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  1. Wanted: one-term chief with a long-term agenda

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... communicator, able to inspire people of all ages. To do these things, he will have to put aside all considerations of a second term. Hong Kong is crying out for long-term vision and an action agenda ... Chun-ying. Both have their merits and weaknesses. Tang can claim a long track record in administration, having held two of the top three posts. He has experience, certainly, but his greatest strength ...

  2. A long history of commercial and political misunderstanding

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland When Hillary Clinton visited Hainan over the weekend for talks with senior Chinese officials, the US secretary of state stepped into a minefield of potential misunderstandings. Consider the US offer to host talks between Beijing and Japan ...

  3. Chinese loans go a long way in Africa

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... for the long-term development of the country. 'Those who oppose Chinese investment... All they need to do is to equal the help we are getting from China,' the late Zambian president Levy Mwanawasa ... Bank and the IMF are reluctant to fork out large long-term loans because Angola has failed to raise transparency and governance standards, China made available the money, said Ms Corkin. ...

  4. Stadium wait too long, say HK officials

    Posted Jan 15th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... stadium,' said Allan Payne, HKRFU executive director. 'We find it incredible to have to wait this long for the government to get into gear.' Rugby is the only sport which can fill ... that they can only build a new stadium by 2021, it gives Hong Kong sports a true indication on how the government rates sports.' The long-awaited project to turn the site of the former Kai Tak ...

  5. Taipei ends island's long exclusion at World Expo

    Posted Jun 24th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Chloe Lai in Shanghai Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin has arrived in Shanghai to close a deal that will allow a participant from Taiwan to join in the 2010 World Expo- the island's first official return to a world fair since it ...

  6. Setting up offices long way off, says Taipei

    Posted Jun 14th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... affairs, Chiang Pin-kung, admitted yesterday it would be a complex process for a semi-official mainland organisation to set up an office on the island and it would need a long time to sort out. ... need to produce a detailed proposal to authorise the exchange foundation to negotiate. 'In other words, it will be a long-term task,' Mr Chiang said. The remarks appeared ...

  7. 'X-man' nears end of a long and colourful career

    Posted Mar 15th 2005, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung General Xiong Guangkai, PLA deputy chief of staff It was a relatively quiet National People's Congress session for General Xiong Guangkai, the PLA's deputy chief of general staff. The 65-year-old general, known as the mainland militar ...

  8. Long hours for contract staff in government

    Posted Jun 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The article 'Staff who work long hours pay a health price' (Human Resources Trends, May 28) rightly trained the spotlight on the prevalent phenomenon in Hong Kong among white-collar workers. For commercial firms, which allow flexibility in compensation, long working hours seemingly is an unspoken rule with office workers staying late in offices. What strikes me ...

  9. Maid wins long pay battle against US marines

    Posted Jun 19th 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma The Hong Kong detachment of the US Marine Corps has surrendered in a dispute against a lone Filipino maid trying to win back her severance payments. For more than six years, Ellena Reyes, now 49, dutifully cooked, washed, shopped, ironed and cl ...

  10. 'Long Hair' held trying to enter mainland

    Posted Apr 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Lawmaker and activist 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung was turned away at the border yesterday when he and his supporters tried to stage a protest against Beijing's interpretation of the Basic Law. Mr Leung, long banned from entering the mainland for his radical stance against Beijing, was detained by public security officers when he and a few supporters tried ...




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