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  1. Schroeder's election call puts German reforms in firing line

    Posted May 24th 2005, 12:00am by Marc Young

    ... A resounding electoral defeat for German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democrats in a key state election may have just brought Europe's largest country one step closer to its very own Margaret Thatcher. On Sunday, voters in Germany' ...

  2. Fear of upsetting Beijing overrides milk concerns

    Posted Oct 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Anyone who believes there is no price to be paid for the sycophancy that breeds timidity needs to think again in the wake of yet another Chinese food contamination scandal. ... and controlled appearances will not make the milk crisis go away, but will add to the bitterness left in its wake. Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong-based journalist and entrepreneur ...

  3. Ode to an accolade

    Posted Apr 05th 2009, 12:00am by Stephen McCarty

    ... Stephen McCarty Hong Kong scribes who rhyme for a reason were delighted recently to find it's now the season for verse - oft booksellers' poor relation - to grab the spotlight with the dedication of a poetry prize offered far and wide by Hong Kong University, with pride. A HK$2,500-dollar purse (and let's face it, poets usually do worse) is on the table for the unpublished ...

  4. We'll consult Beijing if court cases threaten election: Stephen Lam

    Posted Mar 15th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The Hong Kong government will seek Beijing's help if legal challenges to the chief executive election look like preventing it being held on July 10, the constitutional affairs secretary said yesterday, adding that state leaders would not allow Hong Kong to plunge into anarchy. Speaking during an RTHK phone-in programme, Stephen Lam Sui-lung urged the courts ...

  5. HK vital for Sino-US ties, envoy says

    Posted Nov 19th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... envoy to the city. In a speech to the Asia Society which declared that the US 'is back' in Asia, Consul General Stephen Young said US relations with Hong Kong were a model his government would like to see emulated around the region. Young, responding to a question on Tung's role as a semi-official diplomat, said it benefited both sides, adding that others- ...

  6. CPPCC aims to develop young patriots in HK

    Posted Mar 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Tracy Lam in Beijing Beijing's top advisory body plans to strengthen its work with young people in Hong Kong and Macau and increase communications ... work related to young people from the two regions,' he said. He said the aim was to constantly develop and expand the patriotic forces in each city. Jia's remarks follow a rise ...

  7. Young activists launch anti-development group

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung, Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong and Paggie Leung A group of young activists fighting against 'land hegemony' launched a movement yesterday by protesting against a property developer known for its acquisition strategies. Members of the newly formed Post-80s Group Against Land Hegemony said they would be starting another wave of protests against developers for their 'damage to social ...

  8. Relations with Han divide young Uygurs

    Posted Jul 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... region of Xinjiang . But this simplistic plot line of ethnic groups facing off fails to acknowledge the complex feelings Uygurs - particularly the young - have about their lives in Xinjiang. While frustration over a lack of opportunities appears almost universal, young Uygurs in Urumqi are deeply divided over their relationship with the Han. 'It's very regrettable ...

  9. Learning from past is key to future, Hu tells Japan's young

    Posted May 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok in Tokyo President says an awareness of history is not about hatred, but allowing nations to cherish peace President Hu Jintao yesterday called on Japan's young ... country.' Fostering exchanges between young people has been a key element promoting the Sino-Japanese relationship. Along with Mr Fukuda, Mr Hu presided over the opening ceremony ...

  10. US' new man in Taipei had two stints in Beijing

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... diplomat in South Korea who has twice been stationed on the mainland, will replace Stephen Young as director of the American Institute in Taiwan. In an announcement yesterday, the institute, which ... with the US through his efforts to engage the mainland and ease cross-strait tension. At a party yesterday to celebrate US Independence Day, which falls tomorrow, and bid farewell to Taiwan, Dr Young ...




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