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Liberal Democracies

Hongkongers more pessimistic about the city's future, HKU survey shows

Hongkongers have grown even more pessimistic about the city's future after fewer than three months under Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's leadership than they were in the aftermath of a 500,000-strong protest that rocked the city in 2003.

Wednesday, 19 September, 2012, 1:15pm

Diplomacy, not nationalism is way forward in island disputes

Nationalism has no place where territorial disputes are concerned. Sovereignty claims have to be resolved through diplomacy. Yet Chinese, Japanese and South Koreans have put common sense to one side in pressing their governments to be more forceful over contested islands in rich fishing grounds that may lie on oil and gas reserves.

16 Aug 2012 - 11:40am

Down, not out

Sixty-one years ago, a perceptive ambassador to the US and UN from Lebanon, Charles Malik, told an American college audience: 'The challenges confronting the Western world are basically three: the challenge of communism, the challenge of the rising East, and the challenge of the internal forces of decay.'

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Thinking things through

Chinese people have better environmental awareness than the Japanese, a recent survey indicates.

Hong Kong China News Agency reported that a research firm in Tokyo had surveyed 300 Japanese and 300 Chinese since August.

The firm's aim was to explore how the two cultures valued their respective environments.

24 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

New Greek government faces confidence vote

16 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Mending the euro's cracks

The Greek tragedy continues with no easy end in sight, threatening to trigger a crisis in the euro, which could smash the European Union and deal a cruel blow to global growth, which in turn could spread a tsunami across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to damage even the prosperous Asian economies.

8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Mainland office on Taiwan affairs meets media

26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Greenheart shares go in the red

Greenheart Group, the Hong Kong-listed unit of beleaguered logging company Sino-Forest, lost a third of its value yesterday after a trading halt on its shares was lifted and investors shrugged off its attempts to distance itself from its scandal-ridden parent.

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Distant forests hide shady deals

The deeper one looks into Sino-Forest Corp, the Toronto-listed Chinese logging firm that has been engulfed by allegations of fraud, the more questions emerge.

9 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Japan accelerates expansion in China

A strengthening yen and a shrinking population is driving Japanese companies to accelerate their expansion into the China market.

15 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

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