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  1. Adroit officials duck the tough questions

    Posted Mar 16th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... and government and Games organisers Bocog held a press conference in the Great Hall of the People. The event was a media crowd-puller, given that the annual government rubber-stamping sessions were ... on a new syndrome recently discovered at Bocog press conferences: It's called 'Beijing Duck Question', or BDQ. A BDQ is usually a question planted by Bocog or the government ...

  2. Peking duck and cheese on toast- it's fusion confusion

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

    ... had different tastes. For example, he said, US President George W. Bush liked Peking duck, shrimp meat with spiced salt, Beijing-flavoured lamb spareribs and stir-fried shredded beef. British ... roast duck, have expanded their menu in the hope of attracting Olympic visitors. The new additions include toasted bread with mashed duck liver and shredded duck meat toasted with cheese. Zeng ...

  3. Chips may be tainted with rubber pieces

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow People have been advised not to eat certain batches of Walkers Crisps because of the possible presence of rubber pieces. The Centre for Food Safety urged retailers to stop selling the relevant batches. The affected chips have a best-before date of January 17, 2009 and a code of GBL ***306. The asterisks can be any numbers. Walkers Snack Foods was recalling ...

  4. 'Rubber stamp' councils lashed over pier vote

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... as a rubber stamp, said Li Pang-kwong from Lingnan University. Dr Li was commenting on accusations that the government had orchestrated the views of district councils on the future of Queen's ...

  5. Drivers spared levy on demand for old rubber

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong drivers have been temporarily spared from a proposed levy to fund recycling because of a growing demand for used rubber tyres from developing economies, the environmental watchdog said. The levy, which was high on the agenda of the government's eco-product responsibility scheme, has become less urgent as used tyres dumped in the landfills have fallen ...

  6. Rubber stamp or not, annual session bears watching closely

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... choreographed weeks of scripted speechmaking, and overwhelmingly approve law bills and work reports. But the rubber-stamp parliament is still keenly watched. The annual full session of the NPC remains ...

  7. Idealism gives way to rubber-stamp reality of congress

    Posted Jan 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Mr Hong and hundreds of other congress deputies and they are expected to rubber-stamp decisions already made. The congress allows government leaders to chart the course of the city ...

  8. The Children's Paradise

    Posted Sep 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A look at the illustrations of Lo Koon-chiu, including Rubber-band Rope Skipping (right), through the children's comic book. Daily, 10am-6pm, (Sun and public holidays until 7pm), closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Mar 2 ...

  9. Village athletes can't get enough of Peking duck

    Posted Aug 16th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung in Beijing Athletes may be on special diets during the Olympic Games but many have not been able to resist Beijing's famous Peking duck. So much so that the Olympic Village has had to double its daily supply to meet demand. 'Peking duck is a very popular dish among foreign athletes,' Olympic Village deputy director and four-time Olympic table tennis ...

  10. Of Hong Kong, ducks and economic misery

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland The duck test, if you are not familiar with it, is a trusty old rule of thumb that comes in handy time and again in both business and life in general. Quite simply, it says that if something looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. The duck test is especially useful when it comes to working out whether ...




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