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  1. City grieves

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Ocean Park: flags to fly at half mast for three days ...

  2. Mourning period observed across HK

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Peter So

    ... and a spokesman for the administration said all government agencies and schools would fly flags at half mast for the three days. The Legislative Council would also fly flags at half mast for three days, ... activities were unlikely. The University of Hong Kong said it would fly flags at half mast during the three-day mourning period. The Macau government said its agencies would fly flags at half mast ...

  3. Three days of mourning for earthquake victims

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters Flags to fly at half mast; Olympic torch relay suspended Three days of national mourning begin today for victims of last Monday's earthquake in Sichuan, which ... The announcement of the mourning period came as the severity of the quake, the worst in more than 30 years, was revised upwards to 8.0 on the Richter scale. All national flags will fly at half mast at home ...

  4. Shattering disaster binds millions in silent solidarity

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... thousands of people gathered in Tiananmen Square at daybreak to watch the daily flag-raising ceremony. The national flag was raised, then lowered to half mast to mark the beginning of three days ... their sympathy for their compatriots. In Macau, casinos lowered their flags to half mast. Once the three minutes of silence had ended, crowds in many cities turned an occasion for grief into a show ...

  5. Campaign against French retail giant Carrefour gains strength

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they saw a Chinese flag flying at half mast outside a Carrefour branch and many in the city had vowed to take to the streets today or tomorrow. He admitted he was aware Carrefour had explained the half-mast was the work of others, but he still believed such protests would be justified. 'We will definitely do something against the French supermarket this weekend,' Mr Tao said. ...

  6. From malls to the MTR, frenetic Hong Kong comes to a halt

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Joyce Man

    ... government agencies, schools, office towers and consulates flew at half mast. At Times Square in Causeway Bay, hundreds of shoppers and pedestrians stood, many fighting back tears, as they raised ... headquarters. Flags at government agencies and schools flew at half mast. Guests and staff at casinos put down their cards for three minutes, but major hotels said there were no plans to cancel shows. ...

  7. The nation mourns

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... part. Traffic came to a halt, construction work stopped, stock exchanges ceased trading and flags flew at half mast. The only sound to be heard was the haunting wail of air-raid sirens and car ...

  8. Brave pair to receive funerals with full service honours

    Posted Aug 12th 2008, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Clifford Lo

    ... 'Chan was young but he was hard-working and willing to learn.' Yesterday, the Fire Services Department's flag flew at half mast over its headquarters in Tsim Sha Tsui East in memory ...

  9. Students pull together for victims

    Posted May 21st 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... at half-mast for the past few days to honour the casualties of the earthquake. With state mourning declared by the State Council last Sunday, students and teachers at the school observed three minutes ...

  10. Silence envelops equity markets as traders remember the dead

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu, Nick Westra

    ... and schools at half mast and observing the period of silence. Officials at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing observed the entire period of silence, but said it was not logistically feasible to suspend ...




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