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  1. Heads in the sand

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are held tomorrow. It is time Mr Tien and die-hard conservatives like him take their heads out of the sand and observe how President Hu Jintao is moving China towards the rule of law and, ...

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

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

    ... of the “undesirable work styles” the government has vowed to stamp out. The comments during the meeting on Monday were reported by the China Business Journal and the Hong Kong-based Sing Tao Daily and were ... 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 ...

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    'I'll break your legs if you go into business': former president's career advice to children

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 01:02pm by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com Li Xiannian was clear he wanted his offspring to avoid becoming officials, rich or famous, his daughter tells newspaper Former president Li Xiannian warned his children he would break their legs if they went into business, a ...

  4. Democrats seek new path amid shifting sands

    Posted Jun 26th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Ambrose Leung On the back of its success in securing amendments to the government's political reform proposals but facing a bitter split with its former allies, the Democratic Party aims to seek more dialogue with Beijing loyalis ...

  5. Building workers urge authorities to create jobs

    Posted Nov 17th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... to accommodate thousands of Hong Kong workers laid off by the recent halting of major projects in Macau. Last week, the Las Vegas Sands Corp announced it would axe about 11,000 workers - 4,000 ... authorities and the Sands Corp that the laid-off Hong Kong workers would receive their unpaid salaries. ...

  6. Setback for Sands as Macau court suspends 10-day-old ferry service

    Posted Dec 11th 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... tendering process. The Macau government awarded a ferry operating licence to Cotai Waterjets, a firm controlled by Venetian Macau parent company Las Vegas Sands Corp, and Giant Dragon, a firm ...

  7. Villagers draw line in sand over local chief

    Posted Sep 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Government-backed candidates excluded from poll body Defiant villagers in Taishi yesterday voted down all seven government-backed candidates for an election committee, setting the stage for a final showdown with unpopular village chief Chen J ...

  8. Welcome to wonderful Aceh, land of sun, sand- and canings

    Posted Nov 24th 2007, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Fabio Scarpello in Banda Aceh 'Visit Aceh- see sharia law in action, including public canings.' It is not your standard tourist billboard but one that the head of Aceh's tourism department believes could be used to market the region as a ho ...

  9. Common bond for the 'basin of loose sand'?

    Posted Aug 15th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... movement has entered a low point and the pan-democratic camp is being likened to a 'basin of loose sand', the Legco by-election could prove to be a golden opportunity for members to boost ...

  10. Head in the sand

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letters 'Victory for voters' (March 29) and 'End the cycle of violence' (March 28). Both correspondents believe that by burying one's head in the sand and staying out of al-Qaeda's way, the Spanish can avoid future terrorist attacks. This is nonsense. One letter says we should listen to the terrorists' reasons for the attacks ...




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