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  1. Regulatory system is inadequate, Paulson says

    Posted Apr 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and the US [cannot operate the way they have] been. We need new ways to operate. We have some fundamental global problems,' Paulson said yesterday at the University of Hong Kong. 'If we get ...

  2. At cross-purposes

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... value systems. Thus, the reasoning goes, since China has embraced the market economy that originated in the West- a notion that is itself problematic- political democratisation must follow. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    US beefs up its system to make visa process easier

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by AMY NIP AND JOLIE HO

    ... Amy Nip and Jolie Ho US beefs up its system to make visa process easier Applying for a visa to visit the United States is about to get easier from Hong Kong and Macau- but don't expect it to get any faster. Announcing a new website and free phone service yesterday, US consular chief for the two cities, George Hogeman, said the visa application procedure would still take ...

  4. Donations sought for ill student

    Posted Apr 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on Monday. Her real battle, however, is still ahead. Her doctors in the US are searching for a suitable bone marrow donor. The operation will cost US$500,000 to US$1 million. Lo's professors and classmates in Hong Kong are helping to raise money for her. Her father, Lo Kai-on, said his daughter was better off having the operation in the US. Professor Matthew Yuen Ming-fai, of HKUST's ...

  5. News - World - SECURITY

    Obama orders target list for cyberattacks

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... that "Offensive Cyber Effects Operations [OCEO] … can offer unique and unconventional capabilities to advance US national objectives around the world with little or no warning to the adversary or target and with potential effects ranging from subtle to severely damaging". It also contemplates the possible use of cyberattacks inside the US, but says domestic operations cannot be conducted without ...

  6. News - World - US DEFENCE

    Nuclear arms stockpile requires overhaul, US officials say

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 11:40am by Reuters in Washington

    ... that the investment... is necessary,” Creedon told lawmakers examining a programme to reduce the number of warhead types for US nuclear bombs and to put guidance systems on the weapons. “There ... the Pentagon plans to upgrade much of its so-called triad of delivery systems, including a new class of ballistic missile submarines and a new type of long-range bomber. The non-partisan Stimson Centre ...

  7. Washington wants to strengthen co-operative ties with Beijing

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... show that, while America views China's rise with concern, its response is based on attempts to strengthen co-operative ties with Beijing. While American ties to China's neighbours ...

  8. News - World

    CIA paying millions to AT&T for phone records, says report

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 11:44am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... on Thursday, citing government officials. The arrangement is voluntary and there is no court order requiring the company to co-operate with the CIA, officials told the Times. The programme differs from ... required to co-operate with the NSA’s “data mining”. Industry advocates have expressed concerns that NSA spying revelations could turn consumers in the US and abroad against the American technology ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Key US official faces grilling over Obamacare website fiasco

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 05:35pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... decisions that may have stalled the system. Lawmakers on both sides of the partisan aisle are growing increasingly impatient with website problems they say are frustrating the public and adding ... Sebelius, is due to testify before another panel in the Republican-controlled chamber. Committee aides hope that Tavenner can describe system problems at the more complicated back-end of the federal ...

  10. Prying open closed minds

    Posted Apr 11th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... away. Only six years ago, conservative politicians in the United States were up in arms about Hutchison's acquisition of a contract to operate container terminals at the Panama Canal. Trent ... company taking over operations at port terminals in six US cities underlined the latent xenophobia of many American legislators. The sentiment of congressmen towards foreign companies- especially ...




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