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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740922/japanese-expat-groups-hong-kong-launch-fund-raising-events
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976965/pain-and-anger-year
  3. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988298/streaming-home-mourn
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/984202/rapid-spread-english-infecting-putonghua
  5. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/739260/lai-see
  6. CLASS act

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... travelled: the way of nature. About one-half of the food served in this extravagantly decorated restaurant (right) comes from his eight-hectare organic farm in Italy, close to Capri, where he ... masts and a crow's nest. Talk about atmosphere. The international menu runs from Spanish to German- the sausages can't be beaten. Home brewed beer is on tap. Come early for dinner, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/984992/class-act
  7. Hell and high water

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... on the bridges of ships and junks for more than half a century, its pages dog-eared and marked with pencil by many a nervous but grateful skipper. Merchants and officials feted the Plants up and down ... Island,' he says, pointing down the mountain to a humped-back promontory with a telecommunications mast, which is reflected in a flat, mud-coloured lagoon. As a child he played at the water's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980748/hell-and-high-water

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