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  1. Vote machine

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Culpan

    ... Talk about putting pressure on yourself. As if winning the mayoral election in December was not enough, Kaohsiung Mayor Frank Hsieh Chang-ting has pledged to win the presidential election next March, too. He is not actually running for election. In fact, ...

  2. Polls apart

    Posted Aug 07th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Culpan

    ... It is hard not to wonder how last week's county election might reflect national politics. For months, the political parties had been gearing up for the by-election for the position of Hualien county commissioner. The post itself has little real impor ...

  3. Saving face

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Culpan

    ... Congratulations are in order. The Taiwan government last week successfully unloaded 12 per cent of its shares in incumbent phone company Chunghwa Telecom. This column has in the past noted the regularity with which the government - specifically the Minist ...

  4. Name of the game

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Tim Culpan

    ... Taiwan is hoping that it will finally put the seal next month on a long-awaited and largely forgotten deal made at the time of its WTO accession. It could also pave the way for some creativity in defining the island's status with respect to the mainl ...

  5. China is a mere understudy to US in war-torn Africa

    Posted Jun 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of war; China is still an apprentice. BARRY SAUTMAN, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Protecting witnesses I would like to clarify some misleading notions in 'Tim Hamlett's Hong Kong' (June 14) regarding witness protection and the writ of habeas corpus. Apparently Professor Hamlett misunderstands the nature of the witness protection programme. The Independent ...

  6. Budget surplus predicted to reach HK$60b

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So An accountancy firm estimated the government's budget surplus for the financial year would reach HK$60 billion. Tim Lui Tim-leung, a PricewaterhouseCoopers tax partner, said there would be a HK$85 billion difference from the government's original estimate due to higher than expected revenues from land sales and stamp duty. He said government reserves would ...

  7. Who said it?

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Corruption is the biggest danger facing the party. If not dealt with properly, the problem may change the nature of, or terminate, the political regime Premier Wen Jiabao We look forward to even greater investment and growth here A spokeswoman for Apple, confirming a visit to Beijing by chief executive Tim Cook (above) It's painful, but not something I have to make ...

  8. The Unconquerable World- Power, Non-violence and the Will of the People

    Posted Sep 11th 2005, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb The Unconquerable World- Power, Non-violence and the Will of the People by Jonathan Schell Penguin, $130 Prussian military strategist Carl von Clauswitz called war the final arbiter of conflict between states. Jonathan Schell, however, says wars are no longer winnable and new ways have to be found to resolve conflict. The Unconquerable World has been hailed by The New ...

  9. Who said it?

    Posted Oct 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... There were many old, stylish residences on The Peak in the 1970s... But most... were destroyed in the past 20 years Ko Tim-keung, historian and Antiquities Advisory Board adviser No more violence, no more war, no more terrorism. Never again. In the name of God, that every religion bring justice and peace, forgiveness and life and love to the world Pope Benedict at a meeting with 300 ...

  10. Whyte's skills key for Military Attack

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to beat all the same. Stablemate Packing Whiz (Tim Clark) is another coming off a strong run-on performance at Sha Tin to represent the main danger, but the favourite's ownermate, Military ...




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