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  1. Fewer than 100 more votes will ensure a 'no contest'

    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... to the last to knock out his rivals. The almost certain successor to Tung Chee-hwa picked up more votes yesterday, but stirred controversy at a meeting with legal-sector electors and still has more ... colleagues had also backed him. Another two or three were likely to follow suit soon, he said. All but four of the 36 votes in the sector were initially seen as backing Mr Lee. But 22 of them ...

  2. KMT leader returns to party in crisis

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... of the legislature. Their heated campaign disputes this month have become a source of division within the 110-year-old party. Mr Lien, who voted for Mr Wang in the July 16 election, left Taiwan for the US shortly after the vote. The result of the election, which Mr Ma won in a landslide, came as a surprise to most KMT officials and has sown a seed of discord within the party. The KMT ruled Taiwan ...

  3. Arroyo widens role of ex-ICAC chief

    Posted Jun 21st 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Visiting Philippine president says Tony Kwok, already adviser to ombudsman, will aid government departments' graft fight Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo yesterday announced during a whirlwind visit to Hong Kong that she ...

  4. Gambling on a blood-soaked traitor

    Posted Apr 24th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Jones

    ... This is despite the fact he finished fourth of 18 candidates in last October's direct presidential elections with 10 per cent of the popular vote. Elaborate horror stories of deceit and barbarity ...

  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    US defence secretary Chuck Hagel's straight talking in Asia gets results

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 06:00am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... chief was opposed by some in his own party. Although his appointment came only after a nomination stalled in the Senate by an unprecedented filibuster, and a confirmation margin of 58 votes ...

  6. Anwar plots political comeback

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur In much-changed Malaysia, he faces an uphill battle Former deputy prime minister turned opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim returned home yesterday after several months overseas to fire up his flagging career. While Mr Anwar ma ...

  7. KMT chief takes up Beijing's offer

    Posted Apr 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Jacky Hsu

    ... and the Taiwanese government could think of the interests of the island and its people and accept the result of Mr Chiang's visit. He was referring to the so-called consensus reached by Mr Chiang ...

  8. A sweeter carrot and harder stick

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Little more than a month after the passage of Beijing's Anti-Secession Law, the cross-strait situation has undergone a remarkable change. While there has been some negative fallout, with Taiwan delaying talks on expanding chartered flight ...

  9. Arroyo faces test as political arch-rival slips into coma

    Posted Dec 13th 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... of the election, insisting he, not Mrs Arroyo, had won the presidency in May. He told the court that results from 10,554 precincts nationwide were wrongly reflected in the official documents which Congress ... during the congressional count of presidential votes last June, said yesterday that the electoral case 'will continue' even with the former actor debilitated. ...

  10. Australian voters swayed by Howard's economic track record

    Posted Oct 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Agencies in Sydney Prime Minister John Howard scored a convincing victory in Australia's federal election yesterday, winning a historic fourth term in a vote that was pitched as a referendum on his support of the US-led war in Iraq but that turned instead on domestic economic issues. With more than 70 per cent of votes tallied, Labor Party leader Mark Latham conceded defeat ...




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