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  1. In Brief

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the month before. Separately, the HKMA said total loans and advances in November dropped 1.1 per cent. Maria Chan Chinese Estates chief gets pay increase to HK$18m Joseph Lau Luen-hung, the chairman and executive director of Chinese Estates Holdings, will receive a fivefold rise in compensation this year to HK$18 million a year, up from HK$3.6 million, the company said. The firm's remuneration ...

  2. Hu looks forward to a historic, but difficult year

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... importance' following an extraordinary past 12 months. 'For the Chinese people, 2008 was a very extraordinary and uncommon year,' Mr Hu said in a New Year speech broadcast live on TV, radio ... in Hong Kong and Macau. Mr Hu said 2009 would be a year of historic significance because it marked the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic. The year will be a particularly busy one, ...

  3. Lenovo hopes to ride out global downturn

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A source, however, said: 'Someone has to bear the responsibility for the deteriorating business.' Lenovo, which successfully acquired International Business Machines Corp's personal computer business in 2005, had an aggressive start in the first quarter of last year with the launch of its IdeaPad laptop and IdeaCentre desktop computers targeting the international market. ...

  4. Lai See

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Ben Kwok Welcome to 2009, the Year of Fear and Year of the Cow Exactly a year ago, we wrote: 'Who doesn't like 2008? It is widely expected to be a lucky year, not just because 'eight' sounds the same as prosperity in Chinese and 'two' has a sound similar to easy, but also because it is the year Beijing hosts the Olympics- so nothing will be allowed to go ...

  5. Guangzhou Investment eyes office tower rents

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... in the city, at 432 metres, when completed. The 103-storey hotel-office tower in the city's new central business district, Zhujiang New Town, will provide a total floor area of 450,000 square ... tenants owing to its quality and location. He said the company's business growth would be in line with the economic growth of the city. ...

  6. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The article, 'Bankruptcy fears hit Nine Dragons shares', published yesterday should have said Standard & Poor's had cut the company's debt ratings once in 2008. It also misattributed a quote about the unusual nature of the downgrad ...

  7. Promising Brilliant Chapter can rise to the challenge

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The John Size-trained Brilliant Chapter has proved one of the finds of the season with four straight wins and he gets to make it five with a sharp weight drop in the traditional year-opening feature, the Chinese Club Challenge Cup (1,400m) today at Sha Tin. The Cup, like most Premier class races, has generally been a race dominated by up-and-coming lightweights ...

  8. Food

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... sandwich, Reuben sandwich, chicken broth with wonton and Chinese mushrooms, banana split with walnut brownie and brownie ice cream. $$ The Lounge 1/F Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, ...

  9. Intangible Cultural Heritage in China

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Teh Hong Kong Heritage Museum Until Feb 16 Must museum exhibits always be material objects? At this exhibition, jointly curated by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the Chinese ... about 'going back to the roots of Chinese culture, its intangible heritage,' he says. Chau says using conventional museum displays would have been difficult, so instead the show uses ...

  10. Caligula

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... that is impossible,' the Beijing-based artist says. 'At a time when our world is being ravaged by terrorism, this play provides food for thought for all of us.' In Cantonese with Chinese and English ...




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