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Corrections & clarifications

The name of the incoming United States consul general in Hong Kong and Macau was incorrectly spelled in the In Brief item on Page A3 yesterday. It should have read Joseph Donovan.

Friday, 4 July, 2008, 12:00am

Democracy losing its way in Mongolia

Mongolia is a young democracy still coming to terms with adapting the system to best meet its needs. Teething troubles are inevitable, especially when an election has just been held, poverty is rife, inflation and unemployment high and major economic deals are on the table.

3 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Wild, wild east

For decades it's been one of the most elusive and therefore most alluring of destinations. The Trans-Mongolian Railway, branching off the better-known Trans-Siberian, slices through the sumptuous realm where the Central Asian steppe, taiga, blue lakes, the Altai mountains and the Gobi Desert meet in a high, landlocked plateau between Siberia and northern China's plains.

2 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

What are you doing this summer?

Last summer university student Goodnews Yu Jia-yin could have spent tens of thousands of dollars visiting castles in Britain or cuddling koalas in Australia.

Instead, she chose to go to the small Southeast Asian country of East Timor to take part in a peace camp organised by the International YMCA, visiting children and spreading the word of peace.

12 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Mongolia and Sichuan fund-raising

When local teacher Lu Kwong-fai visited Linhe district in western Inner-Mongolia in April, he saw first-hand the problems faced by students there.

Once back in Hong Kong, Mr Lu joined hands with the Amity Foundation to organise the city's first Inner Mongolia Sponsorship Programme, which aims to help the education of those students.

26 May 2008 - 12:00am

Fund-raisers to share with quake victims

Poverty-stricken children from Inner Mongolia will share the latest donation raised for them in Hong Kong with Sichuan's earthquake victims.

17 May 2008 - 12:00am

Building for the future

Xinna speaks with the aggrieved yet defiant air of someone who has told her story a hundred times without results. Sitting at a table on a Hohhot footpath sipping Mongolian milk tea, she at first tries to ignore the secret police who watch her meeting with a visitor. Then she takes a more cynical approach and waves at them, smiling.

2 May 2008 - 12:00am

Man's best friend develops taste for rats, mice in Inner Mongolia

Catching mice is not generally on a dog's resume, but a rodent disaster on the grasslands of Inner Mongolia is forcing herders to send sheepdogs to do a cat's job, China Radio reports.

Hundreds of millions of rats and mice are chewing their way through traditional pastures in the autonomous region, and herders have responded by training their dogs to hunt the rodents down.

22 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Dissident's books seized in Inner Mongolia

Authorities in Inner Mongolia have seized copies of a book written by a dissident as part of a campaign to vilify her, an exiled human rights group said yesterday.

20 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Row erupts over 'martyr' honour for dead official

The deputy Communist Party secretary of Hohhot, who was gunned down in his office this month, has been named a 'revolutionary martyr' in a move drawing much criticism.

Wang Zhiping and a female tax official, Wang Ying who was also in his office, were murdered by Guan Liuru who then committed suicide on February 5 in Hohhot, the capital of Inner Mongolia .

18 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Mongolian art invitation

Traditional Mongolian artists - from powerful wrestlers and amazing acrobats to two-toned musicians - are set to perform in Hong Kong.

They will be giving live performances of their unique arts over Lunar New Year.

The Mongolians have been developing their unique art forms for centuries and are now promoting them all over the world.

1 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Happiness and Joy

The Monggol Nationality Youth Choir (above) from Inner Mongolia perform ethnic songs with Khoomi and Long Tune vocal styles and traditional instruments. Thu, 8pm, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen's Rd Central; Fri, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$100-HK$220 Urbtix.

27 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Mongolian call for climate talks 'well received'

Mongolia's call for a Northeast Asian climate-change summit to fight environmental problems including sandstorms and desertification was well received by regional governments, the country's ambassador to Beijing said in Hong Kong yesterday.

24 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Plan for energy hub in Inner Mongolia

Border area could be nation's powerhouse

A proposal to transform the northern border region of Inner Mongolia - best known for its vast grasslands, nomadic herders and rich natural reserves - into a national industrial energy base has been completed and will be submitted to the central government.

3 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Have Your Say

Mind your manners, it's not a game

As the Beijing authorities try to get the city ready for the 2008 Olympics, officials are hoping Beijingers will clean up their act and improve their manners.

28 Jul 2007 - 12:00am