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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Germany maps out clear vision on ageing population as Hong Kong struggles

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong in Berlin olga.wong@scmp.com While Hong Kong struggles to come up with a solution to cope with an ageing population, Germany is mapping out a clear vision for the future Planning ... are causing a headache for Germany's policymakers- much as Hong Kong's ageing population is worrying its city's government. But while Hong Kong struggles to come up with a coherent ...

  2. Notes from Germany

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vanessa Yung It's 5.15pm in Dresden, Germany, so it must be... errr... 8pm (the following day) in Hong Kong. For those in need of a musical comedown from the excesses of the night ... the world, the concert will be transmitted in high-definition via satellite from Germany into cinemas in Kowloon and Cyberport. The audience in the Semperoper, there to see the traditional New Year ...

  3. Gateway to Germany

    Posted Aug 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Germany has a proud history of artistic, scientific and academic achievements, a rich culture, beautiful scenery, and is the largest economy in the European Union, and a major trading ... steadily increasing over the past two years. China and Germany have weathered the economic crisis remarkably better than others. Trade between the two countries is at an all-time high and so ...

  4. Few eggs from Germany, says secretary

    Posted Jan 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Secretary for Food and Health Dr York Chow Yat-ngok says only 1 per cent of eggs in Hong Kong are from Germany. The Centre for Food Safety has approached Germany and the European Union for more information. Chow said the department would step up inspections for dioxins in food. Recently, German eggs were found to be contaminated by dioxins. ...

  5. e-pal: germany

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... called the 'Venice of Germany'. Another nickname is 'the three-river and three-country city' as it is also exactly on the border of Austria and near the Czech Republic border. ... Germany. I'd been to many countries in Europe, South America, Asia and Africa. But I'd never been to an English- or Chinese-speaking country. I joined AFS Intercultural Exchanges in Hong ...

  6. Esprit pins sales hopes on Germany

    Posted Feb 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang Blue-chip apparel retailer Esprit Holdings expects sales in its main overseas market Germany to keep rising at least 10 per cent despite concerns about a global slowdown, ... in the European country to 7 per cent, but did not give a time frame for achieving that target. In Germany, where the group generates 47 per cent of its revenue, he expects sales to still grow in double ...

  7. School choir gets top prize in Germany

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong The choir of an elite Hong Kong boys' school has scooped first prize in an international singing competition in Germany. Diocesan Boys' School was named the best youth ... identity for the city. There is an element of national pride,' he said. Choir leader Lin Borliang, 18, said the group had not been in good form when they arrived in Germany, but after ...

  8. Germany quiz

    Posted Mar 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1Germany shares land borders with how many other EU states? 2Which of the following fairy tales was not a creation of The Grimm Brothers: Snow White, Cinderella, Three Little Pigs, Little ... American leader famously declared himself a citizen of Berlin? 6Which worker's tool and scholarly instrument featured on the flag of the old East Germany? What were they exactly? 7Which German ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEMOGRAPHICS

    Public asked for views on how to deal with Hong Kong's ageing population

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... of mainland parents' babies. Advisers on the Steering Committee on Population Policy have urged the government to follow the lead of Germany, which is reaching out through social media ... would be a good way to spread the message," he said. In Germany, a country expected to face similar problems to Hong Kong by 2040, the federal government last month launched a campaign ...

  10. Anniversary celebrations highlight Einstein's life

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan 'Einstein in Hong Kong' is bringing more than 200 important objects and documents belonging to Nobel physics laureate Albert Einstein to the city for the first time. The Hong Kong Science Museum and Hong Kong University of Science and ...




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