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  1. Scandals 'help push banking reform'

    Posted May 25th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Central bank chief Zhou Xiaochuan says loss, not foresight, is often the driving force behind necessary change A rash of scandals is not necessarily a bad thing when it provides an incentive for reform of the mainland's state-ow ...

  2. Foreign pressure 'speeding yuan reform'

    Posted Apr 24th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Boao, Hainan The mainland's central bank chief admitted yesterday that foreign pressure would force Beijing to speed up the reform of its foreign exchange regime. But People's Bank of China governor Zhou Xiaochuan dismissed concern ...

  3. 40 ill after alumni dinner

    Posted Jun 04th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Thirty-nine students and their teacher came down with suspected food poisoning yesterday after eating dinner supplied from a Central restaurant on Thursday night. They were among 80 staff and pupils of the Bishop Hall Jubilee School in Oxford Road, Kowloon Tong, who took part in the school's alumni concert at City Hall. Principal Peter Kwok Chi-kay said ...

  4. Dinosaur display proves a modern wonder

    Posted Jul 31st 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... people in such a short period. The exhibition of fossils from the Beijing Natural History Museum and the Sichuan Zigong Dinosaur Museum took a year to organise. Thirty specialists from the two ... million. Visitors have been from all different age groups- it is universal.' She attributed the success to a combination of the hold that dinosaurs have on the imagination ...

  5. Feat firsts

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... has provided an outlet for people across the nation to turn their bizarre and often solitary pastimes into record-breaking feats. Thirty-thousand copies of the Guinness World Records were sold ...

  6. Celebration time brings a splash of tribal colour

    Posted Sep 17th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Papua New Guinea is an uneasy coalition of more than 800 ethnic groups. Festivities began at dawn, with PNG's distinctive bird-of-paradise flag raised outside parliament in Port Moresby. ... 'Thirty years ago, who would have thought that ethnically diverse people who inhabit the mountains, the plains, the rivers and 600 islands would be flying one flag with great pride as one ...

  7. HK's Filipinos chant for change

    Posted Jul 14th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Thirty placard-bearing Filipinos chanted 'Gloria resign' in a 40-minute protest at Manila's consulate in Hong Kong. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo ... Arroyo. There are 130,000 Filipinos in the city: 120,000 are domestic helpers. Ms Balladares said the group would gather thousands of people for a protest on July 24, the day before Mrs ...

  8. Well-educated women feel more pressure

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Federation, about 40 per cent of tertiary-educated women and 33 per cent of women in their thirties said they felt like they were under either 'quite great' or 'immense' pressure. This compared to 22 per cent of women with a primary education or less. But the women's group said this could be because less-educated women are less willing to talk about their problems. ...

  9. HK, Zhejiang seal deals worth US$2.7b

    Posted Jan 18th 2005, 12:00am by Annette Chiu, Eric Ng

    ... Annette Chiu, Eric Ng Thirty-five agreements worth US$2.7 billion were signed between Hong Kong companies and mainland officials yesterday at the opening ceremony of Zhejiang Week. Hong ... sponsor of Hangzhou-based Henyi Man-made Fibre, a subsidiary of Zhejiang Henyi Group. No details of the listing plan were disclosed. At the same conference, HSBC and Bank of East Asia signed ...

  10. NZ's top rider a surprise addition

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... has ridden the winners of seven Group One races in New Zealand and a further 36 Group and Listed race winners. Innes and Chavez have been licensed from March 7 to June 30, with the Derby ... winner of more 1,100 races including 15 Group Ones in Australia, figured in Hong Kong as a club jockey in the 1999-2000 and 2000-01 seasons with 25 wins and has since lifted the Sydney jockeys ...




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