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  1. News - Asia - SEA DISPUTES

    Chinese fishing boat runs aground in Philippines reef

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:15pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila A Chinese fishing boat has run aground on a World Heritage-listed coral reef in the Philippines, roughly 1,600 kilometres from China’s nearest major landmass, authorities said on Tuesday. The vessel, with 12 crew members, was found stranded in the shallows of Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea just before midnight on Monday, coast guard spokesman ...

  2. Results keep relay team in running for Olympics

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... a morning and an afternoon race, but both were run in blustery and wet conditions. A dropped baton between Lai Chun-ho and Ng Ka-fung on the second change-over took the Hong Kong team out ...

  3. An art hub up and running already

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... If the troubled history of the West Kowloon arts hub project does nothing for our city's image as an Asian cultural centre, the annual international art fair makes up for it. With 266 galleries from 38 countries showing contemporary art from around t ...

  4. We all have the right to run our own lives

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The death of Osama bin Laden earned a lot of cheers in the US, but it raised a few eyebrows here. A T-shirt proclamation I saw among the jubilant American crowd said it all: 'Obama killed Osama.' It is that simple; a cold-blooded assassination, ...

  5. Living life on the run is a mistake

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... In Hong Kong, everyone seems to be in a hurry. 'Time is money,' the saying goes, and most locals live by that dictum. From a young age, we are told that we have to make the best of our time- to study more and work more. I believe this kind of mi ...

  6. Unsung charity to run hub for designers

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Three businessmen running a little-known charity won the right to develop the former police married quarters in Hollywood Road into a designers' hub, offering a HK$110 ... Yuet-ngor said the operator would be bound by an agreement to run the cluster as a social enterprise that sought not to maximise profits but to generate benefits to society. 'This ...

  7. Running from the true cost

    Posted Nov 13th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... that the 'real' costs will be minimal and that the lasting infrastructure will more than pay for itself. First of all, what happens is that the budget for these events almost always runs way over original ...

  8. When good ideas run into vested interests

    Posted Jul 16th 2010, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan A few months ago the Business and Professionals Federation released a report, 'Hong Kong 2020', on how the city should position itself for the next 10 years. It struck me that many of its recommendations would face opposition from p ...

  9. Venues' booking restrictions on long-run productions under fire

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Local theatre figures say the sector is threatened by a lack of venues and booking inflexibility at government-run theatres. They say venues managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department rarely allow long-run bookings, especially at central locations, and that this hinders the growth of local theatre. Media veteran Kam Kwok-leung said he had failed to secure a one-month ...

  10. Lawmaker questions running of orchestra

    Posted May 09th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow A legislator yesterday questioned the way the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra is run, and suggested it may not be spending its money wisely. Cheung Man-kwong said 84 per cent ... about the Chinese orchestra. An evaluation of ways for it to raise sponsorship from non-government channels would be essential in the long run. Lee Wing-tat raised Hong Kong Ballet's ...




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