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  1. Rare pair travel cub class to South Africa

    Posted Sep 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... The young tigers are heading for a new life in the wild Passengers flying from Hong Kong to Johannesburg early today had two unusual escorts aboard - two South China tiger cubs from Shanghai's zoo. The young pair, Hope and Cathay, were sent to start new lives in South Africa under a conservation programme organised by the Save China's Tigers conservation foundation. ...

  2. Rare Chinese tigers packed off to Africa for a wild time

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... founder, Li Quan, who has just arranged for two South China tiger cubs to be sent from Shanghai Zoo to South Africa as part of a retraining and breeding programme. The cubs, Cathy and Hope, will stop at Chek Lap Kok airport for 10 hours on September 1 before moving on to South Africa, a noted leader in tiger conservation efforts. Ms Li said Cathy and Hope would be the first two South ...

  3. The heartbeat of Africa

    Posted Oct 12th 2003, 12:00am by Kate Whitehead

    ... All through South Africa's apartheid years, music was a saving grace for many black South Africans. Pulsating tribal rhythms and gospel music offered both an escape and a confirmation ... a cabaret-style show that Twala's group performed to corporate functions in South Africa and then the world. She describes Umoja as a journey through her country's musical legacy. The title ...

  4. Capacity on Africa route to rise 20pc

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Capacity on the Asia/South Africa/South America east coast trade is to increase by about 20 per cent following the breakup of the Super Good Hope Express service. No other Asian trade lane ... will launch their own service called the New Good Hope Express (NGX) and deploy 11 2,500-teu vessels. Earlier, CSAV and CMA-CGM said they would launch a launch a service known as the Asia/South ...

  5. Asia said to lag Africa in solving conflicts

    Posted Nov 26th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... was lagging behind the world's poorest continent, Africa, in readiness to find solutions to conflicts. He suggested countries increase involvement in international peacekeeping operations ... not believe there was an immediate threat. However, he told the South China Morning Post that the lack of preparedness for such a possibility was worrying. 'There's not much of a sense ...

  6. Bush under pressure to offer Africa more than just promises

    Posted Jul 06th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... over the war in Iraq. Many feel a greater urgency exists in Africa to end conflicts, build democracy and alleviate hunger and disease. On the eve of his visit, Mr Bush defended the use ... live at the mercy of terrorists.' Mr Bush will visit five countries in five days, concentrating on HIV/Aids and trade. He arrives in Senegal on Tuesday, and will spend two nights in South ...

  7. Firms upbeat on HK economy over next two years

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Kelvin Chan

    ... up from 3.1 per cent last year. They are even more bullish about 2005, with 43.6 per cent expecting good or very good business conditions. 'Next year's economy is looking to be very ... changing the structural defects in the system the economy has no hope of improving.' Dr Yeung said the change of stance from the traditionally conservative sector would help speed up ...

  8. It's not the economy, folks

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... a massive economic campaign to prop up Hong Kong's economy. On the other, it is issuing strong warnings to people in the territory not to try and speed up the pace of democratisation. ... that 'pushing too hard on democracy will be fatal'. The mainland is hoping that the mood in Hong Kong will change once the economy rebounds - and it is doing everything it can to make that happen. ...

  9. South African duo itching to leave a lasting impression

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... certainly have the score on the board. Ferraris has been South Africa's champion trainer four times, while Delpech, the current champion jockey at home, is also the all-time winningest rider in a single South African season, establishing a mark of 335 in 1998-99. Ferraris, 39, has burned all his bridges and is not looking back. 'I've sold all my property in South Africa and, ...

  10. Deal is a mixed blessing for local economy

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... arrangement will accelerate readjustment of the Hong Kong economy towards high value-added and service-oriented industries, thus bringing more benefits to some sectors while leaving others ... for China's move towards a rules-based post-WTO economy through a closer partnership with Hong Kong. It underpins the unique economic role played by Hong Kong in China's modernisation - a role ...




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