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  1. Natural paradise lost to the sands of contemporary time

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... and the water level has been dropping by an average of 12cm a year for the past 30 years. The surrounding grasslands have receded by 40 per cent in less than half a century, with more than 1,300 sq km ...

  2. A year when every silver lining embraced a cloud

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Tony Latter

    ... Tony Latter It has been a strange sort of year for Hong Kong. On the one hand, it has been full of gloom and paradoxes. In the eyes of the outside world we have been seen enervated by Sars virtually to the point of lifelessness; enveloped in record-breaking smog; thrown into political confusion by a half-million citizens on the march; embroiled in an on-off controversy ...

  3. A bedrock for 50 years of economic growth

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Vanapa Ongvises

    ... region. From the standpoints of scale, complexity and social impact, public housing has become a way of life for more than half the territory's population. The history of public housing ...

  4. Chen's positive spin belies CAO's disastrous spills

    Posted Dec 11th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Dwyer

    ... stepped into the options market in the second half of last year, with the company's initial transaction involving just two million barrels of oil. Within a few months, CAO traders were ...

  5. Overseas schools are a melting pot

    Posted Dec 11th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Taylor, Will Clem, Winnie Yeung

    ... of the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM). 'Around half our students originate from overseas and this ensures their learning experience will be enriched by cultural diversity. When ...

  6. 516 days to go

    Posted Mar 11th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... and become elite, ringside volunteers, places are still available for second-tier 'social' and 'city' volunteers. There are nearly one-and-a-half million vacancies, in fact. ...

  7. Point to Point Navigation- A Memoir 1964 to 2006

    Posted Mar 11th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... attending her voices, he would half shut his eyes and start inventing stories about people whom he had often never known or, indeed, heard of.' Capotesque fabrication tempts. Capote is dead ...

  8. Literary Essays

    Posted Mar 11th 2007, 12:00am by Stephen McCarty

    ... if lazy reader of the advisability of picking up The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald or Naipaul's Half a Life. And from there to progress to a work or two by Coetzee- perhaps his Booker Prize ...

  9. Revealed: the high-rise heat trap

    Posted Mar 11th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... project,' he said. Last year was the eighth warmest in Hong Kong since records began in 1884, with an average temperature of 23.5 degrees, half a degree higher than normal. Globally, 2006 ...

  10. Kimbo primed to clean up on dirt

    Posted Sep 16th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... of the morning. One might have imagined that Floral Pegasus would have clocked a superior time in the opening heat, where he inflicted a half length defeat on Silent Witness, but his overall time ...




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