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  1. Ling admits Cup hopes now need 'miracle'

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin Hong Kong non-playing captain Derek Ling stood on centre court, numbed. He was numbed not by the cold that engulfed Victoria Park, but by what had transpired as Kuwait took a commanding 2-0 lead in rubbers in the Asia/Oceania Zone Group II first-round match last night. Like someone who had lost a winning lottery ticket, Ling saw a golden chance to level rubbers slip away ...

  2. Chow Kwun-ling

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... Paul Fonoroff looks at screen icons of the past She may have sung Cantonese opera as well as any Hong Kong diva, but Chow Kwun-ling was 100 per cent American. Born in about 1922 and raised in California, Chow learned opera from an early age and performed in the Chinatowns of San Francisco and other west coast communities. The closure of the Hong Kong film industry during the Japanese ...

  3. Aces win whether local or imported, says Ling

    Posted Feb 15th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Beaten, but unbowed, Hong Kong Davis Cup captain Derek Ling vowed he would stick to his tactic of fielding overseas-based players if they were better than homegrown talent ... and I will continue to field the best players in the team, be they genuine Hong Kong-born players or overseas players who are eligible to play for Hong Kong,' said non-playing skipper Ling. Hong Kong, ...

  4. Government approves Fu Tei Au and Sha Ling zoning plan

    Posted Nov 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.31pm: The government has approved the draft Fu Tei Au and Sha Ling Outline Zoning Plan (OZP), a Town Planning Board spokesman said on Friday. The planning area ... in the Fu Tei Au and Sha Ling area,' the spokesman said. The plan aims to preserve some of the area as rural land and also to deal with an open storage problem, the spokesman explained.. ...

  5. SAR left needing a miracle to bounce back in Davis Cup tie

    Posted Apr 10th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... It is very disappointing,' said Hong Kong non-playing captain Derek Ling afterwards. 'The pressure is right on us now, but we are far from being beaten and I still believe we can come back.'' Ling firmly believes that Hong Kong can still dig themselves out of the hole. It will be a miraculous comeback, for the team are playing on the unfamiliar clay court surface ...

  6. Ex-activist has found a quiet life in Paris

    Posted Jun 04th 2004, 12:00am by I-ching Ng

    ... I-ching Ng in New York The high-profile escape from the mainland of Feng Congde and his then wife, Chai Ling, to Paris in April 1990 put the couple in the international limelight. But 14 years on, the former student leader says the publicity has been a burden and he has tried hard to lead a secluded life in Paris. The couple divorced and Ms Chai now runs an internet company ...

  7. Anger at jail proposal

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Green groups and Hei Ling Chau residents have rejected a proposal for a $12 billion super-jail which the government claims is the most environmentally friendly option. Officials propose reclaiming 80 hectares of land at the Hei Ling Chau typhoon shelter for the prison. Full report- C1 ...

  8. Super-jail island's rare lizard goes to ground

    Posted Jun 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Stray cats and dogs instead of a rare species of lizard were found on the Hei Ling Chau site of the proposed $12 billion super-jail, according to an engineering company. ... during the trips. Instead, we found some cats and dogs living both on Hei Ling Chau and its adjacent Sunshine Island,' he said. 'When we talked to some conservationists later, ...

  9. City Briefs

    Posted May 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... woman dies after swallowing pain-killers A woman died after swallowing a packet of pain-killers in an apparent suicide at a village house in Tai Po. Lee Ka-ming, 30, was found by her boyfriend, 39, unconscious in bed in the house in Tai Wo Service Road West just after noon. She was declared dead at Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital. Her boyfriend told police the couple had ...

  10. talk back

    Posted Jun 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wan Chai Q Should the government press ahead with its super-jail plan? I am a resident of Discovery Bay. I think the super-prison project at Hei Ling Chau is a monument to human stupidity ... along; the latest proposal to press ahead with building the super-jail at Hei Ling Chau within the existing typhoon shelter is just yet another example of our government's ...




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