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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Why are the Chinese the first ones to die in Pacific Rim?

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 04:27pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... in Hong Kong. So why are the Chinese characters in the film the first to die?  Make no mistake – this does not necessarily make Pacific Rim a bad movie. Directed by Pan’s Labyrinth mastermind ... certainly seems international upon first glance, and the movie is heavily influenced by Japanese anime like Mobile Suit Gundam and monster flicks like Godzilla. Pacific Rim ’s grotesque antagonists ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Show of defiance closes City Hall for first time since 1962

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:06am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Even the deadly 1967 riots couldn't bring the curtain down on popular performing arts venue Show of defiance closes City Hall for first time since ... the sudden closure of the city's first professional performance venue was all but unprecedented in its 52-year history. As police launched a crackdown that was rare in its heavy-handedness, ...

  3. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    US joins island nations in creating vast Pacific Ocean sanctuary

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US joins island nations in forming vast protected area for marine life Pacific sanctuary largest in world The United States joined forces with other nations to declare a vast swathe of the Pacific Ocean a marine sanctuary and take "historic" steps to combat illegal fishing. Taking the helm in a stepped up fight to save ...

  4. News - World - CANADA

    Putting Canada First drops anti-Asian activist Bradley Saltzberg over fake IDs

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:23am by Ian Young

    ... revealed he had been using fake identities to promote his agenda. Bradley Saltzberg, one of the directors of Putting Canada First and its British Columbia regional spokesman, was dismissed ... statement on its website on Friday: "Putting Canada First B.C. Representative Brad Saltzberg will no longer continue with the organisation, and a replacement will be sought shortly." ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    OCCUPY CENTRAL- THE FIRST NIGHT: Full report as events unfolded

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 07:00pm

    ... Peter Mathieson, urges students to "put safety first" and leave scenes of protest.  2.35am: Some interviews with protesters in Causeway Bay: Kiko Kwok, a 26-year-old beautician, ... at Edinburgh Square in Central, where crowds have gathered on the roof of the Wilson Parking Building.  12.07am: Volunteer first-aid teams are gathering at exits J2 and J3 of Central MTR station. ...

  6. News - World - FRANCE

    Far-right National Front wins seats in French senate for first time

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 10:51pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Paris Far-right National Front wins seats in Frenchsenate for first time The far-right National Front has scored a historic victory in elections to the French senate, winning its first seats in the upper chamber as the ruling Socialists and left-wing allies lost their majority to right-wing parties. Sunday's shock victory of Stephane Ravier from Marseilles ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    IN PICTURES: Mongkok, Admiralty stand-off in Occupy Central's first night

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 08:36am by Staff Reporters and Agencies

    ... Staff reporters and agencies Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong defied armed riot police and tear gas and spent the night on the streets of the territory. As Occupy Central enters its second day, pro-democracy advocates debate how to carry the civil dis ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Mid-life refresh for Cathay Pacific first class

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 03:37pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Anna Healy Fenton anna.fenton@scmp.com No, I do not travel First Class. But I know a number of you do, but the new Cathay Pacific Business Class seats introduced on the 777s in 2011 were ... to “differentiate” First from Business on their fleet of Boeing 777-300ERs. They are doing what Cathay Pacific general product manager Toby Smith calls a “mid-life refresh” for the suites – not seats ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    OCCUPY CENTRAL- THE FIRST 12 HOURS: Full report as events unfolded

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 08:04am

    ... a first taste of pepper spray and police officers hauling you away, but don't be afraid nor humiliated." Demonstrators are attempting to get into the Tamar site from Admiralty. 2.42pm: ...

  10. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Hong Kong first target of China's new pursuit of corrupt officials

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:13am by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com HK first stop in hunt for corrupt cadres who fled China's top legal supervisory body will launch a six-month campaign targeting suspects of corruption ... of the campaign said Hong Kong would be the first target, followed by North America, Europe, Australia, Singapore and other nations in Southeast Asia. According to a report by the Chinese Academy ...




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