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  1. Martial master a warrior of steel with peace in his heart

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shaolin monk Xi Yankong may be a real-life man of steel but he admits feeling intimidated by Hong Kong's concrete jungles. 'In Songshan [in Henan], all you see are mountains and forests. In Hong Kong, it's all concrete and buildings,' said Mr Xi, 23. 'It's very oppressive.' He may not quite be bulletproof, but anyone who takes a lesser weapon, ...

  2. William Lim Ooi-lee

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by David Watkins

    ... balloon ride and a 66-metre fire dragon. Using 90 bamboo and 10 steel supports held together by steel cables, it is lit by 30 computerised multi-coloured lights. Festival-goers will be able ...

  3. Prices recover after Sars fears bring early sell-off

    Posted Dec 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was also heavy on the mainland steel and metal stocks after China lifted the import tariffs on steel products. Maanshan Iron and Steel shed 2.72 per cent to $2.675, Angang New Steel lost 1.77 per ...

  4. Expert Advice

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Andrew Dembina

    ... stainless steel structure holding five cushions, is still popular and not dated today,' he says. 'Rennie Mackintosh's 1920s high-back chairs would still look okay in Star Trek. ...

  5. Nation's manned space flight to fulfil 700-year-old dream

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in history as the father of rocket science. This month, mainland scientists will try a new and improved mission to send a man into space, launching the Shenzhou No 5 spacecraft atop a Long March 2-F rocket from the Jiuquan space centre in Gansu province. China will be the third nation to put a man into space, behind Russia and the United States. For scientists, Shenzhou 5 evokes tremendous ...

  6. Tall order for HK's wind man

    Posted Dec 18th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Architects are looking to Roy Denoon as they seek safer designs, writes Chris Davis Roy Denoon could easily be called Hong Kong's wind man. He adores wind. It fascinates and excites ... was required to ensure the 112,000 cubic metres of concrete, 28,000 tonnes of structural steel and 11,000 curtain wall panels, weighing 9,000 tonnes, remain in the right spot. Mr Denoon said three ...

  7. Saude!

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... other bars. You will find Blue Bar, another long-standing tenant in the area, at the back of Vista Magnifica Court (on Rua de Cidade Brage). The exterior is all blue neon and steel; inside, ...

  8. Space logo lifts off without permission

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the stainless steel watch worn in space by Colonel Yang, and Inner Mongolia's Mengniu Dairy were also granted permission to use the logo after making donations. As a result, Fiyta watches similar ...

  9. Asia's floating time bombs

    Posted Dec 19th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... into the sea. It fouled the Spanish coastline for months afterwards. Like the Geroi Sevastopolya, the Prestige was en route to Singapore. Both tankers are well over 20 years old and have single steel ...

  10. Abdullah vows to crack down on corruption

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... a culture that abhors corruption,' he said. The 1997 financial crisis threw up numerous cases of massive corruption - from the steel giant Perwaja to national airline MAS and telecommunication ...




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