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  1. Pro-Tibet Australian MPs press on

    Posted Oct 18th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney Australian MPs have vowed to press on with a pro-Tibet publicity campaign to coincide with next week's visit by President Hu Jintao, despite feeling ... next Friday. Elaine Carbines, an MP in Victoria's state parliament, said she was offended by a letter she received from Melbourne-based Mr Tian in which he warned that Tibet was 'an ...

  2. Chongqing execution raises political spectre

    Posted Oct 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... in Chongqing is a political campaign. It has also raised questions about the central government's commitment to implementing new regulations discouraging the police's use of torture ... '[Chongqing party chief] Bo Xilai's political power is greater than that of the court,' Teng said. 'If the court has to choose between political authority and an accused person, ...

  3. Political Animal

    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... using our name... how can it be so disrespectful?' Chiang said. The Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau told Political Animal all members were appointed in personal capacities. ... for police informants from the budget, Democrat James To Kun-sun is feeling the heat- but not from angry coppers he once accused of using the money to monitor political dissidents. When his turn came ...

  4. Political tigers are an endangered species

    Posted Jan 05th 2010, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... and strategic vision that went beyond everyday politics. An exception is Lee Kuan Yew, founder of the island nation of Singapore, prime minister from 1959 to 1990, an organiser of the Association ... of the economic doldrums but few would elevate him to the political levels of prime ministers Jawaharlal Nehru or Indira Gandhi, who led India onto the world stage after independence in 1947. Among US ...

  5. Political Animal

    Posted Oct 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lawmaker's aide heads for a hard start Making a start in the field of politics is notoriously difficult in Hong Kong, where political parties are relatively underdeveloped and the majority of residents are only eligible to stand for half the seats in the legislature. However, lawmaker Abraham Razack is looking to help a civic-spirited protege make a start in politics ...

  6. Political Animal

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beaten martyrs should bear stigmata Of the mainland officials who have commented on the beating by police in Xinjiang this month of three Hong Kong journalists, Deng Zhonghua, director general of the department of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan affairs under ...

  7. Political Animal

    Posted Sep 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Home Affairs boss returns as champion of left Prominent leftist Tsang Tak-sing, the secretary for home affairs, charged for illegal broadcasting? Are we about to see a repeat of his jailing by the colonial government during the 1967 riots for distributing ...

  8. Political Animal

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it as the worst kind of political spin, he has also upset unions in other disciplined services who did not get any such reassurance from him. 'We are not relatives of Mr Tsang,' Chiu Sin-chung, ...

  9. Politically sensitive deal is designed to succeed

    Posted May 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... company in order to tap into a conversation on a mobile phone. But her response largely summed up the political sensitivity of the ground-breaking deal and, therefore, the hurdles it will face ... of economic invasion in place of political invasion remains. Will the island's regulator consent to the deal, which, strictly speaking, contravenes existing law? 'I don't think ...

  10. Political Animal

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It's all a matter of the pronunciation Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen may be happy that he finally appeared vindicated for being accused of swearing during a Legislative Council question session in January, during which he was suspected of utt ...




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