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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Questions posed to Li Fei at yesterday's forum

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 03:19am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Questions posed to Li Fei, deputy secretary general of the national legislature and chairman of the Basic Law Committee, at yesterday's forum Q&A Audrey Eu Yuet-mee, Civic Party chairwoman: Why doesn't the central government trust that Hong Kong people have a "balance" in mind and that they will elect a person good for Hong ...

  2. News - Asia

    Sam Rainsy's return heralds last hurrah for yesterday's man

    Posted Jul 28th 2013, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... last hurrah for yesterday's man The triumphant homecoming of Sam Rainsy, Cambodia's leading opposition politician, a couple of weeks before today's election was greeted ... two-thirds of Cambodia's population under 30, he is regarded as too old to lead the country into a new era. "Sam Rainsy is yesterday's man. My belief is that the young people want ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The dazzling comeback of China's sent-down youth of yesterday

    Posted May 11th 2013, 12:00am by NORA SAUSMIKAT

    ... Nora Sausmikat Nora Sausmikat says with the ascent of a new Chinese leadership comprising many who were 'sent down' during the Cultural Revolution, there's a feeling that this generation's time has now come Age of heroes? When I interv ...

  4. 'Yesterday the devil was here': Chavez's memorable quotes

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 08:03am

    ... show Hello President, referring to then-US president George W Bush, whom he also described as “a coward”, “a killer,” “a [perpetrator of] genocide” and “a drunk”. “Yesterday, the devil ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIAL SCIENCE

    Book review: 'The World Until Yesterday', by Jared Diamond

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies by Jared Diamond Viking   This magnum opus from Jared Diamond, the geographer noted for 1997's Guns, Germs, and Steel, is a brilliant analysis of the differences in culture and social practice between traditional and modern societies. Drawing on his long-time association ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    Liberal writer Li Chengpeng was punched and threatened with a knife at his Beijing book-signing event yesterday

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 06:36am by John Kennedy

    ... and a t-shirt on which he had written, "I love you all." Yesterday, Li returned to Beijing for another book signing, this time greeted by a very long line of readers, a punch in the head, ... yesterday, without giving further details. The central bank lists the so-called QDII2 initiative as one of its major goals for 2013. China Daily--  China 'needs say' on investment rules ...

  7. Hall team have a new Best Friend

    Posted May 26th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... with Best Friend showing a real turn of foot yesterday. 'I think that little shower of rain we had early in the day probably helped him,' said Prebble. 'It was just enough to take ... yesterday's 1,400m trip. 'He's by Scenic out of a Zabeel mare, so he's got a nice background and he's got scope to run a distance. I think there's a bit of fun ahead ...

  8. Turnover takes a double hit from weather and soccer

    Posted Nov 09th 2003, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken An unbroken spell of fine weather took only hours to become a thing of the past yesterday, with the track opened up and downgraded three times in the first two hours of racing ... had fallen on the track for the week prior to yesterday morning, but another 5 millimetres fell during the morning. 'But the 16 millimetres that fell during the early races ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    Xi Jinping harmonised Hu out of his power acceptance speech yesterday

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 09:20am by John Kennedy

    ... John Kennedy Navigation: China abroad  |  China at home  |  Chinese media In 2002 when Hu Jintao gave his acceptance speech at the Communist Party's 16th national congress, he spent half of it praising then-outgoing president Jiang Zemin and his "Three Represents" theory. Yesterday at the Great Hall of the People, Xi Jinping had his first opportunity to give ...

  10. 'Tis the season to be soaking

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leaping puddles and ducking for cover were the order of the day yesterday, as Hongkongers got their second big soaking of the wet season- and there's sure to be more to come. Pedestrians did battle with swollen gutters and nullahs, drivers with low visibility and slippery roads, examination students with confusion, commuters with haywire timetables. About the only people ...




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