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  1. Pick of the day

    Posted Dec 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... unexpected consequences. He learns about the value of friendship and the pain of loneliness. (1999) National Geographic: Surviving Everest World, 10pm It is the highest mountain in the world ... Bishop, all accomplished climbers in their own right- confront the mountain once more to attempt a double-route summit. ...

  2. Travel firm buys rights to mountain

    Posted Oct 21st 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai A private company has bought the rights to develop a state-owned scenic spot near the famed Yellow mountain in Anhui province. The purchase marks a rare case ... county government for operating rights to Qiyun mountain for 50 years, a company official and Shanghai media said. The mainland bars private ownership of land, instead offering so-called ...

  3. The stories behind the stories: Up a mountain without the news

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... up the hill. We all waited. It was early evening before a team of firemen proceeded up the mountain. I went with them. It was raining and low clouds covered the mountain, so the leader tied ... the mountain because of the weather, became a hero that day when he was able to contact the office by phone and provide information obtained from a radio in a police Land Rover. We reached the top ...

  4. Investors in search of mountain retreats

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... ski homes, said many Hong Kong-based expats were buying chalets in these countries. 'It seems that British people working in hot countries like to have a bolt hole in the mountains ... in Newfoundland is seeking Hong Kong investors. The new holiday complex is 10km from the emerging ski resort of Marble Mountain, where ski lifts were installed only four years ago. Located outside Corner ...

  5. Six of the best ...mountain hikes in Taiwan

    Posted Aug 24th 2003, 12:00am by Bradley Winterton

    ... opposite. Alishan (easy) This central mountain's main drawcard is the opportunity to watch the sun rise from an altitude of 2,000 metres. Arrange the trip at short notice when the weather ... a Japanese ambience. Tatun Shan is Yangming-shan's most unspoiled mountain, despite having a weather station on top. Views of the coast and graceful Kuanyin Shan on the far side of the Tanshui ...

  6. Exposing the corruption mountain

    Posted Aug 04th 2003, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... Li Jinhua has been director of China's National Auditing Bureau for five years, conducting 710,000 national audits and recovering 86.4 billion yuan (HK$81.2 billion) in funds owed to the central government. A further 108 billion yuan in embezzled fun ...

  7. Indebted doctor disappears leaving mountain of debt

    Posted Aug 18th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... A doctor of Chinese medicine who listed her firm in Hong Kong and became the 69th richest person in the country has disappeared with her husband after trading in her shares was suspended, an official newspaper reported yesterday. On July 25, the Hong Kong ...

  8. Tibet aims to lure adventure-seekers away from Nepal

    Posted Sep 29th 2003, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... Chinese. Despite the negative impact on Asian tourism from the outbreak of Sars, Tibet expects a record one million tourists this year. Besides opening five mountains higher than 8,000 metres to climbers and trekkers, it has trained local people as mountain guides to rival Nepal's famed Sherpas. Four Tibetans climbed Mount Everest earlier this year. Climbers also have to pay lower ...


    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Museum On The Mountain World, 8pm Japan's Miho Museum ranks as one of the world's great architectural achievements. With a personal commentary by architect I.M. Pei, this film follows the progress of the design and construction of the museum over a six-year period, from Pei's initial visit to the remote mountain site to the public opening in 1997. The Day ...

  10. Training Day

    Posted Dec 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 18,000 feet is an area that mountaineers call the Death Zone, where avalanches, falls and hypothermia all take their toll. But physiologist Matthew Mills thinks there is another killer here, one that creeps up on climbers as their brains are slowly deprived of oxygen. This programme follows Mills as he monitors an international team of mountaineers trying to conquer Tibet's Mount ...




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