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  1. Cross-country course may be further trimmed, says Pole

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay A European team official hinted yesterday the cross-country course may be further shortened because of a red-hot summer. The course at the Hong Kong Golf Club measures 5.7 ... believe a decision will be made when they inspect the course for one last time the day before the competition.' The Olympic course is normally between 6.2km and 7.4km. The cross-country stage ...

  2. Horses for courses as cross-country builders make final push

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... Melanie Ho Course builders have begun the 'final push' to have the cross-country competition ready for the Olympic Games in August. In less than five months, that exact spot where a golfer was playing yesterday will be the site of the final fence of the cross-country course. Parts of the three courses at the Hong Kong Golf Club are being used as the site ...

  3. Best foot forward for the StandardChartered marathon

    Posted Jan 07th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui looks at the importance of getting the right balance when it comes to long- distance running The Hong Kong Standard Chartered Marathon has become quite a trendy event ... can see that they were not well prepared- they ran in normal T-shirts and Converse trainers. Renowned marathon runner and long-distance running coach Lee Kar-lun said a pair of good running ...

  4. Principles familiar to investors worldwide put country on a level playing field

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... the internationally recognised accountancy standard, it will be easier for mainland companies to achieve cross-border listing objectives,' said Mr Ding. He said mainland companies that produced financial ... system in 2005. The mainland has joined nearly 100 countries that use accounting systems closely aligned with IFRS principles-based accounting systems. Mr Chen said the benefits of the new ...

  5. Almost-king mulls fate of caged country

    Posted Jan 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Graeme Jenkins

    ... are slower and harder to establish. The British built the Burma Road, which runs through Maymyo, linking the country to China. The road, which was completed shortly before the second world war, ... Mandalay, the old British summer capital of Myanmar, is a microcosm of the country's imperial past and its Orwellian present. It is also at the centre of the ruling generals' plans ...

  6. Double Cross

    Posted Nov 30th 2008, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... Cross Country. Patterson is normally the kind of writer whose words have one meaning and one meaning only: after all, this is the advertising executive-turned-novelist who came up with Toys ... James Kidd by James Patterson Headline, HK$120 I always fear for a long-running detective series when the titles become plays on words. James Patterson never seemed the sort to indulge ...

  7. Better cross-boundary transport facilities are essential for HK

    Posted Jan 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as a gateway to the world. Since the country's extensive rail system enables the smooth flow of people and cargo between major cities, Hong Kong is likely to be bypassed by many more shippers if it does not beef up cross-boundary transport facilities. In order to further secure Hong Kong's position as a leading financial and economic hub, we have to integrate ourselves ...

  8. President hails 'one country, two systems'

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing President Hu Jintao yesterday hailed the successful implementation of the 'one country, two systems' principle in Hong Kong and Macau as one of the major achievements of the past 30 years. He also described the cross-strait relationship as 'taking a significant step towards peaceful reunification' over the past three decades. 'We have ...

  9. Shenzhen conference to discuss 'liberation' of cross-border ties

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... metropolis, a concept the Shenzhen government and think-tanks cheered late last year but provincial authorities have since run aground. 'We were urgently told by superiors last week to avoid ... be blurred if Hong Kong became a mainland city. 'I think the provincial authorities want to play down the impact of Hong Kong's 'one country, two systems' status as they develop ...

  10. Cross-cultural benefits

    Posted Jan 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from your own country. Internationalisation of management education is needed,' Professor Cheng said. 'Every business school is limited in the sense that it's not able to cover ... 'We had more faculty members with local expertise and they had the American and international expertise,' Professor Cheng said. Cross-cultural elements were equally important ...




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