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  1. Sex selection should be criminalised: researcher

    Posted Oct 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the NPC Standing Committee for review earlier this year suggested that sex-selective embryo screening should be punishable by three years in jail and a fine. But the draft did not get through ... Staff Reporter A population expert has urged the central government to make pre-natal sex selection a criminal offence because the mainland's gender imbalance has become one ...

  2. Selection of pandas for Taiwan in final stages

    Posted Jan 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... 21 or 22 would be the cross-strait goodwill ambassadors. But the Western China Cosmopolitan Daily tipped numbers three and nine. Members of the committee selecting the two animals have sought ... The Wolong Giant Panda Research and Conservation Centre in Sichuan province had already selected the pair from 11 finalists, state television said. However, the State Forestry Administration has ...

  3. Democrats launch bid for Election Committee seats

    Posted Feb 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in at least 10 sub-sectors and the Article 45 Concern Group had at least two. An Election Committee sub-sector poll will be held at the end of this year. The committee will in turn select Hong ... Dikky Sinn The pro-democracy camp has begun its campaign to garner at least 100 of the 800 seats on the Election Committee that will choose the next chief executive, the Democratic Party ...

  4. Select set

    Posted Apr 13th 2006, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... The prominence given to such a young person raised eyebrows. Yu is still in the final year of a management degree at Shue Yan College, and already sits on the party committee as head of its youth arm. ... Now elected to the Young DAB committee, Chan says his first task is to connect with the university community and educate them about the party. He's also working hard to rid the DAB of its ...

  5. Coming to bookstores soon: the selected works of Jiang

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... The three-volume The Selected Works of Jiang Zemin will be published this month, according to an online advertisement posted by a large Beijing bookstore. The advertisement placed by the Wangfujing ... Party's Central Committee. It follows the launch last Sunday of For A Better World: Jiang Zemin's Overseas Visits- another collection documenting the former leader's diplomatic ventures ...

  6. Democrats field 104 candidates for Election Committee polls

    Posted Nov 17th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The pan-democratic camp has fielded 104 candidates for the sub-sector polls of the Election Committee which selects the next chief executive in March. They hope 80 per cent of those vying for seats on the 800-strong committee will be successful in the polls on December 10. If they succeed, the pan-democrats believe their candidate for chief executive post, Alan Leong ...

  7. China turns more selective on growing pile of foreign investment

    Posted Jul 29th 2006, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... investment that would contravene the terms of its WTO accession. But it will be more selective about who can get in and what they can buy. Beijing is said to be seriously studying the creation of an inter-agency committee to vet foreign acquisitions in certain strategic industries or of a certain size. This largely mirrors the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US that reviews overseas buyers ...

  8. Pro-democracy sectors challenged in Election Committee fight

    Posted May 17th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... yesterday. Eligible voters, who numbered about 200,000 before the latest round of registrations began, will mainly return members to the committee on December 10, and committee members will select ... Gary Cheung and Ambrose Leung Parties running for seats in constituencies typically the stronghold of opponents Pro-government parties are taking aim at seats on the Election Committee ...

  9. Arts hub agenda

    Posted Apr 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A fresh round of soul-searching on the West Kowloon arts hub has begun with the selection of a new committee to re-examine its core facilities. Write and tell us what you think the committee's priorities should be ...

  10. Artistic licence?

    Posted Mar 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A member of the committee to help select acts for the arts festival also did publicity for the San Francisco Symphony, one of the performers chosen. She denies a conflict of interest. Should clear guidelines be given for people who sit on such committees? Write to us ...




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