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  1. Presidents hail their countries' success

    Posted Aug 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at Seongnam yesterday, Mr Hu expressed his gratitude to the country, saying: 'I would like to thank both South Korea and its government wholeheartedly for their enthusiastic support of the Beijing Olympics.' South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and Mr Hu congratulated each other on their countries' Olympic achievements during the Games. China won 51 gold medals, the most ...

  2. Exports drive country's growth

    Posted Jan 26th 2011, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... and Development and has supported economic growth for 16 consecutive years. The economic aftermath of flooding in Queensland is bound to have an effect on the country as a whole, but its natural resources ... and The Netherlands. ...

  3. Feeling the pinch of climate change

    Posted Aug 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... flour, have been sharply reduced by high temperatures and drought in Russia. A United States government report showed that world wheat supplies will be cut by 6.6 per cent this year due ... to deadly wildfires, which burned almost one third of the country's wheat crops. Russia, one of the world's largest wheat exporters, temporarily banned exports to protect domestic ...

  4. Grim reminder of the humbling power of nature

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... several countries following a 9.2 magnitude undersea quake taught us that. But such are the primeval forces unleashed that nothing can steel us against the sheer scale of human helplessness, ... the replays of live aerial footage of the horror in Japan on Friday afternoon will ever forget them. Our hearts and sympathies go out to the people in the northeast of the country who are just ...

  5. Warmer year for world

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

    ... The earth experienced a global heat wave this year, with record-high temperatures in 17 countries and the global average on track for a new record. Britain's Meteorological Office predicts the global average temperature will be 14.58 degrees Celsius, compared with the record 14.52 degrees set in 1998. Temperatures across most of Canada and Greenland were three degrees ...

  6. Letters

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

    ... but there are also disadvantages. Likewise, Hong Kong's system has both pluses and minuses. For example, we have political gridlock. The beauty of 'one country, two systems' is that we can ... of the country's next five-year plan. There are many examples elsewhere of jurisdictions enjoying a high degree of autonomy from a nation. Take the relationship that both the Cayman Islands and the Isle ...

  7. Obey the law, top Sichuan official tells HK journalists

    Posted Mar 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wang replied: 'A reporter should abide by the country's laws when they go to local areas to do interviews. Only under this prerequisite can reporting be meaningful.' He did ... Hong Kong reporters can do 'meaningful reporting' only if they abide by the laws, a senior Sichuan official said yesterday when asked about the harassment of Hong Kong ...

  8. Gore's is a cry the whole world should heed

    Posted Jul 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... standards. But it would be pointless to dismiss his aims as unrealistic; what he has presented is a much-needed grand vision for his country. In his speech, Mr Gore also referred to the US having ... of Sino-US relations, which have not been conducive to developing a greener economy for either country. China's economic miracle has been driven by unrelenting growth, for which its people have ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Nov 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong badly needs more trees I refer to the report ('Arts hub does not need a forest, say local architects', November 20). Comments made by certain local architects on design ... and major European countries. We believe that these measures represent a pragmatic way for people to exercise their choice of not receiving circular mail. In light of recent feedback, we have now ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ('Fair play on pay day', July 17) pointed out that Hong Kong has the 'highest income disparity of any developed country worldwide'. And a report revealed that some workers had been ... Games. A prosperous country like China should be able to embrace different cultures. Jason Chung Po-wai, Tsz Wan Shan Smoking convictions I was sympathetic to M. Kang's letter about ...




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