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  1. Media war

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As South Korea transforms into a mature democracy, the traditional authorities that wielded unlimited power are gradually losing their clout. Political and military power, in particular, ... of expression. Now, however, there is a growing voice within South Korean society saying media companies have, perhaps, become too influential and arrogant. While other prominent groups are subject ...

  2. More countries enlisted in Chen graft investigation

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

    ... reported. Switzerland, Singapore, Japan and the United States are among the countries that have been asked to provide banking details in the rapidly expanding money-laundering investigation centred on the former Taiwanese president and his family, the China Times reported on Saturday. The investigation has already traced funds to South Africa, Jersey and the Cayman Islands. Chen Yun-nan, ...

  3. South Korea pardons officials in pay scandal

    Posted May 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... outlaws any transfer of money to 'enemy states', including communist North Korea. However, the summit led to warmer ties between the North and South and contributed to Kim Dae-jung ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul The South Korean government is to grant amnesties to leading figures, including a former government minister, who were convicted of making illegal secret payments ...

  4. South Korean president's amnesty powers curbed

    Posted Mar 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung Lawmakers in South Korea have passed a bill limiting the president's power to grant amnesties in an attempt to deter Roh Moo-hyun from pardoning officials who organised illegal cash payments to North Korea. The national assembly, dominated by the opposition, approved a bill requiring the president to seek 'parliamentary opinion' before issuing ...

  5. Obey the law, top Sichuan official tells HK journalists

    Posted Mar 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wang replied: 'A reporter should abide by the country's laws when they go to local areas to do interviews. Only under this prerequisite can reporting be meaningful.' He did ... Hong Kong reporters can do 'meaningful reporting' only if they abide by the laws, a senior Sichuan official said yesterday when asked about the harassment of Hong Kong ...

  6. 'Godmother' jailed for 18 years

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Xie, the 46-year-old sister-in-law of the city's disgraced former justice chief Wen Qiang, reportedly kept as many as 16 young male lovers to satisfy her sexual needs. One of her reported ... exceeding two million yuan from running more than 10 underground casinos over the course of more than four months last year. The fine appears to be a drop in the ocean if reports on the extent ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Jul 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... after a 2-centimetre screw fell from a flat and injured a 10-year-old boy in Ap Lei Chau. The man, 33, was repairing a window in a Yee Ngar Court flat in South Horizons at about 12.30pm when ...

  8. Transparent regulation is key to controlling growth

    Posted Jul 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Special Administrative Region in North Korea. At that time there was speculation that his Hong Kong-listed company was in trouble and that he was being investigated by mainland authorities. Within ...

  9. Judge erred in ruling on dismissal of plagiarist

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Court of Appeal has ruled that a judge erred by considering his 'own reaction' to the South China Morning Post's dismissal of a journalist on the grounds of plagiarism. ... further,' said Madam Justice Yuen. The court had heard that Mr Vincent was sacked over an article published under his byline in the December 4, 1998, edition of Premier Soccer, a South China Morning ...


    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... prehistoric cave paintings at Grotte du Peche Merle, canoes down the Dordogne river and then heads south to Bayonne for some Basque culture, taking a lesson in pelote Basque, one of the fastest games ... and finally Cannes. National Geographic: Pantanal Cowboys World, 10pm Pantanal Cowboys explores the lifestyle of herders in the wetlands of South America whose traditions are being threatened ...




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