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  1. Prospects grim for poll reform package

    Posted Dec 21st 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... a group of pro-democracy district councillors was holding an overnight vigil outside the Legco building last night and pro-democracy lawmakers appealed to the public for a strong turnout ...

  2. Sacked Chongqing cadre in graft probe

    Posted Jul 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui The former head of the Communist Party's publicity department in Chongqing is being investigated for corruption, state media reports say. Zhang Zonghai, 54, had been put ... Zonghai as well when he was implicated in Zhang Xiaochuan's alleged crimes. The Chongqing Daily said the pair used public money to gamble and suggested much of the cash was obtained illegally ...

  3. Finger of blame turns on itself over repeated leaks

    Posted Jul 06th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... the report's findings, a day before it was made public. His action, which he explained as an oversight due to miscalculating the time it would take for the letters to arrive, led to a special committee ... of preparation, 180 hours of public hearings and 203 hours of deliberation in 53 closed-door meetings since last October. One committee member said some pro-government committee members had been ...

  4. Hotels switch on to the spa cash stream

    Posted Aug 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was that perhaps there was a slight chance. That's when he started to get seriously interested in spas as part of a holistic search for good health that included both western and Asian medicine. ...

  5. Buoyant economy means time for change

    Posted Oct 14th 2006, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... Kong's six major recruitment publications on a weekly basis, support the unfolding of a similar story. The third quarter saw 57,891 vacancies, up 6 per cent from 54,790 recorded in the first ... vastly liberalised financial services sector as a result of the initial public offering activity, which includes the IPO of the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China this month and the Bank ...

  6. Grass roots start to school

    Posted Oct 14th 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... 'I see mothers publicly insulting their children, which is why I need to educate them. I can't say schools are very influential but parents are. Childhood reminiscences last until we ... such criteria were likely to come from middle class families where parents had the time and awareness to nurture children in this way. She is not expecting many to come from the public housing estate ...

  7. Policy address fails our environment

    Posted Oct 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ghee to resign as the head of the Centre of Public Policy Studies following its retraction of the study that sparked a furore among majority ethnic Malays. Considering the report's ... preaches- academic freedom, accountability, good governance and transparency. Instead of helping to generate a more serious review of public policies, the retraction will deter other academics from ...

  8. Moving on to financial matters

    Posted Oct 13th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Over the past few months, public attention has quite naturally focused on what the new chief executive would say in his maiden policy address, which he made yesterday. But few ... announcements until this month, long after the legislature has begun its work and well after legislators cast many votes on controversial issues, [Mr] Tung has ceded leadership and public interest ...

  9. Four-year degrees on earlier agenda

    Posted Oct 25th 2003, 12:00am by Linda Yeung, Michael Gibb

    ... as soon as possible so schools could prepare. A spokesman for the Examinations and Assessment Authority said it would work closely with the government on setting a new public examination ...

  10. Tough introduction to the art world

    Posted Dec 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to live in designated campsites,' said Pun. 'Some detainees did no wrong. They said something they genuinely believed was good for the public interest and their countries. This is disrespectful,' Wong said. 'When so many countries regard the law on arbitrary detention as fair, where do the detainees stand?' The group was keen to share their views with the public ...




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