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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong join Asian Five Nations

    Posted May 31st 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong will figure prominently in the inaugural Asian Five Nations Championship to be held next April and May. The tournament, which will be run on the lines of the famous ... on the lines of the Six Nations would replace the old ARFT competition, revealed Allan Payne, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's executive director, yesterday. 'But this will be better than ...

  2. Asian Olympic hopefuls to face off in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 19th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Cup for Women to be played in Hong Kong later this year. China, ranked fifth in the world, will come up against arch-rivals Japan (world number six) and South Korea (10), in the 10-team ... said Brenda Smith, vice-president of the Hong Kong Hockey Association, yesterday. The Asian Hockey Federation appointed Hong Kong to host the premier event, which will also feature Taiwan, ...

  3. 2007/08 HONG KONG

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in their wildest dreams could Hong Kong sports fans have imagined that the Olympic Games would be, at most, a taxi ride away from their homes. In fact, when Beijing was awarded the 2008 edition, back in 2001, many Hong Kong enthusiasts were already making plans for the three-hour flight to the capital to be part of the world's biggest sporting extravaganza. That journey will be now ...

  4. The case for keeping Hong Kong's peg

    Posted Dec 11th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of gravity sitting under an apple tree. And monetary economist John Greenwood devised Hong Kong's exchange rate link to the US dollar while lying under a coconut palm on the Micronesian island of Palau. When it was introduced, the link succeeded in halting a slide in the Hong Kong dollar and restored faith in the currency (see chart). But in the 24 years since the Hong Kong government put ...

  5. 2007 Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Some of the biggest names in the world - in soccer, tennis and golf - competed in Hong Kong, but it was local cyclist Wong Kam-po who provided the most inspiration. Alvin Sallay reports China has millions of cyclists. But it was Hong Kong's Wong Kam-po who proudly held the honour of becoming the first Chinese cyclist to win a world title when he clinched the 15km race ...

  6. One-party dominance could be the bleak future for Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Last month's district council elections were hailed as a victory for the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong and for the pro-China independents. ... parties in Hong Kong. Had the democratic camp possessed such huge resources, the election results would have been quite different. What we are witnessing now is the 'Singaporeanisation' ...

  7. Hong Kong's report card makes for optimistic reading

    Posted Dec 24th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Just four years into the post-Sars recovery, Hong Kong is already starting to resemble the 1997 bubble economy, say some economists. Fewer than 128,000 people are without jobs, ... in the US and the widening credit crisis will dampen Hong Kong's prospects in 2008, so far, the city's economic report card for this year is impressive. Real economic growth for the first ...

  8. Question of the week: How do you see the relationship between China and Hong Kong?

    Posted Nov 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-kan, 15, Diocesan Boys' School The relationship between Hong Kong and China has been changing over the past 10 years. Some say that with China's rapid development, Hong Kong will soon lose out. China's economic progress is unstoppable. But Hong Kong's core values are its competitiveness and adaptability. We don't fear competition. I believe we ...

  9. Once-wonderful Hong Kong now faces steep decline

    Posted Oct 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The last time I was in Hong Kong was some two years ago, and the overall pollution, air, and quality of life have gone from bad to worse. Not only has the quality of life in the years ... in the community and the environment in general. The government does little to help the elderly, but wastes billions on infrastructure projects. The elderly, during their working lives, built Hong Kong ...

  10. Detour leads to Hong Kong's creative talent

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the vibrancy and culture of Hong Kong. Detour runs in tandem with BODW and promotes design events across the city. Aimed at drawing attention to the array of design elements present in our daily lives, it is open to delegates and the general public. It is the fifth annual Detour, and this year the focus is on local designers and students. Design events take place throughout the year in Hong Kong ...




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