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  1. Minority families join the queue for first time

    Posted Jun 06th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Families of ethnic minorities yesterday for the first time took part in the central allocation system for Chinese-language primary schools. Filipino mother-of-three Elizabeth Munir said she was pleased her oldest daughter had been allocated her second choice- Holy Angels Canossian School in Hunghom, which is only a few minutes' walk from their home. Mrs Munir, ...

  2. For the first time, a match made in nirvana

    Posted Mar 21st 2004, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Chanted sutras, not Mendelssohn's Wedding March, were the accompaniment of choice yesterday for Hong Kong's first legal marriage in a Buddhist temple. Fanling's Kun Chung Temple was recognised as a marriage venue last month, and ...

  3. Demand for Chinese painters expected to boost spring art sales

    Posted Apr 24th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... months- strong enough to bring second-hand sellers into the market for the first time. In many cases, collectors are liquidating paintings they bought in the early 1990s. Works by Beijing artist ... previous success, Sotheby's will host a spring auction of Chinese paintings next Sunday, with previews beginning Thursday. Many buyers are believed to be Europeans who see Asian art ...

  4. Legislators yet to reveal election expenses

    Posted Nov 16th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... in show that leaders of the pro-business Liberal Party, who stood for the first time in direct elections, were among the biggest spenders. Under election laws, the 159 candidates who ran ... on his campaign. Mr Tien and his colleague Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee, an executive councillor standing for the first time in New Territories West, were among the highest spenders. Records show ...

  5. Changing of the guard

    Posted Apr 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tung Chee-hwa greets Selina Tsang Pow Siu-mei while her husband, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, shares a joke with Betty Tung Chiu Hung-ping at Mr Tung's farewell dinner at the Harbour View Renaissance Hotel last night. It was the first time the former chief executive and his apparent successor had met in public since Mr Tung's abrupt resignation last month. Among the 300 guests ...

  6. Cold Monday

    Posted Sep 12th 2004, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... in his story are considered frighteningly plausible by experts. He says that in June last year British troops were deployed to operations in the Congo under the European Union flag for the first time in history, and claims that the many horrific events he describes in Bosnia happened, but news of them was considered too horrendous to be broadcast to the public. ...

  7. Undervalued Chinese art up for sale

    Posted Oct 26th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... at it.' If you're thinking about investing in fine art for the first time, the first step is to find a piece that you fancy. 'Once you have established that you do like it, then you can ... is the relaxation of visa requirements for visitors from selected parts of the mainland. 'Five years ago we might have 10 mainland buyers at our auctions,' Mr Sun says. 'In July at least 30 ...


    Posted Jul 17th 2004, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Wang-fat said he had sacrificed his virginity by attending the July 1 march for the first time. 'I have put my life on this show (Teacup in a Storm). Don't you think it would be too much ...

  9. Hospital chemists jailed for 1.6m yuan drugs theft

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the People's Hospital affiliated to Peking University, began stealing costly drugs to treat diabetes, including Acarbose, from the two institutions, the Beijing Star Daily reported. The first time ...

  10. Knickers in a twist for a good cause

    Posted Feb 16th 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Tinnie Chow Supporters of the Hong Kong Cancer Fund can now be identified by their matching undies. The fetching red lace thongs were part of the goodie bag handed out at the fund's annual ball, which was held, for the first time, on Valentine's Day The event was billed as a night of desire, and getting everyone into an amorous mood was Tom Griffiths, renowned opera ...




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