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  1. 'Zealots spare public to boost cause'

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in 1986,' he said, but economic development had been much more rapid elsewhere than in Xinjiang, resulting in a huge income discrepancy. 'When these hidden, unstable factors are mixed ...

  2. Rules for the rich and another set for the public

    Posted Aug 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am deeply dismayed that in Hong Kong we seem to have two sets of rules, one for small and medium-size enterprises and the public, and another for big corporations like New World ... Yam-kuen ignored the company's misuse of a car park as a showroom for selling vehicles at the Convention and Exhibition Centre. Mr Tsang thinks that he will fool the public and Democratic ...

  3. Beijing should focus on economic soft power

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Bangladeshi economic relations secretary Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan told media. Early this month, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Japan was concerned about China 'strengthening defence ... with a Chinese official at the Pan-Beibu Gulf Economic Co-operation Forum in Nanning, the capital of Guangxi, the southern province neighbouring Vietnam. Although the vice-minister declined to talk ...

  4. Local cadres to face the music over serious 'mass incidents'

    Posted Jan 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Police chiefs to be sacked if their behaviour stirs up protests The Ministry of Public Security has sought to curb corruption at the grass roots with new directives demanding ... but they are also targets of most of the criticism,' Public Security Minister Zhou Yongkang was quoted on the ministry's website as telling a recent anti-corruption meeting. The statement did ...

  5. Talking points

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the public on that day. For the first time, there will be a wine investment corner with eight exhibitors, reflecting the boom in the popularity of wine as an investment in recent years. Philippine ...

  6. President orders PLA to step into economic breach

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan in Beijing The People's Liberation Army is set to play a more active role in helping China combat the deepening global economic crisis after President Hu Jintao made a rare call for the military to 'contribute to the nation's economic development'. Mr Hu made the comment in a keynote speech at a plenary meeting of PLA deputies to the National ...

  7. Public needs reassuring over anti-terrorism unit

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but that we must nevertheless increase anti-terrorist units which by nature must operate under absolute secrecy. No one expects a full public airing of any gaps in our security, or sharing of all ... the balance against civil liberties. But before such a balance can be readjusted, the public must be reassured it is necessary. There has not been any suggestion of amending laws, but still, ...

  8. Public fury over budget

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phila Siu Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah failed to please every Hongkonger with his HK$6,000 handout as thousands of people took part in the anti-budget rally last Sunday. The biggest clash broke out when police started to remove the protesters f ...

  9. Judiciary told to take note of reactions

    Posted Feb 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... to win the public's trust, given the rise of awareness in rights. 'The public has gained new awareness of democracy and the rule of law and they have higher expectations for judicial ... of the Office of Central Leading Group on Financial and Economic Affairs, Chen Xiwen, said disputes over seizures of farmland remained a main cause of rural unrest. Chinese leaders have admitted ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Above the Din of War, by Peter Eichstaedt

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... that would nix the need for a hefty, continuing Western military presence. That would be welcome news to the war-weary American voting public, which by a wide margin opposes long-term military ...




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