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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  8. Authorities taken to task over street space for election placards

    Posted Mar 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Pan-democrats have accused the government of jeopardising the image of Hong Kong as a fair and civic society after it decided against ordering the removal of politicians' roadside banners to make way for placards promoting May's by-e ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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