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  1. George Bush. Position held: president of the United States

    Posted Jan 20th 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin, Sunny Tse

    ... about how much the mainland's growth relies on the United States. grade: C+ War George invaded Iraq after terrorists destroyed New York's Twin Towers. A popular decision in the US ...

  2. US checks to prevent surge of China textiles

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang The United States will scrutinise mainland-made textiles and apparel imports in the lead-up to the end of a quota regime on December 31, a move dubbed paranoid by Chinese manufacturers. The US International Trade Commission has said it will compile statistical reports every two weeks from December 1 on the volume, value, unit value and import market share of textiles ...

  3. Reefer Men

    Posted May 18th 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Reefer Men by Tony Thompson Hodder & Stoughton, HK$128 It looks- and reads- like a crime novel but Reefer Men is a true story about a group of 16 drug smugglers who made their fortunes getting Americans high. Theirs is an audacious tale ...

  4. US, S Korea postpone drills as tropical storm nears

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... to an approaching tropical storm, we have postponed anti-submarine warfare exercises between the US and Republic of Korea that were due to start [today],' Jeff Davis, a spokesman for the United States ... in the future. 'Participating ships USS Fitzgerald, USS Curtis Wilbur, USNS Victorious and the [unnamed] submarine will proceed with other assigned duties,' he said. The United States and South ...

  5. State Council orders end to theft of public funds

    Posted Jul 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... that should 'arouse serious concern'. The State Council executive meeting also discussed and approved a development blueprint for coastal regions in the northeastern province of Liaoning. ... and giant state-owned enterprises every year for the past decade. But it was the first time that the State Council had held a special meeting to discuss follow-up action. The State Council urged all ...

  6. Mainland investors fund US projects to get green cards

    Posted Jul 05th 2010, 12:00am by Kristin Jones

    ... to be re-invented as a light manufacturing plant. EB-5 is the United States visa programme that provided the incentive for the mostly Chinese investors to wire the money. At its heart, it's a simple ... to the United States.' ...

  7. Military parade to be 'stately but frugal'

    Posted Jan 05th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Prudence ordered for anniversary show Beijing intends to stage a 'stately but frugal' military parade to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding ... Party appears to be trying to strike a balance between showing off its military might in an effort to unite an increasingly stratified population and fending off criticism that it has squandered ...

  8. Failing to help the failed states

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... and try to see that they are abided by, which does not even seem a remote prospect. For years the United States, first in the battle of the superpowers with the Soviet Union, then as sole ... Kevin Rafferty This week, an unpopular president of a small impoverished central American state was ousted in a coup before he could emulate his new-found hero, Venezuelan President Hugo ...

  9. Popularity of Palin Halloween costumes points to McCain defeat in battleground state

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the key battleground states. The costumed Republican vice-presidential candidates- complete with 'Miss Alaska' sashes for instant identification, were attempting to terrify residents in Albuquerque and were also seen working behind desks in the state capitol building in Santa Fe. New Mexico looms as a key barometer of Democrat Barack Obama's appeal to a more inclusive American ...

  10. Rescue effort unites Tibetans and Han

    Posted Apr 17th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... with the quake dead. The provincial government called for respect to be given to the burial traditions of ethnic minority groups, but also authorised civil affairs departments and state-run funeral ...




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