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  1. Mainland firms eyeing US assets risk political flak and high prices

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... into the United States, a move that could once again stir up a hornets' nest of political venom. Before congressional threats prodded China National Offshore Oil Corp to pull away from its ambitious US$18.5 billion bid for oil firm Unocal Corp in 2005, fearful US commentators argued that the mainland was following the path of Japan in the 1980s- using its massive surplus of export-earned ...

  2. US domestic politics eclipse trade row

    Posted May 27th 2007, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... particularly from the US Congress, remains more talk than action. Sanctioning trade with China is unlikely to be the top priority for American politicians, who currently have their hands full with more pressing international concerns, such as the war on Iraq. 'Tangible results' were the words used by US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson to describe the accords reached from the two-day ...

  3. Political progress

    Posted Apr 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... President Hu Jintao has recognised the importance of democratic development to the city, but insists that it should advance in a gradual and orderly manner. Do you agree? Write to us. ...

  4. Political evolution

    Posted Apr 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Is the Executive Council 'useless', as some critics claim, and should its role and composition be reviewed, as advocated by Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Ho Chi-ping? Write to us. ...

  5. Politics may skew investment tool

    Posted Nov 18th 2007, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... has been welcomed by some analysts as an additional source of liquidity that will underpin demand, but raise alarms among others who fear that political agendas may be pursued on financial ... generated by Asian exporters. The combined outcome had been the accumulation by Asian central banks of total reserves in excess of US$4trillion, noted the International Monetary Fund in its October ...

  6. Family politics

    Posted Mar 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Delegates to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference have called for the abolition of China's one-child policy, saying it had caused social problems and personality flaws among mainland youth. Has it? Write to us ...

  7. Political activist jailed for spying freed after 5 years

    Posted Apr 28th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... returned to the US. Dr Yang, who runs a Boston-based foundation that advocates political change in China, left the mainland after being involved in the 1989 Tiananmen democracy protests, ... Minnie Chan Political activist Yang Jianli was released from a Beijing prison yesterday after serving a five-year sentence for spying and illegally entering China, his lawyer and friends ...

  8. Provoking thoughts on politics

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau Kit-wai Lions for Lambs Political drama Robert Redford currently has more wrinkles than anyone in Hollywood, and in Lions for Lambs- a political drama that he directs and in which he plays a political science professor- he shows that he is also the most talkative person on screen. The characters, who discuss in pairs, include Redford's character and a university student ...

  9. Explosions and politics

    Posted Nov 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau Kit-wai In Shooter, an honest man single-handedly takes on the evil of the world with a gun. It's a hybrid of Rambo and Clint Eastwood. It's angry and political. In short, ... Swagger is asked by a retired colonel (Danny Glover) to return to action. He finds himself a pawn in a game that involves genocides and a corrupt US senator (Ned Beatty) trading human lives ...

  10. Politics on screen

    Posted Nov 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a drama about media responsibility, education, politics and America's wars abroad. Talking about serious subjects in a movie and not making it sound like a lecture is no easy task, and the movie at times resembles a political science or journalism class. The dialogues are sometimes stilted and the direction is a bit stagy, but Redford's sincerity more than makes up ...




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