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  1. Time is running out to meet pollution targets

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The environment chief has pledged all-out efforts to curb water pollution on the mainland as time is running out for the nation to meet the target levels set for 2010. Zhou Shengxian, head of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, said the mainland had cut water pollutants by only 2.3 per cent so far, a far cry from the target of a 10 per cent reduction set in 2006. ...

  2. 'It's impossible for me to run'

    Posted Aug 20th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... room: 'My leg hurts. It's impossible for me to run.' Yet Liu remained silent during the 10-second countdown when he still had the chance to announce his withdrawal before going onto the track, recalled Tan Jin, one of the officials examining athletes. 'Nobody dared to say a word [after he had said it was impossible for him to run], although everybody knew how ...

  3. Activist 'Long Hair' makes election bid ahead of verdict

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... A jail sentence could ruin his chances of running in the district council polls Veteran activist Leung Kwok-hung will learn today whether he can stand in next month's district council ... nomination form as an independent for the Kam Ping constituency in Eastern District, where he would be running against Choy So-yuk, a Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong legislator. ...

  4. Two dead, 14 hurt in Kunming bus blasts

    Posted Jul 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... at all border points. The blasts were the latest episode in a series of disturbances on the mainland in the run-up to the August 8 opening of the Olympic Games. Villagers in Menglian county, also ... of possible terrorist attacks. Both explosions involved bus Route 54, which runs through the centre of Kunming. The first explosion occurred on a bus at the Panjiawan stop on West Renmin Road ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Mar 07th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... retains sprint title People's Bank of China governor Zhou Xiaochuan lived up to his reputation as the minister who runs the fastest when, just as at last year's NPC session, he ran away ...

  6. In rare interview with foreign broadcaster, Wen pledges to advance democracy

    Posted Sep 29th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... the legal system should be improved and the country be run under the rule of law. 'We need to build an independent and just judicial system,' he said. Thirdly, he said the government ...

  7. HK team tries to fill gap in rehab and counselling services

    Posted Sep 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... healed. 'Some may feel unhappy when staying at a hospital outside their home province. Another reason is that the hospitals simply do not have enough money to run long-term rehabilitation ... would act as a model for other mainland organisations to follow. The centre is running on a five-year basis with a 50 million yuan (HK$57.07 million) grant. The centre provides a range ...

  8. DAB not opposed to deal for by-election

    Posted Aug 26th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... who would like to stand for the election, Mr Tsang said, adding that members had been concentrating on the funeral arrangements. The crucial issue in deciding who should run would ...

  9. Torch relay set to cheer up quake-battered city

    Posted Aug 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... outside, guarded by troops of the People's Liberation Army. But yesterday was just a day for rehearsals in the run-up to tomorrow's flame display in the city, which will feature ... just knew that it had been postponed.' The flame arrived in Sichuan yesterday, and the three-day relay run will kick off at Guangan, hometown of late state leader Deng Xiaoping, today. ...

  10. Friends, expats, countrymen...

    Posted Jun 26th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... perhaps with the recent inclement weather on his mind. 'I believe that there is such a tide now, running strongly in Hong Kong's favour. I believe that the people of Hong Kong are ready ...




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