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  1. Legislators endorse HK$2b for quake rebuilding but demand monitoring

    Posted Jul 19th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Lawmakers yesterday approved a request for HK$2 billion to kick-start a government fund to help with the cost of reconstruction in parts of Sichuan devastated by May's earthquake. The money will cover projects such as the rebuilding of ...

  2. Chen to cut short stopovers in US

    Posted Aug 27th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... on Wednesday after his plane was diverted because of the typhoon. 'We are resolutely opposed to Taiwanese leaders engaging in political activities under any pretext in countries with diplomatic ...

  3. Wen heaps praise on Macau's new leader

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... endorsing him for the top job. Arriving in Beijing for a three-day visit to receive his appointment, Dr Chui said he would shortly begin selecting officials for the new administration, without ...

  4. Popularity of Palin Halloween costumes points to McCain defeat in battleground state

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the state last weekend, with Senator Obama attracting a crowd of 40,000- the biggest political rally in New Mexico's history. Senator McCain drew just 1,500 a few hours later. While the state ...

  5. US petition seeks to hit back in yuan row

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... elections are a time when candidates need political scapegoats for economic problems, particularly in states with undecided swinging voters hit hard by the country's long-running recession. Analysts said election politics had traditionally forced presidential candidates to adopt protectionist positions that were often later abandoned. ...

  6. A patriot determined to fight for political reform until he dies

    Posted Jan 15th 2011, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu Du Daozheng was just 14 when he joined the Communist Party as an underground member. Now 87, he is the publisher of a political magazine that is seen as a thorn in the side ... to introduce political reforms and democratisation. Du was not always a liberal. He admits he used to be a blind follower of government policies that ended in catastrophe. That led to his conviction ...

  7. Just doing my duty

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Reflecting on her experience of elective politics, she said the process of talking and listening to the masses during her campaign had made an impact on her thoughts about society. Whereas in Legco, ... fixed, she said ministers became short-sighted. 'Everything is done for the sake of political expediency, winning applause. Issues that are difficult to resolve have been swept under ...


    Posted May 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Premier Yu Shyi-kun, 56, received a bachelor's degree in political science from Tunghai University. Dubbed a presidential 'yes man', the easy-going Mr Yu stepped down ... on politics by running for a legislative post. The Hakka native served as a legislator from 1990 to 2000 and as minister of transport from 2000 to 2002 after Mr Chen won the presidential election ...

  9. Panel split on how to keep hero's spirit alive

    Posted May 01st 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... the committee should endorse a volunteer association to be set up by the Agency for Volunteer Services. Under this proposal awards would be given to outstanding members. But some members felt a stress ...

  10. Busy session ends on happy note

    Posted Mar 14th 2011, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... Ed Zhang in Beijing The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference closed its annual session in Beijing yesterday after endorsing the 12th five-year plan. The nation's ... Network Television Web window showing the CPPCC closing session also dwelt on economic issues. Some comments were pointedly political, such as demands for a timetable for the introduction ...




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