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  1. Letters

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pollution. This undermines people's lives and state stability. It will be a tough challenge to take the concept of a green Olympics beyond the Games. The Beijing Organising Committee ...

  2. Funds prime the research pump

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... last year, with HK$675 million going towards hundreds of research projects. A spokesman for the University Grants Committee said it hoped the total projected annual income of about HK$900 ... conditions for start-ups. Those selected for the environmental theme include some of the city's biggest challenges: water pollution and water treatment, creating a sustainable built environment ...

  3. Pelosi steers clear of rights in Shanghai

    Posted May 26th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... mainland authorities to try to persuade Pyongyang to return to six-nation talks. Mrs Pelosi's delegation consists of four other Democrats and one Republican from the House Select Committee ...

  4. Lai See

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... and regular churchgoer. And in keeping with the ark theme, members of the advisory committee have been selected two-by-two. There are a pair of district councillors from Tsuen Wan and Kwai Tsing, two ... yesterday when Moses was named to run a theme park that includes Noah's Ark. Lawyer Moses Cheng Mo-chi has become chairman of the Ma Wan Park advisory committee, a body set up by developer Sun ...

  5. Is China really ready to host the Olympics?

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing has declared itself ready for the Olympic Games and the International Olympic Committee starts making its final checks today. The 37 sporting venues have been completed, new ... security, selective media coverage and, in the wake of the Sichuan earthquake, altering schedules of the domestic torch relay without prior notice has not been in the spirit of the pledges made. ...

  6. Letters

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chamber does not favour any political party When Chan Wing-kee and Tony Fung Wing-cheung decided to step down from the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce's general committee after ... committee seats in recent years. In the post-election coverage, the media expressed keen interest on two issues: Whether the election would herald a new era of political alignment of the chamber ...

  7. HK activists plan anti-nuclear march

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... power plant to 3,355 times the legal limit. In Hong Kong, a new independent committee formed to monitor the operation and safety of the Daya Bay nuclear plant in Shenzhen will stage ... will raise public awareness of the danger the nuclear plant poses. Greenpeace campaigner Prentice Koo Wai-muk said on a radio programme yesterday that the committee would monitor the safety ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... party members or electors. In the US, primaries affect the likelihood of selection and, in Britain, local selection committees are able to maintain independence from the central party. Thus, ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Jan 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 45 says: 'The ultimate aim is the selection of the chief executive by universal suffrage upon nomination by a broadly representative nominating committee in accordance with democratic ... and multiple votes for tycoons. It would become a laughing stock. But it does not need to. Our current system already shows how a 'broadly representative nominating committee' can produce ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be in the form of direct elections. Accordingly, under Article 45, universal suffrage takes place to select the chief executive after the candidates have been nominated by the nomination committee ... stars later on when they are selected for the role instead of renowned principals. For the casting of the Hong Kong production, Andre Lewis, artistic director of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet ...




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