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  1. Let's set the record straight on what works for Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 21st 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... financial and investment centre... also drives up the costs of living.' Not for the past 12 years it hasn't, as the first chart shows. Our consumer price index is still below its 1998 peak ...

  2. He can barely see the 10 pins, but bowler won gold

    Posted Feb 08th 2011, 12:00am by Elise Choi Ho-Yee

    ... Elise Choi Ho-yee Bowler Won Hon-yin sees only one-fifth as clearly as most people. That did not stop him from winning a gold medal at the first Asian Para Games in Guangzhou in December. ... experience, I found I could concentrate easily in competition.' Won was amazed to win a gold medal. 'I have never done so well. The result was beyond my expectations,' he says. Won ...

  3. Rule of law at any price on mainland

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wang Xiangwei Last week, Hunan provincial police announced they would launch a fresh probe into the suspicious death in hospital of June 4 activist Li Wangyang. The decision has apparently been prompted by the public outcry in Hong Kong where tens of thou ...

  4. Cost of platform safety doors a small price to pay for peace of mind

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... are a cost-effective safety measure for all stakeholders. What price tag would readers put on their child's safety? For me, their safety and lives are priceless. H. Ma, Quarry Bay ...

  5. Death is too high a price for Wu to pay

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei The death sentence handed last month to businesswoman Wu Ying for fraud has prompted a rare unanimous plea for mercy from the mainland public, and rarer still, some rational discussions on the use of capital punishment. If the public's con ...

  6. Building wealth long after the miners depart

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... or mineral assets and develop resilience to price volatility. Countries exporting these commodities need options to stabilise their economies and make them less vulnerable to the vagaries of unpredictable prices. Recent market history shows why: copper prices dropped nearly 15 per cent from July to September, and the price of gold has gone up more than 30 per cent since January. ...

  7. Javelin thrower secures China's first gold medal in athletics

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the country's five golds on the second day of the competition. Women's shooter Lin Haiyan, male javelin thrower Guo Wei, and Wang Lijing of the women's 57kg judo were also among the day's winners. And amputee swimmer Wang Xiaofu, who was the flag-bearer for the Chinese delegation on opening night and won three gold medals at the Athens Paralympics four years ago, grabbed the gold ...

  8. Swimmer basks in glory as China's first gold medallist

    Posted Sep 08th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... sponsors or swamped by adoring fans. But the 25-year-old semi-paralysed swimmer found himself basking in unprecedented public attention after winning China's first gold medal on day one ... an early age. The swimmer, who won two Paralympic golds in Athens four years ago, led the first half of the race in style but saw Ukraine's Dmytro Vynohradets close the gap after the turn. ...

  9. Gold medallist showed determination as polio-ravaged child

    Posted Sep 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu Gold medal winner Du Jianping was unlucky to be struck with a disease that paralysed him from an early age, but he found fortune in a persistent mother who raised him to become ... professional coach, Chen Xiongfen, discovered his potential. Chen devised a tailor-made swimming style, which helped Du win a gold and silver at the Zhejiang provincial disabled competition in 1999. ...

  10. Poorest hit hardest by sharp rise in prices

    Posted Jul 14th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Inflation eating away at welfare allowances People living on welfare are hit the worst by recent price rises, an index tracking the impact of inflation on this group shows. Since March, the increase in the Social Security Assistance Index of Prices has been double that of the Consumer Price Index. The social security index excludes rent, and the weighting given ...




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