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  1. Letters

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

    ... in Shanghai. The central government has made it clear it intends to develop the city as an international financial centre, so we have to look at the bigger picture. Many more foreign companies ...

  2. Xinhua challenges CCTV with launch of worldwide TV network

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... News Network Corporation (CNC) is part of the central government's push to have a 'Chinese voice' on the world stage. Whether anybody will be listening is another matter, ... of largesse for state media, in the past 12 months the media environment has deteriorated amid heightened censorship. CNC's immediate rival is unlikely to be CNN or BBC but China Central ...

  3. 'Living Buddha' jailed on firearms charge

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

    ... Kristine Kwok in Beijing A Tibetan 'living Buddha' has been sentenced to eight and half years in jail on charges of possessing firearms and illegally occupying public property, ... occupying a piece of land that he used to build a home for the elderly. Jiang said the lama paid 70,000 yuan (HK$79,000) in 2005 for the use of the land. Jiang and Li said they had not been allowed ...

  4. Ad hoc ID checks an option for rail link

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... availability of joint immigration [checks] will be one area of concern,' he said. But Cheng said the central and Hong Kong governments still had ample time to study that, and the most pressing ...

  5. Activist's jailing may boost march turnout

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

    ... to the streets. 'We should also take this opportunity to remind the central authorities that Hong Kong people do not accept this [treatment of Liu]. Liu's cause is also our cause, we stand up ... Road, Central, at 3pm and travel along Des Voeux Road, finishing at the central government liaison office in Western. ...

  6. Hopes high for a wealthier, greener and fairer world- Science & Technology

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

    ... also be a big one for space exploration and energy production, according to schedules released by the central government. ...

  7. Hopes high for a wealthier, greener and fairer world- Environment

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao This year will be critical if the central government is to deliver on commitments on energy intensity and pollution control, says renowned mainland environmentalist Ma Jun, ... measures to deliver on its first carbon emissions target, pledged last month, will become a critical test for the central government. The pledge was made amid mounting international pressure ...

  8. Hopes high for a wealthier, greener and fairer world- Economy

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Hong Kong weathered the financial chaos of the past year relatively well. Just this past week, the chief executive reported to central government leaders that Hong Kong's economy was reviving, although he warned a downturn could hit in the middle of this year. 'Fortunately the impact on Hong Kong in 2009 was limited, thanks to a strong Chinese economy as our ...

  9. John Tsang heading to Beijing

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah will leave for Beijing on Sunday to meet central government officials responsible for financial and monetary matters. He will be accompanied to the capital by the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Professor Chan Ka-keung, and the chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Norman Chan Tak-Lam. ...

  10. The Planner

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

    ... 1/F Lobby, Central Plaza, 18 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai; and daily, 9am-9pm, OC Gallery, G/F Olympian City 1, 11 Hoi Fai Rd, West Kowloon. Inquiries: 2132 8601. Ends Jan 3 Over the Market... Market ... Wan Restaurant, 28 Gage St, Central. Inquiries: 9183 4799. Ends Jan 12 Qi Xiao Fu 50th Anniversary Exhibition Photographs, film footage and interview materials about Yu Zhang-yuan's Hong ...




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