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  1. Thursday Think-tank

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... Five things we're all wondering about 1 Critics question Michelin judging of Chinese restaurants ... actually, surly waiters, snobbish chefs, lots of animal fat - it's just like French cuisine, no? 2 TVB lays off more than 200 workers ... but promises it will not affect its continued commitment to producing cheap mediocre programming 3 Bill Clinton's Global ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - REDEVELOPMENT

    With government's office rental bill HK$750m, why demolish west wing?

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Why demolish office block when it could house 40pc of government staff who work in rented commercial space, conservationists ask With HK$750 m rent bill, call to keep west wing Redeveloping the west wing of the former government headquarters for commercial use is unjustified when officials are spending more than HK$750 million a year to rent private ...

  3. Taxpayer to foot bill for fireworks

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com The New Year's countdown fireworks show will be on the taxpayers' tab this year, as two property giants decided to stop sponsoring the event after four years of support. The end of their support will also mark the ...

  4. Drivers hot over idling

    Posted Jul 12th 2010, 12:00am by Mabel Sieh

    ... Mabel Sieh This has been a very hot summer for many in Hong Kong, and even hotter for taxi and minibus drivers. Under the idling bill, these drivers are required to shut down their engines when idle for more than three minutes. To protest against the bill, about 30 taxis and minibuses drove slowly from Sham Shui Po to the Environmental Protection Department's headquarters ...

  5. Urban Renewal Authority should be included in new competition law

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... In the name of promoting competition, the government is pushing forward the competition bill but seeks exemptions for virtually all of the 581 statutory bodies. The exemptions of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC) and the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) will promote anti-competitive behaviour. The TDC manages the convention centre in Wan Chai under an exclusive ...

  6. The Marriage Bed

    Posted Jan 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Amphora Theatre Company stages Nona Shepphard's drama about two lesbian lovers (Nona Shepphard and Tali Friedman, above) who, after Britain passes a parliamentary bill legalising same-sex civil unions, must decide whether to marry. In English. Today-Sat, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$290-HK$490 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 9451 1098 or 9730 ...

  7. The Planner

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Festival Summer Programme HK Alt Screenings presents a double bill of: Mikkel Norgaard's Klown, a comedy about a man who takes his girlfriend's 12-year-old nephew with him ...

  8. The Planner

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and English subtitles. May 19, 4pm, Broadway Cinematheque, May 27, 1.30pm, Palace IFC. Flight of the Red Balloon + Red Balloon Double bill consisting of Hou Hsiao-hsien's drama revolving around ... Wan Chai, HK$50 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2582 0273 Lessons of Darkness + La Soufriere Double bill comprising: a non-fiction film presenting an apocalyptic vision featuring the oil well fires ...

  9. A case of mistaken identity

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a 'name' artist at the fair, governed by trends and prevailing prices. These artists have included Julian Opie, Gerhard Richter, Candida Hofer, Anish Kapoor, Bill Viola, Damien Hirst and last ...

  10. The Planner

    Posted Oct 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ends today Mao and I Australian artist Clinton Nain's abstract canvases draw parallels between indigenous Australians and fundamental communist concepts. Today, 11am-7pm, The Cat Street ...




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