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  1. Bollywood blamed for new cases of eye-gouging

    Posted Oct 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that a Bollywood blockbuster is fuelling the revival. Since the middle of last month, newspapers have reported more than 20 cases of vigilante gangs in Bihar gouging out the eyes of petty criminals and pouring acid into the empty sockets. This week, two jobless youths apparently stealing a bicycle in Monghyr were overpowered and blinded in broad daylight. A criminal case has been registered ...

  2. An eye on the future

    Posted Oct 17th 2003, 12:00am by Simon Cartledge

    ... that it was again part of China. The hope seemed to be that somehow it could remain as separate from the mainland as it had been as a colony. Indeed, for many it seemed to be a point of pride that any query ... to be paid to environmental matters. But progress in doing anything about these issues was slow. At least, that was the case until the past 12 months, when a host of initiatives pushed forward ...

  3. Top news of 2003 through students' eyes

    Posted Dec 31st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... dominates front pages and headlines. Any suspected case, even overseas, sends chills down people's spines. However, on the positive side, people have become more conscious about hygiene. ... of China's first astronaut Yang Liwei and ranked it second. Colonel Yang's successful space trip and his tour of Hong Kong were given the third and fourth place in the teenagers' top-10 ...

  4. Skyworth eyes HK trade status

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of about 25 million TVs, has limited Chinese imports to 550,000 units this year. Last year, China's seven biggest TV makers won a high-profile anti-dumping case against the EU, ending ...

  5. Skyworth eyes HK trade status

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... unrestricted access to the EU market,' Mr Wong said. The EU, with annual sales of about 25 million TVs, has limited Chinese imports to 550,000 units this year. Last year, China's seven biggest TV makers won a high-profile anti-dumping case against the EU, ending a dispute that had been dragging on for almost 15 years. The EU agreed to remove punitive import tariffs but subjected ...

  6. All eyes on optical fair as industry blossoms

    Posted Nov 04th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Reports by Michael Taylor A high-level optometric conference plus eyewear and trend seminars will be held during the three-day event All eyes are on Hong Kong as the world focuses its ... optometric conference will take place in conjunction with the event. More than 420 exhibitors from more than 18 countries will be represented. France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, ...

  7. The swelling cancer of corruption

    Posted Sep 01st 2003, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... to approve something out of the ordinary, on a special case-by-case basis. The 'gifts' were often presented at a banquet or meeting before the eyes of others, and taken for granted. ... After the collapse of China's big pillar industries such as steel, chemicals and coal, two key pillar industries now drive wealth accumulation in China. One is prostitution, which has ...

  8. 'Tree carnage' on Cheung Kong site

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... China Morning Post visited on Wednesday the scene was one of devastation. But the site manager, Lui Chun-wing, denied that 50 trees had been chopped down. 'My staff tell me they pulled down ... including mimosa, South China cotton trees, Indian gum trees and many ornamental species when Cheung Kong paid $3.4 billion for it three years ago. On the Ede Road side, leafless dying trees now ...

  9. Don't rely on China

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

    ... In the eyes of some Hongkongers, China is like a saviour. Yes, China may help, but only for a short period. The introduction of individual visits will not help much once mainlanders find that Hong ... and suicides continue to soar. Therefore, economic co-operation with China seems the only way out. But does our government consider its cost? I am anxious that continued integration with the delta ...

  10. Time for China to play a greater role in space

    Posted Oct 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 40 years ago. But that need not be the case. International co-operation has become the key to modern space exploration. And it is time for China to play a greater role. The architects ... technology, is keeping a wary eye on China's programme, although it did hand over information to help make sure the Shenzhou V did not collide with any of its satellites. Japan and India have ...




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