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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR admits its train service has been bad

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com East Rail Line is main culprit as delays dog first half of year, but rail boss suggests it's just bad luck, as he sets about tackling those other delays MTR admits its train service has been bad Train service performance was "very bad" in the first half of the year, the MTR conceded yesterday, with six out of the seven serious delays on its ...

  2. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Guide dog trainer wants others to have what her visually impaired mother does

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:13am by Celine Sun

    ... Then they are trained on actual streets, where they learn how to cross roads, go up stairs, get on buses and the MTR, and how to behave in supermarkets and restaurants. A qualified guide dog must know how ... Celine Sun celine.sun@scmp.com Former trading company manager changed jobs so others can benefit the way her mother did Eye-opening experience inspires guide dog trainer There are about 16 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'I've been called a mainland dog', reveals award-winning student battling discrimination

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by LO WEI

    ... accounting at City University, has been called a "thief" and a "dog" and his friends have received random tellings-off on the MTR- all because they are from the mainland. ... hurling insults at them and calling them "mainland dogs" and "mainland thieves". Another time, a pregnant MTR passenger complained to Li's school about some of his ...

  4. News - China

    Dog meat restaurants hit back at rights’ groups as foreign reporters snapped eating dog

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 05:18pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zhou@scmp.com Dog meat restaurants seize on photos of Western reporters eating dog in battle with animal rights activists Restaurants in Yulin, Guangxi, at the centre of the dog meat controversy have hit back at animal rights activists by circulating photos of foreign reporters eating dog. A man and a woman from New York-based current affairs website Vice were ...

  5. News - China - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Dogs can be your friends... and your dinner: People's Daily calls for tolerance after dog-meat backlash

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 02:12pm by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com State newspaper refuses to take sides, instead calling for tolerance and more dog-meat regulation Dogs can be both man’s best friend – and his food, the Communist Party's main newspaper has said in an attempt to defuse tensions over a controversial dog-meat festival in Guangxi province. The Yulin Dog Meat Festival, observed for decades during the summer ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    More accountability needed for MTR

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Stronger MTR oversight needed We tend to take it for granted that the city's relatively young urban rail system sets the bar high for many older underground services ... operation, most passengers would hardly be aware of them. Nonetheless there seems to have been a marked decline in service performance. Considering that the MTR currently serves five million ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    MTR staff launch protest against 'disappointing' pay rise

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com MTR staff protest against 'disappointing' pay rise MTR staff have begun a protest against a "disappointing" 5.25 per cent pay rise by refusing to work overtime and on their days off, two of its staff unions said. The MTR Corporation Staff Union and KCR Operating Staff Association, which together represent about 2,000 MTR employees, said ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:33am by STAFF

    ... Shenzhen and Guangzhou. Hong Kong's MTR is currently building a high-speed link from Kowloon to Shenzhen.   Trial of Russian tycoon starts The trial starts in Cambodia of Russian tycoon Sergei ... There will be parades and fireworks throughout the country. Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest will also be held today on Coney Island. Takeru Kobayashi from Japan last year claimed the world record ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Hot dog champ Joey Chestnut proposes to girlfriend before July 4 contest

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 06:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Marriage on menu for hot dog champ Joey "Jaws" Chestnut ate his way to his eighth consecutive world hot dog eating title in New York. But he took a moment before guzzling 61 dogs to propose to his girlfriend- who said "Yes". Chestnut, 30, devoured fewer than last year, when he ate a world record 69. "I could never find my ...

  10. Business - Companies

    MTR's delay disclosures to be judged in awards

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 01:51am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com MTR's delay disclosures to be judged in awards MTR Corp will be judged over its much-criticised disclosure of delays in its high-speed rail project ... according to the institute's president Clement Chan. MTR previously won the Platinum award in the Hang Seng Index category last year, and the Gold award in 2012 and 2011. However, in recent ...




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