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  1. Just gloss

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Chang Ping

    ... People- due to be shown on CNN and other prominent international media- and a 15-minute feature, Perspectives. People features several Chinese celebrities, including tycoon Li Ka-shing, basketball ... the faces of these Chinese celebrities and see them as representative of China. Yet, in one interview, executive producer Su Mingxia said the 30-second film 'shows the situation of ordinary ...

  2. Tragedy on a day of celebration

    Posted Oct 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... On eve of the Mid-Autumn Festival a tragedy occurred. Around 130 people were left homeless due to a fire in a Lai Chi Kok village. Their homes were all destroyed by the fire. While we were happily celebrating the festival with mooncakes, fruit and lanterns, the villagers' food must have tasted bitter, the lanterns must have cast little light, and the moon must have been dim ...

  3. Admirers turn out to celebrate grand dame's 50th birthday

    Posted Jul 31st 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... One of the colonial period's most famous dames celebrated her 50th birthday among friends and admirers yesterday. The former governor's yacht, previously named the Lady Maurine, was launched from the Kowloon Docks on July 30, 1953. Yesterday's party was held at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. Although there was no birthday cake and candles, the boat's owner, Yu ...

  4. Thousands hit the streets to mark 60 years

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Hong Kong was in a festive mood yesterday as a host of parades and activities brought tens of thousands of fun-seekers to Hong Kong Island to celebrate the 60th anniversary ... Executive Councillor Cheng Yiu-tong, who officiated at the opening of the parade, said he was moved to see so many people at the National Day celebrations. 'Sixty years is a short period ...

  5. Dragon breathing bright

    Posted Sep 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The traditional fire dragon dance is staged in Tai Hang, Hong Kong Island, last night, as part of the celebrations marking the Mid-Autumn Festival. For more than 120 years, people have been parading the dragon, bristling with incense sticks, in the belief it will drive away plague. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department is staging a series of carnivals to mark ...

  6. Dragon slayers

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Members of the Fire Services Department team celebrate their win in the Financial Secretary Cup at yesterday's dragon boat races at Sha Tin. Their victory wasn't cheered by some rivals, who complained that the firefighters set off too early. Rowers of all ages took part in the festival- including a 91-year-old competitor in the first-ever dragon boat race for the elderly. ...

  7. Club blaze turns party into tragedy

    Posted Sep 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A night of celebration for the 18th birthday of a young Hong Kong man turned tragic Saturday night when he and three of his friends were killed in a fire that swept through a Shenzhen ... Choi Wai-tat had been planning the celebration for a long time and was looking forward to meeting his friends at the popular nightclub, known for its cheap drinks. The group, aged 17 to 20, ...

  8. Over the moon

    Posted Sep 16th 2010, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... and celebration. And in Hong Kong today, the festival still marks a time for family gatherings, for feasts (including mooncakes of course) and for taking lanterns to beaches, parks and hilltops around ... to keep our eye on the weather. We pray for clear skies and then everyone can get out and have a good time.' Like people all over Hong Kong, Chau Hin-wah celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival ...

  9. Sailing away

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Some of the 44 keelboats entered in the Sinolink Mangrove West Coast Shenzhen Hong Kong Open Regatta make their way past Clear Water Bay shortly after the start yesterday. The race is a warm-up for an annual event known as the 'Mayor's Cup Regatta' to be launched next year at the invitation of the mayor of Shenzhen to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Hong ...

  10. Japan, you're not alone

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Olivia Chavassieu Since the massive earthquake, the global community has been responding quickly- from NGOs to celebrities. Local and international NGOs are sending relief and support ... for Japan. Several celebrities have also been quick to respond. Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Adam Lambert and many others have offered their condolences and words of support via Twitter. Lady Gaga ...




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