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  1. News - World

    Do or die: Final campaign day dawns for Obama, Romney in presidential race

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 04:50pm

    ... days... which is to make sure we have a win on Tuesday night,” the Republican nominee said at a night rally in Newport News, Virginia. The final dash underlined the tightness of a race ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Republican Party pushes Todd Akin to quit US Senate race after rape remark

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Washington Under pressure to pull out of Senate race, Akin apologises for pregnancy claim Republicandefies calls to quit in rape row Republican congressman Todd Akin resisted pressure to quit the Senate race in Missouri yesterday, releasing a new ad apologising for inflammatory remarks about rape that have reinserted abortion politics into the US presidential campaign. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Radicalisation, undecided voters and infighting leave Legco race wide open

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Chan Yuen-han has seen her poll rating fall by five percentage points to 13 per cent, although she is still the best-ranked candidate in the race. And she's not the only one. In Kowloon ...

  4. Restructuring plan faces race against time

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com The Legislative Council's finance committee yesterday began a marathon series of meetings in an effort to push through Leung Chun-ying's government restructuring plan before he takes over as chief executive in two week ...

  5. KMT nomination race likely to be heated

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang is being tipped to face internal power struggles as ambitious party aspirants position themselves to fight for the party's nomination for the 2016 presidential election. ...

  6. Fractious five-way race for DPP chairmanship

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... party heavyweights registering for the race. The election for the pro-independence party's top post is scheduled for May 27. Analysts and party officials said the battle might aggravate ... head of the pro-independence think tank the Taiwan Brain Trust, surprised others when he registered for the race last week. Dr Tsai Ing-wen resigned as chairwoman in March after her defeat ...

  7. N Korean launch threatens to fire up regional arms race

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... stability and denuclearisation, but now these will be even harder to realise. China fears the launch will spark an arms race in East Asia and boost plans for the US' regional missile defence ...

  8. The race that was, the city that will be

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Leung Chun-ying It is hard to prevent sparks between candidates during an election... But starting from today, there is no division between Leung's camp, Tang's camp or Ho's camp. There is only Hong Kong's camp. Hong Kong is moving tow ...

  9. After a hard race, tests loom large

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Newly elected Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will face tremendous challenges in governing the city- from filling his cabinet and mending broken relationships with rivals' supporters, to handling a possible mass ...

  10. Race for HK's leader down to the wire

    Posted Mar 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporters Front runner Leung Chun-ying yesterday frantically lobbied his supporters ahead of Sunday's Election Committee vote for the city's next chief executive, possibly coming within at least a dozen ballots of avoiding an abortive resu ...




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