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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. 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. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Painful learning process for Hongkongers

    Posted May 21st 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung National and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region flags flew at half mast. People in classrooms, offices, open areas outside shopping malls, piers and in the government headquarters joined the three-minute silence on Monday to mourn the victims of the Sichuan earthquake. The Jockey Club has cancelled tonight's race meeting. Disneyland postponed its daily ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Political parties part of our democratic future

    Posted Aug 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the first direct elections to the Legislative Council. People are reluctant to nail their colours to a party mast. Many of those who opt for a career in politics prefer to join small groups (which are often careful not to have the word 'party' in their name). Roughly half of our lawmakers are independents. The result is a fragmented political scene that fails to present the public ...

  9. Missing from the world map

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... two half-hearted attempts at winning the right to host a stopover on the world's toughest, most prestigious yacht race, and it has lost out both times. Unless it changes its strategy, ... Global challenge The boats Length: 21.5m Draft: 4.5m Mast: 31.5m Price: HK$45 million Top speed: In excess of 30 knots. Record is 596.6 nautical miles in 24 hours The crew Number of crew: 10 (+1 ...

  10. Integration with Shenzhen an option for future

    Posted Sep 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... masts. Without those, very probably inspired by travellers' tales, Vasco da Gama would never have rounded the Cape of Good Hope. STEPHEN DAVIES, director, Hong Kong Maritime Museum Why close ... such as head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema), one would think that someone might have checked on him, as any half-decent company would do if hiring even a junior manager. Indeed, some ...



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