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  1. Environment-friendly economic growth

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... World political and business leaders and opinion-makers are again descending on the island province of Hainan for the three-day Boao Forum for Asia, which starts on Friday. On Saturday, Vice-President Zeng Qinghong will deliver a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the forum, dubbed the Asian version of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Mr Zeng is expected ...

  2. Forum on Taoism seen as part of 'harmony' campaign

    Posted Dec 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for Religious Affairs, said: 'This forum will study Daodejing and focus on the notion of 'harmony'. 'People are not at ease and the world is not peaceful. Our world needs ... for two days, is scheduled to take place a year after the World Buddhist Forum in Hangzhou. Mr Jiang said about 300 people, mostly academics and those interested in the religion, from ...

  3. Democracy's next step should come from public forum

    Posted Jan 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... know that there are successful and unsuccessful democracies? Why does it work in some places, but fail in others? Do we understand political, social and economic developments in the mainland ... to stymie the pace of democratisation. This is hypocrisy at its height. He tried his utmost to discredit the police on their performance during the World Trade Organisation conference, when they did ...

  4. Code-level red

    Posted Sep 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The World Economic Forum has listed the greatest threats to the world's economy as: oil price shocks, energy security, pandemics and climate change. How should we, in Hong Kong, tackle these threats? Write to us ...

  5. Threat or gain?

    Posted Jan 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There were concerns at the World Economic Forum in Davos that the world has, as one speaker put it, 'too little fear' of Asia's new-found economic strength. China sought to soothe such worries. What is your opinion? Write to us ...

  6. Economic ranking no cause for complacency

    Posted Jan 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the World Economic Forum's assessment of the city's competitiveness. In a report released in October, the WEF said Hong Kong's position on its competitiveness index had dropped to 28, ... For 12 years in a row, Hong Kong has been ranked the freest economy in the world by the US-based think-tank the Heritage Foundation. The top ranking is the best affirmation that we remain ...

  7. Chinese, African leaders affirm political, economic partnership

    Posted Nov 06th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... the officials also tried to convince the world that their partnership would be based on 'political equality and mutual trust, win-win economic co-operation and cultural exchanges', ... partnership and adopted an action plan to deepen political and economic links over the next three years. The pledges came as trade deals worth US$1.9 billion were signed on yesterday's final day ...

  8. Security forum asks how northeast Asia's powerful neighbours can avoid conflict

    Posted Jun 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum. In terms of defence issues, none of the existing bodies quickens pulses. 'China's huge and sudden rise necessitates the creation ... at the annual regional security forum hosted by Asean and the Institute of Strategic and International Studies. The subject was no laughing matter. Instead, the titters reflected the growing sense ...

  9. China's ascendancy good for all the world, says Hu

    Posted Nov 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok in Hanoi President Hu Jintao made another assurance of China's peaceful growth yesterday as he told world business leaders the country's economic rise had benefited ... Co-operation forum member states. 'China will endeavour to develop itself by promoting world peace and contribute to world peace with its own development.' Mr Hu's scheduled meetings ...

  10. HK still competitive but it's not first world, study finds

    Posted Nov 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Linda Choy

    ... of data or analysis. He cited the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Growth Competitiveness Index, noting that Hong Kong's ranking had taken a dive since 2000, when the forum increased ... a truly 'first-world' economy, according to the first of a four-phase study sponsored by the Bauhinia Foundation. Prepared by University of Hong Kong competitiveness expert Michael ...




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