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  1. Tales from the troops: 15 years of PLA in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com A journalist once tried to trick People's Liberation Army troops in Hong Kong into accepting a cash bribe- but failed. This is among anecdotes related by the PLA in an article about the garrison's experiences during its 15 years in Hong Kong. Another tells how an anti-communist activist was prevented from distributing 'reactionary' ...

  2. Strict guidelines for body cameras

    Posted Aug 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to individual officers about when to turn them on- and off. If the result of the trial is favourable, the police force is said to be ready to order up to 7,000 of them. British and US police forces have ... them. Hong Kong has a reputation for peaceful protest. But the decision to test body cameras follows controversy over claims of over-zealous policing of demonstrations. A police source says body ...

  3. Mia Farrow to highlight Darfur crisis during HK parade

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Hollywood actress and human rights activist Mia Farrow will make a public appearance in Hong Kong on the day of the Olympic torch relay in the city to call for China to act on the Darfur crisis. The 63-year-old Golden Globe Award-winning star will be speaking at a Foreign Correspondents' Club lunch on May 2, and hopes to use the Olympics to put pressure on Beijing over ...

  4. Sudan pleads for more aid to stem crisis

    Posted Jul 10th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Foreign Editor Diplomat denies accusations that his government is involved in ethnic cleansing in troubled Darfur region Fighting and a humanitarian crisis in western Sudan will worsen and spread unless international help is dramatically stepped up, one of the impoverished African country's top diplomats said yesterday. But in making the plea during a visit to Hong ...

  5. Three hurt in flat owners' noise protest

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... roads to reduce the noise. The company also refused to provide more shuttle buses. The flats went on sale in 2010 at an average price of 7,000 yuan (HK$8,575) per square metre, and most ... in Guangzhou yesterday. The owners say the complex in Huadu district, developed by the Hong Kong-listed Guangzhou R&F Properties, violates environmental regulations because it was built too close ...

  6. The bloody battle for freedom

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... time, 19,000 paratroopers landed behind German lines to blow up bridges and block railway lines to prevent a counterattack. The main invasion fleet of 7,000 vessels then set sail from ... associate professor of history at the University of Hong Kong. 'It was crucial because Normandy was one of several potential invasion sites with sufficient space to land an army of several ...

  7. 15 years on, P.L.A. garrison still an enigma

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com It is almost 15 years since the first contingent of People's Liberation Army troops took their historic place in Hong Kong, and yesterday- ... but both the operation and the agenda of Hong Kong's PLA garrison had remained basically the same for the past 15 years, said PLA expert Antony Wong Dong, president of the Macau-based ...

  8. More companies seek help in how to handle a crisis abroad

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang A growing number of Hong Kong companies are seeking customised travel risk assessments and crisis-handling plans following the Mumbai terrorist attacks ... had a significant increase in inquiries since then,' said Antonio Cheung, general manager of International SOS (Hong Kong), a company that specialises in crisis response and evacuation ...

  9. Cynicism greets Arroyo goal of crushing rebels in two years

    Posted Jun 20th 2006, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... an estimated 7,000 guerillas armed with 6,000 weapons by 2008. The order reversed a 19-year-old government policy of ending the communist insurgency peacefully through negotiations. But national ... Raissa Robles in Manila President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's order to 'wipe out' the communist threat in the next two years will be difficult to achieve, her national ...

  10. Complaints pour in over poll for chief executive

    Posted Mar 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Election Committee members to back chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying in the closing days of the campaign. The commission also refused to confirm whether any complaints had been received over ... Facebook. Complex rules forced some candidates running for district council seats last year to avoid Facebook for fear of breaching regulations. ...




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