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    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Elaine Lau Wan-ling, 30, is a Hong Kong nurse who spent six months with MSF in southern Sudan in 1999, six months in Kosovo in 2000 and seven months in Herat, Afghanistan in 2001-2. This is her story: 'The most difficult place was Sudan, in a rebel-c ...

  2. Silk Road centre a money spinner

    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... the area, which is part of the Silk Road, rose from US$1 billion in 1998 to US$5 billion last year. He attributed the impressive growth to the region's position as the gateway to Central Asia. ...

  3. Traveling the Silk Road

    Posted Dec 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that purveyors of ideas and goods made their way for two millennia along the legendary Silk Road stretching from China across Central Asia to the Middle East and Europe. The trade route reached its peak ... landscape, stopping along the way at five major cities to explore the lives and innovations that made it all happen. In Xian, there's the secret of silk, a fabric so prized that foreign weavers ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Nov 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the station. Mimi Lau Artificial lake part of plan to restore ruins of ancient city The Chinese Academy of Science is drafting a plan to revitalise the ruins of an ancient city by building a freshwater ... Mainland geologist Xia Xuncheng said the academy planned to revitalise the ancient city of Kroran, or Loulan in Chinese, which was established 2,000 years ago and then disappeared mysteriously ...

  5. Business - Economy - TRADE

    China's new Silk Road plan builds on failed Go West drive

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:07am by Victoria Ruan

    ... of the Buddha brought back from India by Xuan Zang along the old Silk Road. Several kilometres away, an annual expo that opened on May 23 attracted more foreign traders than before, from countries ... Silk Road plan seen as new Go West drive Two thousand years ago Xian was the heart of China's trade-driven economy. Now a new Silk Road running through what was once the Chinese capital ...

  6. Blessings- Enlightenment

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ink-and-colour paintings illuminated with gold (including Blessings 10, left) by Sun Guangyi that are evocative of the Buddhist paintings at ancient sites such as Dunhuang. Tue-Sat, 9.30am- 6.30pm, Sun, 1.30pm-6.30pm, Sin Sin Fine Art, 53-54 Sai St, Centr ...

  7. Yuan diplomacy on the Silk Road

    Posted Feb 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Anthony Lawrance

    ... on the international stage. According to the China Daily on Friday, Beijing is planning a big development push in the region to reopen the ancient Silk Road. It is collaborating with neighbouring Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to promote trade in goods and services, especially tourism, throughout the region. The Silk Road, actually a network of roads that ran from the ancient capital ...

  8. A dance in time down the ancient Silk Road

    Posted Feb 29th 2004, 12:00am by lau kit wai

    ... of dance and poetry, The Golden Silk Road. The piece, which involves 17 choreographers and 670 dancers, was prompted by a sense of sadness that the treasures of the Silk Road were scattered around ... people,' Law said of the pioneering tradesmen, who travelled the trade route to bring wealth and culture from the West. The dance tells the story of the Silk Road in three acts. The first, which ...

  9. Finding a home, not the Taleban, is the scourge of Afghans

    Posted Jan 13th 2008, 12:00am by Anuj Chopra

    ... population lives in squatter settlements. The city is sinking under the weight of its own residents. Kabul's most urgent urban planning issues are linked to its rapid population growth. The situation is the same in other larger cities as well- like Jalalabad, Mazar-i-Sharif and Kandahar. According to UN estimates, from 2000 to 2015 the national population is expected to increase by 14 ...

  10. Kashgar poised to become Central Asian travel hub

    Posted Nov 21st 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing Kashgar, the westernmost city in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, will become a transport hub in Central Asia as China presses forward with the next phase ... The development comes after the forging of economic ties with neighbouring countries including Southeast Asian nations along the Mekong River, and with Russia, Mongolia and the two Koreas in Northeast ...




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