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  1. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Pentagon chief Leon Panetta to visit China and Japan, then New Zealand

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Secretary Leon Panetta departs Washington this weekend on a trip to China, Japan and New Zealand, American officials said, as part of a bid to shift focus towards the region despite crises ... concerns, but US officials say they have no intention of scrapping the idea. After Japan and China, Panetta will become the first US defence secretary in more than 30 years to visit New Zealand ...

  2. Talking points

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... should not move a person but call an ambulance. Landmark in ancient England, Scotland rugby rivalry The stage is set for a weekend of cut-throat action at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand ... constitution The Turkish parliament reconvenes after a summer recess. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said his government aims to draft a new constitution by half-way through next year ...

  3. Quotes of the week

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I have seen a substantial increase in my popularity ratings Leung Chun-ying after saying he will step down as Exco convenor In rugby, you lose teeth. In diplomacy, you lose face United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon, in New Zealand Mitt, now is not the time, in a recession, to enter a trade war Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman, on Mitt Romney's call ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    ‘Make it short!’: reports of verbose official’s dressing down censored

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 02:15pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... a tacit understanding that news like this is among the must-delete category.” The New York Times China blog cited an anonymous Beijing-based web editor who said the reason the stories had been ...

  5. Talking points

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... (such as New Zealand, Fiji and England), and the other for the remaining 12 teams (such as Hong Kong, Canada and Tonga) - after the International Rugby Board restructured the event to give ... and China are expected to oppose the new text but no one can veto resolutions in the 193-nation General Assembly, though they carry less weight. FCC to host talk on Europe-Asia trade European Trade ...

  6. Words speak quieter than actions

    Posted Jun 06th 2010, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... Mark Footer Patu! is an inspiring documentary on the civil disobedience that took place in New Zealand in 1981, in protest against a tour by the South African rugby team (watch it in YouTube-type chunks at www.nzonscreen.com). Along with an appalled world, sleepy New Zealand was rising up against apartheid. Palestinians must wonder what has happened to all that global ...

  7. Trade union stalwart joins battle for a 'super seat'

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Territories West, while labour-sector legislator Ip Wai-ming and five others will contest New Territories East. Chow Luen-kiu, chairman of the Construction Industry Employees General Union, will run ... Federation of Trade Unions joining the fray last night. One of its two honorary presidents, Chan Yuen-han, will lead two other candidates in contesting the seats, which were created in the functional ...

  8. Union protests at 'hidden' subsidy to Beijing loyalists

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on national education that have been rejected even by the education minister. The Professional Teachers' Union (PTU) said the Education Bureau was giving money to Beijing loyalists to make ... materials,' PTU leader Fung Wai-wah said. The union was commenting after it emerged that the National Education Services Centre, a company led by leftist Yeung Yiu-chung, printed materials praising ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    New homes

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Do you agree with the Federation of Trade Unions that the government should consider switching flats being built under the My Home Purchase Scheme to the Home Ownership Scheme? ...

  10. Union body looks for clean politicians

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee and Tanna Chong Rising political stars in the Federation of Trade Unions have been warned to avoid scandals like those that plagued the chief executive election. If they had ... Cheng said his warning was directed at eight key emerging talents and 12 other unionists groomed by the Beijing-loyalist union body since last year for the September Legislative Council ...




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