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  1. Tricky business on Wen's agenda in Seoul

    Posted May 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to Seoul was planned before the latest crisis between the two Koreas, which will now overshadow his talks with the leaders of South Korea and Japan. The challenge will be how to prevent any further aggression from North Kor ...

  2. Radicals and unionists to make life tricky for government

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The administration could face a tougher battle in lobbying newly elected lawmakers to support government policies as the legislature becomes more fragmented with the strengthening of radical groups and the increased number of unionists. Partie ...

  3. Six degrees

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Broudie of The Lightning Seeds, MC Mushtaq of Fun-Da-Mental, actress Blair Booth and jeweller Anouchka Groce, he also hooked up in 1996 for the song Poems with trip-hop pioneer Tricky ... The Fifth Element will attest. Tricky, though, is rather picky about who he works with musically, once turning down an invitation to collaborate on the Ray of Light album with Madonna... The style ...

  4. Chicago upholds the American dream

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... can still be brought to justice. That also means political renewal- tricky, and sometimes impossible, in other systems- is possible. That said, the system can still move at a glacial pace ...

  5. Legislative minefield in row over tax increases

    Posted Apr 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong and Fanny W. Y. Fung Lawmakers face tricky constitutional issues in their battle to roll back two tax increases proposed in the budget. Nearly half of the 60 legislators, including those from pro-government and pan-democratic parties, oppose a proposed 41.5 per cent increase in tobacco duty and a 15 per cent rise in first-registration for vehicles. The two decisions ...

  6. 'Rights' and law collide

    Posted Oct 07th 2010, 12:00am by Maggie Chen

    ... set out under the Basic Law and the application of other laws and regulations can involve tricky legal and political issues- and questions which have no easy answers. ...

  7. How much?

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... extravagance when it involves those in high political office is a tricky business. Tung Chee-hwa shunned Government House for reasons unexplained. Taxpayers had to pay for him to remain in his own ...

  8. The vote may be won, but Suu Kyi's battle lies ahead

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... democratisation process. President Thein Sein seems committed to the process, but some senior generals will certainly prefer the latter option. The coming year will be a tricky one, and it could end ...

  9. Confidence in 'one country, two systems' is eroding

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Albert Cheng The issue of pregnant mainlanders giving birth in Hong Kong has proved to be a tricky problem and has attracted attention at the National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference meetings. It is, after all, an internal affair for the Hong Kong government to resolve. But a proposal from former justice secretary Elsie Leung Oi-sie, ...

  10. Leadership that has lost its way

    Posted Oct 09th 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty The indictment of Ichiro Ozawa for false reporting of political funds leaves Japan's prime minister, Naoto Kan, in a tricky spot regarding what to do about the still ... bigger issue: how does Japan manage its decline? This is particularly tricky when Tokyo is squeezed between a rapidly rising China and a still powerful US. Since Junichiro Koizumi left office, ...




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