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  1. News - World - NEW YEAR

    New year could see many new faces in power

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... will be a crucial year for world affairs New hands to take reins of power Iran Iran's presidential election in June will come at a delicate time as the country faces down acute international pressure ... in office. In reality, the new president will have little power to change course. The fate of Iran's nuclear programme rests in the hands of the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    'I'll break your legs if you go into business': former president's career advice to children

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 01:02pm by DARREN WEE

    ... comes from Hongan county in Hubei province, is the youngest of the former president’s four children. She studied foreign languages at Wuhan University and apart from a two-year stint ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    ‘Make it short!’: reports of verbose official’s dressing down censored

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 02:15pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... a tacit understanding that news like this is among the must-delete category.” The New York Times China blog cited an anonymous Beijing-based web editor who said the reason the stories had been ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    War of words shifts to the Lunar New Year fair

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan and Phila Siu

    ... Thomas Chan and Phila Siu War of words shifts to the Lunar New Year fair Political parties have shifted their battlefield from the Legislative Council to the Lunar New Year fair ... a ceremony to mark the 21st anniversary of Youth Outreach in Sai Wan Ho yesterday. Meanwhile, the Customs and Excise Department said yesterday that it would put in more patrols at all Lunar New Year ...

  5. New year, new challenges at home and abroad

    Posted Feb 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei In recent years, mainland leaders have heralded the arrival of the new year with the word 'critical' to warn of the challenges ahead. It was no exception ... more intense over the next two years, before any compromises over the composition of the new leaders are made. If history is any guide, different factions of the party involved in the power ...

  6. Green taxis may get new fares by Lunar New Year, but not all happy

    Posted Dec 10th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Green taxis may be able to raise fares on short and mid-distance journeys before the Lunar New Year, after the transport chief pledged yesterday to process assessment ... for them later in the day. Meanwhile, the government lobbied all 60 lawmakers on the new fare model so it could begin on the date the relevant subsidiary legislation was gazetted for negative ...

  7. Politics and gold comfort at Lunar New Year fair

    Posted Jan 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee and Jennifer Cheng The race for chief executive has inspired many stallholders in search of the first pot of gold in the Year of the Dragon at the annual Lunar New Year fair, ... the Democratic Party, the League of Social Democrats and People Power will also have a presence at the fair, where they will be competing with traditional New Year food and flower stalls. Poking fun ...

  8. It's difficult to build trust after 30 years of conflict, say rebels

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Montlake

    ... to war-weary Aceh of a political settlement for one of Asia's longest-running conflicts. 'We must build trust, but this is difficult after 30 years of conflict. Both sides are hurting, ... of pre-dawn raids by vengeful soldiers. At a roadside cafe, several GAM guerillas swap stories over strong coffee and unfiltered clove cigarettes. Many have spent several years living in the green ...

  9. New year, same old grievances for determined campaigners

    Posted Feb 16th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... The Lunar New Year did not signal a break for a variety of activists. Groups gathered at government headquarters yesterday to express a wide range of grievances - from more handouts ... the budget to include a HK$10,000 subsidy for old buildings to set up owners' incorporations and install security gates and surveillance cameras. Meanwhile, government officials issued Lunar New ...

  10. Ex-civil servants to face new rules on jobs

    Posted Jul 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... reward' by a new employer for decisions made while in office. Applicants will have to provide information about past dealings with prospective employers, and the advisory committee which vets ... the government at a discount. Last year, a government-appointed review committee and a Legislative Council select committee recommended tighter restrictions on post-service jobs. Yesterday, the Civil ...




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