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  1. The traditional arts are a precious gift

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In recent years, Chinese traditional arts have been dying, with a lack of artists, audiences and venues for shows. Chinese arts, such as music, painting and calligraphy, are in decline, and people are forgetting the thoughts of previous generations. By ta ...

  2. Official gift shops running hot with sales of Olympic souvenirs

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... and locals in the run-up to the August Games. With the Beijing Olympics just over a month away, the 20-plus officially licensed retail outlets for Olympic gifts have been enjoying a business boom. Angel Yip Lai-lai, manager of the main Olympic gift shop at the Bank of China Tower in Central, said stock almost ran out on the first day it opened on April 29. 'We had to set up one more ...

  3. How to say 'be my Valentine'

    Posted Feb 12th 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... know what he is doing or ask how my day is going. To me this is more important than any gift or romantic dinner. Also, he always tells me I can buy whatever I want because he knows ... the most treasured gift I have received from my husband is something you cannot buy: trust and respect.' Vida Chung, public relations director, and Alan Mak Siu-fai, film director 'Alan ...

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    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HK$380 (formal adult- good seats, gift bag, 2 x drinks coupon), HK$780 (black tie adult- VIP seating, gift bag, champagne) from Island School or call 65093448/ 93200202 20 The right note ...

  5. Volunteers help patients get into the festive spirit

    Posted Dec 21st 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun A group of Manulife volunteers brought Christmas songs, gifts and laughter to more than 50 renal- failure patients and their families last week at the Garden Restaurant ... imperfection was the sponge ball he wore as Rudolph's red nose fell off several times while he was singing. The volunteers also played games with the patients and prepared gifts for a raffle. Lai ...

  6. Punters to start New Year with a bang

    Posted Jan 01st 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... the devastation caused by the tsunami in Phuket, will saddle up $26 favourite Best Gift (Christophe Soumillon) in the final event. Best Gift dominates the early market to the extent that the second ...

  7. Pride and dogmatism worsened Great Famine, author says

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... (then Ceylon) to meet outstanding commitments, and 160,000 tonnes went to East Germany, to cover a trade deficit. Two cargoes with a total of 60,000 tonnes of wheat were shipped as a gift to Albania, China's closest friend after the split with Moscow. The gift was one-fifth of the domestic needs of Albania, which had a population of 1.4 million. In addition, Beijing donated 10,000 ...

  8. Deals done as Shanghai, Taipei engage in 'animal diplomacy'

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... the long-awaited arrival of Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan soon. The two pandas, which Beijing offered as a goodwill gift to Taiwan, are expected to arrive by the end of the year. The panda deal was agreed when Lien Chan, former Kuomintang chairman, visited the mainland in 2005, but former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian, who was pro-independence, rejected the gift. After Ma Ying-jeou became ...

  9. Celebrity behaviour

    Posted Jun 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... throng shopping malls. They buy last-minute gifts for friends and family in the malls.__________________________________________________________________ Think about it 1. Have you heard of Sharon ... malls, where they buy last-minute gifts for friends and family. ...

  10. Resignations from top KMT committee 'a golden opportunity to clean up corruption'

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... are nobodies in Taiwan, and their gifts are nothing,' Lin said. 'Other members may be involved in more serious bribery but they are not caught because of their political background ... had restrained themselves because of Ma's pledge to fight corruption. 'In the past, KMT candidates would send valuable gifts like gold pens, watches and even huge sums of cash ...




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