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  1. News - Hong Kong

    HK backs down on national education

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 07:02pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse and Staff Reporters The Hong Kong government on Saturday backed down on a plan to force school children to take national education classes, after weeks of protests and on the eve of crucial legislative polls. Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying told a press conference that his government would not seek to implement an originally planned 2015 deadline ...

  2. Ngong Ping France Parkour Extravaganza

    Posted Nov 25th 2010, 12:00am by Richard Macauley

    ... Richard Macauley Most people by now must have seen Parkour (or 'le Parkour') in action. Inspired by the physical skills of the Congolese, the discipline was defined in France and has now been exported worldwide thanks to the awe-inspiring moves pulled off by Parkour enthusiasts on YouTube and elsewhere. The most recent incarnation of the movie Casino Royale treated ...

  3. Popular Prints from China and Epinal, France

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Features more than 80 folk-art prints from France dating from the 19th century (above), and from the Qing dynasty to the Republican period in China. Mon-Sat, 9.30am-6pm, Sun, 1.30pm-5.30pm, University Museum and Art Gallery, University of HK, 94 Bonham Rd, Pok Fu Lam. Inquiries: 2241 5512. Ends Jul 29 ...

  4. Shanghai-Hong Kong race 'will develop into Asia's Tour de France'

    Posted Apr 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... become an Asian version of the Tour de France. Announcing the inaugural Tour of Hong Kong-Shanghai, Li Xin, vice-president of the China Cycling Association, said their ultimate goal would ... by the tour and hopefully it will become an Asian version of the Tour de France in future.' The inaugural tour has a budget of six million yuan and offers prize money of $300,000. A total of 18 ...

  5. HK falling behind in commingling stakes

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... leftovers. And while snails give wind burn to discussions between the Jockey Club and government here, France's PMU is snapping up commingling partners around the world. Next year appears ...

  6. Depressing obsession with what other people think

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... of external endorsement with, say, France's lack of anxiety over whether it is considered to be the world's finest wine-producing nation. When this status is questioned outside France, most ...

  7. Bartabas moved by celebration of Battuta

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

    ... exist.' Bartabas, who created the Zingaro Equestrian Theatre more than 20 years ago, said their reaction reminded him of when the show debuted in France. The reason for the great reception, he ... at breakneck speed and 18 talented horsemen and horsewomen, most of whom are from France and have been with Zingaro for anywhere from three to 18 years. The performers play a host of colourful ...

  8. e-pal

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... Compiled by Miranda Yeung Name: Claire Lebarbe Age: 15 City/country: Pontrieux/ France Star sign: Leo My home town is very small and rural. There are only about 1,200 people and it's ... and the summers are warm and dry. In France, I study English, maths, biology, physics, chemistry, history, geography, PE and art. We also have to take French and Spanish classes. However, in France we ...

  9. Chelsea travelling with embarrassment of riches

    Posted Jul 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.wa@scmp.com Two-time African Footballer of the Year Didier Drogba and GBP50 million (HK$628 million) January signing Fernando Torres will spearhead a powerful Chelsea challenge at the Barclays Asia Trophy in Hong Kong next week. Hong Kon ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance

    Hong Kong in line for surge in illicit fund inflows

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... inflow of foreign direct investment into Switzerland from Asia, Africa and Oceania jumped more than tenfold from 918 million Swiss francs (HK$7.4 billion) in 2010 to 11.5 billion Swiss Francs ...




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