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  1. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Ex-army leader Xu Caihou had 'a tonne of cash' in basement

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 03:08am by Reuters

    ... to high levels of the military. "Case handlers had no option but to call more than 10 military trucks before all the confiscated property piled up like mountains from this former Central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1644858/ex-army-leader-xu-caihou-had-tonne-cash-basement
  2. Magazines - 48hrs

    If I Only Had... Entertainment Editor Adam Wright wants to camp out or chill out

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 12:03am by Adam Wright

    ...   … one free weekend in this insanely busy month full of live shows, DJ gigs and music festivals, I'd take advantage of the cooler weather, pack my camping gear and head to Tai Long Wan with some close friends. This is by far my favourite place in Hong Kong, and I even look forward to the hour-long hike over the mountain that leads to these secluded beaches. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1631813/if-i-only-had-entertainment-editor-adam-wright-wants-camp-out-or
  3. Lifestyle - Health - FITNESS

    Rock climbing is catching on in Hong Kong

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by ELIZABETH CHOI

    ... Mountaineering and Climbing Union (CHKMCU). "Once they climbed it, they learned the rock well. They sketched pictures of it and mapped out its routes by difficulty." These images would become ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1247450/rock-climbing-catching-hong-kong
  4. News - Asia - EARTHQUAKE

    Homes collapse, 39 injured in Japan's magnitude-6.8 earthquake

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 09:16am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo A strong earthquake in the mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics destroyed more than half a dozen homes in a ski resort town and injured at least 30 people, officials said. The magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck Saturday near Nagano city shortly after 10pm (1300 GMT) at a depth of 10 kilometres, the Japan Meteorological Agency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1646827/japan-earthquake-collapses-homes-causes-injuries
  5. Infographics - HISTORY

    INFOGRAPHIC: The Long March

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:42pm by Alberto Lucas Lopez

    ... Alberto Lucas Lopez In 1931, the communists established the Soviet Republic of China in the mountainous area of Jiangxi province. Three years later, surrounded and harassed by Kuomintang forces led by Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, the communist leaders decided to mobilise the Red Army and take flight, thus beginning a journey that would change the fate of the Communist Party ...

    http://www.scmp.com/infographics/article/1619290/infographic-long-march
  6. News - Hong Kong - ADVENTURE SPORTS

    Hong Kong-based climber sets off on expedition to scale Mount Everest

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Ultimate challenge for HK mountaineer Nearly 60 years after Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay conquered Mount Everest, a Hong Kong-based mountaineer wants to repeat the feat. Austrian-born Paul Niel and his team have set off on a nine-week long expedition to scale the famous mountain, which at 8,848 metres is the highest in the world. They will also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1219446/hong-kong-based-climber-sets-expedition-scale-mount-everest
  7. News - Hong Kong - OPERATION SANTA CLAUS

    Reformed addicts help others in rehabilitation

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 04:20am by ALEC CHEUNG

    ... others in rehabilitation The headquarters of Remar Hong Kong sits in the middle of a field in Yuen Long, surrounded by greenery and mountains. The cosy two-storey house is also home to fish, ... to the mountains for fresh air. The house here helps addicts to recover due to the nature and quiet," Silva said. "Some of our addicts are clean after two to three months. We know many of them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1643919/reformed-addicts-help-others-rehabilitation
  8. News - World - ADVENTURE

    Nine-year-old the youngest to reach summit of Aconcagua mountain

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 05:21am by AP

    ... the summit of Argentina's Aconcagua mountain, which at 6,962 metres is the tallest peak in the Western and Southern hemispheres. Tyler Armstrong, from Orange County, reached the summit ... a kid's drawing of a mountain. It's probably as big as a house at the summit, and then it's a sheer drop." Only 30 per cent of the 7,000 people who obtain permits to climb Aconcagua ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1391992/nine-year-old-youngest-reach-summit-aconcagua-mountain
  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOR MEN

    Dandy & Dapper

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 09:58pm by Sofia Suarez

    ... there are now others in the line, such as Rocky Mountain Wood and Silver Wind Wood. I just love the Odin range, including 03 Century (HK$860), with its warm notes of silver birch, cypress, forest mint, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1643610/dandy-dapper
  10. Comment - Letters

    Tackle food waste today to create a sustainable future

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 06:16am by LETTERS

    ... buffets produce mountains of uneaten food every day, which in turn ends up in landfills, putting pressure on a limited resource. An additional contributing factor is the lack of education given ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1640877/tackle-food-waste-today-create-sustainable-future

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