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  1. Arrests to ratchet up tension in ore talks

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Carol Chan, Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng and Carol Chan It may be hard to prove a direct link between the detention of Rio Tinto's head of iron ore sales on the mainland and protracted price negotiations with Chinese ... a negative impact on Rio's corporate image if its employees are found guilty. Paul Bartholomew, an Australian based in Shanghai and working as an editor for Britain-based Steel Business ...

  2. Ahead Of The Class

    Posted Jul 20th 2003, 12:00am by Paul McGuire

    ... Ahead Of The Class by Marie Stubbs John Murray $238 When Marie Stubbs dragged herself out of retirement in March 2000 to answer the call to head St George's Roman Catholic School in Maida Vale, London, many people thought she had lost her mind. She w ...

  3. My Father's Country

    Posted Oct 25th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... My Father's Country by Wibke Bruhns Vintage, HK$136 Wibke Bruhns was six when her father, Major Hans Georg Klamroth, was sentenced to death for conspiring to kill Hitler on July 20, 1944. When she saw documentary images of him in court she realised s ...

  4. Beijing threatens to boycott book fair if outspoken writer attends

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan Beijing has vowed to boycott the Frankfurt Book Fair next month if activist Dai Qing attends a symposium this weekend in Germany. Dai, 68, a former journalist for the state-owned Guangming Daily who fiercely opposed the Three Gorges Dam project as well as being an activist for freedom of the press, said the General Administration of Press and Publication (Gapp) had ...

  5. A Fair Cop

    Posted Jul 19th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan A Fair Cop by Michael Bunting Friday Books HK$112 Policeman Michael Bunting's 'worst nightmare' was living among convicted criminals. It came true when he was convicted of assault - his claim was self-defence - and sent to a prison in Leeds, where he would be treated in the same way as the hundreds of men he had arrested. Worse, his case had been ...

  6. Hopeful sign on pollution amid smelter clash

    Posted Aug 18th 2009, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan and Lilian Zhang Another factory pollution row has triggered a confrontation between villagers and police on the mainland. Up to a thousand residents of Fengxiang, in the northwestern province of Shaanxi, clashed with police yesterday outside a lead smelter they believe has poisoned more than 600 children. While they were tearing down fences and blocking roads outside ...

  7. Chen to learn fate on September 11, court says

    Posted Jul 25th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The fate of former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian will be decided on September 11, Taipei District Court announced yesterday. The court said it would spend two more weeks hearing evidence in the corruption case centred on Chen. The case involves more than 15 people, including his wife Wu Shu-chen, son Chen Chih-chung, daughter-in-law Huang Jui-ching ...

  8. A different perspective

    Posted Jul 12th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan J Lee Rofkind may design hotel and restaurant interiors for a living but when it comes to her own home, there's little evidence of the minimalist or themed look so prevalent in commercial and leisure projects. Her 1,500 sqft, three-bedroom Mid-Levels flat, renovated five years ago, is full of home comforts and exudes a relaxed ambience and personal style ...

  9. Freed woman won't appeal over verdict, and thanks party and supporters

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan Deng Yujiao, the waitress freed after killing an official from a Hubei town who had forced himself on her, said she would not appeal against the verdict. A Xinhua report described Ms Deng, 21, as relieved and grateful after hearing the Badong County People's Court decision that although she was guilty of intentionally causing bodily harm, she could go free ...

  10. Cab Chat

    Posted Jun 01st 2009, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Kobi Chan Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah rolled out a HK$16.8 billion relief package, including increasing salaries tax concessions and raising the government's loan guarantee for needy companies, in an attempt to help the public and enterprises ride out the economic downturn. I welcome the relief package in general. The government has done something better than ...




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