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  1. Political Animal

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Party time as chief rings in 2009 Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen kick-started the new year by joining legislator Philip Wong Yu-hong's banquet to celebrate the '130th birthday' of the lawmaker, 70, and Mr Wong's wife, 60. Mr Tsang and his wife Selina were due to arrive at the banqueting hall at the Convention and Exhibition Centre well after midnight after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665503/political-animal
  2. Couples stage sit-in for wedding deposits

    Posted Jul 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang About 60 couples staged a sit-in at a fast-food shop in Kowloon Bay yesterday to demand the refund of deposits paid for wedding banquets. That followed a breakdown in talks between representatives of the couples and Club Regency, the venue where their banquets will be held before March 31. Club Regency, at the International Trade and Exhibition Centre in Kowloon Bay, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/646888/couples-stage-sit-wedding-deposits
  3. Dinner with cadres taken off the menu

    Posted Jan 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Charity banquet postponed due to poor preparation A charity banquet where a seat next to a top official cost 38,000 yuan has been postponed indefinitely, partly to due to difficulties in booking the venue- the Great Hall of the People. Between 3,000 and 5,000 people had been expected to attend the February 1 gala, billed as a state banquet and a chance for local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/484024/dinner-cadres-taken-menu
  4. News - Hong Kong - PROTESTS

    Occupy Central leader drops 'grand banquet' hint that protest will start October 1

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:00am by JEFFIE LAM, Clifford Lo

    ... banquet" in Central while others were marking "the big day". Another Occupy Central founder has applied to police for a public meeting at Chater Road pedestrian precinct on the public holidays of October 1 and 2. "While others are celebrating the big day of the country, we will set up a grand banquet in Central to fight for Hong Kong's democracy," Benny Tai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1598990/occupy-central-leader-drops-october-1-hint
  5. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Occupy Central to start October 1? Benny Tai drops 'grand banquet' hint

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 05:12pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com 'We will set up a grand banquet in Central to fight for Hong Kong’s democracy,' says Tai Occupy Central co-organiser Benny Tai Yiu-ting has dropped a strong hint that the pro-democracy sit-in will kick off on National Day, October 1, as rumoured. Legal academic Tai wrote in Apple Daily that a “banquet” – the codename for the planned blockade ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1598777/occupy-centrals-benny-tai-drops-big-hint-saying-banquet-will-start
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central cooks up 'banquet' action plan of civil disobedience

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 03:38am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... up 'banquet' action plan Occupy Central has made a date with its supporters to attend a "banquet"- the codename for the democracy campaign's long-awaited debut civil ... the 'banquet' … as long as we are all together," Tai said on radio. The Occupy Central movement is carrying out its threat to stage a 10,000-strong sit-in in the city's business hub after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1590360/occupy-central-cooks-banquet-action-plan-civil-disobedience
  7. News - China - CRIME

    'Bribes and lavish banquets': China's watchdog reveals evidence of graft among Xinjiang party officials

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 09:14pm by Alice Yan

    ... lifestyles and held lavish banquets, the CCDI said. Separate reports were prepared for leaders of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region as well as the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1553474/chinas-watchdog-reveals-evidence-graft-among-xinjiang-party-bosses
  8. News - China Insider - State affairs

    What Xi gave Putin for dinner: State banquet menu reveals belt-tightening at 4-star hotel bash

    Posted May 21st 2014, 06:30pm by Andrea Chen

    ... rehearsing for a state banquet held last night, offering security summit delegates a taste of China. “We rehearsed twice yesterday,” executive chef Su Dexing said in an interview with Shanghai Morning Post after the banquet. “Nine chefs needed prepare over 10 dishes for each of the 330 guests … We were under unprecedented pressure.” Xi, who has issued a joint declaration of support ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1517290/what-xi-gave-putin-dinner-state-banquet-menu-reveals-belt
  9. News - China - COURTS

    Chinese judges told 'cook your own meals at work' to avoid banquet bribes

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 03:37pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... banquet [invitations] from the parties involved in a case”. It said the existing evaluation system “of grass-roots-level courts do not include whether the judge can cook”. On March 31, Zhang went ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1493545/chinese-judges-told-cook-their-own-meals-work-avoid-banquet-bribes
  10. News - China - AUSTERITY

    Communist Party banquets cut by half in 2013 under Xi's austerity drive

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:25pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Austerity campaign 'frees cadres from obligations' to wine and dine, study finds Officials' banquet duties down by half A study has revealed the impact of President Xi Jinping's belt-tightening measures, with the number of official banquets falling by as much as 50 per cent last year, a senior official says. Zhang Zhongliang, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1473740/communist-party-banquets-cut-half-2013-under-xis-austerity-drive

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