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  1. Japanese expat groups in Hong Kong launch fund-raising events

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be channelled into the relief effort,' he said. The school held a minute's silence yesterday and the school flag was at half mast. Teachers were given time to counsel pupils who might have ... 'We still don't know the number of casualties. We have not yet grasped the magnitude [of the incident].' The consulate said it would lower the Japanese flag to half mast ...

  2. The pain and the anger- a year on

    Posted Aug 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... ordered all [Philippine] flags to be lowered at half mast [immediately after the tragedy], that's enough apology,' said Fernando Gan, secretary general of the 170,000-strong Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Gan noted that even Philippine lawmakers who died were not automatically given half-mast honours. However, he said the government should give the victims ...

  3. Planned wind farm to use green technology

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Power, which plans to spend HK$70 million to put up a data mast off Clear Water Bay to collect necessary information for its future sea-based wind farm. The data mast- powered by solar panels- ... the data mast. The technology is unique to oil drilling and has never been used in offshore wind farms. It allows engineers to build the mast and avoid any dredging or drilling of the seabed, ...

  4. Lai See

    Posted Feb 26th 2011, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... is a spectacular 187-foot three-masted schooner and one of the largest sailing yachts available for charter in the world. It will accommodate 12 people in six luxury suites and there's a crew of 10 ... number of tourists visiting Hong Kong and grew by 23 per cent last year. On average, they spend HK$12,000 with half of this on shopping and a quarter on both eating and on accommodation. ...

  5. Streaming home to mourn

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the Yalu River was almost empty, with flags flying at half-mast.) But there was no faking the emotions on show among those in China no longer subject to the miseries of life in North Korea. ...

  6. Rapid spread of English 'is infecting Putonghua'

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in Hong Kong were at half-mast, the first time a cultural leader had been honoured in a Chinese city.' Yu himself is a witness to history. The son of an official of the Nationalist Overseas ...

  7. 1.2 million families hold half mainland's liquid assets

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com The mainland's richest 1.2 million families hold nearly half of the total investable assets in the country- an estimated 62 trillion yuan ... for their top financial goals, nearly half said the most important thing was 'planning for their children's future', while 44 per cent chose 'making further improvements ...

  8. Hong Kong marathon sprints to half-million milestone

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com The milestone enrolment of half a million runners since the inception of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon has been reached, but the race is over ... of the marathon's organising committee. Standard Chartered, which has supported the event since 1997, is also delighted that the record 70,000 runners registered for the marathon, half ...

  9. Home price slide hits half of mainland cities

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com The residential price correction has spread to nearly half of mainland cities, a downturn that is expected to ease political pressure for more cooling measures. National Bureau of Statistics data showed the average price of new private housing fell in 34 of the 70 major cities surveyed, compared with only 17 cities in September. Home prices in 20 ...

  10. Chic at half the price

    Posted Nov 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vanessa Yung vanessa.yung@scmp.com Hong Kong is dotted with H&M and Zara stores, but they're facing increasing competition from an influx of American basics retailers, proving that cheap and chic fashion is more popular than ever. American label ...




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