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  1. This week's question: You are a mad scientist and have to steal a world monument to bring to your Hong Kong lair. What would you choose?

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Ho, St Paul's Convent School I'd bring America's Statue of Liberty and her intangible cultural values. She symbolises liberty and freedom, which echoes my own wish to chase after my dreams. Lady Liberty is not standing still, but moving forward, which parallels my determination to progress in my science career. It is also a reminder for me to try to achieve ...

  2. America America

    Posted Aug 02nd 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd America America by Ethan Canin Bloomsbury HK$114 Writing The Great American Novel is a bit like losing your virginity: everyone wants to do it, but hardly anyone does it quite right. With America America, Ethan Canin has certainly broken his duck- but like many a nervous teenager has perhaps been too eager. The first clue is that title, which protests, like, totally ...

  3. Yacht Club bids to host top race

    Posted Aug 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa It's the Formula One of yachting, and Hong Kong wants a piece of it. The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club hopes to bring America's Cup-class racing to Victoria Harbour. And the government, having lost to Singapore and Qingdao the chance to host a leg of the world's other top-notch yachting event, the 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race, is backing it. With the America's Cup ...

  4. Capital Airports plans to expand in Latin America

    Posted Nov 26th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng in Bogota Capital Airports Holding, which operates 34 airports on the mainland, plans to expand its presence in Latin America, according to senior managers of its unit in Colombia. ... encourages state-owned companies to invest in [resources-rich] Latin America and Africa,' Zhu said. 'But the micro environment at the company level has not been favourable.' In Africa, ...

  5. New technology to speed up detection of leaks in mains

    Posted Nov 13th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The Water Supplies Department plans to import new technology to detect leaks in pipelines, in an attempt to step up efforts to conserve supplies amid a drought in the Pearl River Delta. The Sahara system, widely used in Britain and North America, will cost the government HK$10 million. It will cover 80 kilometres of water mains across the city in a one-year pilot scheme ...

  6. Advantage America

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

    ... simply through the rigours of training and discipline. Hundreds of thousands of troops now have frontline experience, along with their officers- even America's 'weekend soldiers', ...

  7. Stephen Fry in America

    Posted Aug 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Stephen Fry in America by Stephen Fry Harper HK$128 Stephen Fry doesn't try to interpret what he sees in the US. He says he hopes only to fill in some knowledge gaps, ... meets Jonathan Ive, of Apple iMac, iPod and iPhone fame, then realises a lifetime's ambition when he drives through a sequoia tree. Although gimmicky, Stephen Fry in America has an appeal ...

  8. An America more like China, and vice versa

    Posted Aug 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... spending. The current account surpluses of high-saving and export-oriented nations have all been shrinking while America's current account deficit is falling. There is, however, no guarantee ... and Germany- or for that matter, China- intend to revamp their export-oriented growth strategies. In the best economic scenario, America would be more like China and China more like America. Whether ...

  9. Made to order

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the 'four Cs'- cut, colour, clarity and carat. The higher the readings, the rarer a stone will be. Choose stones with certificates issued by the Gemological Institute of America or relevant authorities from Europe and America. Go to a jeweller you know and trust and have confidence in the skills of the people who are working on your piece. Don't: Let the terminology confuse you. Do ...

  10. Only in America

    Posted May 10th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Only in America by Matt Frei Harper Perennial HK$117 BBC World News America viewers will be familiar with Matt Frei, its Washington correspondent and presenter. If they like the British journalist's television personality they will probably enjoy Only in America, an astute attempt to probe beneath the skin of the US in general and Washington, DC, in particular. Frei, ...




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