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  1. Xi welcomed with 19-gun salute and honour guard

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the interests of a co-operative partnership based on a principle of mutual respect. Xi, who is also a vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission, said that he hoped the defence authorities from ... vice-president, and suggests the Obama administration attaches great importance to Xi's trip. Military ties between the two countries have been plagued by disputes, ranging from US arms sales ...

  2. Well-connected trio promoted to generals

    Posted Jul 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk President Hu Jintao yesterday promoted three officers to the rank of general, including the son of ousted former president Liu Shaoqi, state media reported. Another is the son of general Zhang Zhen, now retired but who served between 1992 and 1997 as the vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission, China's supreme command, under then president Jiang Zemin. ...

  3. Six degrees

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Rachael Barker Didier Drogba received a rousing welcome from mainland soccer fans this month when the former Chelsea striker (below) arrived to take his place on the Shanghai Shenhua team. Top footballers are often feted as heroes but few can claim to hav ...

  4. Time and money the watchwords as stars help Hublot celebrate opening of Central boutique

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Central on Friday. At the cocktail event, Yen chatted enthusiastically about watches with other VIP aficionados, including actor Kam Kwok-leung, barrister Brandon Chau Kwok-fung and businessman ...

  5. Six degrees

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... are located on a site that was, for a century, a military base and symbol of colonial power. The site (below) was named after a 3,650-tonne British troopship... HMS Tamar ferried personnel to Hong ... and directed sorties against Korea and Russia during his time in charge of the fleet. Like most military officers of the day, Buller came from 'good stock'. After retiring he lived ...

  6. The recruit who almost failed to make it

    Posted Nov 11th 2003, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... chief, Tsang Yam-pui, was recruited. Among the crises he dealt with in his 34 years in the service was the 1993 Lan Kwai Fong stampede that killed 21 people. He was Central district commander ... extensive experience, including posts in the Marine Police and the ID bureau. He was also the head of the traffic wing and worked as district commander in Wong Tai Sin and Central. Cheung headed ...

  7. 2 women die, hit by cars in Yuen Long and Central

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... And an 86-year-old woman died after being hit by a taxi in Connaught Road, Central, at around 4am. In the Yuen Long case, police arrested the 50-year-old driver on suspicion of dangerous driving causing ... in Central, police arrested the driver for dangerous driving causing death, then released him on bail. The taxi was left for hours at the scene for inspection, causing a traffic jam that stretched ...

  8. Paws for thought

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Goodboy Brrr, pant, brrrr, pant, what's up with the weather? We had a warm spell and then it's back to the cold. I figure that's climate change for you. But why does the climate have to change so erratically? A dog's got to know ...

  9. Stateswoman to honour fallen soldiers

    Posted Nov 10th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... in the Battle of Hong Kong in December 1941 and reached Canada with his family after the Japanese invasion with repatriated staff of the Canadian Trade Commission, for which he worked. Mrs Clarkson, 68, ... was a lance corporal in the Royal Hong Kong Volunteers. He was a despatch rider and that was very, very dangerous. After the Battle of Hong Kong he was awarded the Military Medal, the highest award ...

  10. Pick of the day

    Posted Nov 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the age of 30, Alexander the Great- living deity, philosopher, politician and military genius- died in 323 BC. Was he struck down by typhoid or poisoned by a ghostly assassin? The CIA: Where ... of the world's top schools for teaching the art of fine cuisine. The institute, nestled in rural New York State, also maintains rigorous discipline reminiscent of a military academy and those who study ...




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