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  1. The media: everybody's favourite whipping boy

    Posted Jun 27th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... CHRIS YEUNG Raymond Wu Wai-yung, a veteran pro-Beijing figure, is adamant the Hong Kong media has done a poor job since the handover. The media, he says, is partly to blame for the tension in mainland-Hong Kong relations and the divisions in society. Dr W ...

  2. The public's whipping boy

    Posted Nov 26th 2003, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... Anthony Cheung The results of Sunday's district council elections have surprised many people. Although commentators had talked about the impact of the July 1 protests before the polls, most believed that any such impact, if it were realised, would no ...

  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    British Prime Minister David Cameron reshuffles his coalition cabinet

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... airport. Greening becomes international development minister while former chief whip Patrick McLoughlin takes over her transport brief, as the government faces increasingly urgent calls ... head" in government, with Chris Grayling taking over his post. Cameron moved a trusted lieutenant, Andrew Mitchell, from international development secretary to become chief whip ...

  4. Official 'fearmongers fed data' to political parties

    Posted Oct 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com The government fed data about the foreign domestic helper right-of-abode case that it could not submit to the court to pro-establishment parties to whip up public fear and pave the way for an interpretation from Beijing, veteran lawmaker Alan Leong Kah-kit said yesterday. The Civic Party leader expressed concern that the city's rule of law ...

  5. CY's aide in a league of her own

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party? That was the infamous question that epitomised the worst excesses of McCarthyism in 1950s America. So, congratulations to those pan-democrats and their media allies who have whipped up a storm in a tea cup over chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying's hiring of a former Communist ...

  6. DPP divided over tourism casinos

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

    ... Staff Reporter Taiwan's ruling party is split over whether the law should be changed to legalise the establishment of casinos on outlying islands. William Lai Ching-the, the Democratic Progressive Party's caucus whip, said on Saturday that he wanted to put off a cross-party consultation on the subject, the semi-official Central News Agency reported yesterday. His ...

  7. Going the extra mile to drum up support

    Posted Nov 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sophie Taylor Young activists staged a 16km run yesterday to whip up support for the Democratic Party in the district council elections. 'We hope this will encourage people to come out and vote. We are confident that more people will vote for the Democratic Party this year,' said Kitty Ng Yuen-chun, who was monitoring the run. Sixteen-year-old Ms Ng is also ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ELECTION COUNTDOWN

    Infighting could dash hopes of pro-government parties in HK legco election

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Tanna Chong, Joyce Ng

    ... Tanna Chong and Joyce Ng In the third part of a series on the Legco geographical constituencies, we look at Kowloon East Infighting could dash hopes of pro-government parties In past Legislative Council elections, the rivalry within the pro-establishment camp rarely rose to the surface. This carefully orchestrated and party-whipped harmonious veneer is close to cracking open ...

  9. Diplomacy survives terrorist act, for now

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to gain from whipping up nationalist hysteria on both sides. Regardless of diplomatic talks, Mumbai in particular and India in general will suffer many more Islamist terrorist attacks, as well ...

  10. Excuses for torture cannot be tolerated

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is aimed at making the victim feel powerless. After all, if a person can whip, shock, rape, drown and otherwise demonstrate complete control over your body and mind, then how can you ever challenge ...




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