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  1. Tribute to quake victims

    Posted Apr 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff writer People all across China paused to pay their respects to those killed in last week's earthquake in Yushu, Qinghai province. Flags were flown at half-mast as a sign of respect for those who died. In Hong Kong, government officials, the stock exchange and students observed a minute's silence. The body of Hong Kong quake hero Wong Fuk-wing was returned ...

  2. A nation mourns

    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit Hong Kong yesterday joined the mainland in country-wide mourning for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Yushu, Qinghai province. Flags were flown at half mast on all government buildings yesterday morning, while memorial services were held across the border. In Beijing, all public entertainment was suspended and national flags were flown at half mast. Thousands ...

  3. Artist nails his colours to Elements' mast

    Posted Apr 27th 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Vivian Chen. Nails are not just for polishing. They are canvases for Japanese stylist Noboru Tomisawa, who is famed for his elaborate fingertip artwork. The Elements mall has an exhibition of his dazzling craft unt ...

  4. Flags fly low over a city in mourning for lives cut short

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan The pall of grief over Hong Kong was palpable yesterday, with flags flying at half mast, company nameplates and logos draped in black, the Hong Kong stock exchange struck silent ... to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. Flags at all government offices will continue to be flown at half mast today and tomorrow. The operator of the ill-fated tour, Hong Thai Travel, opened ...

  5. A moment of silence as a nation mourns those lost in Qinghai

    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai, Shi Jiangtao

    ... headquarters in Beijing to crowded rescue tents in Jiegu town, the epicentre, people observed a moment of silence and flags flew at half mast. Public entertainment activities were suspended, online ... of mourners and a flag at half mast created a sombre mood in Xinning Square. At 10am, traffic halted, construction stopped and the only sound to be heard was the wailing of sirens and the blare ...

  6. Wake-up call

    Posted Apr 11th 2010, 12:00am by Daniel Jeffreys, Mark Footer

    ... radiation have been published and half of them suggest there are damaging effects. However, when he examined only those papers that had been funded independently, he found that three-quarters had ... of mobile-phone masts that have bloomed over the urban landscape. Many a local landlord- of tower blocks to village houses- is making a bit of extra money by renting out their rooftop to house multiple ...

  7. Half-naked man blocks road for half an hour

    Posted Apr 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in shorts, sat in the Kwai Chung-bound lane of Lai Chi Kok Road for about half an hour before being removed by police. Police later identified him as a 30-year-old believed to have a history ... and swore at him when they realised he was responsible. Police were called but took half an hour to reach the scene because of the traffic jam. At first the man ignored the officers but then stood ...

  8. Glass half-full or half-empty, the yuan will still strengthen

    Posted Mar 09th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... half-full sort of person, you are probably concentrating on Zhou's hint that Beijing may resume allowing the yuan to appreciate against the US dollar. In his remarks, Zhou called the policy ... are a glass half-empty type, you are probably focusing on how Zhou played down the chances of any immediate change of policy, saying 'we must be extremely prudent about our choice ...

  9. The day in brief

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... offices flew at half-mast and the stock exchange held a minute's silence as Hong Kong mourned. Over 40,000 people signed up to a Facebook page dedicated to the victims. Chief Executive Donald ...

  10. Manila Bus Tragedy

    Posted Aug 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... fly at half mast in Hong Kong- Protests are held at the Philippine consulate AUG 25 Wednesday- Tsang calls for calm amid signs of a racist backlash- A survivor says Mendoza had not intended ...




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