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  1. 11 dead, scores sick, in Xinjiang food poisoning

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... out after a preliminary investigation. 'Up to now, no evidence has shown that the poisoning has anything to do with politics or ethnic issues.' Liang said there were no Han Chinese ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com At least 11 people were killed and more than 100 others fell sick on Friday in a massive case of food poisoning in the outskirts of Hotan in the restive ...

  2. Singapore's poison-shrimp defence

    Posted Feb 06th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson What does a Southeast Asian country do when it is small but has a big air force? In Singapore's case, it disperses its planes and, indeed, some of its ground forces ... 'poison shrimp' defence strategy, which is intended to warn any larger country that trying to swallow the island state would be painful. Singapore carries a big stick, but chooses ...

  3. Chainsaw massacre

    Posted Apr 11th 2010, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... that infuriated villagers, an expatriate (well, it is assumed it was he because he'd already tried to have the tree in question removed) went so far as to put pellets of poison into the trunk ... view to a green one- and few of those who would rather look at the ocean want to do so through the spindly stumps of once-proud boughs. ...

  4. Jakarta effect

    Posted Jul 31st 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Cambodia's foreign minister, Hor Namhong, was accused of doing China's bidding in the hectic internal debates that surrounded the breakdown and was seen by many Asean insiders as part ... presidents - many expect to see Indonesia playing a key, if discreet, role in the months ahead. Natalegawa is determined not to let the events of recent weeks poison back-room talks on the so-called ...

  5. Doing his bit to widen talent pool

    Posted Apr 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to be, so there are new opportunities opening up. What are the keys to being an effective leader? I work in a people-orientated industry; much of what I do is based on relationships. Therefore, ... with universities that help to widen and strengthen the financial talent pool. What advice do you have for young people? In addition to a strong academic background, commitment and a passion for financial ...

  6. Leader with a can-do attitude

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... My role is to set the direction for mid- to long-term developments, which is always very challenging. To do that well, you have to be responsive and remember we are not merely selling products, but aiming to be a partner for our customers, providing solutions and meeting needs in a changing market. How difficult is it to maintain high ethical standards when doing business ...

  7. Tourism and heritage do not have to be in conflict

    Posted Oct 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but it needs to do more than just read a report and ponder. Private water pumps need to be regulated and policed, while the authorities need to think of a way to tap the tourist dollars to support the local community and fund alternative means of supplying water. Tourism and preservation of heritage do not have to be in conflict. With proper management, the spirit of Angkor Wat can be brought ...

  8. Little HK can do to slow inflows of hot money

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... what the Hong Kong economy is suffering from right now, and there's very little we can do about it. In recent months, an unprecedented influx of cash has flooded Hong Kong's financial ... by easy terms for home loans. That makes sense. Luxury flats are being snapped up largely by mainland buyers eager to get their money offshore. For the most part, they are cash buyers who do ...

  9. A first step to stopping a war, but much still to do

    Posted Aug 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... European Union intervention has, thankfully, pulled Georgia and Russia apart after days of dangerous conflict over the former's breakaway region of South Ossetia, although the peace is a fragile one. The risk of escalation into a fully fledged war th ...

  10. HK reporters detained again in Urumqi

    Posted Sep 07th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... unrest while at the same time sending about 1,500 officials to visit Uygurs in their homes to spread the government's message. Those who stabbed others with needles containing poisonous ... dispatched to Uygur neighbourhoods in Urumqi to 'explain government polices and solve ethnic disputes'. Another 600 senior officials would be deployed to do the same in Han Chinese ...




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