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  1. Creative Hong Kong has nothing to fear from Shanghai Disney

    Posted Dec 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I do not share the view of many in Hong Kong that the planned Shanghai Disneyland will deter mainland tourists from visiting our city, and thus delay our economic recovery. I don't even think of the development in Shanghai as even being in competition with Hong Kong's overall attractions. To begin with, we Hongkongers are often regarded as quick witted and quite ...

  2. Hong Kong sailors bag three out of four golds

    Posted Dec 12th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay It was good tide-ings for Hong Kong's boardsailors, who brought home three gold medals and a silver with one race still to go in the 10-race series off the shores ... in the Mistral men's heavyweight and Cheng Kwok-fai in the Mistral men's lightweight event, where another local, Ma Yik-kau, grabbed the silver. The only gold to slip Hong Kong's grasp ...

  3. What's on in Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ekin Cheng Friends For Life 2009 Ekin Cheng returns to the stage with new material and old favourites. When: December 18 and 19, 8.15pm Where: Hong Kong Coliseum Tickets: HK$150-HK$400 The Music World of Animation All-time-favourite cartoon tunes performed by the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. When: December 19, 8pm; December 20, 3pm Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Tickets: ...

  4. Wine expo will return to 'welcoming' Hong Kong for another booze schmooze next spring

    Posted Nov 05th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen As if those in the wine trade didn't have enough to do this week with the Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits ... their convention back to Hong Kong next spring for another industry-only schmooze on the business of booze. With several consular reps in attendance, Vinexpo's chief executive Robert Beynat reiterated ...

  5. English language education remains a vital investment for Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at the government. Despite the fact that English is an official language in the city and that Hong Kong's claims to be an international city are hugely dependent on sustaining good standards of spoken ... December 6), puts into better perspective the relative affordability of ESF schools. Instead of trying to tear down what is left of government subsidised English language education in Hong Kong ...

  6. Hong Kong people entitled to basic human right of democracy

    Posted Dec 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are states, but very often there are exceptions. For example when Hong Kong was a colony, it became a party to international treaties without interference from Britain. It is a fallacy to say that, ... inmates to prisons in America. Democracy is a basic human right. It is a fallacy to say that, because Britain did not grant Hong Kong people democracy, China is right to deny such a basic right ...

  7. Doping scandal rocks Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Hong Kong swimming was left reeling by its first doping scandal yesterday after it was revealed that a member of the East Asian Games squad had tested positive for steroids. Promising junior Johnny Lau Chun-leung (pictured) has been handed a two-year ban after a hearing by the Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association (HKASA), ruling him out of next month's ...

  8. Global crisis brings out best in Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 04th 2009, 12:00am by Ajay Shamdasani

    ... Ajay Shamdasani Amid much fanfare, last night's DHL/SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards ceremony was held at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. The awards were testament to the city's ... in Beijing and worries over Hong Kong's post 1997-future, the event was a much-needed boost for a business community whose nerves were frayed. Despite the plethora of business awards handed out ...

  9. Hong Kong still in with a chance of glory

    Posted Dec 06th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong hung on by the skin of their teeth yesterday to stay in contention to win a historic team gold medal in a multi-sports games. Taiwan caused panic among the majority of the fans at Hong Kong Stadium when they led midway through the second half of a must-win match, before cool Hong Kong restored order and sealed a 27-17 win. 'That was a long three ...

  10. Hong Kong stun N Korea to set up Japan final

    Posted Dec 11th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong conjured up the the right magic to knock out North Korea in spectacular fashion last night and reach their first final at a multi-sport Games. The hosts will take on Japan tomorrow after a thrilling semi-final victory before 9,400 fans at Hong Kong Stadium which was decided in a penalty shootout after the game ended in a 1-1 deadlock after 120 minutes- 90 ...




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