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  1. Verdi opera attracts star-studded cast

    Posted Aug 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hong Kong premiere of the well-known opera, Don Carlo, will be staged next month at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Opera Hong Kong. Don Carlo, the longest opera composed by Giuseppe Verdi, has acquired a reputation since it made its debut in 1867 in Paris. The original French libretto was written by Camille ...

  2. Mainland visitor jailed for $18,000 ritual fraud

    Posted Mar 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... her money on sightseeing and shopping during her fourth visit to Hong Kong. 'The facts in this case are all too distressingly familiar,' said Judge Chua, adding that Pan, 47, ... Chan Siu-sin A mainland visitor who tricked a housewife into giving her $18,000 worth of goods by performing a 'blessing' for her unemployed son, was yesterday jailed for 20 ...

  3. Hong Kong connection

    Posted Feb 27th 2011, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... on Iran's efforts to obtain technologies for its nuclear and military programmes, Hong Kong has become an increasingly attractive re-export hub for Iran to evade sanctions. Chen had experienced his ... is also becoming more of a problem in this area, with Iranian front companies and procurement agents setting up shop there.' Hong Kong is particularly attractive to Iranians seeking American ...

  4. Kuwait break hearts of Hong Kong supporters

    Posted Oct 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa South China may have lost the match last night- and the chance to reach the final of the Asian Football Confederation Cup- but Hong Kong soccer ended the night as the winner. In front of a packed crowd of 37,400 passionate supporters at Hong Kong Stadium, the Caroliners were beaten 1-0 by visiting Kuwait Sports Club in the semi-final second leg- losing 3-1 on aggregate ...

  5. Hong Kong Faces

    Posted Dec 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... carpenter Ole Christiansen's creation of 50 years ago that he founded the Hong Kong Lego Users Group and has been named a Lego ambassador this year. He has invested a tremendous amount- ... bricks gave me a creative outlet.' Today, Mr Tsang's 'building empire' ranges from an i-phone, LV-monogram handbag, armour, spacecraft and cars to Hong Kong's landmark ...

  6. Hong Kong's duty to speak up

    Posted Feb 11th 2005, 12:00am by Emily Lau

    ... they are interested in developments in Hong Kong. On January 27, I met the chairman of the Prague-based Olympic Watch, Jan Ruml, who is a former vice-president of the Czech Senate. Olympic Watch- also called ... to flourish. I told Mr Ruml that Hong Kong is still the freest city in China, and can contribute to the political development of the mainland as long as we remain free, with the rule of law intact. Six ...

  7. Hong Kong role in extradition of sexual predator sends clear message to fugitives

    Posted Dec 21st 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... into Hong Kong from the mainland for a holiday. One of America's most wanted fugitives, he had been on the run in China for a little more than a year. That was all about to end. Hong Kong ... return... are powerful reminders that the world's sexual predators increasingly have no place to hide.' The story of how Freeman was tracked to the mainland, arrested in Hong Kong ...

  8. Dissident to apply for visa to visit Hong Kong

    Posted May 12th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Exiled Tiananmen Square student leader Wang Dan will apply for a visa to visit Hong Kong next month after receiving an invitation from local groups for academic exchanges. Mr ... or issue new ones. News of Mr Wang's bid comes amid rising international concern over Hong Kong's tightening of its entry requirements before the Olympic Games in August. Several foreign ...

  9. Row over Bokhary's extra jail visits

    Posted Dec 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was specified by law. Under regulations, a prisoner is allowed visits twice a month. Each visit should last no more than 30 minutes. Up to three visitors are allowed each time. The Correctional Services ...

  10. Stipes crack whip on 'careless' riders

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Douglas Whyte called it the roughest race he has ever ridden in and by the evidence of the stewards' report, their opinion of the Hong Kong Cup was along the same lines. ... the rightful running of Out of Control, who had to be checked. Soumillon also sustained a suspension in the Hong Kong Vase, where he rode The Bogberry. His two three-day stretches will be served ...




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