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  1. GSIS board escapes coup bid by parents

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... board. Parents and managers at German Swiss International School have vowed to bury their differences after the parents' group which opposed a plan to move upper primary students to Ma On Shan withdrew their call for an extraordinary general meeting. The group, which had drawn up a proposed replacement board including eight of its members, dropped the demand on Monday- less than ...

  2. Top school board in line for legal fight

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Parents of pupils at German Swiss International School are threatening the board with legal action to stop a controversial plan to send their children to a temporary site in Ma On Shan. About 60 GSIS parents this week urged the board to work with them to devise an alternative plan to sending primary pupils to Ma On Shan while the Peak campus is refurbished. Parents ...

  3. Pakistani consulate fails to sway officials in mosque row

    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Not even the Pakistani consulate could persuade the Town Planning Board to let Muslims keep their self-built mosque in a New Territories village. The board yesterday ... down. The spokesman said the Muslim community can seek a review by the board of the latest rejection. If that failed they could seek an independent review by the Town Planning Appeal Board ...

  4. Little Dragon Town offers a taste of ancientculture

    Posted Jul 28th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Reading Month 2007, and provides a vivid account of life in ancient China. The event is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD). Designed as an ancient Chinese town, the exhibition venue is divided into nine zones: Market, Fabric Store, Tea Shop, Surname Palace, Pavilion, Chinese Chess Plan, Cave, Traditional Chinese Study and Main Stage. The interactive games ...

  5. What will be the legacy of HK's development-blinded planners?

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Earlier this month, the Town Planning Board rejected the application submitted by the Central and Western Group to preserve the Graham Street market in Central. It seems Hong Kong people ... bodies responsible for planning our city's future can be so out of touch with, or indifferent to, the aspirations of Hong Kong's population. It is appalling how much has been lost ...

  6. Beijing expands on plans to set up Fujian coastal economic zone

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Xiamen The central government has expanded on plans to develop a major economic zone on the coast of Fujian province aimed at further strengthening blossoming ties ... intended to foster cultural links across the Taiwan Strait and promote environmental tourism. The development zone plan has long been advocated by local officials and businessmen as a way to help ...

  7. Charles Li rallies the troops to support his battle plan

    Posted Mar 13th 2010, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... with Shirley Yam This week Charles Li Xiaojia has been busy selling. The product is his first strategic plan as the new chief executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing. He has talked ... approval. It's because Li's strategy is no house-keeping list, such as those we have seen in the past decade. It's a war plan that asks for a change in mentality and approach from ...

  8. Foreign listings in Shanghai still a long way off

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... prompted regulators to put the plan on hold, causing further gloom. The market has already lost 12 per cent this year. The on-again, off-again plans to establish the international board are a vivid ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com A senior Shanghai official yesterday underscored the difficulties of launching the international board on the local stock exchange, dashing hopes ...

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    Filipino rebels won’t stop bid to free hostages

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 06:19pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... to reassess their plans following the February 3 clash but to resume efforts to secure the freedom of several hostages, including a Jordanian and two European men, without endangering the captives or nearby communities in Sulu province’s mountainous Patikul town. The clash killed eight rebels from his group, including a commander, and several gunmen from the Abu Sayyaf, many members of which ...

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    ABN Amro plans big Asia push

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Dutch bank aims to ramp up business in five regional markets, including Hong Kong ABN Amro plans big Asia push Dutch state-owned bank ABN Amro plans to expand ... not plan to do everything everywhere. We want to focus on the areas we are good at," Steinebach said. The trimmed-down group was a completely different entity today from its larger form five ...




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