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DPP starts primary in presidential campaign

Taiwan's pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party has launched its primary for the 2012 presidential election, with three strong candidates contesting party nomination.

Tuesday, 22 March, 2011, 12:00am

NZ's first stop is tribute to quake victims

New Zealand began their bid to win the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens on a soul-searching note when they attended the Australian International School's remembrance day for the recent earthquake victims just hours after arriving yesterday morning.

22 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

New immigration boss dodges thorny issue of dissident visas

Hong Kong's new immigration director sidestepped the thorny issue of political dissidents' entry applications, saying only that he would handle them in accordance with the law.

Eric Chan Kwok-ki, 52, whose appointment was confirmed by Beijing yesterday, will take over from his former boss Simon Peh Yun-lu next Monday.

22 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Nuclear energy for HK remains on course

The nuclear power plant crisis in quake-hit Japan has renewed debate in Hong Kong about whether the city should import more nuclear energy from the mainland.

At the same time, China's energy chief has said lessons will need to be drawn from the accidents in Japan to ensure the mainland's nuclear energy sector develops safely.

22 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

nuclear crisis

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions

1 According to Woo Chung-ho, why is it inevitable that Hong Kong joins the mainland's nuclear tide?

a. Hong Kong's demand for energy will increase significantly in the next few years.

b. Nuclear energy is safe.

22 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Economic and market fallout to be contained

Ten days after Japan's catastrophic earthquake and tsunami investors are still trying to work out the likely medium-term effects on Japan's economy, the wider region, and Asia's financial markets.

21 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Second brush with death for quake honeymooner

Fifteen years after a 12-year-old Stanley Cheung Yun-hang nearly died in a fire, he found himself in grave danger again, caught in Japan's biggest earthquake on record on March 11.

This time, his first thoughts were for his new bride, Rainbow. They were on honeymoon when the quake hit their hotel in Sapporo, Hokkaido prefecture, northern Japan.

21 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Letters

Officials can do more to help six economic pillars

I was excited when I read about China's 12th five-year plan ('Five-year plan devotes a full chapter to Hong Kong, Macau', March 6).

Hong Kong will be encouraged to become an offshore hub for renminbi business.

21 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Japan quake shows preparation is vital

Nobody who has watched the events of recent days unfold can fail to be moved by the unprecedented scope of the tragedy in Japan and its toll on human lives and property. It is heartening to see the people of Japan responding calmly, with discipline, dignity and resilience.

21 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Crisis offers a chance for closer ties with Japan

The three-way meeting between the foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea at the weekend highlighted the potential for intensified ties in the wake of the Japanese crisis - but still underscored the complex differences plaguing East Asian ties.

21 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

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