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  1. Taking yaks upmarket

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Wong How Man

    ... Wong How Man Suddenly, Tibet is front-page news the world over, again. In some ways, that is to be expected, as part of the pre-Olympic fever. How can those in the west with multiple ... for someone who has spent a good part of almost three decades taking part in exploration and conservation projects on the Tibetan plateau, I too feel compelled to speak up. I have made my small ...

  2. Man-made factors behind nature's fury

    Posted Aug 16th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... In fact, man-made factors have greatly contributed not only to the increasing severity and magnitude of the flooding and landslides, but also to the drought in the southwestern provinces ... Wang Xiangwei There is an old saying often cited to describe the mainland's challenges and difficulties throughout its history: the Chinese nation is always dogged by disasters. Even ...

  3. The Planner

    Posted Dec 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3929 9482 When Sushi Meets Wasabi PIP Theatre's romantic comedy about a man and a woman who are brought together by a common love for sushi. In Cantonese. Dec ...

  4. Nuclear energy isn't worth the risk

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for your letter, Kevin. It is indeed scary to think of a nuclear disaster, and it's not unusual for many people to believe that nuclear power is not a good idea. But let us put this in perspective. So far the worst nuclear disaster ever was the meltdown of the Chernobyl reactor in Ukraine. As a direct result of that disaster, more than 50 people died, and a further 4,000 are believed ...

  5. Generation hex

    Posted Dec 13th 2009, 12:00am by Stephen McCarty

    ... as a creative-writing professor at the University of California made their demands, Snyder appeared almost to part company with poetry. Opinion changed abruptly with the appearance in 1996 of his long poem ... yet!' The suggestion is made that the Chinese people en masse have somehow lost their soul, becoming less 'poetic' than ever and more materialistic. But Snyder disagrees. 'I ...

  6. The Planner

    Posted Aug 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... actress-comedienne Lydia 'Fei Fei' Sum Tin-ha. Daily, 10am-6pm closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Feb 22 Performing Arts Tom Lee ... Club Auditorium, HK Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, HK$130-HK$190 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2793 1123 HK Youth Symphonic Band Concert Pak Wing-heng, Palas Chan, Yeung Tak-man and Vicky Shin conduct ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Bush term'. He is his own man with an established reputation for fairness and bipartisanship, a reputation which Senator Obama does not have. Also, claims that the closeness ... an outsider are at best annoying and useless. Carlton Cash, Lantau Jockey Club a late starter The report ('Rita Fan is Jockey Club's first woman steward', August 5) made me smile. I had ...

  8. The world warms to a solar power pioneer

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Billy Adams

    ... One man's dream of clean energy from mirrors in the desert comes close to reality, writes Billy Adams Given that he has developed a way to effectively save the world, it is probably ... of Sydney's school of physics, he invented advanced heat-absorbing surfaces now used in the majority of solar hot-water heaters. Most are made in China, which is keen to embrace solar power ...

  9. Japanese eateries plan to cut prices

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Japanese restaurants in Hong Kong hit by nuclear contamination fears plan to cut prices and ask the government to provide safety certificates for food imported from Japan in a bid to stay afloat. Since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that ...

  10. Tim Noonan

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... will their country. But at some point they will get back to work because, like the man said, they all have jobs to do. I don't know when, but I am going back to visit Japan soon. I am going to drink sake ...




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