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  1. Leung aide sees no need for third runway

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com A former Observatory director and adviser to the incoming chief executive has questioned the need for a third runway and the scope of the environmental impact study proposed for the huge project. Lam Chiu-ying, who he ...

  2. Learning outside the class aids students to develop

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Kremmer Most Hong Kong students choose to study overseas in countries such as Australia or Canada, in order to gain access to a wide range of high quality courses offered by highly ranked universities, to improve their language skills and to benef ...

  3. Hong Kong expertise can aid rail crash investigation

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Tien The Wenzhou rail disaster is a double tragedy, with the loss of at least 40 lives and China's credibility as a nation of speed and rail reliability. To get to the bottom of this catastrophe, the State Council has set up a special investi ...

  4. HK co-chair aids move to 'shift centre of gravity'

    Posted Jul 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung waiyee.fung@scmp.com The Asia Society, having just chosen its first Asian head and the first from Hong Kong, is trying to 'shift the centre of gravity' towards the region. The society, which fosters exchanges between the US and ...

  5. 'Too few life aids on ditched helicopter'

    Posted Aug 15th 2010, 12:00am by Niall Fraser

    ... Niall Fraser A passenger on the helicopter that plunged into Victoria Harbour last month says he nearly drowned because there were not enough life jackets on board and some of those that were available could not be opened. Businessman Nick Barclay, who ca ...

  6. Deng's aide seen as the architect of SEZs

    Posted Nov 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok If Deng Xiaoping was the chief architect of China's reform and opening up, his aide Gu Mu was the architect of China's special economic zones (SEZs). The former vice-premier, who died on Friday aged 96, was in charge of establishing China's four SEZs as the mainland began to open up. In 1979, Gu led a task force to investigate the economic potential ...

  7. Shenzhen plans wholesale hub to aid HK exporters

    Posted Jul 27th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang A wholesale shopping centre bigger than the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre in Wan Chai and as upmarket as Pacific Place in Admiralty will be set up in Shenzhen under a municipal government plan to help Hong Kong's battered ex ...

  8. Schools' blackout to aid greenhouse fight

    Posted Feb 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Schools in Shenzhen and Macau have been called on to join their Hong Kong counterparts and turn off their lights for five minutes on March 13 to support a campaign aimed at cutting greenhouse gases. The organiser of the 313 Lights Out event, ...

  9. Security law vital for city, says aide

    Posted Dec 27th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... It would be regrettable if national security legislation was not completed during Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's expected second term as chief executive, a mainland drafter of the Basic Law says. Xu Chongde said the mini-constitution would not be fully impl ...

  10. HK pupils bring a ray of sunshine toAids orphans' lives

    Posted Jan 30th 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... Letters serve as a window to the outside world for Aids orphans on the mainland, writes Miranda Yeung Although they have never met, Cheung Pok-ho, 11, knows a lot about his pen friend Lan Ting, an Aids orphan from Henan province. 'Lan Ting's parents and uncle died of Aids,' says Pok-ho. 'What's worse, her grandfather was killed in a car accident after ...




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