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  1. July 1 march has morphed into a road to nowhere

    Posted Jun 29th 2009, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu When half a million Hongkongers defied their reputation for political apathy and took to the streets in protest on July 1, 2003, it made headlines around the globe. Even more ... turned into a twisted political show of hands not for participants, but for our politicians. Alice Wu is a political consultant and a former associate director of the Asia Pacific Media Network ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... understands the other very well. You can understand the words coming out of their mouths, but it's hard to figure out the meaning behind them,' he said. Congratulating Madame Wu Yi on her ... Perhaps such an intimate gesture would be pushing it. Tom Miller and Al Guo Wu Yi pulls the 'lady' card Tough-talking Vice-Premier Wu Yi did not lose her sense of humour. She started ...

  3. Diary of a disaster: how Beijing dealt with the disease

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vice-premier Wu Yi is appointed health minister. April 29: Premier Wen Jiabao appeals for understanding at an Association of Southeast Asian Nations conference and admits China has made mistakes in its handling of the outbreak. May 1: More than 10,000 people in Beijing are put under quarantine. May 8: The WHO imposes a warning against unnecessary travel to Tianjin and Inner Mongolia May 20: Ms Wu ...

  4. US takes Beijing to WTO again over piracy row

    Posted Aug 15th 2007, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... an annualised 67 per cent to US$24.35 billion, the second-highest level on record. Vice-Premier Wu Yi deflected requests by US Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson, in Beijing for talks two weeks ... Beijing in less than a year as tensions accelerate over the mainland's surging trade surplus and alleged use of a weak yuan to boost its economy. Yi Xintian, a spokesman for the State ...

  5. Beijing acts on Macau lighthouse

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu in Macau Cultural authorities in Beijing have sent a letter to Macau over threats facing a world heritage lighthouse, urging it to address the problem and ease public concerns, sources say. The State Administration of Cultural Heritage attached a copy of a Unesco inquiry that was sent to it in September. Unesco's World Heritage Centre is seeking ...

  6. Macau's land valuation rules to be revamped

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... The Macau government will revamp its land valuation criteria, based on a public consultation to be launched in June or July, according to new secretary for transport and public works, Lau Si-io. Mr Lau - who replaced disgraced former minister Ao Man-long, ...

  7. Beijing to 'fight to finish' over US gripes to WTO

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Wu Yi says piracy and import complaints risk ties Beijing has vowed to 'fight to the finish' over US complaints to the World Trade Organisation of rampant piracy and import restrictions on American films, music and books. Vice-Premier Wu Yi said yesterday the move by Washington this month was threatening trade ties between the two countries. ...

  8. Beijing pledges to fight Washington's WTO piracy complaint to the very end

    Posted May 26th 2007, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... property rights, Vice-Premier Wu Yi said. 'I hereby express that China, according to the rules of the WTO, will aggressively challenge this case to the very end,' she told US business ... move by the Bush administration to placate growing protectionist sentiment in the US Congress. Ms Wu said the complaints would have a 'serious impact' on the co-operative framework ...

  9. Outraged monks save historic building

    Posted Sep 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu Campaign blocks demolition at one of Beijing's oldest Buddhist temples Angry monks have saved one of Beijing's oldest Buddhist temples from disappearing under the bulldozers of a housing authority and won a commitment for the rebuilding of parts already demolished. On Tuesday last week workers arrived in the western yard of the Tang dynasty Fayuan Temple ...

  10. 60pc of new Beijing housing unsold

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

    ... Vivian Wu Despite rocketing property prices in the capital, about 60 per cent of privately developed housing available for purchase off the plan in Beijing remained unsold at the end ... square metres of privately developed housing under construction around the nation was unsold by the end of March, a 23.8 per cent increase over the same time last year. Yi Xianrong, director ...




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