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  1. News - China - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Global Times urges ‘coercive measures’ against Occupy Central protesters

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 12:13pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Editorial headlined ‘No compromise of rule on HK chief’ calls for hard line on pro-democracy protesters A state-run newspaper on Tuesday called for “coercive measures” against pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong, as China’s rubber-stamp legislature mulls the election method for the city’s chief executive. Lawmakers on the standing ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Barack Obama delays United States immigration reform as mid-term polls loom

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:30am by AP

    ... is that the politics did shift midsummer because of that problem," he said. "I want to spend some time, even as we're getting all our ducks in a row for the executive action, I also want to make ...

  3. Magazines - Good Eating - ALFRESCO DINING

    Open season

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 09:47pm by Tracey Furniss

    ... tenderloin carpaccio with rocket leaves and parmesan cheese, which was ample for two, followed by seared French duck liver with toasted home-made brioche, apple compote and assorted salts and pepper. ... There is a choice of á la carte or tasting menus of six or eight courses. We went for six, starting with an amuse bouche of cold mint pea soup followed by duck foie gras terrine with Provence apricot ...

  4. Magazines - Good Eating

    New restaurants

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 09:47pm by Tracey Furniss

    ... with Hollandaise and a soft poached egg (HK$158), duck liver terrine with coffee truffle, mascarpone ice cream, walnut and fig rye sourdough toast (HK$168) and the charcuterie platter of cold cut meats including pork rillettes, pork terrine, duck rillettes, gammon and Parma ham served with gherkins and olives (HK$168 for one, HK$268 for two). For mains, we ordered le tartare (HK$178) with freshly ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Standing Committee decision on political reform violates the Basic Law

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:50pm by Surya Deva

    ... of the members of the nominating committee, the Standing Committee has in effect made the nominating committee merely a rubber stamp that has to act under Beijing's will. Universal suffrage implies ...

  6. News - China - ANALYSIS

    With two years left, is Taiwan's Ma Ying-jeou in danger of becoming lame duck?

    Posted May 20th 2014, 03:56am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Is Ma in danger of becoming lame duck president? Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou marks six years since taking office today with his ... of public doubts over closer cross-strait relations, and if Ma is unable to address this, he will in practical terms become a lame duck," Wang said. About 200 students occupied the legislature ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Fernando Torres agrees to leave Chelsea for Milan

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 02:22pm

    ... and wages required to lure him from Anfield. His memorable moments for Chelsea – scoring a key goal in the 2012 Champions League semi-finals against Barcelona and finally breaking his duck ...


    Home and Away: Gluttony of transfer window is enough to make you sick

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:47pm by Peter Simpson

    ... celebrated his "loan" deal at a Chinese restaurant, where a wise cracker calculated his weekly wage could buy 76,684 spring rolls, 51,851 bowls of wonton soup, 6,236 Peking ducks, 23,529 ...

  9. Magazines - Style - MUSE

    Acclaimed sculptor Ju Ming captures nature and life

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 09:31pm by DANIEL SCHEFFLER

    ... made up of bronze, wood that is painted, foam rubber, and stainless steel, Ju continues to challenge his ability to use materials and make them his own as he creates these oddly familiar ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Beijing’s plan for 2017 election will not change despite criticism, says NPC deputy

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 03:59pm by Tony Cheung

    ... was a “rubber stamp” legislature tasked with waving through the central government’s demands. He said the current gulf between the pan-democrat and pro-Beijing camps reflected the “stubbornness” ...




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