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  1. Patten tipped to be new chairman of BBC

    Posted Feb 20th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... such as expenses and the pay of senior employees, the minister believed. He was also experienced in dealing with highly charged political issues, the paper quoted a senior Culture Department source ...

  2. Father of China's modern navy dies

    Posted Jan 15th 2011, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... fleets, died in a hospital in Beijing, China Central Television said yesterday. A close ally of Deng Xiaoping, Liu (pictured) had played an important role in modern politics as he was entrusted ... as a political commissar in Hebei province, Liu left in the 1950s for the former Soviet Union for naval training. On returning, he was appointed to a number of senior government and navy posts. In 1992, ...

  3. Lawmakers in last-ditch bid to alter election reform bill

    Posted Feb 28th 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... respectively. The list includes abolition of corporate votes for the 28 existing functional constituencies and removal of a rule barring the chief executive from having political affiliations. She ... in functional constituencies Allow chief executive to have political affiliation ...

  4. Special suppliers blur boundaries between politics and business

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Business News says the label also comes at a high price, with an endorsement from the Great Hall costing a supplier up to 5 million yuan (HK$6.1 million) a year. Nonetheless, it can be a more ... A Beijing Youth Daily editorial said that if politics and commerce mixed, both would be damaged; they could only do their jobs if they operated apart. It also said that appropriating state symbols ...

  5. Another book keeps Jiang in the political limelight

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of mainland politics Johnny Lau Yui-siu said yesterday that the function was a reflection of Jiang's determination to have an influence on the personnel reshuffle of top leaders at the 18th party congress. 'It is conspicuous that Jiang wants to be in the limelight and show that he is still on the country's political stage, so as to secure a pole position for his son after the party ...

  6. Politically neutral group has friends in high places

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com The Internet Professional Association- a self-proclaimed politically neutral organisation- has friends and ties in influential places. In 2006, iProA, ... Tang Shuk-ming is a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference of Hunan. She also serves as a committee member of the Hunan and Gansu youth federations, bodies ...

  7. Yingluck's true political tests are still to come

    Posted Jul 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... premier-turned-fugitive Thaksin Shinawatra, looks set to lead a five-party coalition with 299 seats. Thus, a solid coalition government is in the making. But Yingluck's path in politics will not be smooth. ... with the army. We can work together.' Her softer stance has so far been well received by General Prayuth. After the election, the army chief released a statement endorsing the victory of the Puea ...

  8. Plea for HK political coalition

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com A coalition government, with representatives from major political parties occupying ministerial posts, could be the answer to Hong Kong's flawed political structure, two veteran politicians say. Allen Lee Peng-fei (pictured), who served on the Executive Council and legislature before the handover and is now a political commentator, said: ...

  9. Premier undaunted in call for political reform

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... issues on the mainland because it implied the end of one-party rule. Such a hard-line, conservative political response was further endorsed by National People's Congress chairman Wu Bangguo, ... Choi Chi-yuk and Minnie Chan Since last August, Premier Wen Jiabao has positioned himself as a champion of political reform on the mainland, and his campaign has since intensified. Wen, ...

  10. Regina Ip launches new political party

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters Hong Kong has a new major political party. Legislator Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee yesterday inaugurated the New People's Party, pledging to chart a new path ... Chan said a new political party in Hong Kong could encourage more people to take part in politics. Liberal Party defector and now a vice-chairman of the New People's Party, Michael Tien, ...




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