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  1. Spirit of Spanish Mary

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Wong How Man

    ... Wong How Man I was in a hotel room in Carmel, California, when my phone rang; it was RTHK and I was to participate in a live panel discussion about the tenuous political situation and civil disturbances in Xinjiang , and the conflict between the Han 'immigrants' and ethnic Uygurs. While I made my point that this is Ramadan month, and we could expect restraint from ...

  2. Memories from the fault lines

    Posted May 31st 2008, 12:00am by Wong How Man

    ... Wong How Man Before May 12, the name Wenchuan had little or no meaning to most Chinese, let alone the rest of the world. But, overnight, all that changed. For me, Wenchuan brought back ... It seems obvious that economic growth over the past two decades contributed heavily to many more multi-storey houses being built. Almost all are made of bricks, concrete and cement. When ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Deng Xiaoping: The Man Who Made Modern China, by Michael Dillon

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by CAMERON DUECK

    ... David Wilson Deng Xiaoping: The Man who Made Modern China by Michael Dillon I.B. Tauris Statesman Deng Xiaoping's grit and organisational skill made him one of China's most ... is overblown, according to modern Chinese history expert Michael Dillon. "Deng was an old military man who had not hesitated to take life-and-death decisions during wartime, but his track record ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Lamma IV's cut light wires pose questions at inquiry

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Inquiry hears power lines to ferry's masthead and anchor lights were severed, and asks lawyers to find out when the cords were cut The National Day ferry disaster inquiry ... Chung Siu-man, yesterday spoke to the commission about the vessel traffic services system. The system monitors marine traffic and provides navigational safety. It raises collision alerts ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - FRAUD

    Standard Chartered Bank clerk stole HK$2m from accounts

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Standard Chartered teller cheated disabled woman and businessman to fund soccer bets Bank clerk jailed for HK$2m account theft A former Standard Chartered Bank teller who stole over HK$2 million from depositors - after committing similar offences at another bank - was jailed for two years and eight months yesterday. Simon Wong Sai-man, 32, ...

  6. Best friend doubted Kissel story

    Posted Jan 26th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... One of Nancy Kissel's best friends said that she found the wife's story of how the husband had beaten her up and left 'sounded made up', a court heard yesterday. Bryna ... said. 'It just sounded made up. She just ... She wasn't crying. She was forcing herself to sound upset. It led to my questioning what had really happened.' O'Shea said she ...

  7. Council boss not guilty of threat

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The head of the Productivity Council was cleared yesterday of threatening to fire a union chairman if a sacked union member staged a protest against his dismissal. Kowloon City ... to participate in union activities. He had been summonsed by the Labour Department for allegedly deterring Ho Chi-wing - earlier made redundant - from staging a demonstration by threatening to fire ...

  8. Quarry Bay Park workers fiddled books to pay for staff toilets

    Posted Aug 04th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man When Chan Sau-yan decided he wanted toilets installed in the management office of a park in Quarry Bay, he knew exactly who would pick up the bill. Chan, a senior amenities ... admitted in Eastern Court yesterday that the repairs were never made. Chan, 50, pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to defraud before Magistrate William Lam Kui-po. Of the three assistants, ...

  9. Bodybuilding boss appears in court on bribery, fraud charges

    Posted Aug 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The chairman of the Hong Kong China Bodybuilding and Fitness Association appeared in Eastern Court yesterday accused of helping a suspended athlete compete in the 2006 Asian Games and government subvention fraud. Simon Chan Siu-man, 39, was charged with conspiring as an agent to accept an advantage and fraud. Acting Principal Magistrate Bina Chainrai transferred his ...

  10. Flight did not require a third pilot, aviation body tells court

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... flight on February 27 last year fell ill, so two pilots made the flight instead of the three usually required. According to department policy, if two pilots are scheduled to fly for more than ...




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