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  1. Hong Kong works up quite a thirst as it swelters through the hottest day of the year

    Posted Jun 30th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Temperatures touched 37 degrees Celsius in parts of Hong Kong yesterday, the hottest day of the year and hottest on record in Tuen Mun. Two people suffered heatstroke. ... Taiwan, blowing hot air to Hong Kong. That, coupled with clear skies, pushed the temperature to 34.2 degrees at the Observatory in Tsim Sha Tsui- the sixth-hottest June day recorded there. In Tuen ...

  2. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... At 4.33am last Sunday, a Government Flying Service (GFS) helicopter took off from Cheung Chau with a heavily pregnant 26-year-old woman aboard. They landed on Hong Kong, she ... Puma helicopter did a long-range medical evacuation from a ship 354km south of Hong Kong, the fringe of effective range, to pick up a seaman with acute appendicitis. It was business and bravery ...

  3. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Nov 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and criminally negligent grave sweepers who, during the Chung Yeung Festival last month, sparked a bushfire. What have the children learned from their years of tree planting? Probably that in Hong Kong ... square metres of hillsides. About 96 per cent of the charred land is outside country parks, making it the responsibility of local district offices. These are shameful figures. What makes ...

  4. US Speaker to visit Hong Kong days before June 4 anniversary

    Posted May 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode US Congressional leader and veteran China critic Nancy Pelosi is due in Hong Kong next week after a visit to the mainland just days ahead of the June 4 anniversary. Mrs Pelosi's trip is still being finalised and has yet to be announced by her Washington office, but sources said she was expected to meet a wide range of Hong Kong politicians, and American ...

  5. Hong Kong to be spared the salty tap-water woes of Macau

    Posted Jan 17th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Freda Wan

    ... Agnes Lam and Freda Wan in Macau The two cities draw on different sources for their supplies from the mainland Hong Kong would not suffer from the salty tap-water problem affecting Macau ... levels on the Pearl River's tributaries. The salty minerals of sodium and chloride come from seawater that spills back into the river tributaries because of low freshwater levels. Hong ...

  6. Days of reckoning for Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 05th 2004, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... have changed. Following the July 1 protest and the pro-Beijing parties' debacle at the District Council elections, Beijing is worried that Hong Kong may spin out of control, ... amendments, the Taiwan question and rural development policy. China watchers will also look for any signs of a new deal on government reform from the Hu Jintao-Wen Jiabao leadership. In Hong Kong ...

  7. Radioactive cloud unlikely to reach Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The Observatory says radioactive material from Fukushima nuclear plant is unlikely to reach Hong Kong. Predicting the probable trajectory of spewed materials from the damaged plant more than 3,000 kilometres from Hong Kong, the weather scientists said the city would be under the influence of a westerly air flow from China until Friday. 'All the radioactive ...

  8. Japanese expat groups in Hong Kong launch fund-raising events

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Japanese groups in Hong Kong are organising fund-raising events and other activities to help the victims of Friday's devastating earthquake and tsunami. Simon Walton, ... Hong Kong students learning Japanese are also doing their part to help. The University of Hong Kong's Japanese Society said it would launch a fund-raising campaign on campus this week. ...

  9. Hong Kong mother's joy at birth of boy in devastated city

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang For a Hong Kong mother caught up in the disaster-struck Japanese city of Sendai, the arrival of a baby boy is a ray of hope amid the devastated landscape. Frances Ku Ying-hung, ... to a safer place, but he was not sure if the couple would return to Hong Kong soon. 'Frances needs some time to recover, after giving birth via Caesarean section. 'The couple also needs ...

  10. Hong Kong travellers battle chaotic scenes to get back home

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Danny Mok, Lana Lam

    ... Danny Mok in Tokyo, Amy Nip and Lana Lam Hong Kong travellers in Japan when the quake struck told yesterday how they battled through chaotic scenes in an attempt to get home. They spoke as the government warned people not to travel anywhere near tsunami-hit Fukushima prefecture amid nuclear radiation fears. One group of 13 Hong Kong tourists were understood to have been in Sendai- ...




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