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  1. Tragedy that forever binds Uygur mountain guide to Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Aishan spoke to Ng Tze-wei Aishan, a Uygur mountain guide in Urumqi, has led many tourists into the beautiful mountains of Xinjiang over the past 10 years. The 35-year-old had his first camping experience in the wild when he was 11, and scaled the 5,445-metre glacier Bogeda Peak when he was 25. In 1998, the mountain took on an extra meaning for Aishan when three Hong Kong ...

  2. Of Mountains and Seas

    Posted Jun 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... Kevin Kwong Of Mountains and Seas New Asia Amphitheatre Chinese University of Hong Kong Reviewed: May 31 This Gao Xingjian play is based on myths compiled by the Chinese gazetteer Shan Hai Jing at least 2,000 years ago. It focuses on the mythical character Archer Yi (played by Andy Ng Wai-shek). Directed by Hardy Tsoi, the three-hour performance is a solid piece of storytelling, ...

  3. Villagers outraged after quarry painted green

    Posted Feb 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the hill, part of Laoshou Mountain in Kunming's Fumin county, were sprayed green in August after the quarry was closed, the Kunming-based Metropolis Times reported. Seven workers spent 45 days ... and would start planting trees soon, then we found the empty paint containers...Why green the mountain with paint? It's not a building.' Some locals speculated that the project was meant ...

  4. In search of the Oxus

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and Tajikistan. The Oxus is the longest river in Central Asia, but no one knew where exactly in the mountains it originates. After coursing through 2,400 kilometres, it fizzles out downstream in the Kyzyl Kum desert, never reaching the sea. Amateur British mountaineer Bill Colegrave and his team now say they have finally cracked the age-old mystery of the river's origins. In a recent book ...

  5. Living with nature

    Posted Sep 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... From a private valley in a mountainous area of China to an exclusive Koh Samui beach in Thailand, elitism and seclusion have been the key selling point for a branch of new eco-resorts ... a picturesque mountain hamlet in Zhejiang Province about 21/2-hours by car from Shanghai. Set on 60 acres in its own private valley, the resort is surrounded by a large reservoir, bamboo and tea ...

  6. News - China

    Briefs, 6 October, 2012

    Posted Oct 06th 2012, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... 2 arrested for stabbing tourists at sacred site Two men turned themselves in to police yesterday for stabbing tourists at a sacred mountain near Huayin city, Shaanxi province. Villagers Liu Weijun, 28, and Wang Qi, 20, were detained for assault. They were said to have stabbed Dong Liwen and his wife, Wang Jiao, from the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, on Tuesday at Mount ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Filipino rebels won’t stop bid to free hostages

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 06:19pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... or nearby communities in Sulu province’s mountainous Patikul town. The clash killed eight rebels from his group, including a commander, and several gunmen from the Abu Sayyaf, many members of which ...

  8. Tibetans in custody after anti-mining riots

    Posted Jun 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the first confirmation of weeks of rioting over the mining of one of the nine mountains that Tibetan Buddhists consider sacred. A county government official said the detained villagers were being ... the law,' the official said. In a first official confirmation of the riots, Xinhua reported yesterday that villagers had gathered around a lead and zinc mine at Yala Mountain on May 27 and tried ...

  9. Deadly crash revives Taipei's call for new jets

    Posted Sep 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwanese authorities have found the remains of three pilots killed Tuesday night when two F-5 fighter jets crashed into a mountain- an incident ... coffins' by local media. Thejets crashed into a mountainous area of the northeastern county of Ilan on Tuesday, shortly after they took off from an airbase in the eastern county of Hualien during ...

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    Briefs, September 24, 2012

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... the workers were swept away by the swirling waters of a flooded river in Chungthan, a small town in the mountainous region. The state's chief secretary, Karma Zyatso, said helicopters dropped ...




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