North Korea also separates prosperity from poverty. The Chinese living on one side are citizens of a rising power ...

  6. Right-wing activists in Japan attack bus carrying Chinese tourists

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

    ... Mandy Zuo A group of Japanese right-wing activists attacked a bus carrying Chinese tourists in the southern Japanese city of Fukuoka on Wednesday afternoon, Japan's Asahi newspaper reported yesterday. The activists hit the coach and abused the touris ...

  7. Unfinished business

    Posted May 27th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... this accounting of the facts, there can be no real healing process, just an uneasy fading of a memory that is rekindled every now and then by various events to keep it alive. Anniversaries are a natural ...

  8. Rough ride for Taiwan in the Olympics race

    Posted Aug 17th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... controversial way, this year in Beijing. Even the election of Ma Ying-jeou as Taiwan's president this year did not ease concerns. 'We are the only IOC member deprived of those natural ... but the show still looked like a well-scripted piece of theatre that would please most communist propaganda masters. The usual warm reception by mainland spectators, who think it is natural to applaud ...

  9. Troubled waters

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... coast, your beach stroll would eventually lead to Cam Ranh Bay, near the rapidly expanding tourist resort of Nha Trang. The greatest natural harbour in East Asia, Cam Ranh was a cold-war jewel- ... but no actual islands, and Malaysia seven. Taiwan holds just one but it is the biggest. It keeps 100 soldiers on the 40 hectares of Itu Aba- the only island in the Spratlys that has a natural water ...

  10. Aftershocks still shaking Japan's property sector

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of firms had a business continuity plan in place before the disasters, that has since risen to 80 per cent, with an emphasis on securing communications, procedures for employees to return home, and emergency power generation. Arguably the biggest legacy of the March 11 disasters has been a loss of business confidence, a problem that has been compounded by Japan's gradual decline ...




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