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  1. Officials in Taipei mull over panda diplomacy

    Posted Apr 28th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora [Cites],' a senior official at Taiwan's Council of Agriculture said yesterday. 'Imports must receive special approval ... Jacky Hsu and Shi Ting Reports claiming the central government plans to present Taiwanese opposition leader Lien Chan with a gift of two pandas during his trip to Beijing have received ...

  2. Weapons depot explodes on Taiwan-held island

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... up a special investigation team to look into the cause of the explosion,' he said. The blast occurred just before 9pm and was heard all over the small island, local television reports ... Jacky Hsu An ammunition depot on Taiwan's defensive outpost of Matsu exploded last night, leaving two officers missing Taiwanese media and defence officials said. About 70 servicemen ...

  3. Sars case a timely warning on lab safety

    Posted Dec 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... level. But non-adherence to safety rules was an issue in both cases of infection, with reports indicating the Taiwan researcher failed to follow disinfection procedures. The WHO rules are clear ... tests and vaccines. Such work on the live virus is necessary, but it is also dangerous- as shown by the Sars case found in Singapore three months ago and now the case reported yesterday ...

  4. Beijing recalls journalists from quake-hit Haiti

    Posted Jan 21st 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... to depart were told to cancel their trips. They told the South China Morning Post that Beijing made a special call to the Guangdong propaganda authorities after the two newspapers reported ... Fiona Tam and Ng Tze-wei Beijing called back some mainland reporters from Haiti and sent out a circular on Tuesday banning all media from sending more reporters to the quake-hit, chaotic ...

  5. Life on the move

    Posted Nov 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... man'- a half-man, half-animal who has reportedly been spotted in the northwestern province over the years. But topping his wish list is the bid to get permission to swim the over 100km Taiwan ... himself an explorer who still likes to promote health, pleasure and special causes. One of his missions is to save the mainland's environment. The 50-year-old visited Hong Kong for the fifth ...

  6. Henry Tang suggests special tree taskforce

    Posted May 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung and Cheung Chi-fai A tree office, in which local and overseas experts will be given seats, could be created to take charge of Hong Kong's trees, according to ideas outlined by Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen yesterday. The office wo ...

  7. Legislator seeks protection for special trees

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... do not receive special care from authorities. 'The existing law might not be able to save a tree grown by Dr Sun Yat-sen, or one aged over a century,' Ms Choy said. The proposed ...

  8. Tsunami special

    Posted Apr 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Letters in this special discuss the tsunami's heavy toll among women and disaster preparedness. The spirit of recovery continues. If you have a comment on the tsunami, send in your letter: we will consider it for the daily Letters. ...

  9. Woodland to be designated special conservation area

    Posted Dec 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.18pm: A Lai Chi Wo woodland will be designated as a special area for nature conservation, a spokesman for the Environment, Transport and Works Bureau said on Wednesday. The woodland is about one hectare in size and located on a slope behind Lai Chi Wo Village, northeast New Territories. It will be managed by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Taiwan can play a role in climate fight

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN SHEN

    ... Stephen Shen Stephen Shen says the island is a willing partner in the global effort to cut carbon emissions A meaningful role for Taiwan in climate fight Mitigating climate change has a direct bearing on humankind's survival and poses a challenge that the global community must face together. Consequently, despite Taiwan's special status in international politics ...




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