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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. Doubts about China's rise dangerous for us all

    Posted Sep 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... equipped they are, capabilities cannot be judged by watching the event; no inkling will be given of how widely weapons are deployed. The parade is intended to foster national pride. Chinese people ... The Communist Party places great store in the military parade at the heart of Thursday's anniversary celebrations of its coming to power. Fly-pasts by jet aircraft and columns ...

  3. The Planner

    Posted Aug 17th 2003, 12:00am by Annabel Walker

    ... Chijmes Lawn. Free. Inquiries: www.nus.edu.sg/cfa/jazz Mardi Gras The Necessary Stage presents Mardi Gras or what happens when people come together to organise Singapore's first Pride Parade ...

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    Thousands rally for gay marriage at Taiwan parade

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 06:15pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... annual Gay Pride event in colourful fashion. “The theme this year is to fight for equal rights on marriage. Gay people are also tax-paying citizens and we demand the same basic right as any heterosexual couples,” said Mu Chuan, one of the organisers of the rally. The parade saw revellers in flamboyant costumes, big feathered hats and swimming trunks waving placards reading “marriage” ...

  5. Confusing messages leave spectators with a sinking feeling

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok in Qingdao, Shandong It was a moment of joy and pride for many when the country's modern PLA Navy fleet, accompanied by dozens of foreign warships, began an unprecedented parade in Qingdao to celebrate the 60th anniversary of its founding. But for most of those who braved the cold and strong wind, waiting all day to get a glimpse of the parade ...

  6. Laundry price increase is totally justified

    Posted Nov 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for a small minority or majority, no one actually knows, but it is nothing compared to the air we breathe when we sit at home with the windows open. NAME AND ADDRESS SUPPLIED Parade of pride H. Mayhew (November 7) grandly decides on behalf of the people of Hong Kong that we do not need a gay parade. His expertise on these matters also leads him to advise that promiscuity, paedophilia, sexual ...

  7. Hyatt boss ends celebrations with pride... of lion dancers

    Posted Nov 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... for the real action- a traditional Chinese ceremony in the lobby. Not content with just one lion dance for luck, general manager Gordon Fuller hired a whole pride of loud and colourful performers. ... and imitation gold coins raining down, the lions' eyes were dotted and Fuller (pictured) was even invited to lead them on a parade and back down to the lobby. 'I didn't know they were ...

  8. The heavy costs of keeping alive HK's cultural festivals

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com The Cheung Chau Bun Festival, the Tai O dragon boat water parade, the Tai Hang fire dragon dance, and the Yu Lan Ghost festival. All four events ... and the island's history. Li Ying-keung, 53, a member of the Tai O Dragon Boat Association, said: 'A stronger sense of local pride and understanding of local history is needed for [the dragon boat ...

  9. Hong Kong leaders grab the torch of compliance

    Posted Apr 11th 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... they are clamouring for places in the parade. Meanwhile, human rights campaigners in Hong Kong are planning a separate parade to highlight their concerns about what is happening on the mainland. Sensibly, they have decided not to disrupt the official parade because they are well aware that even critics of Chinese policy remain sensitive to issues of national pride. All this is rather too much ...

  10. A date with destiny or a reminder of lasting mistakes?

    Posted Jan 11th 2007, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... But aside from the routine fanfare of fireworks, patriotism, parades and variety shows, how should we mark the occasion? Jumping the gun on the people's mood, the Democratic Party has released ... had actually worsened in areas such as education, fairer sharing of wealth and government collusion with big business. When the parades start, and medal-winning mainland athletes come here ...




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