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  1. Go on, be a big shot

    Posted Feb 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Robin Kwong What does it take to personally fire the Noon Day Gun in Causeway Bay? Or go on a helicopter flight with actor Michael Wong Man-tak? Or ride alongside the driver of an MTR train? 'A little charity' is the answer, if the charity is do ...

  2. 'Teflon politician' perfect fit for fifth generation

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Commission next week- and looking for clues to the fifth generation of modern China's leaders. Liaoning province party boss Li Keqiang is seen as the prototype for the fifth generation. Born in 1955, he will be at the right age to take the helm at the 18th Communist Party Congress in 2012, when Mr Hu and Premier Wen Jiabao bow out from the political stage. Like Mr Hu, Mr Li rose ...

  3. Exploring the presence of the past

    Posted Jul 31st 2005, 12:00am by lau kit wai

    ... LAU KIT WAI There are many facets to an artist. Pablo Picasso was not only a painter, but also a sculptor, illustrator and draughtsman. By the same token, Stephen Au Kam-tong- a television and film actor, stage performer and indie director- has recently a ...

  4. Elle: read it and dream

    Posted Oct 31st 2005, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Celine Sun

    ... to tone those muscles than carry around a couple of autumn/winter issues from the newsstand? One of the trade's 'heaviest' contenders, Elle celebrated its 18th year in Hong Kong with an open-air party in Repulse Bay on Thursday. No steroids were needed that evening for its management to get pumped up about its advertising/editorial ratio. As Asian regional chief executive Victor ...

  5. City Briefs

    Posted Jun 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Man plunges to his death A 24-year-old man jumped to his death from his 18th-floor flat in Sha Tin. He was found lying outside Sun Fong House at 7.45am. He was declared dead at Prince of Wales Hospital. ...

  6. The Music

    Posted Feb 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beethoven Symphonic Cycle Frans Bruggen's Orchestra of the 18th Century performs Beethoven's nine symphonies, featuring different works each night. Tue and Thu-Fri, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre Concert Hall, $75-$680 Urbtix. Inquiries: HK Arts Festival, 2824 2430 ...

  7. Antique maps

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Sofia Suarez

    ... says. 'Many of the decorative maps of the 17th century were published for wealthy patrons and scholars to study the four corners of the Earth without having to travel. Later, in the 18th century, more accurate hydrographic maps were published as guides to mariners. Being able to measure longitude accurately from the second half of the 18th century meant the maps were ...

  8. Shenzhen party boss tipped to head Guangdong congress

    Posted Jan 27th 2005, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung Shenzhen party secretary Huang Liman is tipped to become head of the Guangdong People's Congress tomorrow. Incumbent Lu Zhonghe will step down due to old age, Xinhua reported yesterday. Mr Lu, formerly a vice-governor of Guangdong, is 64. News that Ms Huang would be moved up to the provincial congress has been circulating for months in Shenzhen. It is widely ...

  9. Green watchdog's chief not afraid to flex his muscles

    Posted Mar 12th 2005, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... detractors say he has his eye on a place among the fifth generation of leaders to take the helm at the 18th NPC in 2012, when the present leadership retires. Dai Qing, a writer and environmental ... People's Congress. In the past, cynics dismissed the bustling law-making activities as a futile exercise because of haphazard enforcement. Local governments and powerful heavy industry polluters ...

  10. Now's the chance to show HK you care

    Posted Dec 01st 2005, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... and the have-nots. And to have some fun. 'It' is Operation Santa Claus. And the community spirit was flowing strongly last night at the formal launch of the 18th annual Operation Santa Claus ... Representatives of the 12 beneficiaries of this year's campaign met fund-raisers and sponsors and hung out stockings with their Christmas wishes at the launch party at Cafe Deco on The Peak, ...




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