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  1. Arson linked to fire at historic Chinese temple

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Chinese New Year Festival until February 24. 'We'll endeavour to get it ready for Chinese New Year's Eve as it's one of the main temples where Chinese people pray,' ... Nick Squires in Sydney Police are investigating whether a fire that damaged a historic Chinese temple in Sydney yesterday was started deliberately, a week before the Lunar New Year ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICAL REFORM

    Pro-democrats ask police to ensure safety for New Year's Day rally

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 04:57am by JEFFIE LAM, FANNY FUNG

    ... Jeffie Lam and Fanny W.Y. Fung Pro-democrats ready for New Year's Day march, but Pro-Beijing group plans to make ideas heard Marchers ask police to ensure safety for rally Pan-democrats have called on police to ensure the smooth running of the New Year's Day march after pro-government groups announced their plan to set up street stalls along the route to counter ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Electoral reform, housing to be major themes of New Year's Day march

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 02:36am by JEFFIE LAM, Jennifer Ngo

    ... as the city prepares for the New Year's Day protest march, with universal suffrage expected to be a major theme. One in five Hongkongers considers political reform their top concern, the highest ... a rally at the end of a march from Victoria Park to Central to press for what they call "true universal suffrage". Tens of thousands turned out for the last New Year's Day march. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central to hold New Year's Day 'referendum' on 2017 reforms

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 02:59am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Voters will be asked three key questions on reform ahead of 2017 chief executive poll Occupy sets up New Year's Day 'referendum' Hongkongers can start 2014 by giving their views on how their leader should be elected in 2017 as the Occupy Central movement runs a New Year's Day "referendum" on electoral reform. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Protesters scuffle with police in New Year's Day march for universal suffrage

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 05:02pm

    ... Army last week to call for policy priority to Hong Kong people. Thousands of marchers set off from Victoria Park during the New Year’s Day rally on Wednesday afternoon to press for “genuine” ... hours. These were far lower compared with last year figures. Organisers of the 2013 rally said 130,000 took part while police put the figure at 17,000. Video: Thousands join New Year’s Day march ...

  6. Sport - Soccer

    Manchester United and Tottenham square up for New Year's Day cracker

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 09:43am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Manchester United and Tottenham square up in match of the day Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to poke sticks in each other’s wheel spokes when they face off in the Premier League’s stand-out New Year’s Day fixture. Both sides have endured trying periods this season, United losing five of their first 15 games and Tottenham ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Cream of crop takes centre stage on New Year's Day

    Posted Dec 26th 2013, 12:37pm

    ... Staff Reporter The cream of youth rugby goes on display on New Year’s Day – with plenty at stake for the under-19 brigade. The Prudential New Year’s Day showpiece is one of Hong Kong ... Year’s Day tournaments who would later represent Scotland, fondly remembers playing with his “buddies for the love of the game”. “My first real experiences of representative rugby were in the New ...

  8. The Performance

    Posted Dec 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ending at 12.30am New Year's Day. World Trade Centre, Main Entrance, Causeway Bay, free. Inquiries: 2576 4121 ... The Performance Dance Till Dawn International New Year's Eve street party featuring tap-dancing world-record holder (at 38 taps per second) James Devine. The Irishman is leading ...

  9. Atomic giveaways

    Posted Dec 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Nokia New Year's Eve event featuring British pop lasses Atomic Kitten is attracting a lot of attention, but not everybody's enthusiastic about having to buy a new phone just ... unrealistic New Year's resolution- the 10 best answers will win two tickets. Don't forget to include a contact number. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    The 480 things that represent Hong Kong's culture: list unveiled after seven years' work

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:43pm by Denise Tsang, Johnny Tam, Olga Wong

    ... is vowing to safeguard. The inventory is the culmination of seven years'; work by government-appointed researchers and also includes such traditions as umbrella making, Hakka folk songs, ... 20 ingredients," she said. "It is only eaten at weddings, happy events or on the 13th day of the Lunar New Year." But Democratic Party lawmaker Wu Chi-wai questioned why ...




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