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  1. Foster father of a nation

    Posted Aug 07th 2003, 12:00am by Fionnuala McHugh

    ... of perspective as it is for the benefit of his listener. 'He said to me that it's probably one of the biggest social welfare projects to be launched in China - a huge, ground-breaking national ... [HK$1,250] or #150 on children's birthdays,' he says. In 1998, Mr Glover, his wife, Elizabeth, and their six children, then aged between five and 13, moved into a village outside Shanghai. ...

  2. Nation's problems test the mettle of presidential hopefuls

    Posted Jan 07th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... 'That has lead to the stagnation of gross national product per capita. There was no growth between 1997 and 2003.' Deutsche Bank's chief economist for Asia, Michael Spencer, believed ...

  3. Six of the best

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If you want to explore the secretive world of private kitchens, here's a beginner's guide. These places are legal as they operate with either a restaurant or club licence while adhering to the original spirit of home-cooking and an exclusive amb ...

  4. Spreading the wealth proves a difficult challenge

    Posted Jun 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of China and abroad. On the whole, planners at the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) have concluded that the huge state investment in the Go West programme has generated a poor ... programme. NRO officials explicitly disclaim any intent to polish up the national rust belt with huge infrastructure spending: only 61 billion yuan has been allocated so far for state-led building ...

  5. Police tell of tsunami fingerprint mission

    Posted Apr 13th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Two Hong Kong police officers sent to Phuket after the Boxing Day tsunami have told how they helped Interpol confirm the identities of 15 victims using their fingerprints. Nine were Hong Kong residents of Canadian, French, German, British and Chinese nationality, while the other six were Canadian, German and Swedish nationals. At Interpol's request, the Hong Kong ...

  6. Fifty years on and still going crazy... that's quite some feet

    Posted Apr 18th 2004, 12:00am by Xiaoqing Rong

    ... New York's patriarch of modern dance keeps his performances fresh, young and innovative, writes Xiaoqing Rong For a man who has spent most of his life using elements of surprise to move and shock his audiences, Merce Cunningham seems to be a master o ...

  7. Pay up or you can't stand, MPs told

    Posted Feb 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by Parliament's secretariat, as many as 160 of the nation's 543 national MPs are defaulters, owing 1.5 billion rupees (HK$258.3 million) to the state-run telephone company Bharat Sanchar Nigam ... in Developing Societies. He said lawmakers were complying because they were caught 'off guard' by the elections being called six months ahead of schedule. Topping the list of defaulters ...

  8. Philippines just can't get enough of the 'Krisis'

    Posted Sep 28th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... the former president's daughter. Kris shocked the nation by accusing her lover of 18 months, Paranaque city Mayor Joey Marquez, of pointing and cocking a loaded gun at her head, and of infecting ... was the battered partner. Lacking royalty, the Aquino family is one of the nearest things Filipinos can get to it. The nation has watched Kris grow up from a giddy, bubbly youngster into a poised, ...

  9. People power

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... and government advisers, the historic turnout on Tuesday against the national security bill - and a litany of government failures over the past six years - has rung the alarm bell about the wide gulf ... to restoring confidence and government popularity. Mr Tsang has said people's concerns over the national security law would ease when they found nothing changed 'one, two or three years' ...

  10. Storm clouds gather around Arroyo

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila President faces rising inflation and anger over corruption- on top of a lawsuit Problems are piling up for Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo barely six months into her six-year term, with rivals sensing blood as the public turns hostile over her perceived poor performance. Rising disenchantment over soaring prices of consumer staples and Mrs ...




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