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  1. Schools to battle for promotion in gruelling cross-country event

    Posted Nov 27th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Hong Kong and Kowloon schools race in the Division Two and Three Cross-Country Championships today and tomorrow at Pak Tam Chung Country Park near Sai Kung. All girls, and the younger boys in Grade C, will try to race 4km through the park in less than 30 minutes. Grade A and Grade B boys will run a testing 6.4km in under 34 minutes. The top two teams in both boys' ...

  2. 'One country, two currencies' boosts economic integration

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... of two currencies in Hong Kong. The circulation of two currencies in the city reflects subtle changes in cross-border contacts under the policy of 'one country, two systems' since Hong ... with the mainland will also facilitate the flow of people, particularly tourists, between the two places. Though run on a trial basis with a number of restrictions, the decision to allow Hong Kong banks ...

  3. Williams runs away with title

    Posted Sep 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mark Williams continued his winning start to the 2003-04 season, recording a 33-second victory in the Watson's Hong Kong Cross Country Championships at Hok Tau yesterday. In previous ... not universally welcomed by the growing number of cross country runners in the SAR. Williams, who also won the AVOHK 5km race on Bowen Road two weeks ago, settled into a group of front-runners led by Neil ...

  4. Expanded swap of cross-border data on disease begins

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... on all notifiable diseases before the 15th of each month. The system also covers Macau. Calling the agreement a milestone in cross-border co-operation, the director-general of the Guangdong ... such information as confidential. Asked why the two places had different treatment of data on diseases, Dr Wang said: 'We are having 'one country, two systems'. We also want to increase ...

  5. The man who crossed Uday and survived

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... country may be changing for the better is the re-emergence of sport. This weekend Iraq fields a side in international competition for the first time since the invasion by the United States ... would be one of the aces. Since scoring the last minute winner against Iran that earned his country the 1977 Asian Under-19 Championship in Tehran, he has been a folk hero. When he retired from ...

  6. Yuan repatriation a first step towards more lucrative cross-border services

    Posted Oct 29th 2003, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... the uncertainty surrounding this figure is an unpalatable one for a country with strict capital account restrictions. Beijing is deeply reluctant- bordering on paranoid- of losing control of movements ... Andrew Look said it made sense for China to keep tabs on the cash in circulation. 'If you run a closed capital account, don't you want to count how much currency is abroad?' Ms Yu ...

  7. India cuts train link to Nepal after gun-running accusations

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... India has cut its lone rail link with Nepal after Kathmandu lodged a protest claiming the cross-border train was being used by Maoist guerillas to smuggle arms and ammunition ... the long-running Maoist insurgency. Severing the link to aid Kathmandu's fight against the rebels fits in with India's foreign policy. It not only supplies Nepal with helicopter gunships, ...

  8. From Jakarta to Accra in an 8th-century boat

    Posted Aug 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More than a thousand years before the Portuguese began their exploratory trading trips into the Far East, Indonesian sailors crossed the Indian Ocean and began trading with Madagascar - making them the first seafarers to cross an ocean for trade. On Friday a 15-strong international group of sailors, including a marine archaeologist, a Scots skipper and a former member ...

  9. Proposed fee for BBQ site use splits country park committee

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An advisory body on country parks management yesterday failed to come to a unanimous decision over a proposal to charge visitors for the use of barbecue facilities. The Country Park ... David Ho, argued that the barbecue sites in the country parks should be free. 'They have been operating on a first-come, first-served basis for a long time. This is also one of the most ...

  10. Dude, Where's My Country

    Posted Nov 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Lance Cherry

    ... Lance Cherry Dude, Where's My Country? by Michael Moore Warner Books $135 If I were a citizen of the United States, I would have simultaneously cringed and rejoiced as I was reading ... president and government. A similar diatribe would certainly receive short shrift in many eastern countries. On the back of the enormous success of Stupid White Men, and the Oscar-gilded Bowling ...




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