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  1. Agreeing to disagree is what makes HK special

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Prominent pro-Tibet activist Kate Saunders' speech at the Foreign Correspondents' Club rightly went ahead yesterday. According to the club, Foreign Ministry officials expressed their misgivings over the talk, leading to a delay while it consider ...

  2. Mainland's emergence challenges neighbours

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Integration with China's growing economy will be the key issue for its neighbours, a report released this week by Deutsche Bank says. 'South Korea's and Taiwan ... far, the report said, Taiwan seemed to be doing better than South Korea in building a 'knowledge-based economy'. 'Taiwan and Korea are graduating from being 'pure' ...

  3. Taiwan sends officials to Malawi amid reports of switch in ties

    Posted Dec 25th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan is racing against time to save its four-decade-old relationship with Malawi, which is reportedly considering switching diplomatic recognition to the mainland. Although the Malawian ambassador to Taipei, Thengo Maloya, maintained yesterday there would be no change in bilateral ties, Taiwan has been on high alert and has sent two senior officials ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Taiwan using internet to recruit spies, says report

    Posted Apr 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... mainlanders have been caught in Taiwan's espionage trap in recent years. The People's Daily group's Global Times newspaper carried a report yesterday saying the island's ... as an intelligence agent when he accepted a request for a stranger to be included on his MSN friends list. Zheng's Taiwanese contact posed as a magazine reporter in South Korea and asked Zheng to send ...

  6. Special suppliers blur boundaries between politics and business

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... scandal over melamine-tainted milk powder. In the distilled liquor trade, business news website Hexun.com reports, 95 per cent of producers possess some sort of special supplier title, whether ... Ed Zhang ed.zhang@scmp.com One prominent feature of the market economy with Chinese characteristics is the common claim by companies to be designated 'special suppliers' ...

  7. Shanghai considers visa plan

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

    ... Shanghai is considering granting Taiwanese people visas on arrival. If approved, the relaxation would make life in Shanghai more convenient for the tens of thousands of Taiwanese who, with their families, have flocked to the city for business in recent years. Many manufacturers have moved factories from Taiwan to the city. About 300,000 Taiwanese live in and around Shanghai. At present, ...


    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to bail out those arrested. The Diaoyu Islands, known in Japan as Senkaku, are five volcanic isles 170km northeast of Taiwan. Japan claims to have sovereignty of the islands because of a treaty ...

  9. Health checks stepped up at Chek Lap Kok

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

    ... Special attention is being paid to travellers from the Lion City Measures have been stepped up to ensure travellers arriving in Hong Kong from Singapore are Sars-free. Apart from routine procedures such as temperature checks, officers from the Health Department and the Airport Authority are paying special attention to all travellers from Singapore. They are checking travellers' ...

  10. Seoul seeks talks over mainland factory closures

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... agency reported. In Jiaozhou , Shandong province , 103 of the 119 businesses that had illegally shut down were South Korean, it said. South Koreans are not alone in abandoning their factories. ... advantage of the Lunar New Year break to abscond, leaving migrant workers returning from the holiday to find themselves unemployed and owed wages. Mainland media reported yesterday that South Korean ...




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