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  1. Former Miss Asia contestant hangs herself

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A Miss Asia 1999 contestant hanged herself in a hotel room in Wan Chai yesterday. Sun Yali, 36, was found hanged in the bathroom of a room at the South Pacific Hotel at about ... and Miss Asia contestant who committed suicide in Shanghai that year. ...

  2. Future vision

    Posted Nov 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leaders from the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation fourm have said the financial crisis can be overcome by mid-2010. Do you agree with this prediction or do you think it is overly optimistic? Write to us. ...

  3. Public Eye

    Posted Feb 17th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... on at Cathay Pacific. Cathay brands itself as Hong Kong's very own airline. But it treats Hong Kong's very own people as lowly natives. Well, the natives are getting restless. Cathay's ...

  4. City Digest

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... by Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines for July. The new maximum levels are HK$221 for short-haul flights and HK$1,069 for long-haul ones, cuts of 6 per cent and 5 per cent. Robbers make off ...

  5. Cathay attendants sign petition

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Flight Attendant's Union of Cathay Pacific began collecting members' signatures at the airport to protest against the carrier's pay rise of 4 to 4.5 per cent, announced earlier this week. The union urged the airline to negotiate a more reasonable pay rise as the actual increase was only around 1 per cent. Chairwoman of the union Dora Lai Yuk-sim (pictured) said ...

  6. The greying of Asia

    Posted May 14th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson Two developments this week highlight how populations in key Asia-Pacific countries are becoming older, and the challenges accompanying this trend. Indeed, it could ... Richardson, a former Asia editor of the International Herald Tribune, is a visiting senior research fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore. The views expressed in this article ...

  7. Disabled person sues Cathay

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

    ... Cathay Pacific is being sued for damages for mistreating a person with a disability. Lee Chi-may filed a writ this week in District Court against the airline. Lee, who claims to have a disability, alleges the airline contravened the Disability Discrimination Ordinance by treating the plaintiff worse than it treated people who were not disabled. Cathay Pacific had no comment. ...

  8. Fewer children in Asia catch HIV: research

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to prevent mothers transmitting the disease to their children. Experts told a three-day Asian Aids Conference, which opened last month, that in the East Asia-Pacific region 31,000 children under ... to 50,000.' United States Ambassador to Vietnam Michael Marines, one of 250 delegates at the East Asia and Pacific Regional Consultation on Children and HIV/Aids, said infant HIV-Aids patients were ...

  9. Aids- the shadow over Asia's growth

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... epidemics surge suddenly.' Of the 40 million people worldwide with HIV or Aids, about 7.4 million live in the Asia-Pacific region. More than one million in the region have been infected ... Michael Richardson With World Aids Day on Monday, Asia has been warned that its economic growth prospects could be undermined by a lax attitude to a looming Aids crisis, especially ...

  10. Flight attendants demand end to enforced early retirement

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... About 30 Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair flight attendants staged a protest at Hong Kong's airport yesterday against company policies that force them to retire aged 45 or 55. They called on the government to draw up legislation to protect staff from age discrimination. Becky Kwan Siu-wah, chairwoman of the Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants Union, said: 'We want to urge ...




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