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  1. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    New Year's Day chill-out at swim race

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jing Guo

    ... Jing Guo jing.guo@scmp.com While some revellers were finishing their pub crawls, for others the front crawl beckoned Come on in, the new year's lovely From just four years old to 78, Hong Kong's hardiest gathered on the shores of Repulse Bay for the annual New Year's Day swimming race. The South China Sea offered the 2,315 competitors a chilly reception at just 16 ...

  2. New Year gifts

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lizzie Turner familypost@scmp.com Make a date Throw out last year's calendar and hang up a new one. My Hong Kong 2012 Calendar illustrates woodblock prints of places and experiences in Hong Kong, including the Star Ferry, dim sum and Lunar New Year fireworks. The illustrations are based on those featured in a book on quintessential Hong Kong experiences according to children, ...

  3. News - China

    Beijing considering new South China Sea air defence zone, says Japanese report

    Posted Jan 31st 2014, 10:30pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo China is considering declaring a new Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the South China Sea, according to a Japanese report on Friday, a move likely ... level officials in the Chinese airforce have drafted proposals for the new zone, which could set the Paracel islands at its core and spread over much of the sea, the Asahi Shimbun said, citing ...

  4. What's your New Year wish for Hong Kong?

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (Broadway) Most people look forward to the same things every year: holidays, pay days, and, of course, the Rugby Sevens. Nothing remotely fun happens in Hong Kong. It's either that or I just don't go out often enough. Looking back at last year, I realise how boring it had been. I can't remember anything exciting or interesting from last year. I wish this year would be worth ...

  5. New year brings chance to start afresh

    Posted Jan 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... director, Hong Kong Observatory The New Year resolution I always make is to wake up early so that I can maximise my day. I have to make the same resolution every year because I have repeatedly ... what gets me out of bed every day is knowing there are still things to achieve. Douglas Young, founder, G.O.D My New Year resolution is to travel more often and to explore new destinations ...

  6. New sites for application list decline to 6-year low

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu New land sites added to the government's application list have slumped to a six-year low, underscoring the bleak outlook for the property market. Only four plots of land ... in the financial year from April 1. The list of sites will include nine hotel sites and 48 others rolled over from the current financial year to March 31. Only one of the four new sites can be developed ...

  7. More shops and restaurants open during Lunar New Year

    Posted Jan 28th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung, Vivienne Chow

    ... Paggie Leung and Vivienne Chow More shops and restaurants are opening during the early days of the lunar new year partly because they need to cover high operating costs, say retailers. Data collected by the Hong Kong Retail Management Association shows at least 92 shop and restaurant chains said they would be open on the first day of the lunar new year, up from 86 a year ...

  8. Poll puts Hongkongers near top of New Year resolutions league

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Robin Kwong Hong Kong people are among the most committed in the world to making changes in the New Year, a global online survey has found. Eighty-four per cent of Hong Kong respondents said they had made New Year resolutions, according to a consumer opinion survey of 25,408 internet users in 48 countries and territories conducted by AC Nielsen. The global average was 56 per ...

  9. Imported New Year treats will be safe, officials pledge

    Posted Jan 13th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... of pastries and puddings for the forthcoming Lunar New Year celebration. Li Yuanping, director of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine's food import ... 'The bureau pays close attention to the safety of food coming to Hong Kong,' said Mr Li. 'For the New Year pastries and puddings, we will conduct more checks on the content ...

  10. What will Hong Kong look like in 2047? Come back and ask me in 40 years...

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... see the physical evidence in London and New York. I think Hong Kong in 40 years' time will be a centre of the creative arts in a way that we cannot now imagine. I think our film industry ... Predicting the city's future can be a mug's game unless you take a close look at how New York and London have developed, writes Jake van der Kamp The e-mail command popped up ...




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