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  1. Taiwanese military pulls out all stops in war games

    Posted May 17th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... and air force,' said army Major-General Hsu Yen-pu, commander of the exercises, at the end of the hour-long drill. A US-made Kidd-class destroyer tested for the first time the strike power of the NT$30 million (HK$7 million) Standard II anti-air missile made by the US. It successfully hit a drone. But not all missiles succeeded in hitting their targets. Five missiles missed, with one ...

  2. Ghosts for your machine

    Posted Apr 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... defend-and-hold, attack-and-capture and even a rescue operation reminiscent of the movie Black Hawk Down. As well as a team of seasoned soldiers for support, a player can call in lethal air strikes, get up-to-date battlefield intelligence via air drones, replenish weapons using an unmanned multifunctional utility, logistics and equipment vehicle (known as MULE), and instantly heal Mitchell ...

  3. ghosts for your machine

    Posted Apr 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the movie Black Hawk Down. As well as a team of seasoned soldiers for support, a player can call in lethal air strikes, get up-to-date battlefield intelligence via air drones, replenish weapons ...

  4. Chaos as strikers blockade Central

    Posted Aug 12th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng and Lai Ying-kit Workers' protest blocks Queen's Road Metal workers on strike for a fourth day brought traffic in Hong Kong's central business district ... on strike until their demands for higher pay and shorter working hours are met. Hundreds of welders and bar benders from at least 20 construction sites have joined the strike, which began ...

  5. Need to Know

    Posted Aug 05th 2007, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly A five-minute primer on an issue making headlines: the Queen's Pier hunger strikers Three protesters used a five-day hunger strike to highlight their opposition to the planned demolition of Queen's Pier this week, before being removed from the site by police. What was the point of the hunger strike? As well as the additional publicity the hunger strike ...

  6. Bottoms up

    Posted Apr 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Asprey Students from the HKTA Yuen Yuen Institute No2 Secondary School and their submersible robot, Yuen Yuen 2, celebrate success at the finals in the secondary school category of the Hong Kong Underwater Robot Challenge 2007, organised by City University and WWF. CityU and its drone Penguin were crowned champions in the universities and colleges division. Teams remotely ...

  7. CTU gained ground over rival in strike

    Posted Sep 14th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Agnes Lam and Martin Wong The Beijing-friendly Federation of Trade Unions may have secured its right to represent bar benders during their 36-day strike, but it has lost support from ... advantage of the hard work done by striking bar benders and the CTU, which organised the strike. Worker Ng Chan-wing said: 'The FTU's bar bending workers' union only provides us ...

  8. Strike talks revolve around HK$20

    Posted Sep 11th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam and Lillian Goh The 35-day strike by bar benders might be resolved this week as the difference between workers' pay demands and contractors' offers had narrowed ... be finally reached in the coming negotiation,' he said. The Confederation of Trade Unions will hold a meeting today with striking bar benders outside a construction site at Yeung Uk Road ...

  9. Residents urge striking bar benders to move

    Posted Sep 01st 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong and Anita Lam Residents and business operators in Ho Man Tin have urged striking bar benders to move their protest headquarters somewhere else, amid fears it could cause ... saying the bosses had rejected their proposals on wages and working hours, despite a compromise offer. During the 24-day strike, workers have gathered each day at a construction site in Kau Pui ...

  10. Magical mix of sound and vision

    Posted Feb 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Acclaimed New Zealand percussion group Strike brings its powerful and imaginative show to Hong Kong A high-energy group of percussionists from New Zealand will shake, rattle and roll through Hong Kong as part of a series of entertainment programmes for families that kicks off next month. Strike, a highly acclaimed ensemble of musicians, will be one of the highlights ...




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