Daily Archives: February 16, 2002

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‘Greek Cypriots not to be blamed if talks fail’

THE GREEK Cypriot side would not be to blame if talks on the Cyprus problem failed, the government said yesterday.

Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou said the peace process had to be given a push in order for it to be fruitful, but adding that, if the process failed, it would not be the Greek Cypriot side’s fault.

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‘I’ve never heard of any students eating dog’

CHINESE students in Nicosia yesterday defended themselves against rumours that they ate stray dogs, saying they’d never heard of any of their compatriots indulging in the practice in Cyprus.

Rita Fu, 20, majoring in communications at Intercollege, was baffled by media reports leaked by immigration police that her compatriots ate dogs in Cyprus.

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Media lap up dog story despite warnings against racism

CHINESE students and their eating habits were again the focus of several newspapers yesterday in the wake of reports earlier in the week that immigration department officers carrying out routine checks had discovered dog bones in a flat occupied by Chinese students, who allegedly admitted they ate the animals.

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