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  1. People's knowledge of sales tax 'misjudged'

    Posted Sep 05th 2006, 12:00am by Linda Choy

    ... and inefficient, and increase compliance cost. The proposed tax ran into heavy opposition with the launch of the nine-month consultation. Among the most vocal critics have been members of the Liberal Party, Mr Tang's old party before he joined the cabinet. Liberal Party lawmaker Vincent Fang Kang also chairs the Coalition Against Sales Tax. Mr Tang said the government would outline its ...

  2. Yoga boosting peoples' spirits- and operators' coffers

    Posted Aug 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Huge studios are springing up in Hong Kong, crushing small ones in the process, as entrepreneurs exploit the trend, writes Angie Wong THE INDIAN PARLIAMENT has recommended yoga for the Indian Army, mothers are taking small children to yoga classes to give them an early start, and burnt-out executives are leaving their yuppie jobs for a year of enlightenment- training under yoga ...

  3. In the army now

    Posted Jul 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Students march at the People's Liberation Army's San Wai barracks in Fanling yesterday, in a ceremony at the start of an 11-day summer camp at the garrison. A total of 150 students from 84 secondary schools will undergo a gruelling training schedule including military drills, discipline, the use of weapons and defence theory. It is the second such camp held ...

  4. The 'conscience of Chinese lawyers' will fight to the end

    Posted Dec 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... member, joining the People's Liberation Army and taking part in the liberation of the city. Mr Zhang helped in the handover of Beijing courts from the nationalist system, working as a judge ... independence is impossible. 'We all know about the idea of judicial independence. And it is a commonly acknowledged theory that the party cannot interfere in the army, because soldiers should ...

  5. For people or the PLA?

    Posted Jun 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should the People's Liberation Army move out of Tamar to allow redevelopment which maximises public access to the waterfront? Or should it be allowed to build a naval berth and pier there, as envisaged before the handover? Write to us. ...

  6. Summer warriors get a liberal dose of bullets and barracks

    Posted Jul 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kathryn Hu The 150 youngsters who took part in the People's Liberation Army summer camp in Fanling had a few nice surprises in the highly disciplined environment. They were given a say on whether to go for a crew cut- and there was even a touch of democracy in their culinary arrangements. The life of the Form Three and Four boys at the 12-day camp- held for the second ...

  7. Blood, sweat & fears

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a thoughtful man from a Henan farming family, was part of the People's Liberation Army (PLA). He joined the PLA's Second Artillery Unit in 1978 to escape grinding poverty, and spent many of his years there as an army writer. Growing up in Henan during the famine that followed the Great Leap Forward, Yan experienced extreme hardships and is disgusted that Chinese fiction writers ...

  8. Teens fight for 11 days of army life

    Posted Jul 16th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Vivienne Chow

    ... Lieutenant-Colonel Cheng Dongfang, a spokesman of the People's Liberation Army's Hong Kong garrison. 'We hope to improve the technical training at the camp.' Courses on modern Chinese ... is also core to young people's development,' she said. ...

  9. Charm offensive

    Posted Apr 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... People line up outside the People's Liberation Army headquarters in Central to get tickets to visit one of the three PLA bases in the city on Labour Day, next Monday. With a maximum of three tickets each, some queued up more than once to guarantee admittance for family and friends. A few early birds even camped out on Saturday night to be first in line. Since the handover, ...

  10. KMT fears summit's impact on Taiwan

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... by Peoples'; Liberation Army forces. Chang Hsien-yao, policy director of the opposition People First Party, said his party was worried about the possibility of the US joining forces with the mainland ...




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