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  1. Replica of 18th century tall ship set to sail into Victoria Harbour

    Posted Nov 28th 2006, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... Audrey Parwani One of the world's largest tall ships- a scale replica of the 18th century Swedish East Indiaman Gotheborg- is due to berth at Ocean Terminal in Hong Kong tomorrow. ... Gotheborg made three expeditions to China in the 18th century, taking on a cargo of tea, porcelain, textiles and medicinal plants. She foundered off her home port of Gotheborg in 1745 after ...

  2. One fan's passion revives 18th-century vibes

    Posted Oct 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... like a string instrument, like a violin. You use bowing gestures to make it sing.' Though wildly popular in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the armonica had been all but forgotten ... and composer. But in 1995 he threw it all away to master an obscure 18th-century instrument inspired by musical glasses- the glass armonica. Now the world's only full-time armonica player, Zeitler ...

  3. Sichuan girl is 18th victim of bird flu

    Posted Apr 28th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu An eight-year-old girl in Sichuan province has been diagnosed with the H5N1 strain of bird flu, the Ministry of Health announced on its website last night, bringing the mainland's total number of cases in humans to 18. Poultry had recently ...

  4. Rahul Gandhi, the invisible crown prince of the Congress party

    Posted Dec 05th 2006, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... of the ruling Congress party and heir to the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty. Since being elected an MP in May 2004, he has been nearly invisible. Mr Gandhi has an impressive family pedigree. The son of Congress ... in Mumbai, he stayed at home. Despite widespread farmer suicides caused by rural indebtedness, he has not gone to see families of the deceased. Observers said the Congress party needed someone who ...

  5. Congress powers grow but party still supreme

    Posted Oct 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and judicial bodies. Jiang Mingan, from the Peking University Law School, said as the nation was ruled by the Communist Party, the people's congresses would never be able to properly function ... Vivian Wu Long-awaited Supervision Law aims to keep local government and judicial authorities in check but doubts remain Zhou Lacheng must have felt invincible. The former party secretary ...

  6. Party congress leaves most bemused

    Posted Apr 29th 2006, 12:00am by David Marsh

    ... down, and the special event centres dismantled. Within just a couple of days of its conclusion, the physical signs of Vietnam's 10th Communist Party congress have all but vanished. ... half of the government's 23 ministerial positions may be filled by newcomers as a result of the congress's newly selected party central committee, the 160-member body immediately ...

  7. What's On

    Posted Jul 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... www.english.taiwan.edat expo.com August 20-24 The 18th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (Hong Kong Baptist University). HKCEC. Tel: 3411 7080; website: www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/~icpr06/ ... Intelligent Transport Systems Asia-Pacific Forum and Exhibition 2006. HKCEC. Tel: 2584 4333; website: www.itshk.org/apits2006 July 10-13 VoIP Asia Congress 2006 (IIR Telecoms). Raffles The Plaza, ...

  8. Quiet provincialchief seen as an heir to Hu is still an enigma

    Posted Oct 12th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... a crucial post in Zhongnanhai- and he is a strong candidate to join the party's top echelon, the Politburo Standing Committee, at the 18th party congress in six years' time. While ... youth league plenum in 1982, even though he was secretary of the university's youth league committee. Other election setbacks have followed. At the 14th party congress in 1992, Mr Li failed ...

  9. From the heart

    Posted Jul 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Festival lantern celebration above the swimming pool, my 18th birthday swimming party... and I remember, with a smile, my grandfather sitting in one of the many resting pavilions. He had a vision, ...


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

    ... Les Miserables A 10-member cast from the Chung Ying Theatre Company returns with Victor Hugo's story of poverty and struggle, set amid the revolutionary fervour of 18th-century France. Winner of Best Stage Design at the 15th Hong Kong Drama Awards. In Cantonese. Today, 2.30pm. HK Cultural Centre, Studio Theatre, Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, HK$120-HK$200 Urbtix. ...




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