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  1. Money and power talk- more than ever today

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... This occupied at least half the narrow pavement. And, on an adjacent road, ignoring large 'No Parking' signs and a bus stop, several expensive vehicles had been parked. On one occasion, ... But it seems to be getting worse. Last week also saw what was supposed to be a high-profile sail through Hong Kong harbour of a replica of the three-masted sailing ship The Bounty. Made for the 1984 ...

  2. Slice of Life

    Posted Aug 28th 2007, 12:00am by Bonny Schoonakker

    ... deep interest and support for the Hongkong Life Guard Club.' All flags were flown at half mast in Hong Kong, and a book of condolence was opened at Government House. 'Two thugs stole ...

  3. Nearly half of women gamble often

    Posted Sep 29th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Almost half of Hong Kong women gamble often, a survey has found. The poll of 1,488 women and girls found 48 per cent were regular gamblers, up 13 percentage points in three years. The Industrial Evangelistic Fellowship's Rehabilitation Centre for Problem Gamblers survey found 2 per cent were pathological gamblers. ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... flying at half-mast over Tiananmen Square, the site of another national tragedy, made me wonder if some of those people present were also mourning those who fell on June 4, 1989. It was perhaps ... which will not help our environment or save our landfills. Instead of pushing for a 50 cent tax that possibly doesn't even cover half the consumption of plastic bags, they should have ...

  5. U.S. combat ships sail into troubled seas

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and recovers vehicles in water Hangar 351 square metres for two SH-60 helicopters Mast Houses intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equipment Roll-on/roll-off ramp For handling ground vehicles ...

  6. News - China - MIDDLE EAST

    Yinchuan, Ningxia, to host China-Arab States Economic and Trade Forum

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Despite the turmoil, nation's trade with region hits US$111.8b in first half, and analysts say Beijing is exploring further potential for economic co-operation Sino-Arab forum seen as chance to boost business Trade between China and the Arab world grew 22 per cent in the first half of the year, despite political turmoil ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong tourists are gradually returning to Manila

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila HK tourists slowly revisiting Manila Hong Kong tourists are slowly returning to Manila despite the imposition of a black travel advisory- the highest-level warning- following the hostage shootings two years ago. While slightly more Hong Kong tourists visited the capital of the Philippines in the first half of this year, the number is still below that prior ...

  8. Collectors' dream portrait

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... An Imperial portrait of Consort Chunhui is the highlight of the Bonhams Hong Kong Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale on Sunday. Attributed to the Italian missionary-artist Giuseppe Castiglione, who served at the Qing court, the half-length portrait of Consort Chunhui in court dress is executed in oil on gaoli paper. Julian King, head of Chinese ceramics and works ...

  9. Talking points

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Police to hold half-yearly briefing on crime Paul Hung Hak-wai (pictured), the police director of operations, and Lo Wai-chung, the director of crime and security, will hold their half-yearly media briefing on the city's crime levels and the force's work over the first half of the year. Last year, the two ...

  10. Go figure

    Posted Apr 18th 2007, 12:00am by Jonathan Holburt

    ... marches, exhausted, along a path. In another piece, soldiers stand at attention as an officer addresses them. There's an eight-storey-high, bare metal frame of a naval ship, its mast lost ...




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