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  1. 'What's wearing a bikini got to do with Tibet or human rights?'

    Posted May 11th 2008, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford and Fanny W. Y. Fung A couple of weeks ago, Christina Chan Hau-man was just another keen but anonymous university student with a politically active mind. But after her ... the focus was just on her and her boyfriend, Australian musician Nick Brazel, 27. 'I don't see how me wearing a bikini has anything to do with Tibet or human rights,' she said. ...

  2. Tibet crash victim brought home

    Posted Aug 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong The body of Cheung Hai-yan, who was killed in a car accident in Tibet, was returned to Hong Kong last night, accompanied by her surviving husband. The 29-year-old was killed ... Kong government. Mr Fong had remained in Tibet after the accident to arrange the funeral. The other Hong Kong people injured in the accident returned to the city last week. The couple's ...

  3. Question of the week: What is the secret to a good relationship?

    Posted Sep 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Aaron Lai, 14 A pleasant and enjoyable relationship requires communication, displaying politeness rather than discourtesy; trust, taking the time to confide in each other; respect, patience, compromise and lastly tolerance. Vishal Mirpuri, 16 After many hours of meditating in secret Buddhist temples in the peaks of Tibet, then observing many couples and their way of life ...

  4. In the hot seat

    Posted May 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What Japanese students plant to ask President Hu Jintao Tomoki Nakayama Q Why do you ban foreigners from visiting Tibet? Can we trust what you say when there is no independent reporting? Tomoaki Suenobu Q How will you handle the unrest in Tibet? As a state leader, what will you do to bring stability to the region? Shinichi Tanaka Q What is your favourite food and what is your ...

  5. Politics the punchline at film awards

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau and Emily Tsang While A Simple Life cleaned up on the awards front, local politics gave the hosts plenty to laugh about at the 31st Hong Kong Film Awards. The crowd at the Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui roared as host Ronald Cheng Chung-kai said film fans could have 'predicted' recent political events by watching an old Cantonese film about a large ...

  6. Karmic conspiracies don't seem to square

    Posted Jun 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... of the world situation. They like to offer their special wisdom on what China is doing wrong, especially in Tibet. They like it so very much when people all over the globe actually take them seriously ... the Cannes Film Festival crowd this in-depth analysis of the tension in Tibet: 'I'm not happy about the way the Chinese are treating the Tibetans because I don't think anyone should ...

  7. Phone politeness

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... offend people. Yet if we are making a business call it is very important to ensure we are well mannered and follow phone etiquette. If you are polite on the phone, in personal and business ... Formal calls a) Here are some useful, polite phrases that will help you when you are making a formal phone call. Practise them in a dialogue with a friend. 1 Good morning. May I help you? 2 Could ...

  8. Apologising politely

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Millen None of us are perfect. We all make mistakes. The courteous thing to do when we are wrong is to apologise politely. A polite apology does not need to be long and dramatic. It should be short and simple and to the point. Apologising politely will always save you a lot of trouble and get you back in the good books of the person you have wronged. Are you sorry? Of course ...

  9. Politeness makes sense

    Posted Jul 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Millen General courtesy Being polite is important. Nobody, young or old, wants to be thought of as rude and impolite. It is a terrible insult to be regarded as impolite and will give you a bad reputation. The point of being polite is to make everyone feel comfortable, worthwhile and at ease. We all lead busy lives, but this can never be an excuse for not saying something ...

  10. The past tries to play catch-up in gripping political novel

    Posted Jul 25th 2010, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... His mother has died under mysterious circumstances, he can't make any lasting friends, his father's life has been taken over by the radical political ideas that are gripping half ... Gemma Malley's The Returners plays out against an intriguing socio-political background. The recession has worsened and the country is sliding daily towards right-wing nationalistic ...




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