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  1. News - Asia - KOREA

    South Korea president urges North to ‘open its heart’

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 04:11pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korean President Park Geun-Hye called on Thursday for the first family reunions with North Korea in three years, a day after the two nations agreed to reopen a joint industrial zone. In a speech marking the anniversary ...

  2. Lifestyle - Travel

    A wide berth: Will Kai Tak's little used cruise terminal catch on enough to justify HK$8 billion cost?

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:37pm by DARREN WEE

    ... and design, say that placing the terminal right at the end of a long peninsula, which is not well connected, presents accessibility problems. He believes the construction of the MTR and monorail, ...

  3. The Peninsula Shanghai

    Posted Jun 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Andrew Dembina A new building on the Bund? Yes, the Peninsula Shanghai is at the northern tip of this Unesco-designated Modern Heritage site. At 13 storeys high, the hotel's clean ... and 30s. Most accommodation faces the flash cityscape of Pudong, across the water. So is the decor period-themed or contemporary? A combination of the two- with Peninsula signatures, ...

  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea protests Japan’s review of ‘comfort women’ apology

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:54pm by Reuters

    ... of Japan’s 1910-1945 colonial rule of the Korean peninsula has complicated ties between the two allies of the United States in the region that are also involved in diplomatic efforts to end North ...

  5. Peninsula hotel's big revamp to hit profit

    Posted May 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Earnings at The Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels (HSH), owner of the Peninsula chain of luxury hotels, could suffer a setback next year when nearly half ... launched promotional packages to lift the rate back to between 45 and 50 per cent. The group's director and chief operating officer, Peter Borer, said staff at The Peninsula Tokyo had been ...

  6. Profits up, but Peninsula chain hit by Japan's crisis

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, owner of the Peninsula luxury hotel chain, suffered in the aftermath of Japan's nuclear crisis, despite delivering a 26 per cent jump ... the 314 guest rooms of the Peninsula hotel in Tokyo's financial district of Marunouchi at 20 per cent occupancy, sharply down from its normal level of nearly 70 per cent, he said. 'The ...

  7. Magazines - Good Eating

    Good afternoon

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 11:10pm by Mukul Munish

    ... Austin Road West, Kowloon 2668 4884 www.mangotree.com.hk     ELEGANT OCCASION FARE International. AMBIENCE The lobby at The Peninsula exudes colonial splendour, with its high ceilings and gilded columns. COST HK$338 for one, HK$598 for two and HK$160 extra per glass of Deutz Peninsula Brut Champagne. WHO TO BRING Friends and family. TURN ONS Everything about afternoon tea at The Peninsula ...

  8. News - Asia - South Korea: Politics

    South Korean PM keeps job after double nominee debacle

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 10:29am

    ... Chang-keuk, withdrew on Tuesday over comments he made suggesting Japan’s repressive colonial rule on the Korean peninsula was “God’s will”. The two climbdowns were a fresh blow to Park, whose ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The neo-cold-war world

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:51pm by Paul Letters

    ... has never stopped bubbling up (most obviously on the Korean peninsula), and now Russia's imperial resurgence has set new precedents that Beijing could seek to emulate. We tend to think ... nor Nato would retaliate with force, Putin annexed the gas- and oil-rich Crimean peninsula. Putin had achieved his primary objective, and China was left wondering why its own territorial ...

  10. Peninsula hotel's historian digs out the glamorous Shanghai of the 1930s

    Posted Sep 17th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... of the Peninsula chain. 'This whole history was out there in Shanghai but people know nothing about it; I'm trying to make it visible,' he said at the launch at The Peninsula in Tsim Sha Tsui on Wednesday. Beyond Hospitality chronicles the development of the hotel group, from the Astor House Hotel in Shanghai built during the 1850s to the Peninsula Shanghai, opened last ...




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