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  1. ESF school was wrong to visit Disneyland

    Posted Oct 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... resting place of the Great Soviet dictator Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin. The reporter claims that 'Talk of Kim Jong-il and his communist cadres driving a ball down a fairway in North Korea would probably have former Soviet dictator Stalin flinching in his Moscow mausoleum.' Stalin died on March 5, 1953 at the age of 73, and was buried on March 9. His body was preserved ...

  2. No room for dual identity in one-party state's embrace

    Posted Jan 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Internationale is sung at state events. Few people pay attention to the song's words about 'uniting the human race'. But they were sung with equal vigour in the old Soviet Union, on the barricades in the Spanish civil war and in every part of the world where the remnants of communist parties exist. As in the old Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China is deeply troubled ...

  3. CE praises Kazakhstan's post-independence progress

    Posted Dec 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was the Kazakh SSR republic in the Soviet Union. Following the demise of the Soviet Union, Kazakhstan declared independence on December 16, 1991. It is now a member of the Commonwealth of Independent ... STAFF REPORTERS Updated at 5.26pm: Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen on Friday paid tribute to Kazakhstan's progress since it gained independence upon the breakup of the Soviet ...

  4. When the cold war hit Discovery Bay

    Posted Dec 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a holiday resort, as was intended by the Executive Council in 1976. It is a story rooted in the cold war and the fear of the Soviet Union setting up shop on Lantau, where it could mount clandestine ... it was quick in calling it in when clients got into trouble, and foreclosing the properties pledged as collateral. By the mid-1970s, governments in the region woke up to the possibility of the Soviet ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... History of Soviet Union is important Under the new senior secondary curriculum, all secondary students have to take four core subjects and study a maximum of three elective subjects. I chose ... develop your critical thinking. However, the subject of Soviet history has been deleted. The Soviet Union was an important part of the history of the 20th century. As a superpower it exerted ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Immigration staff cannot cope with extra visitors, unions say

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... the influx of visitors that a relaxation of entry- permit rules in Shenzhen will bring this month. Four unions representing immigration officers gave the Immigration Department's assistant ... hours non-stop, without toilet breaks, and the changes would exacerbate the situation. The unions identified the Lo Wu, Lok Ma Chau and Western Corridor border crossings as bottlenecks. Alex Chu ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Building on EU-Hong Kong ties for peace

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by VINCENT PIKET

    ... and war-torn European continent. It is an opportunity to celebrate the European Union's achievements in promoting democracy, human rights, peace and prosperity on the continent. For that, the EU ... and prosperity. We are also tackling new challenges such as the freedom and security of cyberspace, education, energy and water security, and climate change. Established in 1993, the European Union Office ...

  8. Union body looks for clean politicians

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee and Tanna Chong Rising political stars in the Federation of Trade Unions have been warned to avoid scandals like those that plagued the chief executive election. If they had ... Cheng said his warning was directed at eight key emerging talents and 12 other unionists groomed by the Beijing-loyalist union body since last year for the September Legislative Council ...

  9. Tactical error by students' union

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The university's students' union apparently crossed the line when it ran full-page advertisements in eight newspapers questioning chief executive candidate Leung Chun-ying's involvement in what ... as to why the union weighed in with a high-profile advert campaign that cost HK$387,550, and yet at the same time did not express an interest in the scandals over illegal structures ...

  10. Back your words with action, says union chief

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... executive-elect. But a civil service union chief urged the city's third post-handover leader, who won 689 votes in Sunday's election, to back his words with solid actions- including a meeting with the major civil service unions- before starting his term in July. Leung praised civil servants for their 'high efficiency' and expressed his gratitude to them in a speech after meeting ...




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