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    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Niall Fraser

    ... Diaoyu activists' vessel gets inspection A Marine Department officer yesterday inspected Kai Fung No2, the vessel that took activists from Hong Kong, Macau and Shenzhen to the disputed Diaoyu Islands. The purpose of the inspection is unclear. The department earlier said the owner of the vessel, registered for fishing, could face a fine of up to HK$10,000 for breaching ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 23, 2012

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Eagleton, Tai Po Explain US decision on Diaoyus I write regarding the long-drawn-out dispute between China and Japan over the genuine ownership of the Diaoyu Islands. I believe the United States has a duty to tell the world based on what criteria and reasons, political or otherwise, the ownership or administration of the Diaoyu Islands was passed to Japan and not to China after ...

  3. MTR to study parallel subway for Island Line

    Posted May 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam Hong Kong's next big railway project could be the proposed North Island Line- a controversial HK$10 billion backup subway parallel to a busy section of the MTR's Island ... It would be more difficult to create the 3.5-kilometre North Island Line- which would connect Hong Kong station with Fortress Hill, and Tin Hau directly with North Point, all in parallel ...

  4. City Digest

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Search for man after boat capsizes off Sunny Bay A search was continuing last night off Sunny Bay, Lantau, for a man tossed into the sea when his sampan capsized at 3pm. A woman fishing with him was rescued uninjured by a passing boat, but the man, who ha ...

  5. Restaurant tries to lure island catch of the day with junk ride home

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... their soft openings and the operator, the Aqua Group, is eager for Hongkongers to come over to try them out. Specifically, people living on Hong Kong Island. Everyone in Kowloon and the New Territories is welcome too, but the group has devised a post-dinner promotion just to appease those islanders who only reluctantly cross the water. The pricey lodging, called Hullett House, only has ...

  6. Swire plan cuts runway into islands

    Posted Mar 11th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai and Ernest Kong Developer floats ambitious scheme that takes in West Kowloon, TST and Tamar Parts of the old Kai Tak airport runway should be removed to create four islands ... 'valuable waterfront residences in a spectacular island archipelago design'. The plan is part of a harbour proposal the real estate developer will unveil today. The entire proposal will cover ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Facelift for three Hong Kong harbourfront areas

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... for 3 harbourfront areas Kai Tak, Tsim Sha Tsui and the waterfront along the northern shore of Hong Kong Island will be the first areas to be revamped by the harbour authority that will be formed by June ... Island, covering Quarry Bay and North Point. On Wednesday, Kai Tak was highlighted in the chief executive's maiden policy address, in which the tourism developments at the tip of the former ...

  8. Week ahead

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Today Application for ESF kindergartens Online applications have commenced for the four ESF international kindergartens (Abacus in Clear Water Bay, Hillside on Hong Kong Island, Tsing Yi, and Wu Ka Sha near Ma On Shan) for the 2012-13 academic year. Until Oct 31, HK$300 application fee. Inquiries: www.esf.org Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Christoph Eschenbach conducts baritone ...

  9. Shangri-La eyes 4-star hotel for Hung Hom site

    Posted Dec 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... interchange. The group operates and owns two five-star hotels- the Kowloon Shangri-La in Tsim Sha Tsui East and Island Shangri-La in Admiralty- and the four-star Traders Hotel in Western. Shares ... confirmed it secured a low-density residential site in Mui Wo, Lantau Island, for HK$55 million, or HK$1,113 per sq ft of developable gross floor area. The market had expected the winning bid ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Office rents climbing in Tsim Sha Tsui amid decline in Central

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... all districts. Both Island East and Sheung Wan recorded a drop in vacancy rates of more than 1 percentage point, to 2.8 per cent and 3.6 per cent respectively, DTZ said. Based on these rates, Island East was now the tightest district for office space, it said. Central and Admiralty saw an increase in vacancy rates to 6.6 per cent in the third quarter, up 0.2 percentage points from ...




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