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  1. Dai connections pay off for Bohai

    Posted Nov 25th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... of intense political lobbying rather than genuine commercial need. The key figure in this drama is Dai Xianglong, former governor of the People's Bank of China and mayor of Tianjin since ... responded by asking what was special about the bank that differentiated it from others in Tianjin. After Mr Dai arrived at the end of 2002, the city re-wrote the application, changing the name ...

  2. your shout

    Posted Apr 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Share a top tip about the Hong Kong entertainment scene for a chance to win lunch for two with two glasses of wine at Egyptian restaurant Habibi (112-114 Wellington Street, Central. Tel: 2544 6198) Know a great spot? Tell us about your favourite places to eat, drink, party or chill out- be it a dai pai dong with a difference, a hot DJ or a classy cocktail bar- and why. ...

  3. Unlikely friends embark on a swashbuckling adventure

    Posted Nov 25th 2004, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... to escape their past lives. Pirates! is a wild adventure story packed with colour, romance and action on the high seas. Author Celia Rees has taken on the traditional pirate novel and turned it on its head by putting two female characters at the centre of the action. This strategy works wonderfully well, resulting in a rich and exciting read. Pirates! By Celia Rees Published ...

  4. Citybus to celebrate with free breakfasts

    Posted Jul 29th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Rees said yesterday. Mr Rees also unveiled a new anniversary bus livery that will be featured on some of the company's routes. 'We're doing this to remember all the loyal ... with too many passengers. It went out of control a bit,' Mr Rees said. A public-relations executive for the bus operator said the original paper cup drinks made a mess of the bus interiors. ...

  5. Scientists: messing with the universe?

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Brad Glosserman

    ... by the book, Our Final Hour, a rumination on the ways mankind is threatening its own survival, that of the Earth and perhaps even the cosmos. It is a sombre and scary assessment. Author Martin Rees ... the psychological repercussions of disasters and mistakes. It would be tempting to dismiss Rees as just another crank. But he is a Royal Society professor at Cambridge University, and Britain's ...

  6. Tragedy befalls star-crossed actors

    Posted Feb 06th 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Juliet, Laura Rees, apparently fell off a balcony during a performance in London and broke her wrist and there has yet to be an explanation as to why Adam Croasdell, is going to be a no show. ...

  7. Swashbuckling adventure

    Posted Nov 14th 2004, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... behind the rather unoriginal title of Celia Rees' latest offering, Pirates! That's correct, it's about pirates. But there is one surprise in store: the story concerns female ... the personal treasures they deserve at the end of the story. Rees is a classy writer who has a definite knack in recreating the past with enough colour, excitement and thrills to satisfy demanding ...

  8. Spymaster's home a star attraction

    Posted Aug 11th 2004, 12:00am by Dennis Ho

    ... province is publicising the home of an infamous anti-communist spymaster as one of its attractions in investment brochures. The mansion of Dai Li, a former Kuomintang spymaster infamous for his brutality against the communists, was presented yesterday as one of the city's main historical sites. Dai died in an air crash in 1946. 'Many people are interested in Dai Li's ...

  9. Mayor banks on growth

    Posted Nov 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting Tianjin Mayor Dai Xianglong tells delegates at yesterday's Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce dinner that the port city aims to become northern China's economics hub during the next decade. Its proximity to Beijing would not necessarily result in destructive competition, said Mr Dai, a former central bank governor. 'I take it as a wonderful thing to be near ...

  10. Shanghai Expo site to expand

    Posted Mar 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu Shanghai is planning to expand the 4 sq km 2010 World Expo site by 40 per cent. The site would likely be expanded to 5.7 sq km, said Dai Liu, chairman of the newly established ... Dai, who is also deputy chief of the city government's Shanghai World Expo Co-ordination Bureau, said the revised Expo site being considered would cover the area southwest of the Lu Pu ...




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