Hong Kong treads the democracy tightrope

FRANK CHING The Japan Times 21.04.2010

The Hong Kong government announced earlier this month that it had nominated a leading jurist, Justice Geoffrey Ma, to be the next head of the judiciary, succeeding Chief Justice Andrew Li, who served in that post since the former British colony be...

Who is V. E.?  In a few  days evry one will know

He is self-elected monarch to Perm and anoints himself with the same privileges as President Medvedev and vice-President Putin

What would you say to this

Texsist 31.01.2010

A very rich person Who has millions of dollars in his private account Has a severe erection problem and for about ten years cannot get it up.

Sex, Drugs and Karaoke

Winnie Yeung HK-magazine.com 07.08.2009

Some say the opening of Tseung Kwan O’s first karaoke venue could corrupt young people and turn them to drugs. Winnie Yeung weighs up the great karaoke debate.

The Hong Kong Connection

Winnie Chau and Jojo Choi HK-magazine.com 26.06.2009

How do you define “Hongkonger”? In honor of the handover anniversary on July 1, Winnie Chau and Jojo Choi talk to 20 local residents to find out.

What's Wrong with Hong Kong?

HK-magazine.com 12.06.2009

Much as we love our city, Hong Kong has its fair share of problems—for the convenience of do-gooders citywide, we’ve laid out all the major issues in one handy place. By HK Staff.

What Obama Taught Me

Ralph Peters 09.06.2009

To strike the right deal

Neerja Chowdhury Express Buzz 02.03.2009

you ask me, personally I am against alliances,” said a senior Congress leader last week and he is in a position to take the critical decisions on the party’s alliances with regional outfits, and influence both Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi.

Can't Be Erased

Wiley 28.02.2009

It is now more than six decades after the Second World War in Europe ended. This is in memory of the six million Jews who were massacred. Now, more than ever, with Iran, among others, claiming the Holocaust to be "a myth," it is imperative to make...


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Does Seattle have a "Top Chef"

HEATHER BOSCH My North West 12.02.2009

There were more cooks than customers at Seattle's Canlis Restaurant on Wednesday afternoon as 100 hopefuls lined up for chance to compete on the reality cooking show, "Top Chef."


In case this doesn't cross your news radar, thought you might want to check out Michelle Obama's remarks during a trip -- her first solo trip -- Tuesday to Mary's Center, a community health organization in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of D.C. Yea...

CEC gone wild

Manoj C G Indian Express 11.02.2009

In the light of the Chief Election Commissioner’s recommendation for the removal of Election Commissioner Navin Chawla, the lead editorial in the latest issue of CPM organ People’s Democracy says the developments underline the need for effective r...


While Congress has set June 12 as the date for the national switch to digital TV, local stations have the option of shutting off their analog broadcasts sooner. That means that for local over-the-air TV viewers who haven't yet gotten a DTV convert...

Jeb's announcement signals the end of the Bush era

Tom Baxter Southern Political Report  07.01.2009
Jeb's announcement signals the end of the Bush era

Jeb Bush’s announcement, one week before his brother leaves the Oval Office, that he won’t run for the open US Senate seat in Florida quietly closes the book on the Bush era in American politics. So what was that, exactly?

A President Forgotten but Not Gone

FRANK RICH The New York Times 06.01.2009

WE like our failed presidents to be Shakespearean, or at least large enough to inspire Oscar-worthy performances from magnificent tragedians like Frank Langella. So here, too, George W. Bush has let us down. Even the banality of evil is too grandi...

Buskers Busted

Winnie Yeung and Winnie Chau HK-magazine.com 02.01.2009

Winnie Yeung and Winnie Chau ask why our city’s street performers can never get a break.

Time to Reboot America

By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN NYT.com 26.12.2008

John Kennedy led us on a journey to discover the moon. Obama needs to lead us on a journey to rediscover, rebuild and reinvent our own backyard.

Time for Him to Go

GAIL COLLINS The New York Times 24.11.2008
Time for Him to Go

Thanksgiving is next week, and President Bush could make it a really special holiday by resigning. Seriously. We have an economy that’s crashing and a vacuum at the top. Bush — who is currently on a trip to Peru to meet with Asian leaders who no l...

Mobsters seize control of Israeli public's imagination

RAANANA, Israel: Had Don Corleone been Jewish, his shiva probably would have looked something like this. A couple of burly men were guarding the gate to the house of the recently departed Yaakov Alperon, a reputed Israeli crime boss who was killed...

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