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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Cardboard cops retired from Hong Kong's roads (they just weren't cut out for the job)

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:28am by Simon Parry

    ... eye on Hong Kong's errant motorists. But in the end, it seems they just weren't cut out for the job. Two cardboard cut-out police officers created for HK$10,000 and put on duty near ... of the replica policemen would have been used across Hong Kong, police said at the time, although a taxi drivers' union warned that once motorists got used to the sight of bogus cops, they would ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL RIGHTS

    Hong Kong fad of dyeing dogs' fur could prove fatal: animal welfare experts

    Posted May 18th 2014, 04:55am by Simon Parry

    ... Now, Hong Kong's ranks of mollycoddled pet dogs are being subjected to a further well-meaning indignity to make them less like animals and more like their human owners: they're having ... not think the practice was widespread in the city, it could cause "irritation, injury and distress". The fad appears to have originated in the US, she said, and had spread to Hong Kong ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - FOCUS

    Safety questioned at Hong Kong Airlines

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Company defends its record as captain speaks out on what he calls 'terrible standards' Safety questioned at Hong Kong Airlines As Christopher Allan prepared to jet out of Hong Kong with his family before taking up a new job overseas, one thing was certain about their travel arrangements: They wouldn't be flying with Hong Kong Airlines. "I ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    British envoy's pricey Hong Kong home 'goes over the top'

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Consul-general Caroline Wilson lives Hong Kong's most expensive apartment block British envoy's pricey home 'goes over the top' Britain's new consul-general has moved into Hong Kong's most expensive apartment block - giving her the grandest home of any British envoy in the city since Chris Patten left Government House 16 years ago. ...

  5. ... Disney looks to Hong Kong and the new guard

    Posted Aug 14th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... With a month to opening, 'cast members' are preparing for the rush. Grounded in Disney's smiling culture, so different to urban Hong Kong attitudes, here's what four ... faces all the time. Before I worked for Disney, I used to work in the PR department of the Hong Kong Tourism Association. I had heard all about the Disney brand when I was studying tourism ...

  6. Hong Kong's heartache in an island hideaway

    Posted Jan 09th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... from the bustling resorts of Phuket has emerged as the scene of a heart-rending tsunami tragedy for Hong Kong, with 18 people caught up in the disaster and two baby boys lost there. Two weeks after the waves struck- with the overall Hong Kong quake toll standing at 14 dead and 58 missing- full details have come out of Phra Thong, a remote Thai island 15km long near the southern tip ...

  7. Big guns of soccer aim for our street kids

    Posted May 29th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... England's FA Cup winners Arsenal have adopted a special group of fans in Hong Kong- 120 underprivileged youngsters hand-picked for training by the club's coaches. Simon Parry reports Of the thousands of Hong Kong soccer fans who cheered last Saturday as they watched TV coverage of Arsenal beating Manchester United in the FA Cup final, a group of underprivileged ...

  8. First person

    Posted Jan 27th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... As told to Simon Parry Dr Philip Kwok Chi-kuen, 66, is founding chairman of World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong and one of the longest-serving competitors in the annual Big Bird Race, ... involved. I was founding chairman of the World Wide Fund for Nature in Hong Kong back in 1981. At that time, nobody in Hong Kong knew anything about conservation. They thought it was all a big joke. ...

  9. No price tag on happiness

    Posted Jul 05th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry He might be surprised to hear it, but a poor farmer in rural China is likely to be as happy, if not happier, with his lot in life than a millionaire in Hong Kong, a group of academics have concluded. Psychologists and anthropologists from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Harvard University in the US have been researching how economic changes affect people's ...

  10. Lobbying for fishing ban to intensify

    Posted Feb 14th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry The WWF is stepping up its campaign for a summer fishing moratorium in Hong Kong in the face of suggestions that the idea might be abandoned because of opposition from trawler ... action you can kiss the industry goodbye. 'The fish that are being caught now in Hong Kong waters are used by fish farms for fish fry. Nothing is getting onto the plate. 'We had ...




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