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  1. Beijing takes bigger role in conflict zones

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that with China's firm foreign policy of non-interference, this seemed unlikely at the moment. 'Even if we are sending peacekeeping troops under the United Nations framework, if a conflict arises ...

  2. Curbing conflicts

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

    ... The UN's top official in China has said Hong Kong can do more for peace. Given that foreign policy is dictated by Beijing, what role can we play to try to reduce levels of violence in the world? Write to us. ...

  3. Conflicts could harm city's stability, Beijing official warns

    Posted Aug 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung Conflicts among interest groups may threaten Hong Kong's stability if not properly handled, one of Beijing's top officials in Hong Kong has warned. 'Hong ... rating dropped to a new low. Mr Li later declined to elaborate on what conflicts he had been referring to or comment on reports that Beijing was trying to persuade Mr Leung to resign. He said ...

  4. A year of joy, sorrow- and new conflicts

    Posted Dec 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... economic success is no longer sufficient to boost the political mandate of the ruling party and, also importantly, to resolve the increasing conflicts in society. Admittedly, few find anything ... society and the penetrating power of new media in a society rife with conflicts of interest, the influence of the central and local authorities is vulnerable to challenge. As it engages the people ...

  5. Curbs on sex offenders raise rights conflict

    Posted Dec 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Everyone wants to protect children from the clutches of paedophiles. But we must make sure we do not do so at the expense of established laws that safeguard our privacy, freedom and property rights. A dispute at the Laguna Verde estate in Hung Hom has reo ...

  6. Sinoma suspends African projects over conflict

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih The global financial crisis and a bloody conflict in Nigeria have prompted Sinoma International, a major state-owned cement engineering firm, to suspend US$2.64 billion in plant projects in Africa. Putting the contracts on hold would lower the profits of China National Materials (Sinoma) next year since the Hong Kong-listed firm owns 53.3 per cent of Sinoma ...

  7. Conflict of interest allegations on probe

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... committee investigating the minibonds scandal, to avoid a conflict with his directorship of the watchdog which approves such investment products. Mr Chan, who joined the Legco subcommittee ... Chan to quit the committee to avoid a conflict of interest. 'The committee would have power to summon officials, most likely those from the SFC, to explain why the series of structured ...

  8. Lawmakers reminded of conflict of interest

    Posted Oct 21st 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... of it could give rise to conflicts of interest. Civic Party leader Audrey Eu Yuet-mee has declared to Legco that she invested in Lehman Brothers products via a trustee; the Democratic Party's Kam ...

  9. Bid to resolve conflict over open space

    Posted Aug 27th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... get the right to buy the space from the government. Development chief Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said yesterday this was an option being considered to resolve conflict over space ... was drafting guidelines for developers and residents to properly manage open space. Options to minimise conflicts between residents and the public were also being considered, she said. One option would ...

  10. Mainland braces for rise in trade conflicts

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng China will brace itself for a possible rise in trade disputes, now that multilateral trade talks have stalled, by speeding up economic structural adjustments and strengthening regional co-operation, according to Minister of Commerce Chen Deming. M ...




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