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  1. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: The Hall of Uselessness, by Simon Leys

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo The Hall of Uselessness: Collected Essays by Simon Leys New York Review Books 4 stars Alex Lo The fox knows many things, according to Isaiah Berlin, but the hedgehog knows one big thing. If so, Pierre Ryckmans, better known to the reading public as Simon Leys, is a rare hybrid. He knows one really big thing, China, but judging by this eclectic collection of essays spanning ...

  2. Bullets on board

    Posted Mar 09th 2007, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... for him and the senior purser to switch hotels on security grounds. The pilots' association has written twice to CAD director-general Norman Lo Shung-man expressing 'serious ... It doesn't happen anywhere in the developed world that I know of.' In one letter to Mr Lo, the pilots' association said: 'Hong Kong-licensed flight crew, operating a Hong ...

  3. Plane ballistics tests turn up heat on gun-toting bodyguards

    Posted Apr 28th 2007, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... of director-general Norman Lo Shung-man, said: 'This department will once again approach the management of Dragonair urging them to reconsult their staff in respect of procedures relating to the carriage ... and the Dragonair Pilots Association, one of whose members remarked: 'How can they hope to reach a consensus when the view of pilots is that there should be categorically no guns on board?' Mr Lo ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Jackie Chan: a buffoon with a point?

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE Jackie Chan: a buffoon with a point? Is America "the most corrupt" country in the world? This statement in the affirmative by action star Jackie ... corrupt", but if he had said "a most corrupt country", then that becomes eminently debatable. Here is what Simon Johnson, an MIT professor and ex-IMF chief economist, wrote: "The fact ...

  5. Death of top designer Jackson deemed suicide

    Posted Dec 13th 2003, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Police investigating the death of celebrity interior designer Simon Jackson believe he jumped from the roof of a four-storey Mid-Levels apartment block in an apparent suicide. Jackson, 43, landed on the first-floor platform of a block adjacent to the Macdonnell Road building he lived in, according to a police investigator. 'We believe it is a suicide case. If the victim had ...

  6. Revamp of street signs aims to make every post a winner

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Department officials hope to expand the trial to other busy districts if it proves successful. Transport Department spokesman Simon Tam Wing-keung said yesterday many handicapped people had ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Lam regrets filibuster over quake donation

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee and Lo Wei

    ... Colleen Lee and Lo Wei Chief Secretary tells lawmakers not to 'make a mountain out of a molehill' after failure to decide on contribution to disaster relief effort Lam regrets ... stage in 2008. "The public has negative feelings and is worried about the use of donations," The army's community relations director Simon Wong Kwok-ching said. "People who ...

  8. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Outgoing Parsons dean Simon Collins will be sorely missed

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 09:39am by Jing Zhang

    ... Jing Zhang Jing.zhang@scmp.com Outgoing dean will be a hard act to follow News that Simon Collins will step down from his post as dean of Parsons fashion school in December came as a shock to some in the industry. His will be a hard act to follow. "Parsons has never been in better shape than now, and I think it's a person's duty is to leave a job in better shape than ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    'I'm not a spy', says Jimmy Lai's right-hand man Mark Simon

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Mark Simon says his US intelligence links are in the distant past. His focus now is on helping Jimmy Lai seek change … while turning a profit 'It is my ... rights cases and have regular fights with many non-democratic regimes in Asia." Comments like these in leaked correspondence and job-application letters from Mark Simon offer a rare glimpse ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DRUGS

    Crystal meth seizures at Lo Wu border crossing soar

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by Bryan Harris

    ... triple that of last year Hong Kong's growing appetite for methamphetamine was underlined yesterday as customs chiefs revealed a 300 per cent jump in the amount of Ice seized at the Lo Wu ... of the customs department's rail and ferry command. While the number of drug cases at Lo Wu had dropped year-on-year, the amount of Ice seized in the first eight months of this year- 13.7kg- was 291 ...




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