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  1. Drills seen as a flexing of muscles

    Posted Aug 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Last month was probably one of the busiest months of the year for the People's Liberation Army, given that it conducted the largest, most frequent and most intense drills ... Mission' were the most significant military drills held by the PLA. In 2008, the army largely focused on disaster relief operations after the massive earthquake in Sichuan province and on security ...

  2. Civil society rapidly rising as 'the people' wield greater clout

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li When Mao Zedong took power nearly six decades ago, he promised to let 'the people' be the masters of China. But few of the people, namely the peasants, workers and soldiers, could speak their mind- and if they dared, they were dealt a blow from the iron fist of Mao's suppressive regime. But while the definition of 'the people' is blurring ...

  3. Major challenges ahead as China seeks to assert power in region

    Posted Sep 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode News that Sino-US military exchanges are poised to resume may appear like a triumph of common sense, but if suspicions between the People's Liberation Army and the Pentagon are to be reduced long-term, the challenges ahead should not be underestimated. The freeze has highlighted the difficulties brought about by a shift in the strategic assumptions that have ...

  4. Hu orders army to pitch in and help local governments in stricken areas

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The People's Liberation Army should be ready to help disaster relief in drought-hit western provinces, President Hu Jintao, in his capacity as the chairman of the Central ... was quoted as saying during an inspection of a village in Pengyang county, Ningxia, earlier this week. 'Local garrisons should understand and sympathise with our people's difficulties ...

  5. Hongkongers open their hearts and wallets to victims

    Posted May 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood collected donations in various districts and will continue today. Tam Kwok-kiu, vice-chairman of the Association for Democracy and People's ... for the victims. Charities such as Unicef, the Salvation Army and World Vision Hong Kong directed their energies to various fund-raising events, aiming to capitalise on the fact most people were off work ...

  6. The people's champion

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Mukul Munish

    ... Mukul Munish Love him or loathe him, shareholder activist David Webb is determined to clean up the sometimes shadowy world of corporate Hong Kong. His most recent victory over a listed company has made Hong Kong's companies sit up and take minority s ...

  7. People's justice

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... a government legal official and a people's mediator, the judge will usually hear the views of not only the parties and witnesses but also community members who know the background ... before its 1949 civil war victory, is even making inroads into adjudication. Although China's lowest-level courts have long used a system whereby two 'people';s assessors' ...

  8. People's Daily gives patriotic youth Web outlet for leadership worship

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... launched an official fan site dedicated to the president and premier. As of yesterday, the website- designed and maintained by the Communist Party's mouthpiece, the People's Daily- had ... and Chinese premier, People's Daily Online has set up a forum to provide a platform for those fans to freely express their genuine feelings for the party general secretary and the Chinese ...

  9. People's republic of desire

    Posted Dec 10th 2003, 12:00am by Annie Wang

    ... Annie Wang The recent allegations against Michael Jackson are yet to be resolved, but one thing is clear: plastic surgery is a spooky business. Consider the case of Niuniu's cousin, Lingling, who felt that she wasn't attractive. The real problem ...

  10. Tsunami tragedy has opened people's eyes

    Posted Jan 17th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Hong Kong aid worker's story touches teens, writes Lilian Goh The Asian tsunami has made local students more aware of poverty and hunger in Third World countries, according to World Vision Hong Kong's chief executive officer Kevin Chiu Wun-ming. ...




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