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  1. The Taiwan dilemma that Beijing understood

    Posted Aug 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... effort to highlight his cause. The decision by Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou to allow the Tibetan spiritual leader to visit typhoon victims on the island would therefore seem provocative to mainland authorities. But Taiwan is a democracy and in a democracy, electors' voices matter. Mr Ma has had much listening to do since Typhoon Morakot struck on August 8 - the deadliest to hit ...

  2. 515m yuan fraud in river clean-up campaign

    Posted Oct 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said seven provinces had used 403 million yuan of special environmental funding for other purposes, and four had created 112 million yuan in fake spending records to claim reimbursement. ... in clean-up projects. The audit report also said it was reviewing the 91 billion yuan in state investment meant for the clean-up of the Liao, Hai and Huai rivers, and Tai, Chao and Dianchi lakes from ...

  3. It's true, Martians don't want us to repeat their warming disaster

    Posted Oct 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the fund by Yah Lin 'Charlie' Trie, a US citizen born in Taiwan, who used to serve food in the Fu Lin restaurant in a run-down section of Little Rock, Arkansas. One of his frequent customers, and an eventual firm friend, was Mr Clinton. The Los Angeles Times reported that Trie was sentenced in November 1999 to four months' home detention and three years' probation ...

  4. Talkback

    Posted Sep 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that taxis are still operating. I cannot see a problem if the drivers and passengers in such circumstances bargain over a special taxi fare. This is a common occurrence when the typhoon signal No 8, ... September 16). Vegetation has been cleared to make way for the cemetery. Ma Shi Chau was designated a site of special scientific interest, and now it has been damaged in this way. The government ...

  5. Talkback

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of waste, public space, the environment, the arts, the waterfront, air pollution and carbon tax. Many innovative, simple and necessary solutions exist. Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, South Korea ... the nullah. R. Hau, Kowloon Bay Do you think speed cameras are needed on steep roads? We keep reading newspaper reports of road traffic accidents. But despite the warnings, people continue to drive ...

  6. Look smooth for the summer

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a week). The creamy base emulsifies with massage. Pay special attention to roughened areas, such as heels, elbows, and knees. With the perfect figure and perfect skin tone, you'll be the hit ...

  7. Talkback

    Posted Jan 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... parks, special areas and restricted areas, protected marine areas (currently four marine parks and one marine reserve) constitute about 1 per cent of the total area of Hong Kong waters. ...

  8. Post reporters awarded first prize

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for radio and a special prize for television were awarded. The commission works in co-operation with Reporters Without Borders and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers. ... Staff Reporter South China Morning Post reporters Fiona Tam and Choi Chi-yuk received first prize in the Asia-Pacific region in the Lorenzo Natali Journalism Prize competition ...

  9. Economy more energy efficient, says report

    Posted Jul 15th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... unit of gross domestic product was reduced 3.66 per cent- instead of the initial figure of 3.27 per cent- according to a report jointly released by the National Bureau of Statistics, ... cent a year by 2010, based on 2005 figures. The report said the mainland consumed 1.16 tonnes of standard coal equivalent to produce 10,000 yuan (HK$11,440) of GDP last year, compared ...

  10. Taiwan's top cross-strait negotiator wants to resign

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan's top negotiator with the mainland, Chiang Pin-kung, has suddenly offered to resign in a move that rocked the island. The island's president, Ma ... is believed to be a result of power struggles within the ruling Kuomintang, analysts and politicians said. Taiwanese media have reported that Mr Ma, displeased by alleged conflicts of interest ...




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