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  1. Politics for laughs

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong Lawmakers are often the subject of political satire, but one has taken to the stage for a stand-up comedy routine mocking herself, her colleagues and the city's political and social scene. In her debut talk show Lost and Found, Civic Party legislator Tanya Chan reviewed what she called an 'era of wrong timing' for Hong Kong since former British prime ...

  2. Tycoon's son gives GBP6m to UK university

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... the Lau China Institute. John Major, former British prime minister and King's College London campaign chairman, said: 'The institute will foster important links between the UK and China, ...

  3. Rude awakening

    Posted Jun 25th 2006, 12:00am by Stephen McCarty

    ... the French were also considered the world's 'most boring and most ungenerous' people. The fact the survey was hosted by a British site, and the results were widely reported by a gleeful British press, might conceivably have coloured the results and the reaction. Slightly. The mutual antipathy, of course, has profound historical roots, stretching all the way back to 1982, ...

  4. British envoy relishes third posting in ever-changing city

    Posted Apr 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... surprise upgrade. And despite the prospect of jet lag and the general problems of settling in, the new British consul general was relishing his return to a place he first visited as a student ... trade unit in what was then the British Trade Commission, adding up to 10 years in the former colony. Mr Seaton's familiarity with the city and China in general has taught him there is only ...

  5. British Council extends online reach

    Posted Jan 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The British Council has launched an interactive networking website for English learners in Hong Kong, complete with caption contests, communal story-writing exercises and download features. Like the popular networking website Facebook, the British Council's English Online invites English language learners to sign up, create a profile and add friends. ...

  6. Nominations reveal 'distinct' power blocs

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... families, including Li Ka-shing's Cheung Kong Holdings, British Jardine Matheson Holdings and Sino Group. Others supporting Tang include three members out of four from New World Development, ...

  7. People's champion or bogeyman?

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in 1977, rising to become the youngest equity partner in the British company's 200-year history five years later, at the age of 28. After branching out to form his own company, he rose ...

  8. Ten years on, British role hugely reduced

    Posted Jul 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Unlike 10 years ago, when they were core players in the city's sovereignty change, British officials yesterday joined Hong Kong in celebrating its 'remarkable success ... develop our already close partnership'. During the 1997 handover, the then British prime minister Tony Blair and Prince Charles were among the senior British officials in Hong Kong. ...

  9. Tsang seeks feedback

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yau Yik-lok, 18, a student at the University of British Columbia, said there was a serious breakdown in communication in society. 'This can be seen on a political level with governmental ...

  10. No meddling?

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Frank Ching In 10 days, Hong Kong will mark the 15th anniversary of the end of British colonial rule and its return to Chinese sovereignty. Many who thought Hong Kong's rights ... 1997, 'even if that diminishes the economic benefits of the transfer to China.' That sentiment was widely shared in Hong Kong. Many feared that newspapers would be shut down, films ...




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