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  1. Singaporean firm hopes its craft will take wing in China

    Posted Apr 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis in Singapore Cruising at 90 knots, six metres above Qinghai Lake or the Yangtze River as an alternative to a choppy ferry ride could become reality if a Singaporean company realises its ambitions. WigetWorks, the Singapore-based manufacturer ...

  2. Belarusian leader's iron fist waves flag for Soviet-era controls

    Posted Dec 15th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Parfitt

    ... Soviet Union regain their grip, the euphoria that accompanied people-power 'colour revolutions' in Georgia and Ukraine is wearing off. Protests after rigged elections in Azerbaijan last ... was rattled by recent uprisings in the former Soviet states. 'He's worried,' said a senior diplomat. 'He knows he can engineer 80 per cent of the vote in his favour, but he's ...

  3. News - World - OBITUARY

    Poland's last communist leader Jaruzelski dies aged 90

    Posted May 26th 2014, 06:03am by AFP

    ... announced martial law and the outlawing of Solidarity, the first independent labour union in the communist bloc. "The Polish-Soviet alliance is, and will remain, the foundation of Poland's ... years after Mikhail Gorbachev assumed leadership in the Soviet Union and launched his liberalisation policies of glasnost and perestroika. ...

  4. Big differences in textbook bills found

    Posted Sep 16th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Because different schools choose different textbooks, the bills for parents vary. Some pay five times what others do, according to the Consumer Council. The average textbook spending this year per student is HK$2,091 for primary schools and HK$2,016 for s ...

  5. News - World - CUBA

    Cuba cautiously welcomes European Union’s new approach on ties

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 01:56pm by Agence France-Presse in Havana

    ... on Monday welcomed the European Union’s decision to try to improve ties as “constructive,” but still warned the EU had to be respectful of the Communist nation’s sovereignty. Cuba “will look ... decades of the same regime, Havana still has not engaged in major economic reform. It maintains Soviet-style control over the vast majority of the economy – though it has allowed more ...

  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Russian gang boss wanted since 1990s arrested in Thailand

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 10:15pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Thais nab Russian gang boss wanted since 1990s A Russian crime boss who led a gang blamed for the murder of about 60 people during the lawless period following the fall of the Soviet Union has been captured in Thailand. Alexander Matusov, who arrived in Thailand in 2009, was paraded in front of the media two days after he was detained by Thai ...

  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Chinese nationalism flares up ahead of Xi's visit to Russia

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 11:48am by Chris Luo

    ... by the Chinese government. The comments also underscore discontent against China's ruling Communist Party, whose doctrine originates from Marxism-Leninism ideology from the Soviet Union. Many ...

  8. Emerson String Quartet

    Posted May 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Violist Lawerence Dutton, violinist Philip Setzer, cellist David Finckel and violinist Eugene Drucker play works by Mozart, Dvor?k and Shostakovich. Jun 4, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321 ...

  9. Business - Economy

    US west coast ports union less likely to rock the boat in pay talks

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 01:39am by BLOOM

    ... Alison Vekshin and James Nash While memories of US west coast dispute linger, falling cargo share may hasten pay deal in talks between dockworkers and employer group Ports union less ... to avoid a repeat that could be twice as expensive. Talks between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association may go on for weeks without any disruption ...

  10. News - China Insider - RELIGION

    Hong Kong's Cardinal Joseph Zen asks Pope Francis not to visit China

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 06:48pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... must not loosen its grip on power to avoid the fate of the Soviet Union,” Zen said, adding that the spectre of Soviet collapse was why Xi did not want to give Hongkongers the right to elect ...




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