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  1. 'A huge castle built on sand'

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... are based more on hospital need than the need for preventive or primary care, which are the responsibility of the DoH. 'We have built a huge castle on sand,' Dr Lo said. 'The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427433/huge-castle-built-sand
  2. Heads in the sand

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are held tomorrow. It is time Mr Tien and die-hard conservatives like him take their heads out of the sand and observe how President Hu Jintao is moving China towards the rule of law and, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424716/heads-sand
  3. Non-stop flight turns into 30-hour epic

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is popular with those seeking endless sand dunes, periodic droughts and dust storms. The stopover allows the airline to comply with international regulations governing crew working hours. A British ... at 1pm on Friday, and has the weekend off. 'If your goods arrive in China on a Friday [after 1pm], they charge you storage over the weekend until Monday,' he said. 'I know since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/422398/non-stop-flight-turns-30-hour-epic
  4. 250,000 cubic metres of rock, sand to be dumped

    Posted Oct 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If the Central reclamation proceeds as planned, contractors will begin pouring at least 250,000 cubic metres of sand and rock into the harbour in early December. But an engineer says ... But it will be very costly,' he said. Dr Chan said the environmental impact of removing the dumped sand and rock would be small. The water quality might even improve, he said, since nearly 300,000 tonnes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430312/250000-cubic-metres-rock-sand-be-dumped
  5. Natural paradise lost to the sands of contemporary time

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... of land now classified as desert. At the epicentre of the desertification is the Dong Zhong area on the lake's northeastern shore. Sand dunes dominate the area, dotted with the occasional ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439085/natural-paradise-lost-sands-contemporary-time
  6. Typhoon kills 32, half in factory 'built of sand'

    Posted Sep 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is sand, not cement,' he said. Villagers accused local officials of colluding with the constructors to make quick money at their expense. 'This is actually our farmland. A few months ago ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/426870/typhoon-kills-32-half-factory-built-sand
  7. PICK OF THE DAY

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and rookie street cop Amelia Donaghy (Angelina Jolie, above) to unravel his cryptic messages. (1999) Crocodile Hunter World, 12.05am At almost twice the length of the Great Wall of China ... is not without hazards, as they are forced to cross flooded rivers and boggy sand dunes. Along the way, they encounter a savage wild boar, deadly snakes and dingoes. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424291/pick-day
  8. Lai See

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... laisee@scmp.com Desert sands with fries Politics, as they say, makes for odd bed-fellows. It also makes for odd fast-food chains. Lai See recently caught up with a friend- a Northern Irish ... of burgers hadn't changed. So into the breach stepped the Bobby Sands Burger Bar, which our friend was surprised to stumble upon. Bobby Sands, readers may recall, was a member of the Irish ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/435140/lai-see
  9. Vision of 26pc forest cover before 2050

    Posted Jul 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that more grass and bushes should be planted instead of trees to prevent the sandstorms that wreak havoc in northern China each spring. He said that 10-metre-high trees could not block out sand whipped up to altitudes of thousands of metres. 'The only way to stop the sandstorms is to plant grass in the regions where the sand comes from,' he said. Professor Min doubted whether ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421803/vision-26pc-forest-cover-2050
  10. Fantasy island

    Posted Nov 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A 'summer Santa' promotion came to Hong Kong yesterday in the form of a floating island in Victoria Harbour. The island, atop a 26-metre barge, featured bikini-clad mannequins, palm trees and a beach made of 20 tonnes of sand. 'We know Santa Claus is associated with snow, but people associate travel and vacations with sun and sand,' said a spokesman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/433339/fantasy-island

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