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  1. 60th anniversary parade will show the military's modernisation

    Posted Jan 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei The October 1 military parade to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China would aim to display the fruits of the country's defence and military ... in 2007 uniforms. A separate Xinhua report said preparations for the parade were already under way. '[Previous parades] have left a wonderful and deep impression on everyone in the country, ...

  2. A question of sovereignty and pride

    Posted Jun 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... But for the likes of Mr Chan economic issues are not key. For him and others, the Diaoyus are a question of national pride. 'Money and financial benefits are not really the main area of concern when we ...

  3. Display of might gets mixed reviews

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Yesterday's historic naval parade in Qingdao, Shandong, might have disappointed many armchair military enthusiasts as almost all the weapons belonged to the old generation, but military experts said the fact that 21 foreign warships participated is still a feather in the cap of the PLA Navy. Part of the hype surrounding the naval parade revolved around ...

  4. Traditional festivals battle to stay alive

    Posted Jul 19th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Similarly, Fan Sum-kee in Tai O said the three fishermen's associations holding the dragon boat water parade battle to find 300 men to row the boats every year. 'Sixty to 70 per cent ... but Fan said the parade cost HK$200,000 to organise, and the associations had to fight for funding from the business sector. 'We are all old people. I hope we have more resources to promote ...

  5. Rights groups and MPs to protest at assembly address

    Posted Jan 27th 2004, 12:00am by John Kohut

    ... and police are likely to keep protesters as far away from Mr Hu as possible. Last Saturday, when a Tibetan flag went up near the VIP area during the Lunar New Year parade on the Champs Elysees, police rushed into the crowd and had it pulled down. On Sunday, hundreds of Falun Gong followers and human rights activists joined a parade in central Paris. The Falun Gong, a spiritual sect ...

  6. Will it be the older model or the new submarine?

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

    ... Stephen Chen Speculation is swirling around the type of nuclear submarine that will emerge in tomorrow's naval parade. In recent days, the mainland media has made an all-out effort ... first generation nuclear submarine, and the Type 094, the most advanced model, also known as Jin Class. Each would carry a noticeably different message if appearing in the parade, according ...

  7. Report tips massive PLA troop cuts

    Posted Dec 19th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... military intentions this year. The report highlighted the parade to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic on October 1, which saw more than 50 advanced weapons put on display. 'Alongside the parade, the PLA revealed that it was considering major reductions in personnel as part of long-term plans to modernise and professionalise the armed force. Up ...

  8. Canada harness anger to brush aside Japan

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by James Porteous

    ... pride for Japan.' Duke, a kinesiology student at the University of Victoria in Canada who 'parties' with the scorer of Mexico's first Hong Kong try, fellow UV student ...

  9. Military might and sailors' smiles impress naval gazers

    Posted May 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... in Hong Kong and presenting a show of strength to Taiwan. Visitors said they felt a sense of pride when they boarded the ships. 'I can feel the strength of the motherland on board ... similar sentiments: 'Seeing these vessels has given me a greater sense of national pride.' Mr Kwan said he was not only impressed by the military hardware, but also the friendliness ...

  10. Ode to an accolade

    Posted Apr 05th 2009, 12:00am by Stephen McCarty

    ... Stephen McCarty Hong Kong scribes who rhyme for a reason were delighted recently to find it's now the season for verse- oft booksellers' poor relation- to grab the spotlight with the dedication of a poetry prize offered far and wide by Hong Kong University, with pride. A HK$2,500-dollar purse (and let's face it, poets usually do worse) is on the table for the unpublished ...




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