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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Delayed Cathay flight returns to Hong Kong after 24-hour grounding in Moscow

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 07:55pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Cathay flight stuck in Moscow for nearly 24 hours Dozens of passengers arrived back in Hong Kong yesterday after their flight was grounded in Moscow ... managing to leave only yesterday. The airline confirmed that by yesterday afternoon, all 248 passengers had departed on flights to Hong Kong or other destinations. Cathay said a fault occurred ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Mainland tourist fined for assault on guide

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by ARTHUR CHAN AND AMY NIP

    ... in compensation. Ma Xin, 32, pleaded guilty yesterday in Kowloon City Court to common assault. He had been out shopping and was by a jewellery shop in Man Lok Street, Hung Hom, when he ran into a tour ... Industry Council and representatives of tour guides yesterday to discuss recent assaults. There have been four cases over the past month. Police were asked to install surveillance cameras ...

  4. News - China - CORRUPTION

    SOE chiefs could be next target of anti-graft campaign

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by MANDY ZUO

    ... to cut their perks, but will make them the next target of his anti-graft campaign. In an article yesterday, Xinhua gave a list of SOE executives and their perks, including extravagant meals, ... "Taking advantage of public resources is also corruption." China News Service reported yesterday that provincial governments had recently rolled out their own reform plans for SOEs, including ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    2017 chief executive must be a 'staunch patriot' Zhang Xiaoming tells pan-dems

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 05:57pm by Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung Pan-dems welcome ‘frank’ talks Dialogue between Beijing's top representative in Hong Kong and pan-democratic lawmakers yesterday was "far more frank than expected" but both sides remain poles apart on the city's political reform. A source familiar with the matter said this yesterday after Zhang Xiaoming, director of the central ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Daughters of Deng Xiaoping lead tributes in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:29pm by Keira Lu Huang, Emily Tsang

    ... day in his later years," Deng Lin, his eldest daughter, said yesterday. "Although he couldn't make the trip, his wheelchair representing him has come to Hong Kong." ... at yesterday's opening ceremony. The event is open to the public until tomorrow. It features more than 400 photographs, including a set of four taken on June 9, 1989, as Deng made a speech ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New hospital touts transparent pricing to serve middle class

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... university president Professor Joseph Sung Jao-yiu, announcing the project yesterday. "We aim to bridge the gap between the private and public health-care sectors and meet the needs of Hong Kong ... organisation would be involved. The Jockey Club donated HK$1.3 billion to the project yesterday. It is the club's largest ever single donation to a medical project in Hong Kong, and the biggest ...

  8. News - World

    Jihadists 'demanded HK$1b to free American journalist James Foley'

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 01:26am by Reuters

    ... his employer GlobalPost said yesterday. "GlobalPost CEO Philip Balboni confirms that the initial ransom demand from Jim Foley's captors was €100 million," a spokesman ... intelligence, took place earlier this summer. Syria's government yesterday denied any such operation had taken place inside its territory, thought it does not control large areas where militants ...

  9. News - World - UKRAINE

    Ukrainian troops closing inon rebel-held city of Donetsk

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:43am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Donetsk Government troops gain ground in rebel-held areas Ukrainian government troops were fighting pro-Russian rebels in the streets of Luhansk yesterday and captured ... in east Ukraine. One soldier was killed and four wounded yesterday when a volunteer battalion came under mortar fire before entering the town of Ilovaysk, 18km east of Donetsk, Interior Minister ...


    President Xi Jinping's visit brings upgrade in ties with Mongolia

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 06:23pm by Andrea Chen, Teddy Ng

    ... in ties with Mongolia President Xi Jinping and his Mongolian counterpart, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, signed a joint declaration yesterday to upgrade the bilateral ties of the two countries ... partner. Xi arrived in Ulan Bator yesterday morning for a two-day state visit to Mongolia. Mongolian Prime Minister Norov Altankhuyag and Foreign Minister Luvsanvandan Bold greeted Xi and first ...




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