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  1. Ing smashes HK's venerable junior 1,500m record

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Richard Castka Australian International School student Steven Ing smashed the 40-year-old Hong Kong junior 1,500-metre record by an astonishing 5.76 seconds yesterday at the Bank of China IAAF World Athletics Day at Wan Chai Sports Ground. The 17-year-old ran three minutes and 56.64 seconds to demolish the former mark of 4:02.40 set by Glen Hortstead in Manila in 1972. Ing ...

  2. Tale of two cities symbolises bond

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... as the 16th century, shipping, fishing, trade, and banking made the Dutch economy one of the most prosperous in the region, and to this day the Netherlands is one of the world's 10 leading ... Other important parts of the Netherlands economy are international trade- Dutch colonialism started with co-operative private enterprises such as the VOC certificate- banking and transport. ...

  3. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for espionage', mixed up the identities of two of the people in the photograph. It said Raymond Poeteray, former Dutch vice-consul to Hong Kong, was the person on the left in the picture. In fact, Poeteray was the man in the centre of the photograph. The man on the left was the then Dutch consul in Hong Kong, Jan Revis. We apologise for the error, which was introduced in the editing process. ...

  4. Clogs, cheese and a charity gala to mark 150-year Dutch diplomatic link to city

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Phoebe Cheng. If your significant other says, 'Let's go Dutch this weekend', it doesn't necessarily mean they're going to pay half the dinner bill. They could be referring to the Dutch Village at Chater Garden this weekend to celebrate the culture of the Netherlands. The event marks the county's ...

  5. Talking points

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and government officials have illegal structures have added urgency to the problem, as has the Heung Yee Kuk's assertion that New Territories villagers deserve special treatment. Tsai Ing-wen puts diplomatic skills to test Taiwan's DPP presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen is wrapping up her Philippines trip. Taiwan and the Philippines claim sovereignty in the South China Sea, where tension ...

  6. Biggest ever Dutch trade team to visit

    Posted Jan 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin A Dutch trade delegation- the biggest ever- will visit the mainland in two weeks, hinting that a lifting of the arms embargo on Beijing will be back on the agenda. Foreign ... are expected to be signed. 'It [the arms embargo] could be [raised during the meetings], but I'm not sure,' a press officer at the Dutch embassy in Beijing said. 'The Netherlands ...

  7. Talking points

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ... Taiwanese opposition leaders file election bid Taiwan's main opposition presidential candidate, Dr Tsai Ing ... Centre for International Economic Exchanges. The central bank's deputy governor, Hu Xiaolian (left), has said the European debt crisis especially created uncertainty for China's ...

  8. A boys' own job: we'd fly helicopters and pull bodies from the slopes

    Posted May 18th 2007, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... MARK INGLIS talks to DAVID PHAIR I've learned many things in life but having your legs amputated then scaling Mount Everest taught me not only can that you do anything but that you ... Inglis is the first double amputee to scale Mount Everest and appears in Everest: Beyond the Limit, Summit Dreams which premiers on the Discovery Channel at 10pm on Tuesday. He was talking ...

  9. Events

    Posted Nov 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to save money and the environment'. British Consulate-General. American Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'Food and nutrition trends in an age of wellness'. Bank of America Tower. ... of Commerce seminar: 'Upclose with Stephen Covey'. JW Marriott Hotel. Wednesday, November 14: Dutch Chamber of Commerce evening seminar: 'The Beijing Olympics: A glimpse behind ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 14, 2012

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... families. It is inconsiderate of any stores to act in this way. They should instead be co-operating with food banks. The government could encourage all these firms to fully co-operate with the food banks and other charities by imposing a waste levy. For example, there could be a charge of HK$20 per kilogram imposed for edible food that is thrown away. Since some of these companies ...




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