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  1. Splashing out on yet another endangered species

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo The property and stock market bubbles have created an entire class of nouveau riche on the mainland with a taste for exotic, even endangered, species. The more traditional shark's fin and abalone are passe because they cannot throw away half a million yuan on a dish. A giant yellow croaker (pictured), which is listed as a state-protected species under the Bureau ...

  2. Treasury cashes in from dead losses

    Posted Jan 13th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Here is one of life's mysteries. How much does the government's treasury receive each year from the unclaimed estates of recently dead people? It turns out it's quite a bit, which may be why the relevant departments have been most reluctant ...

  3. Quotes of The Week

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... 'He is not too bad ... but you know, all men behave in more or less the same way' Karaoke hostess CoCo Liu, in an exclusive Eastweek interview, describing how director of broadcasting Chu Pui-hing - who is seeking early retirement after being ph ...

  4. Comic gets into serious business

    Posted Jan 27th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... We still call him a comedian, whereas Stephen Chow Sing-chi has quietly turned himself into a property tycoon. A new shopping mall, gi, is opening today in Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. It's short for 'Granville identity', or something to ...

  5. Young and old in conflict

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... Singapore and Taiwan has found an 'inter-generational' conflict in how the two generations view wealth management. The report reveals that the younger generation's more aggressive ... firm ACNielsen, the study polled 2,500 members of what HSBC called the 'mass affluent' population in five Asian cities: Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney and Mumbai. Bruno Lee ...

  6. Alex Yu Kin-shing

    Posted Jul 04th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Monday was the final day of race riding for Alex Yu Kin-shing, who must redefine his future after the Jockey Club licensing committee ruled against his application for a brief ... on the sidelines and took him months to get it back under control and make a comeback, initially in Singapore and subsequently Australia. Two apprentice jockeys decided not to take their careers any ...

  7. The sunny side of transport

    Posted Jan 20th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Most people think of officials at the Transport Department as stuffy bureaucrats, but judging from their new business cards, they can be funky if they want to. There is nothing special about the front of Transport Commissioner Alan Wong Chi-kong's card, but turn it over and it's as colourful as a children's cartoon strip. 'Putting our hearts ...

  8. The seductive call of a crazy dragonfly

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo So what's 'sensual... intimate... elegant... sexy... and seducive' (sic)? Well, the curiosity of one of our features editors was piqued when she was sent this anonymous postcard with no contact information. The mystery was solved a few days later, thankfully, when a promotional file landed on her desk from 'crazylibellule and the poppies', a new ...

  9. Once that cone of silence descends, there's just no talking to government officials

    Posted Jun 30th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo How hard is it to talk to a senior government official? It can be almost impossible if it is planning director Ava Ng Tse Suk-ying. Mrs Ng was in Legco this week to brief lawmakers on plans to impose height restrictions in some areas. Afterwards, Mrs Ng, her public relations minder and a bureau official were cornered by a Post reporter and another newshound. Since ...

  10. A shaggy dog tale with a happy ending to restore our faith in big-hearted Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Hongkongers have an undeserved reputation for being heartless. But really, we do care, judging by this heartwarming story from Sai Kung resident Kylie Waterstrom. She parked her car in a Central car park near the Star Ferry this week and, as usual, made her seven-year-old village dog Electra wait by the vehicle. She returned after more than an hour and, horror ...




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