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Political Campaign

Authorities should rein in banner activists

While the community is by and large used to roadside campaigns, there are growing concerns that some have become increasingly disturbing. The escalating banner war against Falun Gong, a spiritual group outlawed on the mainland, is a cause for concern.

Monday, 25 February, 2013, 2:52am 1 comment

Ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy in probe over cash from L'Oreal heiress

It is a sign of how polarising the former president is for the French: Many were suspicious of his close ties to the wealthy and threw him out of office; supporters see him as the only person able to save the country's economy and wish he would return.

24 Nov 2012 - 3:14am

British PM David Cameron hires Boris Johnson's man for 2015 campaign

British Prime Minister David Cameron has hired an Australian political strategist to mastermind his party's re-election campaign and draw a line under months of policy U-turns that have seen his Conservatives fall in popularity.

20 Nov 2012 - 4:18am

Park Geun-Hye warns South Korean voters of stormy waters ahead

South Korea's presidential frontrunner warned yesterday that a "critically transformative" period awaited the Korean peninsula and northeast Asia, marked by political flux and potential instability.

9 Nov 2012 - 3:20am

America's rising Asia vote 'sealed deal' for Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama enjoyed soaring support from Asian Americans to win another term, a post-election survey revealed, as voters elected Congress's first Hindu lawmaker.

9 Nov 2012 - 3:27am

Maximising turnout key to winning in Ohio

After all the fundraising, political ads, rallies, meetings and get-out-the vote efforts, a few counties in just one state - Ohio - could have an outsized say in the outcome of the election.

7 Nov 2012 - 5:26am

Obama and Romney in the home stretch

In the bitter final days of the campaign, "hope" and "change" have made a comeback - at least in President Barack Obama's closing argument.

As he criss-crosses the Midwestern battlegrounds in his shirt sleeves, Obama is firing up supporters with the rallying cry of his 2008 campaign that has not been a major theme of his stump speech for months.

5 Nov 2012 - 2:35pm

US election campaigns reshuffled as storm nears

US President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have been forced to overhaul their election campaign plans to avoid Hurricane Sandy that was expected to wreak havoc on the US east coast.

30 Oct 2012 - 4:05am

Election weary

I may be going out on a limb here, but Hong Kong seems pretty "electioned" out: The Legislative Council election, in less than three weeks, hasn't generated much excitement among the masses.

20 Aug 2012 - 5:31pm

Police disrupt independents' campaigning

Beijing police disrupted a gathering of 13 independent candidates for seats in grass-roots people's congresses yesterday and took away one of the contenders.

It was the second time in a week that police had tried to block election campaigns by the group of independent candidates seeking to stand in district-level polls in November.

22 Sep 2011 - 12:00am