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  1. A pedigree sailing tour that still has eyes on Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... it's worth listening. The 50-year-old Australian (pictured, next column), who is president of the hugely successful tour, and has been a match-racing competitor for 30 years, has made his case ... takes place in late November. Gilmour first made the WMRT's case in Hong Kong last year. He tried to convince the Hong Kong authorities that the sailing extravaganza could be an iconic ...

  2. Eye of the storm

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... were braced for the start of this year's typhoon season. All eyes were on the biggest screen, which showed a large red spot moving across the ocean. The buzz of discussions between ... of the equipment,' Lee says. A case in point is its lightning location system. 'We paid HK$6 million for the system, which monitors lightning activities over a wide range of facilities from the airport ...

  3. Eyes on the skies

    Posted Oct 29th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... that human activity is responsible for the thousands of deaths and billions of dollars of damage. Their case has been buoyed by the recent Hollywood blockbuster movie The Day after Tomorrow, which ... Satellites had only been used to track weather phenomena for three decades and reliable measuring equipment had only been widely available since the 1980s. In the case of tropical storms off ...

  4. How to survive an oil shock

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by Veronica O'Connell

    ... really knows. This is largely because no one knows how far or wide this will spread. The worst-case scenario, from an oil-supply point of view, is if the turmoil spreads to the world's ... prices. But what investors really need to be protecting themselves against is a worst-case scenario. And there are primarily two broad ways of doing that. One, own the black stuff. Most of us do ...

  5. China is reclaiming its share of the world

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

    ... Lau Nai-keung In the past three months, China has been hit time and again by different events that, in more normal times, might take a decade to unfold. The country was affected by snowstorms that paralysed southern China during the pre-Lunar-New-Year travelling peak; millions were stranded, some without food, water and shelter. And then came the earthquake in Sichuan that has ...

  6. China's swift response wins praise

    Posted May 26th 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... teams that day. The prompt response has not only saved lives but enhanced China's image in the eyes of foreigners. The European Union and the International Federation of the Red Cross ... China, on the other hand, has won plaudits for its swift relief efforts following the devastating earthquake in Sichuan province which has left 80,000 people dead or missing. It has been ...

  7. Reza Deghati

    Posted Sep 19th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... was hearing my voice over the phone more than face to face. One day, while preparing for an assignment in China, I found that one of my cases was heavier than usual. I opened it and Delazad ... your friends, I want to meet them.' I promised that when he turned 15, we would do that together- with nothing but a backpack of essentials. China was an important place for me to take ...

  8. Commentary triggers new pro-Beijing war of words

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... anti-communist place in the world', acting as a base and bridgehead for the US to attack China, as the two countries vie for global influence. He cited the cases of Zhao and jailed Nobel Peace ... Nai-keung's article, published in the latest issue of semi-official magazine China Review, was criticised as the work of 'the most radical leftist' by another hardcore pro-Beijing figure, ...

  9. Be thankful that Chinese think differently

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... society. Of course there is much to improve in China- where else is that not the case?- but not to the extent to deserve protests on its birthday. It is also extremely odd that the voice of dissent ... to apply them to all corners of the world. On the other hand, China has a longer cultural heritage than the Judeo-Christian tradition and is now practising its own brand of socialism. In the eyes ...

  10. Aliens invade China!

    Posted Nov 24th 2003, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... from three aircraft hundreds of kilometres apart. There are more UFO sightings over China than anywhere else in the world, with one in every five 'flying saucers' reportedly seen over the mainland. It has the world's biggest network of clubs, the China UFO Research Organisation, and a monthly UFO magazine that sells 400,000 copies. It has some of the most spectacular sightings ...




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