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  1. KMT failed political test, Taichung mayor says

    Posted Dec 07th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... cities and counties. The results, seen as a midterm test of the popularity of Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou, showed the KMT had won 47.8 per cent of the vote and the DPP 45.3 per cent. Even ... Minnie Chan The results of Taiwan's local elections show the opposition Democratic Progressive Party has transformed itself into a more rational and moderate political force, which ...

  2. So why is Indonesia not on Obama's first tour of East Asia?

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode, Chief Asia Correspondent A few months ago, it was seen as a no-brainer: a triumphant return to his childhood home in Indonesia by US President Barack Obama to wrap up his first visit to East Asia. The long-anticipated Indonesian mission repre ...

  3. Battle of the hollow grandsons

    Posted Jun 20th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... came when voters were asked whom they preferred as prime minister. 'None of the above' won the vote, with 46 per cent, followed by Yukio Hatoyama, the colourless DPJ leader, on 32 per ...

  4. Liberals struggle to retain grip in chamber

    Posted May 16th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... are the only two committee members who do not support the two candidates. The chamber source said Mr Tien was canvassing for votes for another two candidates, Gerry Ma Kai-yung and Shirley Hui, who ... his votes might backfire. About 2,600 eligible member companies of the chamber are scheduled to vote next Tuesday. The chamber source said the Liberal Party had wielded huge influence within ...

  5. U-turn of a reformist

    Posted Apr 18th 2009, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... to join forces in an attempt to thwart Dr Susilo re-election bid in the July presidential vote. Ms Megawati is expected to be the opposing presidential candidate, while the two former generals ... (PDI-P), Taufik Kiemas, also her husband. The announcement followed the April 9 parliamentary election that saw Dr Susilo's Democratic Party win by a large margin, according to early results ...

  6. PCCW unlikely to throw in towel if SFC wins buyout fight, says Webb

    Posted Apr 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Commission wins a fight to stop the deal in the Court of Appeal, according to stock commentator David Webb. Mr Webb, who was the first to disclose vote-rigging allegations surrounding the buyout deal ... law, privatisation schemes need the approval of more than 50 per cent of attending shareholders at a meeting. That requirement had led to the vote-rigging issue in the PCCW case as someone had ...

  7. Obama's 100 days of eastern promise

    Posted Apr 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the first of a three-part series looking at the first 100 days of Barack Obama's historic presidency, Chief Asia Correspondent Greg Torode looks at his approach to Asia As the strategic assumptions that have governed the region for decades start t ...

  8. Judge detained over sex video, bribery

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lilian Zhang in Shanghai A district court judge in Zhejiang province who was featured in a homemade sex video was detained on preliminary charges of personal misconduct and bribery on Tuesday after whistle-blowers sent the tapes to the city government, of ...

  9. One faux pas too many

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall There is apparently something in the genetic makeup of the Nakagawa family that makes them prone to self-destruction when the one thing for which they have yearned is within their grasp. Ichiro Nakagawa, father of the disgraced former finance ...

  10. Lunar New Year arrivals boosted by mainlanders

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The number of mainland travellers visiting Hong Kong during the Lunar New Year holidays rose 5.1 per cent compared to the same period last year, according to the Tourism Board. But the number of visitors from overseas dropped by 13.4 per cen ...




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