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  1. Kites

    Posted Feb 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... Compiled by Chris King Aircraft on a string You can think of a kite as a kind of aircraft on the end of a string. They were probably invented in China a very long time ago. We don't have very good evidence for it. But people who have studied the history of kites think that China had kites made of silk and bamboo nearly 3,000 years ago. Kites in ancient China were probably ...

  2. For one craftsman, it's not just a matter of flying a kite

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Some of Liu Bin's kites may never reach the sky but that is because his creations are more works of art than whimsical playthings. The artisan, 28, talks to Zhuang Pinghui about why his kites, which sell for up to 100,000 yuan, are flying out his sho. How did you get involved in kites? Making kites is a family thing. It started with my great-grandfather who was a cook ...

  3. Kite festival woos children- but please, no flying

    Posted Apr 05th 2005, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... Winnie Yeung As reminiscences about the good old days go, there's hardly a more idyllic picture than youngsters going out to the countryside in groups to fly kites. CitySeen's not sure if it's really true that the young generation back then would actually put on picnic clothes, spend hours driving to the countryside and just fly a kite to spend the weekend. But we ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Red kites flying high again

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... Sara Yin A revival of Britain's red kite population, previously facing extinction, has been so successful that the birds are now being exported to other parts of Europe. Dee Doody, a field worker at the Welsh Kite Trust, says Wales has seen unprecedented growth in red kite numbers this year. Last year there were 53 pairs, but so far this year he has counted 86 pairs, 71 ...

  6. Wings clipped by red tape

    Posted Jan 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Sinclair Hong Kong does not have an official bird. We should have, and it ought to be the ubiquitous black kite that soars so effortlessly in our skies. It is an efficient hunter and effective scavenger, a raptor of grace and beauty. With an average wingspan of 1.7 metres, the kite rides the thermals above hills and bays in its ceaseless hunt for food. Sometimes it lets out ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Fly-by-kite advice

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... animal is the kite, the birds of prey you see soaring between high-rises without a care in the world. Apparently they, like Hong Kong, are powerful, have good sight and know how to adapt well in this urban environment. 'The kites are good at riding what is- if you connect with the kite energy, you can better harness your energy and things will start to move more magically and more ...

  9. Not just songs are banned

    Posted Jul 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Persons 'in a verminous or filthy condition' Behaviour other than 'orderly and decent' Obscene language and inappropriate dress Flying of kites, model aircraft, balloons or other devices- to be indicated 'by notice conspicuously displayed' Spitting, littering, putting of feet on seats, lying on seats or buildings, sorting of rags, bones, refuse ...



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