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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    India celebrates Republic Day, warns Pakistan

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 03:25pm by Agence France-Presse in New Delhi

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi India marked its Republic Day on Saturday with a veiled warning to Pakistan that its hand of friendship should “not be taken for granted” after deadly border clashes between the two sides. Celebrations were being held und ...

  2. Business - Companies - COMPANY VISIT

    Towngas celebrates its 150th anniversary

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com From servicing street lights in Central in 1862, Towngas has grown with Hong Kong and is now looking to the mainland for fresh ventures gas powers on Hong Kong and China Gas (Towngas), Hong Kong's oldest public utility and only piped-gas distributor, is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Despite its market dominance and public perception ...

  3. News - China Insider - Hu Yaobang

    Online censorship rolled back on 25th anniversary of death of reformist leader

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:49pm by Chris Luo

    ... of the famous reformist leader The Chinese government on Tuesday took a more tolerant stance to online censorship on the anniversary of the death of former Communist Party leader Hu Yaobang, whose death ... reforms and the reining-in of corruption in the name of the anniversary were taken down by the popular micro-blogging site, according to freeweibo.com, an overseas website that tracks the posts ...

  4. News - World

    Rwanda genocide anniversary marred by row with France

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:43pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kigali French boycotting 20th anniversary events after being accused of role Rwanda, France in spat on genocide Rwanda yesterday told France to face up to the "difficult truth" of its role in the 1994 genocide, amid a major diplomatic spat between the two on the eve of commemorations marking the 20th anniversary of the killings. The French government ...

  5. News - Asia - Flight MH370

    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak set for caution in 40th anniversary visit to China

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:16am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Kuala Lumpur teddy.ng@scmp.com Malaysian prime minister has to balance celebration of 40 years of ties with feeling for grieving relatives of missing passengers Cautious Najib set for visit to Beijing Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak must walk a diplomatic tightrope on his visit to China next month. Najib's trip is intended to celebrate the 40th anniversary ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Rwandan student in Hong Kong eyes hopeful future on 20th anniversary of genocide

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 05:46am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Rwandan student believes learning is the key When Rwandan student Odilon Numugabo wakes up tomorrow to the sounds of birds chirping outside his dorm room in Ma On Shan, it will be a stark contrast to the atrocities that happened 20 years ago in his home country. Monday is the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide which saw the mass slaughter of Tutsis ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Leung Chun-ying issues reminder on 24th anniversary of Basic Law promulgation

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:55am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com All reform proposals must remain within mini-constitution's framework: Leung CY issues reminder on Basic Law anniversary Chief Executive Leung ... mini-constitution was passed. On a blog post published on the anniversary of the Basic Law's proclamation yesterday, Leung, who was formerly secretary general of the Basic Law Consultative Committee, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    'Gor Gor' fans mark anniversary of star's death

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:35am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Services held for Canto-pop idol Leslie Cheung, who jumped from hotel's 24th floor 11 years ago 'Gor Gor' fans mark anniversary of star's death Throngs of Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing fans in Hong Kong and abroad flocked to memorial services yesterday to mark the 11th anniversary of the beloved Canto-pop idol's death. It was 11 ...

  9. News - World - LANGUAGE

    OK, 'most spoken word on the planet', marks its 175th anniversary

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:53am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington It's the 175th anniversary of most said word, OK Whatever you're doing today, wherever you might be, take a moment to reflect on the most ... on the history and meaning of OK, said. "But for now, whatever you do [to mark the anniversary], it's OK." In his 2001 book, OK: The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word, ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Hong Kong Collectors Society brings city's past into focus for 20th anniversary

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 09:55am by Charley Lanyon

    ... Charley Lanyon charley.lanyon@scmp.com The Hong Kong Collectors Society has assembled a treasure trove of historic keepsakes to celebrate its 20th anniversary, writes Charley Lanyon ... sovereignty in 1997. He returned to Britain following the handover, but a special occasion has brought him back to the city this month: the 20th anniversary of the Hong Kong Collectors Society, ...




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