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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Lai See

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... obdurate insistence in maintaining a black alert for the Philippines, which means people should avoid all travel. Syria enjoys the same status as the Philippines. We have all seen the television ... the same risk as Syria or even Pakistan, which gets an amber warning. How many other countries does the Hong Kong government ask to improve security measures for tourists? It makes nonsense ...

  5. Sayer and Yu keep their cool in Cup scorcher

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong a sizzling start, winning the first of the two opening singles in the relegation play-off tie against Syria in Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone group two. The forecast high for yesterday ... was given the responsibility of carrying the tag of local No 1. And he lived up to it, defeating Syria's Issam Al Taweel 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 in a match that lasted a little over three ...

  6. Japan kill off HK's slim Olympic hopes

    Posted May 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... no chance of reaching the next round although they still have to travel to Syria for their final group B match. Hong Kong assistant coach Tsang Wai-chung said the defeat was not a surprise ...

  7. HK outplayed by fitter Japan

    Posted Mar 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sota Hirayama opened the scoring in the 11th minute and Yohei Kajiyama extended the lead in the 66th. Chikashi Masuda sealed the victory with six minutes left. In the other group game, Syria ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Robert Mugabe. It opposes UN intervention in Syria, where president Bashar al-Assad has been killing civilians in his own country for the last 18 months. Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ...

  9. Alvin Sallay

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of new players in Chu and Van Wyk, Hong Kong still find themselves having to face a relegation play-off in June against Syria with the losers being demoted to Group Three in the Asia/Oceania ...

  10. HK girls stun Kiwis to book finals spot

    Posted May 18th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Asian countries who had high hopes of clinching one of the three qualifying spots included India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Syria and Thailand. 'We're ...




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