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  1. In Brief

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

    ... Yick-sun, Khalil Fong and Karen Mok Man-wai lost out to Malaysian Gary Chaw and Tanya Chua of Singapore last night in Taiwan's Golden Melody Awards, dubbed the Chinese-language Grammys. Chaw ...

  2. Jockey Club plans Olympic school in Sichuan

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The Jockey Club will earmark 400 million yuan (HK$450 million) to finance four reconstruction projects in quake-hit areas in Sichuan , including turning a school in Dujiangyan into an Olympic school providing sports training for mainland and Hong Kong athletes. The Olympic school, which will accommodate an estimated 4,500 students, will be formed at Dujiangyan Middle School. ...

  3. 155 deportees allowed back since handover

    Posted Jun 16th 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung More than 150 deportation orders against radical leftists have been suspended since the handover, signalling the Hong Kong government's sympathy for the exiles' desire to revisit the city. According to Security Bureau figures, a total of 155 deportation orders were suspended or rescinded between July 1997 and the first quarter of this year, up from 96 ...

  4. Officials didn't see decision causing a row

    Posted Aug 16th 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The civil service minister approved retired housing director Leung Chin-man's application to join the mainland arm of a property giant even after receiving a warning from a top official that the appointment might have a 'public perception issue'. Still, the official, Thomas Chan Chun-yuen - permanent secretary for transport and housing - felt ...

  5. Six Exco members may be replaced after poll

    Posted Jul 01st 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Six Executive Council members are unlikely to be reappointed to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's cabinet after the Legislative Council election in September. It is understood that three members from government-friendly parties - Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee, Bernard Chan and Tsang Yok-sing - will not be reappointed. Three others - Charles Lee Yeh-kwong, Andrew ...

  6. Glory days of flying boats before Kai Tak runway opened

    Posted Jul 14th 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Scheduled seaplane services were a vital fixture in Victoria Harbour for more than two decades starting from the 1930s, and some of the floatplanes flying between Hong Kong and Macau had a special mission - shuttling gold between the two colonies. James Ng, an expert on Hong Kong's aviation history and a member of the Hong Kong Collectors Society, said ...

  7. Entrepreneur floats plan for seaplanes to Macau

    Posted Jul 14th 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Scheduled service awaiting approval from government Seaplanes flying over Victoria Harbour and taking passengers to and from Macau will become a reality in the foreseeable future if the government approves a plan to relaunch the flights, which form part of the collective memory of Hongkongers. WaterfrontAir, a firm founded by Canadian entrepreneur Michael ...

  8. Home-return permit proposal supported by Beijing loyalists

    Posted Mar 08th 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Leading Beijing loyalists have backed the proposal by a Hong Kong delegate to the nation's top advisory body to grant all pan-democratic legislators home-return permits. Elizabeth Wang Ming-chun, a Hong Kong delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), said yesterday she was drafting the proposal and would seek the support ...

  9. Hu bows in thanks to Hong Kong and Macau

    Posted Mar 07th 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung in Beijing Hong Kong and Macau people can take a bow - after President Hu Jintao bowed twice to them yesterday to thank them for their contributions to the nation. Mr Hu's rare gesture - described as typical of his humble approach - came as he met delegates to the national parliament and top advisory body in the Great Hall of the People. He bowed once towards ...

  10. ATV board in dark on Ricky Wong's role

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Gary Cheung

    ... Frederick Yeung, Gary Cheung and Anita Lam Directors of broadcaster unaware of CEO's appointment - or his exit Asia Television's board of directors was not told of Ricky Wong Wai-kay's appointment as chief executive until a week after his inaugural news conference - and was also kept in the dark about his alleged resignation until Monday's shock announcement he ...




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