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  • Dec 26, 2014
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Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov fights erring minister in the ring

Chechnya's leader Ramzan Kadyrov (right) teaching one of his ministers a 'lesson' during a sparring session. Photo: SCMP Picture

The muscle-bound leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, boasted that he had challenged a minister to a sparring session to punish him for errors, posting photographs of their punch-up on his Instagram page.

Thursday, 25 April, 2013, 3:59am

Din Tao - Leader of the Parade

Starring: Alan Ko You-lun, Alien Huang Hong-sheng, Chen Po-cheng Directed by: Fung Kai Category: IIA (Taiwanese and Mandarin)

An abundance of local colour almost compensates for trite scripting in this look at the personal and professional travails of a Din Tao troupe.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

Panel may quiz Leung before poll on March 25

Chief executive candidate Leung Chun-ying may not be able to avoid facing a lawmakers' inquiry into conflict-of-interest allegations before the city's next leader is chosen on March 25.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Tang closing the popularity gap

Chief executive hopeful Henry Tang Ying-yen is closing the gap in the popularity ratings with his key opponent, although he is still 13 percentage points behind Leung Chun-ying, according to a new survey.

21 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Turnout rate to pick CE panel down

The turnout rate in the poll for the 1,200-strong panel that will select Hong Kong's next leader in March is expected to be lower than the turnout five years ago, despite the apparently greater interest in the chief executive contest this time around.

12 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

We need to send a message of stability and confidence to the outside world

Antonis Samaras, the leader of Greece's main opposition party

To carry out the national plan of railway development, the ministry needs 800 billion yuan on average every year for the next five years to keep things moving on schedule

Railway engineer Wang Mengshu

7 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Cruz nurses seven-year-old back to the winner's circle

Some TLC from trainer Derek Cruz helped Double Dragon back to the winner's list, the victory putting the horseman on top of the early season rankings. Cruz said Double Dragon, a seven-year-old who now has two wins from 27 starts, came to him over-raced, underweight and with ulcer problems.

26 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Worrying language trend in press releases

We admit it - we are biased. As Hong Kong's leading English-language newspaper, we have a vested interest in keeping standards of written and spoken English high. But so does Hong Kong. It is the language of business, finance, science, technology and global exchange; we cannot be anyone's global city if we are not reasonably fluent in English.

28 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Big Four firms compete to hire brightest talent

CPA Australia Career Expo participants have a valuable opportunity to learn more about the way that different companies operate and the career opportunities they provide.

29 Jan 2011 - 12:00am