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  1. United Front cadre seeks to heal rift

    Posted May 27th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Carrie Chan

    ... political rifts. Liu Yandong, director of the Communist Party's United Front Work Department, made the call as she opened the display of the Buddha's Finger relic at the Hong Kong ... political demands and differences of interests to exist.' Without directly referring to the dispute over constitutional reform, she said Chinese culture valued peaceful co-existence ...

  2. Jimmy Wales

    Posted Oct 24th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... websites in Iran, Japan and the United States- all very different cultures, but people everywhere seem to want and love the idea of basic, clear and neutral information. SHARING THE KNOWLEDGE All ... of things. OUT OF HARM'S WAY Living in Tampa Bay [in the American state of Florida], we were really worried about the BP oil spill. We started going to the beach more often in fear ...

  3. State train makers under fire for poor standards

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... tipped as the favourite to win the contract to supply high-speed trains to the fledgling fast rail system in the United States. It is also in advanced talks to sell high-speed trains to Britain. ... at CNR Changchun, CSR Sifang and CNR Tangshan. CNR Changchun and CNR Tangshan are subsidiaries of China CNR Corp, one of the mainland's two dominant state-owned train manufacturers. CSR ...

  4. State oil refinery blamed for turning Pearl River tributary black

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... several years ago caused widespread pollution and the refinery was fined, the official said, 'but this is a ministerial-level unit so it's hard to punish them'. Refinery officials ...

  5. Hermit state open for business

    Posted Apr 10th 2005, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... of the biggest obstacles originate abroad. The main issue cited is the political conflict between Washington and Pyongyang, with the United States prohibiting exports of 'dual use' technologies ... for the adventurous. Take North Korea. Since 2002 the Stalinist state has been quietly building a market economy- but with the world focused on its nuclear arms and human rights, the handful of foreign ...

  6. Chinese history- a cause that unites the two Koreas

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... talks that Pyongyang had steadfastly rejected, demanding bilateral dialogue with the United States. And China, emerging as South Korea's biggest trading partner, has also worked ... If the issue of whether Goguryeo was a Korean kingdom or a Chinese state inhabited by Koreans seems like a tempest in an academic teacup, it is loaded with implications for China's relationship ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Jan 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dates will be reserved to ensure opera venues The Cantonese Opera Advisory Committee chairman said the government would reserve dates with Leisure and Cultural Services Department venues to ensure that Cantonese opera troupes would have enough space to pe ...

  8. Arms debate offer gets cool response

    Posted Sep 28th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Shui-bian's offer to debate lawmakers over the island's multibillion-dollar arms deal with the United States. Mr Chen on Sunday offered to give a special report to the Legislative Yuan and face ... he said. Mr Yu had also been trying to drum up support for the NT$610 billion (HK$140 billion) arms purchase from the United States when he made his 'balance of terror' comments. ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Oct 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Two patients aged 59 and 60 die of swine flu Two people died of swine flu on Sunday and yesterday, becoming the city's 35th and 36th victims. A 60-year-old man with a record of good health was admitted to Chai Wan's Pamela Youde Nethersole Easte ...

  10. dished up

    Posted Aug 20th 2004, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung Pousada restaurant in Sai Kung is having an Australian wine dinner this evening. The five-course meal includes a starter of roulade of Scottish smoked salmon with avocado and mesclun leaves, paired with the Evans & Tate Gnangara Chardonnay ...




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