Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 27 April, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 27 April, 2013, 3:31am


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John Tsang joins clean-up efforts

Efforts to tidy up the city are stepped up, with more top officials pulling on their rubber gloves to give Hong Kong grot spots a spring clean. Those taking part today include Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah (left), Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung and Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Professor Chan Ka-keung. Their efforts are part of the government's "Hong Kong: Our Home" campaign, which was launched this week.


Top US diplomat in Seoul talks

US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns arrives in Seoul as part of an East Asian swing that previously saw him hold talks with state leaders in Beijing. Burns and senior South Korean officials will discuss a wide range of global, regional and bilateral issues, with the problems of handling North Korea's nuclear sabre-rattling expected to top the agenda.


Thousands worldwide celebrate tai chi

Tens of thousands of people around the world come together to celebrate and practise the ancient Chinese art of tai chi. The annual World Tai Chi and Qigong Day is run by organisers in the United States and promotes the health benefits of tai chi. One of the biggest gatherings for this year's event will take place in the unlikely surroundings of the colonial old town of Havana, Cuba.


EU vice-president in Beijing

Efforts to build Sino-European ties continue in Beijing when European Commission Vice-President Catherine Ashton visits for talks. Ashton is head of external affairs for the 27-member bloc. The EU says Ashton will focus on international strategic challenges, including the problems of Syria, North Korea, Afghanistan and Iran. She will later become the most senior EU representative to visit Mongolia.


Athletes line up for HK Games

Hong Kong's young athletes line up to compete for the honour of their districts as the fourth Hong Kong Games get under way with an opening ceremony tonight at Siu Sai Wan sports ground. The competition, taking place over the next couple of weeks, pits teams from the 18 districts against each other in eight sports, including tennis, athletics and volleyball.


Lamborghini parade marks anniversary

Lovers of supercars are in for a treat when a fleet of 30 Lamborghinis worth more than HK$100 million travel in convoy across Hong Kong Island. The spectacular parade departs from Central Pier at 9.30am and makes its way to Stanley Plaza in the afternoon for the launch of a special charity exhibition. The event marks the 50th anniversary of the prestigious marque.