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  1. Lee Wing-tat may lodge petition

    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn Democratic Party chairman Lee Wing-tat is seeking legal advice about lodging a petition over the eligibility of about 30 Election Committee members if Donald Tsang Yam-kuen ... lodge an election petition on the grounds that the eligibility of committee members is in doubt, and that this altered the election result. Ronny Tong Ka-wah, of the Article 45 Concern Group, ...

  2. Dissidents and Christians are detained in run-up to Communist Party conference

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Guozhu, who was known for his frequent petitions to the authorities, from their homes. Another dissident, Wang Guoqi, who was staying in Zhang Chunzhu's home, was missing, the group said. ... from home by police, the group said. Beijing police were said to have parked their cars outside the homes of Christian activists Xu Yonghai and Hua Huiqi, whose parents petitioned in Tiananmen ...

  3. Shanghai crackdown aims to silence property protesters

    Posted Mar 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Dozens have been placed under house arrest to keep the peace Authorities have launched a crackdown on Shanghai's most vocal protesters, including the wife ... have been placed under house arrest before the legislature's annual session, which begins on Friday. A further 70 people were trying to travel to Beijing to protest, they said. Authorities ...

  4. Parents assail kindergarten contract

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... living in Beijing's Wangjing Garden objected to it being awarded a contract to service the community. About two dozen homeowners - all university teachers or their relatives - petitioned ... and 47 music schools throughout the mainland in recent years. More than 3,000 academics live in Wangjing Garden, which was built to provide housing for university teachers. In recent weeks, ...

  5. My Life- Volume I: The Early Years

    Posted Jun 05th 2005, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... and denigrated by southern Republicans as white trash, he proved that anyone could be president. It's not great writing, but The Early Years is good on the nature of politics, which is Clinton's passion. It's also clear that the American public knew of his indiscretions and his proclivity for being less than truthful about them when they elected him. What he did in the White ...

  6. Of roots and rot

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Newman

    ... Martin Newman The In-Between World of Vikram Lall (Canongate Books) by Moyez Vassanji From a 'safe-house' on the snow-covered shores of Lake Ontario, Vikram Lall contemplates ... of Queen Elizabeth II. Eight-year-old Vic Lall is trying to work out where he fits in relation to his Kikuyu best friend Njoroge, who is in love with his little sister Deepa, and their two white ...

  7. Stranger in the house

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Rosheen Rodwell

    ... With the use of donor sperm, an infertile man can become a father- but raising someone else's child has its own problems, reports Rosheen Rodwell SARAH GREW UP as one of five children and always assumed that she would have a large family of her own. ...

  8. Australian resurfaces to tell of house protest

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... with officialdom over approval to extend his single-storey house in the country town about 200km outside Brisbane. After three years of delays and rejections, Mr Hendicott spray-painted anti-council ...


    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... remains small. Nevertheless, the house-father phenomenon not only means a dwindling trend of traditional family structures, it also redefines the role of men in Hong Kong. In the past they were ... day he was left home with his then-eight-year-old daughter. 'I had no life and worked seven days a week. I had to make breakfast, lunch and dinner, clean the house, wash clothes, take my ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it is widely flouted? The plight of owners of pets living in public housing estates and their pets should be addressed in a civilised manner. If it is government policy not to allow pets in public housing flats and it is stated clearly in the tenancy agreement, then keeping pets is a breach of contract. A system should, however, be worked out to accommodate existing pets. Occupants ...




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