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  1. Super? Not yet

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... to be equated with the United States, the only superpower left when the Soviet Union collapsed two decades ago. British academic and journalist Martin Jacques certainly thinks China has what it takes ... three, and was therefore best described as a regional power. Friedman, the author of The Next 100 Years, sees China as being markedly different from the former Soviet Union. The geopolitical ...

  2. Police motorcyclist's death sparks union call for highway patrol cars

    Posted Aug 19th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Phyllis Tsang and Clifford Lo Police unions want to discuss the possibility of traffic officers using cars instead of motorcycles for highway patrols, following an accident in which an officer died on Tuesday. Safety measures will be on the agenda when the unions next meet management. The traffic policeman was killed on Tuesdaywhen his motorcycle was in collision with a minibus. ...

  3. Power-hungry militarists must not squander China's wealth

    Posted May 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a family who spends his income on mistresses and flashy cars instead of caring for his wife and children. Perfect examples of this kind of attitude are the former Soviet Union and the current ...

  4. The challenge of creating an Asia-Pacific union

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... Greg Barns Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd thinks big. He wants to turn Asia into another European Union and, last week, he began his campaign to make that concept a reality. But is it realistic to expect rivals like the US, China, Japan and India - each at differing stages of development and jealously guarding their spheres of interest - to come together and co-operate, European ...

  5. Russia makes Kyoto more than hot air

    Posted Oct 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by a desire to improve the environment. It was made as part of a deal that will see the European Union support Russia's entry into the World Trade Organisation. And Russia can expect to benefit from the sale of emission credits under the Kyoto framework. Its greenhouse gas emissions have plunged since the collapse of the Soviet Union. But ratification will mean that the treaty ...

  6. Hong Kong must press for clean, alternative energy

    Posted May 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... dismayed at the new historical perception of Josef Stalin as a second world war hero. He not only allied the Soviet Union with Adolf Hitler for the first two years, but he invaded Poland (allied ... in concentration camps, had 15,000 Polish army officers shot, and undermined Soviet defensive strategy which could have prevented the Nazis penetrating deep into the USSR. How many of the 27 million dead ...

  7. Bikini atomic test is still a grave wonder, 50 years on

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... In 1955, the Soviet Union tested its first hydrogen bomb and a race began among China, Britain and France to acquire the same technology. American nuclear physicist Charles Ferguson said last week ...

  8. Russian agreement helps stall the day after tomorrow

    Posted May 25th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... the collapse of the Soviet Union the previous year. Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions from factories and vehicles are blamed by environmentalists and many climatologists for causing ... Union ministers in return for incentives including backing for World Trade Organisation (WTO) membership. 'The fact that the EU has met us halfway on negotiations on the WTO could ...

  9. Mui Wo's Brave New World

    Posted Jul 13th 2008, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... that suddenly had to cope without oil. 'When the Soviet Union stopped supplying Cuba with its oil in the early 1990s, it could no longer do industrial agriculture. It really changed society' ... drastically unless over the next few- not 50- years, we get carbon dioxide parts per million down to 350. The European Union target- which is regarded as stringent- is only 550 ppm. In Mui Wo, ...

  10. The template for a thoroughly modern nation

    Posted Oct 13th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... China's five-year plans, modelled after the former Soviet Union's, set specific goals for everything from economic growth to steel production and livestock numbers. They also set production ...




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