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  1. From happy loving couple to bitter political enemies

    Posted Mar 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... along party lines. 'We have a rule at home- we never talk about politics,' says Mr Luo. 'We don't even watch the same TV set. She watches the TV in the bedroom, while I watch in the living room. We like different news channels with different political interests. We can't stop arguing if we sit together. I don't even sit close to her these days.' Ms Lin smirks: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/448997/happy-loving-couple-bitter-political-enemies
  2. Fidel Ramos hints at a return to the political fray

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... to overthrow President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. 'Let us not panic,' he said, while denying links to military officers claimed to be planning to seize power from the much-criticised leader. ... strong leadership and ties to the military and police, there was none of the political instability that marked the term of his predecessor, Corazon Aquino. As president, Mr Ramos earned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428945/fidel-ramos-hints-return-political-fray
  3. Philippine politics keeps it all in the elite family

    Posted May 17th 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... in Manila. 'I would have been surprised if I'd lost,' said the 64-year-old member of the powerful Aquino-Cojuangco clan, whose grip on politics dates back to 1898. Mr Aquino's sister is a senator. Four nephews have been re-elected congressmen. His sister-in-law, Corazon, was once president. The re-election of prominent political family members like Mr Aquino ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/455975/philippine-politics-keeps-it-all-elite-family
  4. Politics of time

    Posted May 29th 2005, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... he went into freefall, coming under attack from a range of sources, including two young Chinese philosophers, Guan Shixu and Liu Shuzi. The pair accused him of serving US imperialism ... headed for the US to continue his education, having earned a degree in engineering at Beijing Jiaotong University. At first, he felt homesick, he says. His wife, Ying Zou, whom he had married ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/502364/politics-time
  5. Return to the political fray for Philippines' rising star

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... about admitting that his presidential ambition was fired as a young national student leader of 20 by former United States president John F. Kennedy. 'I thought he was speaking to us ... by Mr Soriano, not the buyer, Mr Cojuangco. Corporate law was a profitable detour from a budding political career cut short by former president Ferdinand Marcos' declaration of martial law. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/422672/return-political-fray-philippines-rising-star
  6. Not the usual politics

    Posted Jul 29th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... class in policy formulation. All this says a lot about the anomalies and deficiencies within the political system, even as officials tell us that it is business as usual for protests ... and the people. Daniel Shek Tan-lei, who led the study, said the rising tendency of people to stage protests and take their grievances to the Ombudsman shows deficiencies in the political structure. He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/464622/not-usual-politics
  7. No place for politics in right-to-die case

    Posted Mar 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not wish to continue living in what doctors have diagnosed as a 'permanent vegetative state'. The debate has gripped the US. A seven-year legal battle appeared to have ended on Friday ... side. It is also regrettable that this intensely private matter has been thrust to the forefront of the national political agenda. President Bush interrupted his holiday to sign emergency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/493981/no-place-politics-right-die-case
  8. Downfall of head of US 'embassy' on island was self-inflicted, say analysts

    Posted Apr 10th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... rather than at the behest of Beijing, according to US analysts. Ms Shaheen's continued 'over-interpretation' of US policy on the island led to her departure despite having political protection from the highest levels in the Republican Party, they said. A senior Washington expert on Taiwan and mainland affairs said: 'Of course, Beijing did not like Ms ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/451573/downfall-head-us-embassy-island-was-self-inflicted-say-analysts
  9. US 'must be flexible' towards North

    Posted Dec 07th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... University's Centre for American Studies, believed the latest round of six-nation talks on the crisis had revealed North Korea was close to striking a deal with the US. But American negotiators were holding up progress. 'There's a lack of flexibility on the part of the US,' Dr Wu said, before a gathering of the Asia Foundation at the JW Marriott Hotel in Hong Kong. 'US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/481145/us-must-be-flexible-towards-north
  10. Beijing talks set to grow Sino-US relations

    Posted Jul 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting Vice-Foreign Minister Dai Bingguo will inaugurate a 'strategic dialogue' with his US counterpart Robert Zoellick in Beijing next week. The so-called strategic dialogue ... terrorism, Xinhua reported yesterday. Analysts say the recent frequent interaction between China and the US underscores a willingness by both sides to explore mutual interests and discuss how best ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/509970/beijing-talks-set-grow-sino-us-relations

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