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  1. Wen's words a timely reminder for Tsang not to drop his guard

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao's reminder, during a meeting with the chief executive in Beijing yesterday, of the importance of keeping a cool head over Hong Kong's developments could not be more timely. With the public mood lifted by the festive season, Mr ...

  2. Policy hampered by bad case of myopia

    Posted Feb 21st 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Shortsightedness in both the government and the public over economic development and tax structure is to blame for the lack of long-term strategy in public finance, according to a leading economist. Professor Tang Shu-hung, head of the economics departmen ...

  3. Hunt for anti-gravity machine

    Posted Aug 30th 2006, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen Gideon the Cutpurse By Linda Buckley-Archer Published by Simon and Schuster ISBN 1 416 9155 5 Linda Buckley-Archer's debut novel is a time-travel tale with a difference. Kate and Peter, two teenagers from 2006, accidentally collide with a malfunctioning anti-gravity machine that takes them back to the 1760s. While a massive police hunt gets underway ...

  4. Chris Patten

    Posted Jul 23rd 2006, 12:00am by David Evans

    ... reading one by Philip Roth called Everyman, which is about death. I think Philip Roth is probably the greatest modern novelist, but he's not a bundle of laughs.' Chris Patten ...

  5. Sir Chris Bonington

    Posted Sep 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The legendary mountaineer tells Andrea Chasanow about the ups and downs of his climbing career and what keeps him at peak performance. 'I wake pretty early, about 6am. My wife and I argue about who is going to go and get the tea and one of us will ge ...

  6. Chris Marker

    Posted May 18th 2006, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui For more than 50 years, Chris Marker has cultivated an image as one of contemporary cinema's most mysterious figures. The French director, who turns 85 on July 21, has ... appearances are unheard of. He shuns major retrospectives of his award-laden career. Through the Eyes of Chris Marker, Le French May's showcase of some of his key works, will certainly have to do ...

  7. Bikers put smile on children's face

    Posted Mar 16th 2006, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Hong Kong residents James Buckley and Mark Bebb will take part in the gruelling Cape-Epic mountain bike race across South Africa on April 22. The two British men will raise money for Operation Smile, a charity which provides free reconstructive surgery. 'We're aiming to raise $270,000 for mainland Chinese children,' said Bebb. 'There are 2.5 ...

  8. Dollars and sense

    Posted Mar 18th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis How they got where they are today; Juliana Lam HSBC head of sales, personal financial services OF ALL THE management techniques that I have learnt over the years, staying focused is probably the most useful. The first piece of advice I would pass on to anyone, if I were asked for a tip, would be to stay focused. That means concentrating on a particular project, ...

  9. Hong Kong in hectic Doha run-in

    Posted Jun 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa The Hong Kong team face a hectic second half of the year as they reach an important stage in preparations for December's Asian Games in Doha. Head coach Chris Perry has just returned with his charges from two World Cup series in Europe (in Munich and Poznan, Poland). Top sculler Law Hiu-fung finished with a best-ever seventh position in the Polish leg over ...

  10. FYI: Are Hong Kong's snakes the slippery characters they seem?

    Posted Jun 04th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis FYI: Are Hong Kong's snakes the slippery characters they seem? Many people dislike or fear snakes. Others grow up believing snakes are nasty, slimy, sneaky and evil things. In reality, they are just misunderstood. Human fascination with, and anxiety about, snakes has led to many myths about them: they can use their bodies to whip people, shape themselves ...




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