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  1. US throws stones in its own glass house

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton took aim at China this week, saying Asia needs greater political freedom. Democracies, she says, are more stable, reliable and innovative. She is absolutely right. So why is Washington ...

  2. A tale of two women, and that glass ceiling

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... thinks Ms Koike is the best person for the job. Ms Koike openly admires Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and American feminists. She once commented sarcastically of Japan that the so-called glass ceiling there 'isn't glass, it's an iron plate'. She's got that right: Japan barely makes it into the middle of national rankings in terms of accommodating women's ...

  3. People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, Mrs Beckett

    Posted May 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This week, we witnessed yet another foreign diplomat leave her glass house to throw stones. Britain's foreign secretary, Margaret Beckett, tells us that democracy is not an option but, in fact, is the foundation of a thriving economy and stable society ('UK minister makes suffrage plea', May 22). If that is the case, why is Britain's gross domestic product ...

  4. Mr Bush's glass house shatters

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... Laurence Brahm Chinese officials tasked with disaster relief have been closely observing fallout from Hurricane Katrina, with shock. It is not just the apparent ineffectiveness of the federal government's response. Their greatest concern is they have ...

  5. People in glass houses...

    Posted Aug 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... B. J. Lee Japan's colonial rule of Korea from 1910 to 1945 was a humiliating part of history for all Koreans. It ruled with an iron fist and suppressed human rights in order to mobilise all resources in the Korean Peninsula for its war in the Pacific ...

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    Development chief Paul Chan admits he thought of quitting

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... after consuming two glasses of beer at a family lunch in October, prompting a police investigation. Chan denied he had engaged in drink driving. He earned an extremely poor rating ...

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    Memory lapse to blame for confusion over illegal works, says C.Y. Leung

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong, Olga Wong

    ... structure, a cover over a parking space, a trellis and a glass enclosure in the garden. Yesterday Leung wrote that he might also need to demolish a sauna room, a guest toilet, a retractable roof over the main bedroom's balcony, an expanded laundry room and a locker. In June he admitted building the glass canopy and trellis, but said the latter replaced a rotten one. Yesterday he wrote: ...

  8. Shenzhen congress announces line-up of new party bosses

    Posted May 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the special administrative region's economic development. Shenzhen-based political analyst Jin Xinyi said Xu Qin and Wang Rong would co-operate to improve Shenzhen's hi-tech capabilities ...

  9. Power play delays Shenzhen's party meeting

    Posted May 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... involving candidates for different positions and their high-level supporters has delayed the meeting. Political analyst Jin Xinyi said: 'This suggests how complicated succession in public ...

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    Election notebook

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... I stopped using that banner design more than a year and a half ago when I was elected councillor." Tony Cheung Government courts the silver-haired brigade with magnifying glasses Every election ... especially useful for a greying voter population with deteriorating eyesight: magnifying glasses. The souvenir eyesight aids may come in handy, since the number of voters in the 61 to 65 age group ...




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