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THE 16 BIGGEST EVENTS IN 2004

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 30 December, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 30 December, 2004, 12:00am

According to the Young Post survey of 106 young people, the biggest stories of the year were:


* US presidential election (28.3% of votes)


* The Link Reit saga (10.4%)


* The Legislative Council elections (8.5%)


* Asian earthquake in December (7.5%)


* The Hunghom Peninsula fiasco (5.7%)


* Taiwan's presidential election (4.7%)


* Beslan student hostage tragedy in Russia (4.7%)


* Athens Olympic games (2.8%)


* Yasser Arafat's death (2.8%)


* Attacks against US forces and allies in Iraq (2.8%)


* Intimidation of and resignations by radio hosts (2.8%)


* DBS Bank's accidental dumping of safety deposit boxes (1.9%)


* Hong Kong athletes winning a silver medal in the Athens Olympics (1.9%)


* 3+3+4 education reforms (1.9%)


* Drug-related arrests among Hong Kong entertainers (1.9%)


* Expose of abuse of prisoners in Iraq by US troops (1.9%)


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