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  1. Beijing urges EU to scrap arms ban

    Posted Sep 07th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Issue raised ahead of premier's trip to the Asia-Europe Meeting in Finland Beijing yesterday called on the European Union to lift its 17-year-old arms embargo ... head of the Foreign Ministry's European Department, said at a briefing yesterday the mainland's call to lift the ban was aimed at eliminating political discrimination rather than ...

  2. Europeans seek talks over visa restrictions

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Leaders of Hong Kong's European business community have called for urgent talks with the central government to sort out the difficulties foreign businesspeople now face in travelling to the mainland. The European Chamber of Commerce wrote to the Commissioner's Office of the Foreign Ministry in Hong Kong on Monday seeking a meeting with senior officials to thrash ...

  3. Designers thread markets beyond European fringe

    Posted Feb 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Jacqueline Tsang

    ... 'Many labels here are trying to build up their market abroad, which is not easy given that Switzerland isn't part of the European Union (EU),' said Swiss designer Daniel Herman. He ... of Swiss labels. The Swiss government suspended negotiations for EU accession in 1992 over disagreements on the European Economic Area (EEA) agreement, which allows for the free movement of goods, ...

  4. Turning pro on back burner as Hak aims for college degree first

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wenchong, American John Daly and up-and-coming Indonesian star Rory Hie- and he has already been identified as a player with great potential. Only 17, the lanky Hak is already in the European Tour ... Open, Hak broke Sergio Garcia's record (15 years and 45 days) to become the youngest player to make the cut on the European Tour. He has continued to make steady progress. In July, he moved ...

  5. Guides threaten action over group tour reforms

    Posted Dec 20th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Tour guides are threatening a walkout against a proposed overhaul of how they handle inbound mainland tour groups. The reform is intended to crack down on rogue guides. ... is a plan to impose a 'one-tour, one-guide' policy- something tour guides who make their living from leading mainland tour groups fear will drastically hurt their earnings. The measure ...

  6. Tours resume to quake-hit region

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jackie Yin and Amy Nip A Hong Kong travel agency has resumed tours to northeastern Japan, four months after the deadly earthquake and tsunami ravaged the area and despite record high levels of radiation being recorded around the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant. Package Tours resumed visits even though a Hong Kong government red travel alert remains in place for one ...

  7. Tour bus families want apology

    Posted Aug 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... tourists, killing seven of them and a tour guide. They urged the Hong Kong government to keep its black travel alert- the highest-level alert- for the Philippines in place and not to bow to pressure ... get away with doing simply nothing,' said Tse Chi-kin, brother of murdered tour guide Masa Tse Ting-chunn. The black travel alert is a warning against all travel to a country. Syria, ...

  8. Hidden gem can be easy to miss

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... cities to Luxembourg. In the meantime, Barthelme says there are plenty of reasons to include a visit to the world's only grand duchy on any European tour, including three Unesco World ... Tama Lung Larger than Hong Kong but smaller than Samoa, the landlocked nation of Luxembourg is easy to overlook when compared with popular European destinations such as France, Germany ...

  9. Veteran's hopes of fifth Olympics fade

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with a maximum of four on offer. 'There are many European riders in the Asia Tour and they should not be included when counting the top 10, but we also don't know if riders of the four ... ended. Hong Kong did not get a Games berth, failing to finish in the Asia Tour's top four, while qualification for Wong (pictured) through individual ranking also looks unlikely, according ...

  10. Artist's magical mystery tour

    Posted Feb 25th 2011, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Graphic designer Otto To's world is like a kaleidoscope- shifting, vibrant and colourful. The 26-year-old is hungry for novel experiences and relishes using different media in his artworks, which range from drawings to short films and three ...




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