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  1. If we all band together we can tackle poverty

    Posted Sep 30th 2010, 12:00am by George Jones

    ... and with every year passing, it is looking less likely that every goal will be met. For example, extreme poverty has slightly lessened, but the number of hungry people globally has risen in the past ... Summit are kept then the benefits are endless for the people suffering from poverty. ...

  2. Strange tale of poverty and drugs ended in airport siege

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Believe it or not, asylum seeker's claims of adventure are impossible to verify He says he grew up orphaned with two older brothers in the infamous Golden Triangle and knew no other life than farming opium poppies. His village of 200 people i ...

  3. Home seekers draw the line: it's too rich for us

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Hongkongers are used to paying top dollar for some of the smallest living spaces in the world but apparently even they have limits. That point appeared to be reached last week when home seekers overwhelmingly baulked at buying a 401 sq ft flat fo ...

  4. Action plan for KCRC's under-utilised line

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... line, which so far attracts only half the 200,000 commuters the corporation expected would ride on it every day. The new line- which cost $46 billion and took more than six years to build- ... this and have been thinking of ways to improve the rider numbers,' Mr Leung said. Ideas include new promotional campaigns, improving connections with other rail lines, and increasing the number ...

  5. Save time, grab an internet line

    Posted Mar 12th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu People who are tired of having nothing to do while waiting for the Airport Express can now have the option of surfing the Web on their portable computers. PCCW has gone into partnership with the MTRC to offer wireless broadband services at Hong ...

  6. Fixed-line duo beats mobile firms in customer growth

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China's fixed-line duopoly signed up 7 per cent more users than the cellular carriers last month, with their aggressive promotion of Xiaolingtong services eroding the mobile operators' business. According to the Ministry of Information Industry's latest figures, 4.73 million fixed-line users were signed up last month by China Telecommunications Corp and China Netcom ...

  7. MTRC flats are on track as scheduled

    Posted Jun 04th 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Chung-kwong said the two rail lines- the West Island line running between Sheung Wan and Wong Chuk Hang, and the South Island line running from Admiralty to South Horizons- would help improve ...

  8. Bursting bubble priced in the bottom line

    Posted Jul 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the company's bottom line. The bone of contention is the state of the toilets at Pier 4. An aggrieved customer described them as the sort of toilets likely to keep Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's Team ...

  9. Two-tier licensing system lets fixed-line carriers make call

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Craig Stephen Internet telephony was supposed to unseat the incumbents, but it looks as though the fixed-line operators may have the last laugh. Director-general of telecommunications Au Man-ho grabbed headlines earlier this year when he implored fixed-line operators to find new business models to prepare for the age of 'everything over IP'. But last week's review ...

  10. MTR lines up Shenzhen deals

    Posted May 27th 2005, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... a memorandum of understanding on the investment, construction and operation of Shenzhen Metro Lines 2 and 3. Following an initial Shenzhen deal 16 months ago marking its first direct investment on the mainland, MTR yesterday also signed a concession agreement to invest in, build and operate the second phase of the city's Metro Line 4 for 30 years. The six billion yuan, 16km extension due ...




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