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  1. Taiwan orders flags lowered to half-mast as a sign of respect

    Posted Apr 04th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Taiwan yesterday lowered its official flags to half-mast to show respect to the late Pope John Paul II, whose Holy See is Taipei's only ally in Europe. In his condolence message to the Vatican, Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian praised the Pope as one of the greatest religious leaders in the world. 'The world has lost a great religious leader,' ...

  2. Tsang sends condolences to Britain, vows to protect expats

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday expressed his condolences for victims of the London bombings, saying he was deeply shocked and saddened by the attacks. At the British consulate in Admiralty yesterday, the Union Flag was flown at half mast and one minute's silence was observed for the victims. Bouquets were placed outside the building. 'We feel ...

  3. Success of ESF effort exceeds all expectations

    Posted Jan 08th 2005, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... V School in Kowloon, the entire student body formed a circle of remembrance for two minutes of silence, with the school flag flown at half mast. Laura Zhang, 12, a pupil at West Island School, ... ripped apart and the nature destroyed.' Bradley Raper, 16, a Year 12 student at the school, gave $500, half from his pocket money and half from his parents. 'Five hundred dollars ...

  4. Turf wars

    Posted Aug 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Arsenal defeat last year, when fans from North London rivals Spurs flew it at half mast. 'I would have burned theirs,' says Terry. Margaret nods, as she stares at her book of word ...

  5. Taiwanese bolstered by 'funeral diplomacy'

    Posted Apr 08th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... the Vatican decided to assist him in obtaining the visas. The Taiwanese leader ordered the lowering of national flags to half mast and visited the charge d'affairs to express his condolences. ...

  6. Not even half a loaf

    Posted Dec 27th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... 'half a loaf is better than no bread'. By voting down the proposals, they have not given Hong Kong a timetable for universal suffrage. Instead, they have lost for the city the positive ...


    Posted Dec 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck Analysts, strategists and fund managers polled by the South China Morning Post were overly bullish in their projections for the Hang Seng Index in 2005, overshooting its closing level by 5.73 percentage points on average. According to foreca ...

  8. Port firm gains option on half of three new berths

    Posted Dec 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Xiamen International eyes 50pc gain in throughput if deal with parent proceeds Listing candidate Xiamen International Port has secured an option to buy a half share ... capacity of 750,000 teu per year and they will be operational from the second half of next year to the first half of 2007. BNP Paribas Peregrine is the sponsor of the deal. ...

  9. Revamping of SOEs to speed up, with giants cut by half

    Posted Dec 27th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang The number of state-owned conglomerates will be halved, with the central government poised to quicken the pace of restructuring the state sector next year, it was disclosed yesterday. Reform efforts to date have seen 18 central government-contr ...

  10. Hong Kong animators champion heroes in a half shell

    Posted Dec 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and humour of the property,' said Harvey Weinstein, co-founder of his eponymous company. Renewed interest in the heroes in a half shell came after the successful US and British release in 2003 ...




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