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  1. Anger at bid for 40pc toll rise for eastern tunnel

    Posted Sep 18th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Lai said. More taxi and minibus drivers would cut their costs by using the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, which charges only HK$20 for a car, he said. Last month the underused western tunnel increased ... learning it had applied for the increase, which would raise the toll for cars from HK$25 to HK$35. The news came a month after the Western Harbour Tunnel raised its tolls and brought warnings ...

  2. Fujian projects to cash in on cross-strait ties

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... build a foundation for trade and economic links across the straits. 'Because the State Council's blueprint supports the development of economic zones to the western coast of Taiwan, we ... perspective, it opens the door for investments even though investments will be vulnerable to political risks, that is, cross-strait relations.' Of the projects being promoted, infrastructure ...

  3. Reunification just a matter of time for many on mainland

    Posted May 20th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... no longer walk, I wouldn't mind crawling,' he said. Three rounds of cross-strait talks since last May have brought dramatic agreements on direct air, sea and postal links, the opening up ... part of the mainland to the island. The Taiwan-governed Kinmen islands sit just a few kilometres outside Xiamen harbour, easily visible from the coastline. The two sides used to blast competing ...

  4. Time for Iraqi leaders to assume control

    Posted Oct 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the Red Cross (ICRC), the Geneva-based agency whose neutrality has been the key to its ability to offer humanitarian aid in war zones all over the world. The Red Cross maintained its presence ...

  5. Losing the global name game

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Hamish Mckenzie

    ... Western and Japanese brands.' Singapore-based Baladi, who is head of a branding consultancy called BrandAsian, has spent the past decade living and working in Asia, but his career has also ... with their bosses than to create something new and exciting, Baladi says. 'The Western expression 'too many chiefs' finds no context in Asia. Instead, the reality is too many followers ...

  6. Central and Western poll to test pro-democracy camp

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... From skyscrapers in the heart of Hong Kong's financial centre to exclusive tree-lined bungalows on the Peak and urban slums heavily populated by the elderly, the Central and Western ... democracy. 'Many residents are not too concerned with the democratic pace,' Mr Cheung said. CENTRAL AND WESTERN: now and then 2003 District Council election Population: 251,696 Number ...

  7. Helicopter in harbour plunge was subject to safety alert

    Posted Jul 11th 2010, 12:00am by Niall Fraser

    ... Niall Fraser The Macau-bound helicopter which was forced to ditch in Victoria Harbour last weekend was the subject of a worldwide safety alert. Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department ... company Sky Shuttle- suffered a 'tail rotor failure' seconds after take-off from the Shun Tak Centre helipad in Sheung Wan, forcing pilot Richard Moffatt to ditch in the harbour ...

  8. Sub crosses the line

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang A nuclear-powered PLA submarine breached a line drawn by a US-led alliance to containing China's naval power, according to a Japanese report. The conservative Sankei newspaper said the Han-class boat penetrated what Chinese strategists cal ...

  9. Taiwan gears up to face leaks on cross-strait ties

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam, Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Fiona Tam Taiwan has set up a special task force to try to control possible damage over some highly sensitive documents that may be released by WikiLeaks. The whistle-blowing website is expected to unveil confidential informat ...

  10. Cross-strait conundrums

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... of warming cross-strait ties since the Kuomintang, the nationalist party, returned to rule on the island in 2008. Hong Kong and Taiwan are the fourth-largest trading partners of each other. The two ... the close economic and civil ties between the territories, the relationship between the two governments is fragile, often following the ups and downs of cross-strait politics. For the 12 years ...




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