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

    ... To promote an interest in animation, Radio Television Hong Kong is presenting International Animation Festival 2003. The festival runs from now until July 15 at the Hong Kong Arts Centre. Some 60 animations including award-winning shorts from different countries such as China, Britain, France, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain will be screened. A limited amount of tickets ...

  2. Think 'one country'

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

    ... Deng Xiaoping's 'One country, two systems' was a master stroke. Now we need to define a new vision. The supreme leader never intended the concept to become an obstacle ... with access to the Chinese market. Very few Hong Kong companies benefit from the new rules. More important, why is a trade agreement required for a city within a country? One way forward is to treat ...

  3. Proposed fee for BBQ site use splits country park committee

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

    ... An advisory body on country parks management yesterday failed to come to a unanimous decision over a proposal to charge visitors for the use of barbecue facilities. The Country Park ... David Ho, argued that the barbecue sites in the country parks should be free. 'They have been operating on a first-come, first-served basis for a long time. This is also one of the most ...

  4. Bank comes before country

    Posted Sep 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The first vice-president of the Asian Development Bank to come from China reassured his fellow Asians yesterday that he would serve the interests of the bank and not the mainland, where he was a vice-minister of finance until eight weeks ago. Jin Liqun jo ...

  5. From Jakarta to Accra in an 8th-century boat

    Posted Aug 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More than a thousand years before the Portuguese began their exploratory trading trips into the Far East, Indonesian sailors crossed the Indian Ocean and began trading with Madagascar - making them the first seafarers to cross an ocean for trade. On Frida ...

  6. HK still the world's freest economy

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... in 59 countries. Completing the top 10 freest economies in this year's survey were Canada, Switzerland, Ireland, Australia and the Netherlands. The mainland came in at 100, while Taiwan ... 23 legislation - was ranked ahead of Singapore, the US, New Zealand and the United Kingdom in the yearly Economic Freedom of the World report. Hong Kong has been ranked No1 each year since ...

  7. Philips in drive to restructure

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... selling operations and by not replacing workers who left. The company now has about 170,000 employees worldwide. It reported second-quarter earnings of 42 million euros (HK$357.53 million) ... only continue making products that could distinguish it from rivals, he said, confirming Mr Kleisterlee's comments in the newspaper. Other producers, especially in low-wage countries ...

  8. Appointments

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

    ... and media capability. He was a reporter for FinanceAsia. Wee Kiat Tan Senior petrochemicals analyst ABN AMRO Mr Tan joins the Hong Kong office of the worldwide equities trading house from Deutsche ... Wee brings five years of Taiwan fund management experience, with GSIC, Straits Lion and ING, to the Taiwan research team. John Crossman Country head of Taiwan ABN Amro Mr Crossman came from ...

  9. Colonial past provides a valuable legacy

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in international affairs. Already, China has official ties with most of the Portuguese-speaking countries, which have a combined population of 220 million and gross domestic product of US$1.8 trillion. ... to US$1.2 billion. There are other ties as well. With Brazil, the world's largest Portuguese-speaking country, China has engaged in football diplomacy - sending players over to the South ...


    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Treks In A Wild World: Trekking In The Dominican Republic World, 8pm Megan McCormick (above) discovers the hidden treasures of the Caribbean island of the Dominican Republic. From the history of the slave trade to the delights of the Caribbean Sea, this t ...




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