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  1. Anger at cost of dying casts shadow over Ching Ming

    Posted Apr 06th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... grave in Wuhan can cost from 30,000 yuan to 200,000 yuan (HK$34,000 to HK$227,000) per square metre, while a burial slot at the same location was less than 7,000 yuan per square metre about a decade ago, local newspaper the Changjiang Times reported. In Guangzhou, a burial slot cost between 14,000 yuan and 1 million yuan per square metre, while the average cost of a flat was about ...

  2. Record wrapper

    Posted Jun 18th 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... a Guinness World Record for wrapping rice dumplings last Sunday. It weas a team effort- 1,138 people met up at the Hong Kong International Trade and Exhibition Centre and wrapped 34,056 rice ... Until now, I had not heard the beautiful story of Qu Yuan,' added Rashid, a Form Three student. 'It was a great learning experience- and a lot of fun!' Ms Ng saw the dumpling ...

  3. Bedazzled by good fortune

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... life and expanding my horizons without the fuss of travelling. Books are a great investment because I can sell or trade them for new ones in the future. This way my limited lai see money turns ... going to change my Hong Kong dollars into yuan. Then, I will give my friends 100 yuan each and ask them to keep the money safe. One day, if the yuan's value shoots up, they can change ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... gaming is available 24 hours a day and offshore bookmakers also offer people various initiatives. Without trying to promote gambling, what the bureau also fails to understand is that the word ... accepting bets on matches like the one mentioned above and failing to allow it to commingle horse racing bets, it is simply helping illegal bookmakers and helping offshore bookies to expand ...

  5. Banker's trial sheds light on celebrity links

    Posted Mar 31st 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Former State Development Bank deputy governor Wang Yi went on trial at Beijing No1 Intermediate People's Court yesterday, accused of taking 11.9 million yuan (HK$13.5 ... video-link testimony that he had given 300,000 yuan to mainland superstar Vicki Zhao Wei when Wang escorted her to the opening ceremony for a grocery store in Shenzhen. Lee, who will face charges ...

  6. Raid reveals cruelty behind web puppy trade

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Sandy Macalister, SPCA executive director, said the puppies were evidence of the cruel trade that was feeding the growing demand in Hong Kong for pedigree pet dogs. 'We continue to be appalled and sickened by the cruelty behind the pet trade, both the breeding and the internet trading,' Macalister said. 'Unfortunately, there is a lot of it out ...

  7. Ex-cheerleader defies stereotypes

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... also received praise and some criticism for speaking out about the pressure on aspiring young women to find rich husbands or enter the sex trade to find wealth. Now, approaching 29, Liu ... struggles of an aspiring model and entertainer. Most of my cheerleading teammates, and other young girls with a pretty face like me, have chosen to either find rich husbands and settle down or trade ...

  8. 'Buffett of China' faces nation's priciest divorce

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as the mainland's most expensive divorce. Zhao's wife, Lu Juan, has been waging a long battle for half the family's assets, valued at more than 2 billion yuan (HK$2.5 billion)- mostly from ... draws to buy shares. As more companies went public from 1992, investors like the couple scrambled to buy certificates to improve their stock-buying chances. After years of trading, the family ...

  9. Sydney-Hobart beckons China Sea Race winner

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Race and other events [before he bought her] is a serious contender among the bigger boats in offshore races.' Built in 2004 as state of the art at a cost exceeding US$8 million, Genuine ... every year on the day following Christmas. Hill will have at his side Syd Fischer, who sailed with him on Genuine Risk in the China Sea Race. Fischer, 84, is one of the most experienced offshore ...

  10. Who said it?

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Two things were clear the moment he walked in: this was a very big deal, and this was a very unsavoury character A former U.S. official on the attempt in Chengdu by Wang Lijun (above) to obtain asylum People are in shock and... scared of what's going ...




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