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  1. Coral fish is being eaten out of existence

    Posted Jun 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... concluded that it is disappearing across the region, thanks to growing demand in upmarket Chinese restaurants. The report comes about three months after the United States, Fiji and Ireland, on behalf of the European Union, proposed regulating trade in the fish. The proposal was submitted to the secretariat of the Convention of International Trade of Endangered Species. Member countries ...

  2. Police motorcyclist's death sparks union call for highway patrol cars

    Posted Aug 19th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Phyllis Tsang and Clifford Lo Police unions want to discuss the possibility of traffic officers using cars instead of motorcycles for highway patrols, following an accident in which an officer died on Tuesday. Safety measures will be on the agenda when the unions next meet management. The traffic policeman was killed on Tuesdaywhen his motorcycle was in collision with a minibus. ...

  3. The challenge of creating an Asia-Pacific union

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... Greg Barns Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd thinks big. He wants to turn Asia into another European Union and, last week, he began his campaign to make that concept a reality. But is it realistic to expect rivals like the US, China, Japan and India - each at differing stages of development and jealously guarding their spheres of interest - to come together and co-operate, European ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... hard at our studies. I think young Hongkongers can actually benefit from increased competition from mainland undergraduates. Kaster Lam Ka-kit, Ngau Chi Wan An injustice to women's rugby The Sports Institute granted funds to the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union on condition they be used to prepare only the men's sevens team for the Asian Games ('Women's team ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... steep price rise', January 17). I really don't know how Warrick Dent, the commercial manager of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, can say that the sale of Rugby Sevens tickets went ...

  6. Talkback

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be ashamed of the way it treats its customers. Marcus Thomson, Wan Chai The success of the New Zealand versus Australia rugby match in Hong Kong shows again what a committed organisation with dedicated people can achieve. Congratulations to the men and women of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. At such a large event with so many people, it is difficult to keep track of the coming ...

  7. Some scaly fun

    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they will lose their skin. But another tribe in Nanuyamalo, on Fiji's largest island, treats the lizard as its principal animal totem- a creature that protects them. A spectacular species native ...

  8. Science and politics, the twin realities of climate-change fight

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu said that, despite President Barack Obama's pledge to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, his ambition was unlikely to flourish in the face of political opposition. This irritated environmentalists who condemned the Nob ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Jan 27th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chung Sevens ticket sales chaotic On Saturday, tickets for the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens went on sale, by phone and internet, through HK Ticketing. I tried both channels from 10am. Every time ... of the ticket-selling process needs to be improved. I love watching this tournament and feel let down by HK Ticketing. The Sevens attracts tens of thousands of rugby fans from all over the world, but tickets ...

  10. Super? Not yet

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... to be equated with the United States, the only superpower left when the Soviet Union collapsed two decades ago. British academic and journalist Martin Jacques certainly thinks China has what it takes ... three, and was therefore best described as a regional power. Friedman, the author of The Next 100 Years, sees China as being markedly different from the former Soviet Union. The geopolitical ...




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