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  1. Scores trapped in lifts after lightning strike affects power

    Posted Jul 01st 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Firefighters were called to free people from jammed lifts at 37 locations between 12.39pm and 1.30pm- 20 in Kowloon, 16 in the New Territories and one on Hong Kong Island. 'The sensitivity ... again soaring above 32 degrees Celsius. The Observatory said it was so hot in the morning that water vapour evaporated fast. 'Heat energy was trapped above Hong Kong and therefore ...

  2. US cargo carriers scramble for rights in new air deal

    Posted Jul 01st 2004, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... said he believed the deal would eventually be beneficial to Hong Kong. 'It does look like the deal will be a little more liberal. But that's good, because it will mean a freer flow ... flights coming through Hong Kong as a result, too.' Polar, a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, and Evergreen are thought to be the favourites to become the fifth US carrier ...

  3. Tourist dollars turn Chiang Mai into capital of cool

    Posted May 13th 2007, 12:00am by Jennifer Chen

    ... the credit, residents say. The recent proliferation of budget airlines in the region and, in turn, direct flights from Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and China have opened the floodgates to tourists, ...

  4. East-west links

    Posted May 13th 2007, 12:00am by David Evans

    ... change on one hole.' Getting there: Dragonair (www.dragonair.com) and China Eastern Airlines (www.chinaeastern.co.uk) fly daily from Hong Kong to Qingdao. For more information on Tiger Beach ...

  5. Tim Noonan

    Posted May 13th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... is dead,' said Hong Kong fight impresario Pierre Ingrassia. 'It's a little more complicated than that. For the past 2,000 years boxing has been number one because everybody understands ...

  6. Tax to grind

    Posted Jul 21st 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... government official has likened selling a GST to Hong Kong to the challenge of winning the World Cup. Except that while victory in the soccer championship involves four years of preparation, ... said other countries that implemented a GST went through a painful debate, and Hong Kong was no exception. 'The question we really need to ask is why so many countries have still gone down ...

  7. Lifeguards deny any link to pool worms

    Posted Aug 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not sure,' he said on a radio show. The Hong Kong and Kowloon Lifeguards' Union vice-chairman, Alex Kwok Siu-kit, also denied that lifeguards might be involved. 'It doesn't make sense ... the impact has been so wide, we felt that it would be more suitable for the police to handle it.' Of three pools where bloodworms were said to have been found on Wednesday, only the Pao Yue Kong ...

  8. Lai see

    Posted Apr 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to his father, who passed away last year, rather than wait for today's official Ching Ming holiday. The China Resources chief explained that he needed to return to Hong Kong on Sunday so he ... cleaned our clocks 5-0 in the group stage and rolled over Hong Kong Daily News 9-0. But make no mistake, we're on a roll ourselves and an upset is in the air. Game time is 11am Sunday ...

  9. Surging prices prompt cautious landlords to sell for the profit

    Posted May 11th 2005, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... now and bank the profits, but property consultants say the market has not reached its peak as demand for real estate remains robust. Jones Lang LaSalle Hong Kong estimated that 96 big ... but this is a significant increase,' said Tony Lo, investment department head at Jones Lang LaSalle Hong Kong. Agents said five properties with an estimated combined value of more than $700 million were ...

  10. On the right track

    Posted May 11th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... refused to accept conditions imposed by Beijing. Specifically, it was told that it could not include Hong Kong on its itinerary. Another significant development is China's new-found ... crackdown. As long as such things continue to happen, the world has reason to be concerned about human rights in China. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer and commentator frank.ching@gmail.com ...




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