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  1. In Brief

    Posted Sep 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Arroyo's husband in HK Jose Miguel 'Mike' Arroyo, husband of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, left his country for Hong Kong on a private trip on Monday. Media reports said he boarded a Cathay Pacific flight that left Manila at 5.55pm. It was his first trip outside the country since heart surgery in April. ...

  2. How Chinese police in East Timor won respect from locals and colleagues

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... countries, and within a year he was acting commissioner. In the last two months of his unusually long 22-month posting, he was effectively the commissioner in charge of the entire peacekeeping police ... Security's foreign affairs department changed all those plans. A mentor told him about China's decision to send its first police officers on peacekeeping missions - the country had been sending ...

  3. Jet fighter makes forced landing after engine fails

    Posted Mar 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... into problems and the aircraft was instead fitted with a Russian AL-31F turbofan engine. Last year, mainland media reported that the country had finally developed an indigenous turbojet engine called ... Staff Reporter Engine failure forced a J-10 multi-role jet fighter - China's most advanced military plane - to make a forced landing during a training exercise two weeks ago, state ...

  4. liberal studies

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... focus: 1. who's, 2. whose, 3. whose, 4. who's Think About 1 Should looted artefacts always be returned to their country of origin, even if they were preserved for years by a museum or collector in another country? 2 Should Christie's ever have allowed this auction to go through despite the controversy surrounding it? 3 Should there be international laws to govern the trade ...

  5. Beijing takes bigger role in conflict zones

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of dependency in the countries affected, and China believed that only revolution could bring change. However, economic reforms and growing involvement in international affairs brought a dramatic change ... developed countries were looking at China coldly, while the developing countries were perplexed,' Mr Wu said. 'It was incongruent with China's position in the UN.' China finally ...

  6. Gurkha fighters take on Nepal's Maoist rulers

    Posted Feb 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... deployed in countries including Iraq and Afghanistan, the Indian army, significantly, has 40,000 in its ranks along with 20,000 in the para-military forces. Salaries and pensions remitted ... bilateral issues, particularly a grossly unequal treaty signed with India in 1950, besides transit disputes the small, landlocked country is getting increasingly impatient to resolve in its ...

  7. Fifty years on, time for a rethink of Tibet policy

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are not to be blamed on Han Chinese, but at the door of the party, particularly its excesses in days gone by when political campaigns inflicted insufferable pain to everyone across the country, not just ... Chinese by now had Beijing's policy towards the region since the 1950s been guided by something similar to the 'one country, two systems' model now applied to Hong Kong. Looking ...

  8. 'HK ready for protests'

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... security at the equestrian events and throughout the city. Information on securing Hong Kong would also be sought from other countries. ...

  9. PLA sentry stabbed in attack, a week after soldier on garrison guard duty shot dead

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was minor. One of the victim's fellow sentries failed to capture the attacker, who was still at large yesterday, the report said. There appeared to be no connection between the attack ... in the 17th Regiment of the 149th Division. Violent attacks targeting military personnel like this have been rare, but military institutions all over the country - especially in Chongqing and Chengdu ...

  10. Altruism?

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The sell-off of Iraqi businesses to the highest bidder under the auspices of 'rebuilding Iraq' only further removes the country from its countrymen. The US's refusal to get out of Iraq and let the UN continue counters any argument that what it wants is best for Iraqis: if you were truly doing it out of altruism - leave the country. The comment 'resolutely opposed ...




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