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  1. Beijing lumps UK and United States with developing nations

    Posted Sep 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or South American states, or countries from the former Soviet bloc. According to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs list, there are only six countries whose nationals are now charged more for visas ...

  2. The United States of Canada

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer Looking at that extraordinary electoral map of the United States, with all the liberal, quiche-eating, Kerry-supporting states of the northeast and the west coast coloured ... or next to other states that do. True, the US would lose its whole Pacific coast, but we could probably arrange for an American free port in, say, Tijuana. And lots of Canadians could move ...

  3. The state of Hong Kong people

    Posted Aug 10th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... conducting surveys since 1991. The poll, commissioned by the Civic Exchange think-tank, provides a snapshot of the state of the populace last month. Only 55 per cent of respondents said they were ...

  4. Greens' united voice shifts policy in right direction

    Posted Jun 17th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung continues his series on the Nujiang dam project, which is angering environmentalists and China's neighbours The mainland's fractured green movement has united ... and encourage recycling. But now, we have united to make our voices heard like never before,' said Wang Yongchen, of the Beijing-based Green Earth Volunteers group. Ms Wang has helped organise ...

  5. State coffers get better protection

    Posted Dec 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the public sector in recent years. The rules cover budget management, state assets, public funds and financial receipts and notes in more specific terms. Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday ratified the Regulations on Financial Malpractices, a set of 35 articles that will come into effect on February 1, according to a Xinhua report. The previous 25 provisional regulations, issued by the State Council ...

  6. Hillary pips Bill in clash of Clinton memoirs

    Posted Jun 26th 2004, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... Alister McMillan Hillary Clinton tipped the delicately balanced scales of her marriage when she banished her husband to sleep on the couch during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. If former US president Bill Clinton thought he could shift that balance by recou ...

  7. Rising star

    Posted Apr 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Gwyneth Paltrow wears it. So do Penelope Cruz and Beyonce Knowles. It's Sharys, the latest brand to arrive at the Apothecary at Lane Crawford. Founded in 1993 in Milan, Sharys is making a name for itself in Hollywood, in particular its popular Face M ...

  8. Party politics abroad: the view from HK

    Posted Nov 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... The heads of the two US parties in Hong Kong tell Nick Gentle why they sit on either side of the divide 'It's an extremely dangerous time for the US,' said Democrats Abroad Hong Kong chairman Michael Ceurvorst. 'In my opinion, we haven ...

  9. Rules were ignored and state funds eaten away

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and units covered included central government units, military research institutes and rural education offices. The problems found ranged from loans by state banks in violation of regulations ... Staff Reporter Government departments and local officials manipulated figures, ignored financial management rules, exaggerated spending and squandered state funds on banquets, ...

  10. Dollar gains on rate-rise hopes

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nichole Chan Betting the United States Federal Reserve will raise interest rate sooner rather than later, the US dollar was stronger against most Asian currencies yesterday as investors were drawn to the higher-yield currency. The US will report consumer prices for last month later today and the market expects the release will show strong inflation as oil prices last month ...




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