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  1. Troubled beaches

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Edith Terry

    ... On the beaches of Hong Kong, you can find traces of Cancun, the beautiful island off the east coast of Mexico which was the site two weeks ago of another stormy meeting of the ill-starred ... such demands as efforts to curb their growth at the expense of coddled industries in the first world. What does this have to do with the beaches of Hong Kong? For one thing, the next plenary meeting ...

  2. London Games 'can be an inspiration for Hong Kong'

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Hong Kong is capable of hosting a major international sporting event if it takes a leaf out of London's book, the head of construction for the Olympic ... remains the biggest multisport event ever hosted by Hong Kong. Hong Kong missed out in a bid to host the 2006 Asian Games, while its bid for the 2019 edition of the Asiad stalled because of a lack ...

  3. Mainland painter relishes Hong Kong's natural beauty

    Posted Jul 22nd 2010, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... William Wadsworth Unlike most mainlanders who visit Hong Kong, artist Zhang Qiang (pictured) leaves the city and heads for the rugged coastline to find his inspiration. 'Although I'm just a visitor, I feel it must be a blessing to live in Hong Kong,' the 47-year-old painter said. 'The magnificent coastline and woods are only a 10-minute drive from the city ...

  4. Hong Kong has star spa potential

    Posted Jul 16th 2005, 12:00am by Bianca Reyes

    ... Bianca Reyes Tourism Commission eyes undeveloped outlying islands as possible sites for health resorts HONG KONG IS A vibrant, fast-paced and wealthy city. Tourists come for its shopping, ... development, Hong Kong is behind the curve. I believe it could still become a good venue for spa, wellness and health tourism if the commission and other government departments would work to develop ...

  5. Hong Kong's dragon-boat democracy

    Posted Jun 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Edith Terry

    ... that make up Hong Kong can, and enjoy doing so. Last Sunday, while some people marched from Victoria Park to mark the Tiananmen anniversary, I was lolling on the beach in between heats of a dragon ... Edith Terry Will this be a summer of opportunity or one of discontent? Most seasoned observers of Hong Kong would quickly, if unhappily, predict the latter. The political pendulum ...

  6. He Baili's Idyllic Hong Kong in Ink

    Posted Apr 13th 2006, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... or walking along the Great Wall of China. He Baili (Ho Pak-lee), 61, takes a different approach. He recreates the Hong Kong of his youth with serene ink paintings that show the city before ... began painting under Tan Zhicheng (Laurence C.S. Tam), who became the curator at the Hong Kong Museum of Art. At 21, He held his first solo exhibition and founded his own art studio, Fanfung ...

  7. Fong puts studies aside to play for HK

    Posted Jul 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Soccer takes precedence over studies for young Hong Kong international Fong Pak-lun- at least in the short term. The 19-year-old winger, who has been earmarked for success by Hong Kong coach Ernie Merrick, opted to suspend his studies at Polytechnic University after his Hong Kong Diploma Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) results were ...

  8. kevin sinclair's hong kong

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

    ... Kevin Sinclair In the autumn of 1965, Hong Kong was excited. The city was preparing to host its largest convention ever; 1,931 delegates were expected in City Hall. It wasn't just ... Travel Conference in Hong Kong was a huge coup for Harry Stanley, an amiable former British army officer recruited in 1958 as first executive director of the Hong Kong Tourist Association. He ...

  9. Will democracy keep Hong Kong's fame intact?

    Posted Apr 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Democracy: a dictionary provides a definition in the literal sense. But what does it mean for Hong Kong? Should we have more of it? I have lived in Hong Kong for almost 20 years and call ... press is the most independent, free and outspoken in Asia, if not the world. Hong Kong people can march in the streets to protest issues. We have the ICAC, which ensures we have one ...

  10. Sewage treatment: how Hong Kong has progressed

    Posted Apr 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the column headlined 'How murky waters can create a clear identity' (April 7), by Edith Terry. The column, which suggests that Hong Kong has made little progress on sewage treatment, requires clarification. Since the 1970s, Hong Kong has built many large secondary sewage treatment plants, which use biological processes to treat wastewater to a very high ...




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