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  1. Hong Kong make short work of Syria

    Posted Apr 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Asprey Hong Kong thrashed Syria 3-0 yesterday in the Asia/Oceania Zone Group II of the Federation Cup in Seoul, finishing top of the standings and winning promotion into Group I next year. Team veteran Tong Ka-po quickly disposed of Syria's Sarah Makki 6-0, 6-0, while youngster Geraldine Leong Kwan-ning made a sterling debut, beating Sybille Khayat 6-1, 6-0. ...

  2. Take Philippines off black travel alert

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... popular with Hong Kong travellers. What sets the Philippines apart in this service, accessible on the bureau's website, is that it is lumped in with Syria as a no-go area for Hong Kong tourists. Syria warrants a black travel alert because it is wracked by civil war, with heavy casualties. Travellers are also warned off Libya and Yemen because of civil unrest. The Philippines ...

  3. Talking points

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at the National People's Congress in Beijing amid growing calls for the government to spend more on welfare and cut taxes. Former Chinese ambassador returns to Syria Former Chinese ambassador to Syria Li Huaqing visits Damascus today and tomorrow. His visit follows the release on Sunday of a Chinese proposal calling for an immediate ceasefire in Syria and talks by all parties, ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... was absolutely uncalled for and did nothing but denigrate Peking University, where he apparently works. Marian Schneps, Wan Chai Betrayed by China's UN veto on Syria Russia and China on Saturday ... members to block Western attempts to condemn the violence in Syria. Just like US ambassador Susan Rice, I am disgusted by the actions of China and Russia on this issue. Despite desperate pleas ...

  5. Yu to set a Davis Cup record then call it a day

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of appearances- 22- but revealed the tie against Syria at Victoria Park will be his last. 'This is the last time I will be playing for Hong Kong in Davis Cup,' Yu said yesterday. 'I ... this weekend when Hong Kong meet Syria in the Asia/Oceania Zone Group Two tie. Life has come full circle for Yu, who's Davis Cup career started in 2002: 'The first time I played, ...

  6. Lai See

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Howard Winn Absurd Hong Kong travel alert puts Philippines on par with Syria Since we now have a new administration perhaps it would like to rethink the way the government's outbound ... all travel; red- avoid non-essential travel; and amber- exercise caution. There are two countries carrying a black alert. One, unsurprisingly, is Syria, which was recently dubbed the most ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... resolution on Syria by China and Russia ('Betrayed by China's UN veto on Syria', 'After Libya, no-vote is no surprise', February 7) point out the dilemma we all face given ... of the excessive violence. There is a civil war raging in Syria and from what can be gathered from news sources, the Western powers mentioned above and the present right-wing Israeli government are arming ...

  8. Talking points

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... life.' Condemnation sought of Syria's Assad International pressure continues to mount on President Bashar al-Assad, amid calls for an emergency UN Security Council session after Syrian ... Portugal and the United States have for weeks been pressing for some kind of condemnation of the violence in Syria. But Russia, China, South Africa, India and Brazil- which are angry at the Nato ...


    It's a battle of wills over national education

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... are seeing in an extreme form in the Middle East nation of Syria. Ours is a peaceful revolution, but it's still the people vs the government. Is Leung blind to the fact that an undemocratically ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the article by Steve Tsang ('China's UN veto belies its stated goal to help Syria', February 11). He is quite right in surmising that China's rulers are mindful of the possibility of Western powers similarly imposing regime change on other authoritarian states if they had their way with Syria, the West having done so in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. It must have ...




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