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  1. Media hails premier's handshake at hospital

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang Pictures of Premier Wen Jiabao shaking hands with an Aids patient were splashed across the front pages of mainland newspapers yesterday, with the event being hailed as a turning ... which carried back-to-back reports on the visit, including several close-up shots of the handshake. The CCTV website said Aids officials and media throughout the world were hailing Mr Wen's ...

  2. Patriotic parade hails space hero Yang and puts out welcome mat

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Pro-Beijing groups took to Hong Kong's streets yesterday to hail Yang Liwei and announced plans to invite the national hero to Hong Kong. Participants held posters of Lieutenant-Colonel Yang, and they waved Hong Kong and national flags to celebrate China's first manned space mission. One group of middle-aged women were dressed in head to toe in red and pink, ...

  3. Tung hails the perseverance that made a dream come true

    Posted Oct 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's chief executive hailed China's first astronaut as a hero yesterday, saying the nation's dream of conquering space had been realised. 'Hong Kong people and I are overwhelmed with pride and excitement following the successful launch of the first Chinese manned spacecraft which has been designed and developed by our motherland,' Tung Chee-hwa said. 'We ...

  4. Coral find in Victoria Harbour hailed

    Posted Dec 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The discovery raises hopes the area's ecology can be restored Hard corals have been found on the seabed off Stonecutters island and Central, a sign of improving water quality in Victoria Harbour. The findings have raised hopes among co ...

  5. Hayes hails winner with fighting spirit

    Posted Dec 21st 2003, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Trainer David Hayes welcomed in an old chum at Sha Tin yesterday as Celestial Magic landed the Pok Oi Cup. But he was doubly excited with news of a new arrival from an infrequent source- Argentina. 'I'm just thrilled with this horse. ...

  6. Academic hails stand by DAB on education funds

    Posted Dec 21st 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee University heads had received a pleasant surprise with the withdrawal of DAB support for steep cuts in education funding, a leading academic said yesterday. Speaking on RTHK, Polytechnic University president Poon Chung-kwong said universities ...

  7. Hail the conquering space hero: Colonel Yang

    Posted Nov 01st 2003, 12:00am by Caryn Yap, Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee and Caryn Yap China's first spaceman, Yang Liwei, arrived in Hong Kong yesterday to a rapturous welcome by hundreds of fans. Colonel Yang, and a 25-strong delegation of top aerospace scientists, touched down at Chek Lap Kok airport shortl ...

  8. Computer-literate village hails change in Kerala backwaters

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... India's poor realise that without English and knowledge of technology, their children will be condemned to poverty Like most Muslim women in rural Kerala, Aisha Abdullah walks, veiled from head to ankle, several kilometres every day. Unlike most wome ...

  9. Foreign and business envoys hail decision to take more time

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... Ambrose Leung and Gary Cheung Foreign envoys and business chambers generally welcomed the withdrawal of the Article 23 bill, saying it was a wise step to concentrate on the economy while consulting the public on the issue. US Consul-General James Keith sa ...

  10. Disease experts hail police computer's help in battle

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Individual privacy and security must be respected when using police computer systems and hi-tech surveillance equipment to control disease outbreaks, according to two international health experts. Hong Kong used a computer system used by police to hunt cr ...




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