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  1. Too busy? Oh, please

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... The 'Charter 08' campaign, signed by more than 2,000 Chinese citizens- including a number of prominent intellectuals- calls for political reform on the mainland and an end to one-party rule. ...

  2. Kitsch and awe thriving in the home of the Great Helmsman

    Posted Jun 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... of the Chinese people to the scourge of Chinese civilisation. Love him or hate him, it is pointless to deny his almost godlike status, even in today's China, which would probably be unrecognisable ... of a lot- I'd like this kind of strength to protect me.' Mao's divine status has brought a great deal of business to Shaoshan. Restaurants claim to offer the most genuine 'Mao ...

  3. Snakes and bladders

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Vanessa Yung

    ... Vanessa Yung Mak Tai-kwong deftly takes a snake from one of the many drawers of a large brown cupboard labelled with the warning, 'poisonous snake' in Chinese characters. He cuts ... is then mixed with two types of liquor (including snake wine, which is made by soaking steamed snake meat in alcohol and a secret blend of Chinese herbs), and Mak stirs it before offering ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Dec 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... children to local schools from age three to age nine and eight respectively. At this point, it was sadly obvious that they were not able to learn efficiently in a totally Chinese environment. After ... Chinese support and only a few hours each evening with a tutor, it was clear they could not function fully in a Chinese environment. I do not enjoy paying the ESF fees. I would choose a free ...

  5. American business leader promises to push for cleaner air

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of respondents to the chamber's annual business survey listed air pollution as their top concern, and said that they had seen a further deterioration in the past year. The survey was conducted ... executive of relocation firm Asian Tigers. He said pollution was becoming one of the most serious threats to Hong Kong's competitiveness as a place for doing business, especially in comparison ...

  6. Airport businesses to cut emissions

    Posted Dec 18th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan, Joyce Ng

    ... Adrian Wan and Joyce Ng The Airport Authority and about 40 business partners have promised to cut the airport's carbon emissions by 25 per cent for each passenger or 100kg of cargo by 2015 from the levels of two years ago. The partners include airlines, cargo operators, aviation services providers, franchisees, contractors and government departments. Together ...

  7. Making climate change your personal business

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan On September 10 the Hong Kong government released a public consultation paper on an extremely important topic. It is about something that may affect your health and your supplies of food, water and energy. It could have a major impact on the sort of buildings we all live and work in. It could damage business, including my own industry, insurance. Yet ...

  8. China Boon buys into cemetery business

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong China Boon Holdings will pay 185.47 million yuan (HK$213.1 million) for a Hangzhou cemetery operation, a booming business on the mainland where the supply of burial plots ... cemetery operators are state-owned, which dominate the business. Hong Kong-listed companies are trying to get into the industry by acquiring stakes in existing operators and buying land ...

  9. Business urges shift to low-carbon economy

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Hong Kong should set a carbon reduction target and adopt stringent laws to shift the city to a low-carbon economy, business leaders have urged. At the launch of a report yesterday, Cathay Pacific chief executive Tony Tyler, who is executive committee chairman of the Climate Change Business Forum, said many leading economies had committed to emission reduction targets ...

  10. Chinese negotiator optimistic on climate talks, cites Japan concession

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Cancun, Mexico A balanced outcome is within reach at the UN climate talks in Cancun, according to a senior Chinese negotiator, citing a key concession that Japan has ... of Huang's colleagues on the Chinese negotiation team. Huang said Japanese Environment Minister Ryu Matsumoto had indicated Japan's willingness to withdraw its opposition to the extension ...




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