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  1. A Macao Narrative

    Posted Feb 21st 2010, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan A Macao Narrative by Austin Coates Hong Kong University Press HK$150 This may not be the definitive book on Macau, but it is informative and entertaining- always a plus where history is concerned. Those new to Austin Coates should read Cesar Guillen Nunez's foreword before they start the volume; those familiar with the author's writing will gain more ...

  2. Face masks return to the streets as people brace for an outbreak of the deadly virus

    Posted May 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu People wearing face masks were spotted all over the city yesterday as Hongkongers braced for an outbreak of the deadly swine flu virus after the first case was confirmed ... masks yesterday. Shane Solomon, the Hospital Authority's chief executive, said the department had enough masks for staff for 174 days and protective coats for 42 days. If needed, up to 30 ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: pride and prejudice

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:18pm by Jason Wordie

    ... societies with plural, secular values and broad commitments to social justice. The life of Austin Coates, whose delightful memoir Myself a Mandarin remains the city’s only English-language popular ... (his father, Eric Coates, was a popular light-music composer) and a round peg in a square hole, Coates joined the colonial service in 1949. Hong Kong’s European society was several sizes too ...

  4. Boy's coat-hanger attacker is jailed for three years

    Posted Dec 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A man who beat his girlfriend's eight-year-old autistic son so badly he had to stay in hospital for two weeks was jailed for three years and four months yesterday. Lee Ka-ho, 28, admitted in District Court that he hit the boy with a coat-hanger, kicked him, pulled his genitals, bit his ear and pushed him into a toilet bowl. The violent ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Helpers arrived on highly restrictive conditions

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by AUSTIN

    ... This means they could not be regarded as "ordinarily residents", says chief justice The Court of Final Appeal ruled that foreign domestic helpers were not considered "ordinarily residents" because they had entered Hong Kong under highl ...

  6. The goods

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

    ... coats are now available in wool (HK$6,920). We particularly like the red and grey vest (below; HK$2,300), which will go nicely with the khaki twill slacks (HK$2,810), for a sophisticated ... with classic styles and timeless details. The core of the collection is outerwear, specifically the brand's classic coats, which have been updated with new cuts, fabrics and details. Particularly ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Accused crocodile skin coat thief also stole Hilfiger shorts, court told

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:03pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Theft of HK$900,000 crocodile jacket followed shoplifting at Hilfiger, court told Suspected coat thief 'also stole fancy pants' A shoplifter who stole a HK$900,000 crocodile skin coat from a Burberry store in Tsim Sha Tsui also stole five pairs of shorts worth HK$5,450 from a Tommy Hilfiger outlet, a court heard yesterday. The crocodile ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Thief walks out of Burberry store wearing HK$995,000 alligator coat

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 01:39pm by Clifford Lo and Ng Kang-chung

    ... Clifford Lo and Ng Kang-chung Gone in 60 seconds, the HK$995,000 alligator coat An audacious shoplifter left one of the world's biggest designer brands red-faced after he walked out of a Hong Kong store with a HK$995,000 alligator skin coat. The brazen robber- who was caught on security cameras in the Burberry store in Tsim Sha Tsui- is understood to have simply lifted ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Police arrest man over theft of luxury Burberry alligator coat

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 08:34pm by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Two men arrested over Burberry coat theft Two men were arrested yesterday in connection with the brazen theft of a HK$995,000 alligator skin coat from a Burberry store in Tsim Sha Tsui on Wednesday evening. The light grey trench coat, which was taken from a mannequin inside the three-storey shop, was recovered during the arrest, police said. ...

  10. Business - Companies

    US fines Chinese firm for re-sales to Pakistan nuclear plant

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 03:33am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The US fined a Chinese state-owned company $3 million Monday after it agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges for exporting US-made coatings ... high-performance epoxy coatings to the Pakistan nuclear power plant without obtaining permission. The Chashma II plant, under construction at the time the shipments were made, 2006-07, was on the US ...




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