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  1. 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 ...

  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. Right of way

    Posted Jun 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Property developers want the government to take responsibility for the upkeep of open space in private developments. What should officials do to try and resolve this ongoing debate on use of public space? Write to us. ...

  4. U.S. tipped off on missile test, says WikiLeaks

    Posted Aug 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in western China. The CSS-X-11 will launch from the Shuangchengzi Space and Missile Centre, approximately 1,100 kilometres east of Korla. 'Action addressee posts should co-ordinate closely ... direct-ascent anti-satellite intercept of the Chinese FY-1C weather satellite', which surprised the international community and prompted fears about a new arms race in space. The US expressed its ...

  5. Maverick newcomer aims to give hope to voters

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall By going head-to-head in Sunday's election with the politician who is most clearly a symbol of the 'old way' of doing politics, maverick businessman Takafumi Horie aims to give people hope. 'Shizuka Kamei represents a type ...

  6. Activists fear zoning changes will cut open public space

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Moves to turn a public car park inside tycoon Li Ka-shing's corporate headquarters into a supermarket have sparked fears that the government could be preparing the groundwork to slash the amount of open public space in Central District. Hutchison Whampoa- which manages the 62-storey Cheung Kong Center- want to convert 78 of 800 public car parking spaces inside ...

  7. Space arms race must be prevented

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

    ... Control of space means control of the world. This controversial statement was made by Lyndon Johnson before he became US president. Echoes of this sentiment were heard this week when the head of China's air force said it was inevitable for the nation to build weapons in space. Whoever controlled it would gain military dominance, he said. Such talk will naturally revive ...

  8. Hu advocates peaceful use of space

    Posted Nov 07th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan in Beijing President Hu Jintao has attempted to ease growing international concerns over China's ambitions to weaponise outer space by insisting the country was committed to the peaceful use of space. Hu, chairman of the Central Military Commission, sought to allay fears yesterday while meeting the heads of 30 air force delegations who were in Beijing for an international ...

  9. China 'to put weapons in space'

    Posted Nov 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen and Greg Torode The head of China's air force has said the country has plans to build weapons in space, describing it as a 'historical inevitability'. General Xu Qiliang told the People's Liberation Army Daily the air force felt it was 'imperative' to develop operations in space. Xu is the first top commander to break from ...

  10. Father of space technology helped guide atomic weapons programme

    Posted Nov 01st 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Scientist Qian Xuesen, known as China's father of space technology, died in Beijing yesterday, aged 98. Qian, a native of Hangzhou in Zhejiang province, was widely known for his contributions to China's 'two bombs and one satellite mission' in the 1960s. The effort developed atomic and hydrogen bombs and a satellite. He left war-torn China in 1935 ...




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