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  1. Sport - Hong Kong

    Coach Dai Rees hails fresh talent as Hong Kong go down to Belgium

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay in Dubai Dubai was 'a success despite Belgium loss' Belgium was a bridge too far for Hong Kong but head of performance Dai Rees hailed the second Emirates Airline ... but fell 24-12 at the final hurdle to a powerful Belgium outfit, boasting a number of seasoned professionals who play in the French leagues. Hong Kong tackled their hearts out but the bigger ...

  2. Lifestyle

    Belgian consulate's King's Day bash at 39 Conduit Road lures elite crowd

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by Charley Lanyon

    ... Charley Lanyon charley.lanyon@scmp.com Not even the politicians can resist a buffet of Belgian chocolate Belgium is a small country with a richly deserved reputation for its chocolates and beer. So when the Belgians throw a bash, everyone who is anyone makes an effort to show up. That was certainly the case on Monday evening, when the Belgian consulate held a belated commemoration ...

  3. Peak positions

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alex Frew McMillan Continuing its tradition of being home to the top strata of Hong Kong, The Peak houses the official residences of Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-nin and Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah. The consul-generals of the United States, France and Belgium also have their residences in the area. ...

  4. City Digest

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tsang to visit Brussels, London and Edinburgh Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen leaves on Thursday for a trip that takes in Brussels, London and Edinburgh. In Brussels he will meet European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme, address a dinner celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Belgium-Hong Kong Society and officiate at the Dragon ...

  5. Trade ties remain strong

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... Hong Kong and the mainland prove important business partners for a European nation facing its own political tests, writes Nick Walker Belgium is made of two distinctive linguistic ... explained Belgium Consul General Michel Malherbe. 'As often in the past, democracy is slowly but surely at work, and I trust that in the best Belgian tradition, the spirit of compromise ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Hong Kong must match opponents up front in Emirates cup

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... night for Dubai after a final training session were reminded by senior coach Jones that a successful campaign against Belgium, Zimbabwe and the United Arab Emirates would largely depend on winning good set-piece ball. "We have to be able to match Belgium and Zimbabwe up front. Both sets of forwards will be strong and we must win our own ball to allow us to have a platform from ...

  7. Complex nation has knowledge to share

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... Tim Metcalfe Consul-General Patrick Nijs is keen to cement closer economic, political ties Belgium is a small European country, nestled between far mightier Holland, France and Germany. ... with the SAR. How unlikely, for example, that Belgium should be the first country to finalise with Hong Kong an agreement over the complex, long-running issue of double taxation? What a coincidence ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY UNION

    Chris McAdam and Tom McColl impress as Hong Kong begin title defence with win

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... last year, and while we made a few mistakes, we also showed a lot of maturity," said manager Dai Rees. "This is just the start we wanted." Top-ranked Belgium crushed hosts United Arab Emirates 94-3 in the opening game of the tournament to underline the danger they pose to Hong Kong. It was a well below-par performance from the hosts as Belgium, ranked 23rd in the world, ...

  9. Treaty hailed as giant step towards profitable future

    Posted Jun 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... companies with offices in Hong Kong and Luxembourg to avoid being taxed twice on the profits they make. It follows another DTA signed earlier between Hong Kong and Belgium. Both treaties have been hailed by the Belgium-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong as 'the most important change' to have come about for business relations between the landlocked Grand Duchy ...

  10. Belgian royals visit to boost gem trade

    Posted Jun 20th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Jessica Lam There's no shortage of people who think they're queens and princesses when shopping in Landmark or lunching at the Grand Hyatt, but Hong Kong will be attended by some real royalty this weekend. Belgium's Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde (the Duke and Duchess of Brabant) will pay a visit to drum up ...




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