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  1. Property developer puts her stamp on Beijing

    Posted Nov 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Andrew K. Collier in Beijing In a market that is selling flats as if they were consumer goods, Zhang Xin's projects are designed to stand out Zhang Xin is like a child with a new toy. The former investment banker turned property magnate is standing i ...

  2. Still in the red, Tang feels duty bound

    Posted Mar 17th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... anticipated sections of his budget- the duty on alcoholic beverages. At his first mention of the topic, otherwise bored legislators shuffled to attention. Mr Tang is one of Hong Kong's better-known wine connoisseurs, and makes regular personal imports from his extensive wine cellars overseas. Reminding his audience that a recently completed two-month public consultation on the duty ...

  3. Supporting Harbour Fest is a civic duty, says key player

    Posted Oct 29th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Kelvin Chan A key player responsible for lining up Harbour Fest's foreign acts spoke out for the first time yesterday, urging people to support the event. Ray Garman, one of the financiers who owns East Art, the company put together to lure international musicians and performers to Hong Kong for the festival, said it was the public's duty to support it. 'I also ...

  4. Grieving Rita Fan promises to fulfil her political duties

    Posted Nov 10th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... duty as Legislative Council president, despite her heartbreak at the death of her husband last week. Stephen Fan Sheung-tak, an accountant who was married to Mrs Fan for more than 30 years, ... today's weekly Legco meeting as usual. 'Since I have accepted this job, I have to carry out my duty. As a person holding public office, I cannot be affected by emotions and have to stay ...

  5. Dutiful son or closet rebel?

    Posted Jul 26th 2004, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring The August 12 elevation of Lee Hsien Loong to the post of prime minister of Singapore is a good time to contemplate some characteristics of the city state and remember why Hong Kong is, and needs to remain, very different. Three themes are ...

  6. Hospital chemists jailed for 1.6m yuan drugs theft

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the two men executed the scam, Zheng went to the hospital where his friend Zhang worked and pretended to be a patient. He gave Zhang a fake prescription, bearing a stamp which said he had paid ...

  7. John Pizzarelli

    Posted Jul 24th 2005, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... music, and he puts his often humorous stamp on every song. The repertoire is drawn from well-known standards, his own compositions and songs of quality such as Coffee, Black. Pizzarelli also ...

  8. Coroner seeks better medical care on islands

    Posted May 04th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... the deployment of at least two ambulances, and stationing a 24-hour on-duty medical officer on each of the populated islands. Other recommendations included keeping comprehensive resuscitation equipment ... there were only two nurses on duty at the clinic when Slough arrived, and that it was 'a long time' before a doctor arrived. Outside court yesterday, William Giles, the solicitor ...

  9. Aid worker unfazed by colleague's shooting

    Posted Jun 26th 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... will fly back to Banda Aceh tomorrow morning via Jakarta to resume her duties, days after the shooting of her colleague Eva Yeung Yee-wa, 29. Ms Lau, who had spoken briefly with her wounded ... were aware of the potential dangers. 'We were psychologically prepared for this,' Ms Lau added. Her primary duties upon returning to the tsunami-stricken province will be to make sure ...

  10. Mao biography marches off shelves

    Posted Jun 05th 2005, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... Alister McMillan The new biography of Mao Zedong has stamped itself as one of the year's hottest books, as stores scrambled yesterday to find more copies. Since its launch on Thursday, all Hong Kong book store chains have reordered the controversial Mao: The Unknown Story by Jon Halliday and his wife, Wild Swans author Jung Chang. The biography claims Mao was responsible ...




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