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  1. Letters

    Posted Aug 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... better With regard to the comments of Keith McNab ('London Games will be different', August 27) on Britain's contributions to the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, I am ... Minnows the real champions The posturing over Olympic medals was predictable and it is false. A simple count of who won what is illogical. It fails to honour those countries that 'punched ...

  2. London Chinatown chief denies money laundering in HK

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A former vice-president of the London Chinatown Chinese Association, He Jiajin, has denied money laundering charges over the dispersal of more than Euro1 million in Hong Kong. ... 2001, in the UK to transfer GBP91,000 to a Hong Kong bank account held by Cheong Lai-keen. But due to an error by a staff member of HSBC in London, the bank deposited Euro1,015,878 to Ms ...

  3. British woman falls ill, dies on London flight

    Posted Nov 18th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron A 45-year-old woman fell ill and died on a British Airways flight to London despite the efforts of two Hong Kong doctors to save her life. The medics stepped in to help after ... but issued a statement saying: 'Sadly, a female passenger died on board flight BA32 from Hong Kong to London Heathrow on November 15. The crew did all that was possible to revive the customer ...

  4. London ruling thwarts efforts of local courts

    Posted Sep 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... A judgment in the London High Court has effectively made two rulings in Hong Kong superfluous because the information suppressed here is now being circulated around the world. In London, Mr Justice ... and had spent lavishly on luxury goods using Hong Kong-issued credit cards. The London ruling arises from a case brought by the United States-based vulture fund Kensington International, which ...

  5. Delivery of 'clean' justice has nothing to do with pay scales

    Posted Jun 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but with international bodies out of the jurisdiction: migrant workers have complained to an anti-slavery non-governmental organisation in London; asylum seekers to UNHCR; and Growing Together, a special ...

  6. News - World - ITALY

    Writer's story makes him prime suspect in prostitute's murder

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian

    ... Piampaschet, once married to another Nigerian woman, was living with his parents and was unemployed at the time of the murder. This summer he worked as an Olympics volunteer in London. Using mobile ...

  7. Beverage Olympics get pub patrons into spirit of Winter Games

    Posted Feb 19th 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. The Winter Olympics in Vancouver may not be attracting the same attention here as the Beijing Games did, but one place where the Olympic spirit is alive and well is Toby Cooper's The Globe Pub. Now at its new home at 45-53 Graham Street, the bar has been hosting its own pub winter games since the start ...

  8. Souvenir makers fined for overwork

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng The Shenzhen government has slapped heavy fines on two Olympics souvenir makers in the city for overworking their employees. The city's labour and social security ... authorities launched investigations into the two companies after a report by the London-based labour rights group Playfair Alliance in June accused four factories in Guangdong province of exploiting ...

  9. Shenzhen's arbitrary evictions grossly unfair

    Posted Apr 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... before the Summer Universiade, a quasi-Olympics for university students from around the world, begins in August. The local authorities have drawn up a list of people who might be 'acting ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Dec 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wasps sting six hikers Six hikers from two separate groups were attacked by wasps in Tai Lam Country Park yesterday. They were stung on their heads and hands. Police said a group of three men and two women were hiking near Ho Pui Reservoir at about noon w ...




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