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  1. Hopes played down in poverty fight

    Posted Feb 12th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung A commission to combat poverty will achieve little because of fundamental differences among various sectors, Executive Councillor Bernard Chan says. 'The commission is chaired by the financial secretary. For whatever reasons, I am sure he will make sure that the commission must achieve something,' said Mr Chan, who is also chairman of the Hong Kong Council ...

  2. Mixing insurance and politics, Chan puts a premium on fate

    Posted May 16th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Scion of wealthy Thai-Chinese family rises to the top in Hong Kong as the right man at the right time FOR A MAN whose business is insurance, Bernard Chan has been remarkably ... into an empire after World War II. Chin Sophonpanich had six sons and one daughter, but Robin Chan- Bernard's father- was sent to Hong Kong during the 1960s as a way of diversifying ...

  3. Five die in explosion at Xinjiang coal mine

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... A mine explosion left at least five miners dead in Xinjiang yesterday, one day after 34 workers were killed in a pit in Henan province . The accident came in the wake of a call from Premier Wen Jiabao for local governments to pay special attention to prev ...

  4. Wen lays down law on saving energy

    Posted Jul 05th 2005, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Premier says air conditioner thermostats must not be set lower than 26 degrees Celsius in government offices Premier Wen Jiabao has made a rare appeal for the mainland's government offices to step up energy conservation efforts, including a call for ...

  5. Join the covert world of the clones

    Posted Jun 07th 2005, 12:00am by Margaret Chan

    ... LucasArts' first-person shooter game, Star Wars Republic Commando, is set during the Clone Wars, between Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith - events which filmmaker George Lucas says happened a long time ago in a ga ...

  6. The big feast afloat

    Posted Feb 14th 2005, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Every Lunar New Year seems to be the same - Hongkongers consuming some 200,000 chickens to mark a new beginning. But while I was feasting with my relatives, I began to feel nostalgic about how my family, mostly fishermen, used to celebrate the festive sea ...

  7. Bernard Chandran

    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Tang

    ... Vivienne Tang Meet the region's leading fashion designers His multi-cultural background inspires Bernard Chandran to blend Chinese, Malay and Indian influences in his designs. Having ... enjoy art and being creative. How is your label set up? BJC Creation is the holding company for the Bernard Chandran label. I named it after myself. I have an innovative design team, and more ...

  8. Bernard Dance

    Posted Jan 09th 2005, 12:00am by P. RAMAKRISHNAN

    ... P. Ramakrishnan Bernard Dance is chef of champagne house Moet & Chandon's Chateau de Saran in Epernay, France. He was at the InterContinental in Tsim Sha Tsui recently to lead a pairing of champagnes and Chinese cuisine. What restaurants have you tried in Hong Kong? 'I've been to Hong Kong many times but always for work, so I haven't really had the chance ...

  9. When 'temporary' means 20 years

    Posted Jul 04th 2005, 12:00am by Quinton Chan, Vivienne Chow

    ... Chau Street Temporary Market. Yau Tsim Mong district councillor Alexis Chan Kin-shing said there were not enough market facilities in Tsim Sha Tsui. Older residents hoped to keep the market, ... Cooked Food Market hoped it would be demolished because they were unhappy about sex workers gathering at the spot, Mr Chan said. Those who live near Sham Tseng Temporary Market in Tsuen Wan ...

  10. Biker killed at stop light

    Posted Feb 20th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Bernard Chan. Mr Chan was on his way to a function on The Peak. He continued his journey by taxi while his chauffeur stayed to help with police inquiries. The man was taken to Queen Mary Hospital ... Felix Chan A van driver was arrested after a motorcyclist died in a crash in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday. The accident happened at 2.50pm when two trucks and a motorcycle stopped for a red ...




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