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  1. Conflicted only by what shares to buy

    Posted Oct 30th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo I am often amused by conflict-of-interest rules in Western financial media which are aped by local ones. Neil Collins, formerly of Reuters Breaking Views, recently resigned because he failed to disclose he bought shares in BP before and after he wrote about the troubled oil giant and its Gulf of Mexico oil leak. Well, I followed his call and never looked back. Come ...

  2. Xi hails veterans of Korean conflict

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

    ... Staff Reporter in Beijing Vice-President Xi Jinping, the newly appointed vice-chairman of the Communist Party's military decision-making body, made his first public appearance in his new role, state media reported yesterday. Xi, appointed to the Cent ...

  3. Conflict over fung shui claims

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Maggie Chen

    ... Maggie Chen The Chinese practice of fung shui has a long history. It dates back thousands of years and has long been a part of Hong Kong' culture. Many professionals here regularly seek advice from the craft's practitioners as they believe fung ...

  4. Tourism and heritage do not have to be in conflict

    Posted Oct 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the very spirit of the temple. A direct conflict has arisen where the needs of the tourist are directly undermining the foundations of the temples. Unchecked development and the widespread, ... the local community and fund alternative means of supplying water. Tourism and preservation of heritage do not have to be in conflict. With proper management, the spirit of Angkor Wat can be brought ...

  5. Trade conflicts will rise amid pressure on yuan

    Posted Oct 04th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Pettis

    ... Michael Pettis Since the US House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill to press China to let its currency rise faster, it is clear that the world is tilting inexorably towards more trade conflict. But excessive focus on currencies and tariffs is likely to make a bad situation worse. There are many ways for China to rebalance, and they all involve the same process ...

  6. Echoes of conflict

    Posted Sep 12th 2010, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... their countrymen to serve in Europe. Furthermore, the Chinese believed that, once the conflict was over, the German colonial concessions seized by the Japanese at the outbreak of war would be returned ... by European historians. James puts the number killed as a direct result of being involved in the conflict at just under 2,000, many of whom died from exhaustion and the Spanish Flu pandemic that swept ...

  7. Disco Bay split on taxi plan amid conflicting poll results

    Posted Aug 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chris Ip A proposal to allow taxis into Discovery Bay has sparked arguments on two fronts. Whether increased traffic and visitors would ruin the secluded community is one. The other is whether opponents or advocates of the proposal speak for the residents ...

  8. African conflicts pressure China's neutrality

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... agreement on how oil resources get shared, there is likely to be conflict. Conflict is not conducive to business,' Stith said. The US has put pressure on US-based Chinese companies to respect ...

  9. Hospitals add police as conflicts increase

    Posted Jul 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Dozens of hospitals in Shenyang, Liaoning have given police chiefs jobs as 'vice-presidents of security' to help them deal with a rising tide of occasionally violent medical disputes. The controversial move has raised concerns tha ...

  10. Liquidator of yoga firm accused of conflict of interest

    Posted Jun 19th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... concealed his role as director of Honest Joy Enterprise while serving as the yoga chain's provisional liquidator. 'It's an outright case of conflict of interest,' he said. Lee ...




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