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  1. Funds for sporting white elephants would be better spent on residents

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Beijing had its Olympics and Shanghai will have its Expo, so from now on no mainland metropolis feels complete without an extravagant international assemblage. Guangdong, battered by the global economic downturn, is keen to get in on the act. So ...

  2. High hopes

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government says the Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge will bring HK$48 billion to the city, with increased trade and time and money saved. Do you agree or feel the bridge will be a white elephant? Write to us. ...

  3. New crossing

    Posted Aug 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong and Guangdong have signed the deal on the HK$40 billion Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge. Will this accelerate development of the Pearl River Delta, or is it a white elephant? Write to us. ...

  4. Hong Kong mammals

    Posted May 31st 2007, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... is... 3. Walking in a feline or cat-like way means moving... 4. An elephantine or elephant-like person is... A. Very silly, foolish B. Gracefully, sleekly, stealthily C. Dumb, dim-witted, dull ... or 'mermaid'. When the first settlers in Hong Kong arrived in the early Sung dynasty, the land was covered in thick forests. Pioneer farmers battled to keep elephants, rhinos, tigers, leopards ...

  5. Government to help firms take advantage of green opportunities

    Posted Apr 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... taking shape in Hong Kong and across the border, and it was still difficult to know how big the market was. 'It is like a blind man who tries to feel the size of an elephant... [he] can never tell how big the elephant is.' ...

  6. Games an investment in sports, officials say

    Posted Sep 27th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong Hosting the 2023 Asian Games would not create any 'white elephants', the government has again stressed amid doubts over whether staging the Games could advance sport ... 'So for the Asian Games we will not create any white elephants, either.' Despite an estimated financial loss of about HK$13.8 billion if the bid succeeds, Hui said hosting such regional ...

  7. Don't extend welcome to mainland cars

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to make us safer? Why are local officials like Eva Cheng, Secretary for Transport and Housing, so keen about the scheme? They are staring at a potential white elephant in the Hong ...

  8. Events

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... breakfast: 'The elephant and the dragon: How India and China are changing their destinies and the world'. ...

  9. Events

    Posted Oct 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with expat expert Robin Pascoe. Hong Kong Club. Friday, November 9: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'The elephant and the dragon: How India and China are changing their destinies ...

  10. How much benefit does HK derive from its airport's cargo throughput?

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of mainland goods and people would be routed through suitably equipped airports in Guangdong. If it were, then the two bridges would also be white elephants and a waste of infrastructure funds. Does ...




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