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  1. Silk lords of the sky

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Joyee Chan

    ... They were all crafted by local masters, like Yang Hongwei. Yang comes from a prominent local kite-making family. Her grandfather, Yang Tongke, who began crafting kites at age nine, has earned the title of Weifang's First Kite Master. Weifang, known as the 'Capital of Kites', is home to generations of kite-makers. The city has the largest kite museum in the world and hosts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736921/silk-lords-sky
  2. The witch in the woods

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Millen Deep in the dark forest lived the most hideous witch you could ever imagine, and her name was Baba Yaga. This evil old hag inhabited a wooden hut that stood on chicken legs, and whenever Baba Yaga was in the mood for a change of scenery, she s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/978761/witch-woods
  3. Gun-happy louts targeting black kites should be hauled before the courts

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Why has there been no deluge of letters condemning the weekend warriors who have decided to take pot shots at defenceless black kites on Yeung Chau island, off Sai Kung, in order to liven ... in dealing with the litter louts who fly paper kites in kite-flying areas in country parks and leave behind a mess of strings and broken kites for other visitors to navigate, leaves me somewhat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988969/gun-happy-louts-targeting-black-kites-should-be-hauled-courts
  4. The Blue Kite

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the same time- Chen Kaige's Farewell My Concubine for example, or Zhang Yimou's To Live- The Blue Kite is less melodramatic but it's exactly that which makes the film ... at the hands of the Red Guards. Nearly two decades after its appearance on the film festival circuit The Blue Kite remains blacklisted on the mainland. The Blue Kite, Dec 9, 7.15pm, Dec 10, 4.35pm, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986725/blue-kite
  5. Bright kite

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the edges to keep it together. 12. Tie a piece of yarn to each hole. 13. Hang up your kite in a windy spot, and enjoy the view! ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973301/bright-kite
  6. Where eagles nest

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... seen soaring in the air among the tallest buildings and skyscrapers. They are the black kites, widely known as 'eagles' in Hong Kong. The territory has the highest population density of these birds in the world. But few know that, although they look proud and strong, our black kites have been increasingly affected by human activity. 'We might be scared by their appearance, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/735533/where-eagles-nest
  7. Shooters fly in the face of conservation

    Posted Dec 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode greg.torode@scmp.com The black kite is an enduring symbol of the triumph of nature over the pressures of population, pollution and development in Hong Kong. Among the most visible of the 492 species of bird recorded in the city, Black kites can be seen soaring over hills, sea and city. They are particularly striking at this time of year as they swoop and dive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/987534/shooters-fly-face-conservation
  8. High flying

    Posted Feb 21st 2011, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... of attention and looking after b. spending much money on trivial things High as a kite What do these phrases mean? 1 to be in for the high jump a. to be on the point of getting into big trouble b. to come third in an athletics event 2 to be as high as a kite a. to behave in a very excited way b. to be delayed at the airport because your flight is cancelled 3 to be knee-high to a grasshopper ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/738714/high-flying
  9. Fears for raptors as war gamers close in

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Fears are mounting for one of Hong Kong's biggest populations of black kites amid reports that war-games enthusiasts are shooting at them ... kites after Magazine Gap and Stonecutters Island. Last month, birdwatchers counted 184 black kites there, about 30 higher than the previous year. Most migrate south for winter from mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/987282/fears-raptors-war-gamers-close
  10. HK speakers take place among best in the world

    Posted May 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... representative in the 'interpretive reading' contest, reading a thoughtful passage from The Kite Runner. This year's team was Hong Kong's youngest. Madhav Menon and Alan Gigi, both ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966625/hk-speakers-take-place-among-best-world

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