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  1. Violent storms leave two dead and homes demolished

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Storms wreaked havoc in Anhui province and Beijing at the weekend, affecting nearly a quarter of a million people and damaging thousands of houses. A tornado, which struck at the same time as a heavy rainstorm, hit 110 towns in eastern Anhui province on S ...

  2. Doctor on call to help needy

    Posted Jan 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Written by Jan Chan Ko Wing-man is a man on a mission. The orthopaedic surgeon has devoted his time and professional expertise to helping the needy and, when possible, to travelling to danger areas where his professional skills are put to good use. ' ...

  3. Visitor forecast given a boost as funding rises

    Posted Apr 11th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bailey

    ... Murray Bailey The Hong Kong Tourism Board has increased its forecast for the number of visitors this year to 23.4 million from 22.9 million. It follows a comment in this column last month that the board's forecast looked 'at least one million [v ...

  4. Games shame

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rise dengue fever. Four athletes, including three world champions, have pulled out while Canada, Britain and New Zealand have delayed sending their teams. ...

  5. Tim Noonan

    Posted Oct 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... to puck. Some will call you a traitor if you like baseball or root for a hockey team that does not play its home games in Canada. I am guilty of both, a treasonous offence among puckish patriots. ... But a little balance, a little understanding and a little love wouldn't hurt any of us Hong Kong Hosers. After all, what a great year it's been for the nation of puck. Canada held serve ...

  6. Official view

    Posted Jan 20th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove Deep inside the Soviet wedding cake-style building where Shanghai's legislature meets, an elderly delegate gives his report card for the local government's work over the last year. 'We're basically satisfied,' he sai ...

  7. A chance to embrace the true spirit of Christmas

    Posted Nov 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The festive cheer that Christmas brings will be especially welcome this year, after all our city has endured. From the dark days of Sars to the pain caused by the economic downturn, this has been a hard time for the people of Hong Kong. But amid the celeb ...

  8. Economy feels better, but much still to be done

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The cautious optimism taking root in Hong Kong over the past few weeks has been justified by official figures suggesting a rebound in our economic fortunes is finally under way. Sars had an even more devastating impact than had been expected, causing GDP ...

  9. Canadians under pressure as strong loonie calls the tunes

    Posted Nov 20th 2004, 12:00am by Markus Gaertner

    ... on productions, were drawn to Canada not only by generous labour tax credits, but also by a Canadian dollar that was weaker than the greenback. That is changing dramatically. The British Columbia film ... the damaging effects of the sizzling loonie, especially since Canada sells 82 per cent of its exports to the US. In a report to the Council of Forest Industries, PricewaterhouseCoopers calculates ...

  10. Guangzhou victim pleads for privacy

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... given readers a detailed profile of Mr Yang, including the name and location of his company, his public duties and why he visited the US and Canada. 'I know there is plenty of news about ... that I am rich, and I went to Canada and the US because I needed to explore investment opportunities for immigration. My family, my friends and I receive many phone calls. I've lost all ...




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