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Thousands riot over rural-urban merger; many hurt

Thousands of protesters in Chongqing have clashed violently with police over the merger of their district with a neighbouring county.

Thursday, 12 April, 2012, 12:00am

General takes charge of elite Beijing guard

A talented general was recently named commander of the People's Liberation Army's elite military force responsible for maintaining the safety of Beijing, according to local media reports.

11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

6 Uygurs named as terrorists by security ministry

The Ministry of Public Security branded six Uygurs as 'terrorists' on Thursday, accusing them of being involved in terrorist training camps and of organising attacks in the restive Xinjiang region, while dubbing them key members of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM).

7 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

PLA sets up audit group to fight graft

The People's Liberation Army yesterday established an audit work steering group aimed at eradicating corruption among troops, military media reported.

Defence spending has been maintained at a double-digit growth rate for most of the past two decades and would rise by 11.2 per cent this year to at least 670.3 billion yuan (HK$823.15 billion).

7 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Nuclear disarmament can't escape realpolitik

We have just had the second Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul. It got surprisingly little attention from the international media although over 50 countries attended. Nobody expects a nuclear war, but a nuclear weapon in terrorist hands is the defining nightmare of the post-9/11 decade.

3 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Complaints pour in over poll for chief executive

More than 80 complaints have been made to the Electoral Affairs Commission regarding the chief executive election, compared with 30 recorded after the 2007 poll.

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Challenges for Leung

Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying will face huge challenges almost immediately in governing the city, political analysts say.

Leung won 689 votes, or 58 per cent of the 1,193 available, in the most controversial leadership election since 1997. He vowed to unify Hong Kong and defend its core values.

27 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Controversies are likely to fade into the background

Controversial episodes probably won't jeopardise Leung Chun-ying's leadership but they may plague him for some time, according to a political commentator.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Into the war zone

El Narco: Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency by Ioan Grillo Bloomsbury

El Narco is essential reading for those wishing to understand how a violent criminal insurgency can take root in an advanced country with a trillion-dollar economy, several world-class companies and 11 billionaires.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

A bad week for ...

Amadou Toumani Toure

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

One valuable lesson we have learned is that we need to stick to reform and opening up

Zhang Dejiang, Chongqing's new party secretary, speaking to a delegation of Taiwanese businessmen

I announced to people when I landed that I come in peace

U.S. President Barack Obama, on arriving at Roswell military base

23 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Tang out to show the 'real' Leung

Henry Tang Ying-yen chose to reveal Leung Chun-ying's inflammatory comments about using 'riot police and tear gas' on protesters as he realised his rival 'had a real chance to win' Sunday's chief executive poll.

22 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Get the facts before opening your wallet for Kony 2012

I want to make the world a better place - that's what I told myself after watching Kony 2012. It is a fascinating video that has gained more than 78 million views on YouTube. The organisation behind it, Invisible Children, has more than three million 'likes' on its Facebook page.

22 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Exco speaks out on respecting the rules

In an unprecedented move, the Executive Council has issued a strongly worded statement against any breach of its confidentiality principle, and said the chief executive may take punitive and 'legal action' against any offender.

21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Tang and Leung ramp up battle

The two front runners in the chief executive election escalated their warfare last night over Henry Tang Ying-yen's inflammatory accusation that Leung Chun-ying wanted to use riot police and tear gas against demonstrators.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am