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  1. Launch of spacecraft likely after congress

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... China's first manned space flight will take place after October 14, according to a report in a Beijing-backed newspaper. Officials had 'basically decided' the Shenzhou ... for the mission. The final selection of one or two men will be determined just before the launch. It is expected to occur at the Jiuquan Space Launch Centre in Inner Mongolia. If the mission is successful, ...

  2. The space race nobody wanted

    Posted Feb 14th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Mainland China has been exceedingly careful to assure the world that its rise will be peaceful. But it shot itself in the foot with its space test last month, which demolished ... consistently advocated the peaceful development of outer space and opposes the arming of space and military competition in space.' Now we know that Beijing was secretly working on space weapons ...

  3. China's undersea exploration

    Posted Apr 28th 2007, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... China has four military priorities: the navy, in which submarines take first place; the air force of jet fighters and long-range bombers; space, not only threatening US and other satellites ...

  4. New rules can apply to existing public space, minister says

    Posted Jan 27th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The management guidelines proposed to govern use of public open space on future private developments could be applied to some existing cases, the development chief said yesterday ... the accessibility and vibrancy of future public open space. The Development Bureau said the guidelines would only apply to new public open space because the government could not modify land leases ...

  5. New York park model suggested

    Posted Dec 09th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong A management model used for New York's Central Park will be explored to run the city's public open space. Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said ... is an immature idea here,' she said. 'But we will further explore it.' She was speaking after Democratic Party legislator Lee Wing-tat had complained that 'open space under Leisure ...

  6. Diplomatic balancing act for oil exploration

    Posted Aug 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Exxon executives that future mainland business could be jeopardised if it pursued an oil exploration deal with Vietnam's state-owned oil giant, PetroVietnam. The deal, a preliminary co-operation agreement signed in June, involves exploration blocks off Vietnam's southern and central coasts - part of waters China includes as part of its historic claims to large swathes ...

  7. EU explores exchange of tax information

    Posted May 27th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The European Union is exploring how to get access to information about bank accounts its residents hold in Hong Kong as the city moves towards legislation that will help it comply with international tax governance standards. The EU is also fine-tuning a savings directive among member nations that would mean relevant tax information is sent automatically between ...

  8. US explores options for ending Korean crisis

    Posted Jul 29th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... John Bolton says the North is not Iraq and insists that peaceful nuclear disarmament is President Bush's goal A senior American official visiting China says the US is pursuing 'several tracks' short of an invasion to force North Korea to ab ...

  9. Protesters demand more space outside liaison office

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Campaigners against police interference in demonstrations called yesterday for a huge flowerbed outside the central government's liaison office to be uprooted to make more room for protests. The call came after an ind ...

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    French, Dutch far-right leaders to discuss European alliance

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 06:51pm by Agence France-Presse in The Hague

    ... Agence France-Presse in The Hague European right-wing politicians meet in the Netherlands on Wednesday to explore a coalition aimed at undermining the EU French far-right leader Marine Le ... Wilders announced Le Pen’s visit last month, saying they would explore an alliance ahead of next May’s European Parliament elections. Both Le Pen’s National Front (FN) in France and Wilders’s PVV ...




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