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  1. Quotes of the week

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... I sweated through at least two or three t-shirts Hong Kong taipan John Hung, describing summer nights during his 16 months in Stanley Prison The public are like sheep being slaughtered Kwok Ka-ki, convenor of the group Caring Hong Kong, on the rising cost of private health care in the city We could consider a cross-strait peace treaty in 10 years Taiwanese president Ma Ying-Jeou ...

  2. Who said it?

    Posted Oct 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... For those indifferent passers-by, I would not comment. If they are married and have children, ask what they would feel The mother of Wang Yue, a two-year-old who was hit by two vehicles and then ignored as she bled in the street The public are like sheep being slaughtered Kwok Ka-ki, convenor of the group Caring Hong Kong, on the rising cost of some private health care You are freedom ...

  3. Doubts about China's rise dangerous for us all

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

    ... will be questions about capability and intent. Two decades of annual double-digit growth in defence spending have raised eyebrows within and outside China. Military expansion and modernisation are important, but so too is putting food on tables, alleviating poverty or providing affordable health care. Nuclear weapons, missiles, submarines and talk of aircraft carriers worry neighbours ...

  4. Democracy remains Pakistan's only hope

    Posted Jan 15th 2008, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... squandered development. Good schools and public health care are powerful weapons for countering poverty and the threat to democracy by the Deobandi and military alike. This is not beyond Pakistan. ... not only from the militants, but also from splits within the security forces and an angry public demanding democracy- even one dominated by political parties more notable for dishing out patronage ...

  5. Modernising the army still has a long way to go, experts say

    Posted Aug 01st 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... to Beijing for military spending in the next 20 years would be limited by the growing need for social programmes, such as pensions and health care, and public infrastructure. Adam Segal, senior ... of the PLA at the China People's Revolutionary Military Museum, such events were glorified along with other major historical events, such as the two-year Long March from 1934 and the Korean war ...

  6. No time for another botched US presidency

    Posted Jan 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... the economic recession; the issues of immigration, energy, education and health care; the bog of Iraq and Afghanistan; the eruption of conflict between Israelis and Palestinians; and a litany of other ... is still vital to the well-being of nations from Britain to South Africa and Japan. Further, potential adversaries such as China should hope that Mr Obama can steer a course that serves ...

  7. A truly modern army can't be a tool of the party

    Posted Dec 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with drive and talent. Housing, health care and education are subsidies that make an army career attractive when the social safety net has broken and is only now slowly being rebuilt. Yet ... it was viewed with disdain, the military can now feel it is rehabilitated in the eyes of the public. A career in the armed forces is no longer seen as undesirable among many young mainland Chinese, ...

  8. History-makers Part 4: Nelson Mandela

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... At that time in South Africa, the sort of education, health care and other opportunities you had depended on your race. This system was called apartheid. Mandela and many others objected to apartheid. ... anyway. And when the Springboks won, he presented the white captain of the team with the cup. This private/public gesture of friendship was the first big step to reconciliation. Apartheid Find ...

  9. Tang and Leung ramp up battle

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... upon policy areas such as universal suffrage, education and health care. Some internet users in Guangdong Province complained that the live broadcast of part of the debate was blocked ... to the Independent Commission Against Corruption. 'I also commissioned lawyers to write to Leung demanding him to retract his statements and [make] a public apology,' he said. In Leung's ...

  10. After a decade in power, Blair is right to quit

    Posted May 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the national health-care and education systems, made conscious efforts to integrate immigrant communities into society and changed the political landscape by ridding his Labour Party of some of its ... Labour's 'clean' government is also under scrutiny as an inquiry into whether honours and political favours were offered for loans. Britons debate whether their health-care system ...




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