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  1. Deadly harvest

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... in July, the report added. The court was told that Liu had stored the dead bodies at a pig farm he owned before handing them over to Guan, who was responsible for selling them. A verdict ... particularly in rural communities, still regard burial, a widespread tradition in China for several thousand years, as the most respectful way of handling the dead. Villagers believe the interred ...

  2. beasts in the wild

    Posted Jan 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading comprehension Answer the following questions: 1 What kind of people are members of the Sai Kung Wild Pig Club? a. army commandos b. policemen c. Agriculture, Fisheries ... Kang, why does the club continue the hunt even though some villagers regret wild pigs are being killed? a. there are several reports of villagers being badly injured by wild pigs b. wild pigs ...

  3. Revealed: the deadly threat from our bad air

    Posted Jan 20th 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau For every kilometre of reduced visibility, an additional 70 deaths occurred every year over a decade, a University of Hong Kong survey has found. Researchers in the community medicine department at the university's school of public health ...

  4. Good cop, bad cop make their mark in the climate debate

    Posted Nov 05th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... to head with a Japanese delegate who said the 13-year-old Kyoto Protocol, the only legally binding document tackling climate change, was dead already due to the lack of progress in talks. ... Todd Stern- who lashed out at China over its backtracking on a political agreement both countries helped broker- to Zhubajie, a pig character featured in the Chinese classic Journey ...

  5. Deadly detention

    Posted Mar 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu Mild-mannered 24-year-old Li Qiaoming was not the first, and will not be the last, to be killed in custody. But the Yunnan man was perhaps the only person to die behind bars from a game of hide-and-seek. Jinning county police initially offered that ludicrous line as an explanation for why an apparently otherwise healthy Yuxi farmer ended up dead from head injuries, last ...

  6. Guidelines issued on handling the dead

    Posted May 21st 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing The mainland has issued guidelines on handling human remains in the earthquake zone amid pressure to clean up decaying bodies to prevent the spread of disease in the hot, humid weather. The Ministry of Civil Affairs will arrange fo ...

  7. A dead-end career in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 12th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry When he is old enough to ignore my advice, there are two careers in Hong Kong I will warn my young son to steer clear of when he grows up: pro-democracy campaigner and marine biologist. The first of those careers is increasingly likely to doom ...

  8. Democratic aspirations dormant, not dead

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As expected, the turnout for yesterday's pro-democracy march was much smaller than the two previous July 1 protests. Organisers said 21,000 people took part. Police put the figure at 17,000. Some 20,000 marchers joined a counter, pro-Beijing parade t ...

  9. A mistress for the dearly departed?

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

    ... for a dead relative. In fact, the list of paper effigies available for ancestors in the afterlife is seemingly endless. From a Rolls-Royce to a mega mansion to private doctors, the effigies reflect the desires of modern Chinese. But the recent additions of film star marriage certificates and er nai for the dead are stirring debate about where the line should be drawn. Popular Chinese belief ...

  10. Film

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui, Paul Fonoroff

    ... Museum. Black Heaven A couple's quest to return a lost mobile phone turns deadly. In French with English and Chinese subtitles. Gilles Marchand directs. Starring Louise Bourgoin, Gregoire ... Cinema. Spirited Away Hayao Miyazaki's anime fantasy adventure tale about a girl who has to rescue her parents who are turned into pigs after they accidentally stumble into a world ruled ...




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