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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Jimmy Lai paid Paul Wolfowitz US$75,000 for help in Myanmar

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:01am by ALEX BOOKBINDER, Patrick Boehler

    ... government officials to conduct his business. Wolfowitz and Lai have been friends since the latter became chairman of the US Taiwan Business Council in 2008, an aide to Lai said before the leak. It remains unclear what services the former World Bank president provided to Lai. Wolfowitz continues to head the US Taiwan Business Council and is a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing says embassy 'never invited' Jimmy Lai to dinner while he was in Myanmar

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 04:05am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... became head of the US-Taiwan Business Council after his stint as head of the World Bank. "When in Yangon, the Chinese embassy reached out twice to invite Mr Lai to a dinner, so the Chinese ... and promotion for his girlfriend. In 2008, he became chairman of the US-Taiwan Business Council, a non-profit group which promotes trade ties.   ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Biden criticises Beijing's treatment of US journalists

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 04:16am by AP

    ... newspapers can report the truth without fear of consequences," Biden said earlier yesterday as he addressed US business chiefs in Beijing. "We have many disagreements, and some profound ... Associated Press in Beijing Journalists tell Biden of their concerns after he warns of 'profound disagreements' Beijing's treatment of US media criticised Joe Biden met US ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    My meeting with Paul Wolfowitz not sinister, says Jimmy Lai

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Ada Lee

    ... since the latter became head of the US-Taiwan Business Council in 2008. Last June the pair went to Myanmar and during the trip Lai was twice invited by the Chinese embassy to a dinner in Yangon. ... month with former US deputy defence secretary Paul Wolfowitz with the debates on Hong Kong's political reform. Sing Tao Daily and Eastweek Magazine reported that Lai and Wolfowitz met ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Apple Daily head Jimmy Lai donated millions to pan-democrats, leaked files show

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 01:09pm by JEFFIE LAM, Joyce Ng

    ... READ: Poison and big business: Jimmy Lai's private life thrust into the spotlight in leaked files Reports in pro-government media claimed that Lai- who is know for his critical stance against Beijing- had manipulated pan-democrats and was "colluding with foreign countries to provoke unrest in Hong Kong". Watch: Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai talks about his business strategy ...

  6. News - World - POLITICS

    Republicans plan to use dominance of Congress to target Obamacare

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 10:29pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Republicans have Obamacare in sights Republicans will use their new dominance of the US Congress to repeal or cut back President Barack Obama's health care ... of the nearly 12 million undocumented people in the US. After more than 50 failed attempts to repeal or neutralise Obamacare, Boehner said the House would vote again in 2015 to scuttle the law, even ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Jimmy Lai defiant over 'state-level' cyberattacks

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:02am by CANNIX YAU

    ... I have no business in Myanmar. No business there. Why should I try to corrupt anyone there?" he asked. He also denied another allegation- that he had received financial backing from the US ... the apathy shown by the British and US governments towards the Occupy movement. "They haven't done anything to support us. All they're thinking about is doing business with China, ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Rule of law: one term, two characters, many meanings

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 06:18am by Cary Huang

    ... of business law at the University of Michigan, said that in the US the rule of law was a "constitutional system of checks and balances; in parliamentary systems, it's their system ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Naughty boy' James Tien has often taken a different line

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 06:19pm by Ng Kang Chung

    ... representing the garment and textiles sector. The year 1983, when China and Britain started talks over Hong Kong's handover, marked a crucial point in Tien's life. "A lot of us felt that, while we were businessmen, we [should not] just focus on business issues. That was why a lot of my friends my age started taking an interest in politics," Tien said in an interview ...

  10. News - World - POLITICS

    How Bill, and now Hillary, Clinton talked their way from 'dead broke' to rich

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:21pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Ex-US president has a lucrative career offering his insights and opinion to business and political leaders, but will it derail his wife's ambitions? How Clintons ... and political leaders in Austria. The former US president wrapped up his European trip at Prague Castle, where he shared his thoughts on energy to a Czech business summit. His pay: US$1.4 million. ...




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