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  1. 83m disabled benefit from new awareness

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson in Beijing Rapid industrialisation and longer life spans have contributed to the rise in the number of disabled people on the mainland, officials said yesterday. Sun Xiande, deputy general director of the China Disabled Persons' Federation, said the rise of the mainland's population to 1.3 billion was also behind the increase to 83 million disabled. ...

  2. Traffic jams

    Posted Oct 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai See can never resist a good yarn, but I am afraid the tale ('A load off chief's mind', October 15) about the Trade Development Council's (TDC) chairman Peter Woo Kwong-ching is pure fiction. Mr Woo has never raised the subject of Wan Chai traffic jams with the police commissioner. He has asked the TDC's executive to take heed of neighbours' concerns ...

  3. Terror fear shuts door on refugees

    Posted Sep 28th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... some of the world's most vulnerable people into an uncertain future. peter.kammerer@scmp.com ...

  4. A less liberal America

    Posted Sep 07th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... is over-riding the State Department in directing American foreign policy and while that continues, anything can happen. Peter.kammerer@scmp.com ...

  5. Interpol officers are called in to investigate

    Posted Sep 18th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Hong Kong police and Interpol officers are investigating the case of German fashion model Arnika Kirsch, with new research showing that the city has emerged as a key transit point in the global sex trade. Ms Kirsch, 22, from Munich, says she was duped, de ...

  6. 12 suicides in eight days spark death-pact warning

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Counsellors fear a trend may be growing as students nervously await exam results Counsellors yesterday warned of a growing phenomenon of 'death pacts' in Hong Kong following 12 suicides in eight days - eight of which involved pairs who had signe ...

  7. Bush under pressure to offer Africa more than just promises

    Posted Jul 06th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Africans are expecting a lot from George W. Bush during his first presidential visit to the continent this week. They are sceptical about promises of tens of billions of dollars in aid and want the United States to do more than make pledges in exchange fo ...

  8. Peter Lee builds on charitable foundations

    Posted Mar 10th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito in Beijing and Chloe Lai in Shanghai Henderson Land scion finds guidance in religious beliefs Being the eldest son of one of Hong Kong's richest men is not the toughest job in the world. But for Peter Lee Ka-kit, son of Henderson Land Development's Lee Shau-kee, it is not all about fast cars, private jets and luxury yachts. Having a father with a fortune estimated ...

  9. DAB's uphill battle to woo middle class

    Posted Jun 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Despite the lingering uncertainty about the future of party politics in Hong Kong, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong has been unambiguous about its goal of becoming the city's ruling party. Flying the ba ...

  10. Plan to woo mainland migrants

    Posted Nov 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The pan-democrats' postmortem examination of their poor district council elections showing continued yesterday as they considered how to win support from new migrants from the mainland. A study by the University of Hong Kong geography dep ...




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