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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Security law vital for city, says aide

    Posted Dec 27th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... It would be regrettable if national security legislation was not completed during Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's expected second term as chief executive, a mainland drafter of the Basic Law says. Xu Chongde said the mini-constitution would not be fully impl ...

  4. Schools and medical services to seek more foreign clients

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... The government will seek to develop the education and medical care services into industries to serve prospective clients from the mainland and other Asian countries, the chief executive said. The Trade Development Council plans to organise exhibitions abr ...

  5. Bridge taskforce set for inaugural talks

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... A taskforce overseeing preparations for the construction of a bridge linking Hong Kong with Zhuhai and Macau is scheduled to hold its first meeting in Guangzhou tomorrow. Authorities in Guangdong and Hong Kong agreed earlier this month to set up the taskf ...

  6. Solo HK trips exclude illegal workers

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Guangdong aims to punish mainland residents who abuse their permits to visit Hong Kong People from Guangdong who have worked illegally during visits to Hong Kong will not be allowed to apply for permits to travel to the special administrative region on an ...

  7. Stability 'absolutely vital' for economic development

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... A signed commentary in the China Daily yesterday said social stability was 'absolutely vital' for Hong Kong's future. 'The key to the resolution of various problems in the territory is facing lies in economic development, for which soc ...

  8. Authorities back HK bridge design

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... A Y-shaped bridge linking Hong Kong to Macau and Zhuhai should go ahead as soon as possible, a central government agency has concluded. A feasibility study conducted by an institute under the National Development and Reform Commission is expected to endor ...

  9. Bridge plan not affected by cancelled meeting

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... The postponement of a high-powered meeting between Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa and Guangdong Governor Huang Huahua will not delay work on a bridge linking Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai, a senior Guangdong official said yesterday. The two-day meeting of th ...

  10. Mainland sends in top officials to evaluate Tung crisis

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Dozens of mainland officials from various departments have been rushed to Hong Kong to meet people from different sectors of the community and assess the political crisis facing the Tung administration. Pro-Beijing figures yesterday said middle-ranking of ...




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