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  1. Pause for thought amid Tiger Mother hyperbole

    Posted Jan 16th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yale University academic Amy Chua has caused a stir with her now famous- or is it infamous- article in The Wall Street Journal. She advocates a strictly disciplinary, all-work-and-no-play ... she was part of a Wall Street team that helped the Mexican government privatise the country's then dominant telecommunications company. Her first book, World on Fire, brought her ...

  2. Urn walls in flats 'pose fire hazard'

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Colleen Lee, Joyce Ng

    ... selling niches had been set up in old residential blocks between Pitt and Argyle streets. Non-residents burn incense sticks, make offerings and perform other rituals. The councillors said ... of a residential building in Reclamation Street, hundreds of niches are crammed in flats next to residents' flats. A staff member, a Mr Wong, said: 'It takes years to be allocated a niche ...

  3. Barred teacher to try journalism

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam A teacher who defended himself after leaving his students behind during the May 12 earthquake in Sichuan said he would turn to journalism after the local education bureau revoked his teaching qualification. Fan Meizhong said yesterday that a reporter's job may give him more freedom of expression. He is now known as 'Runner Fan' after publishing ...

  4. Top magazine's fate hangs on woman of steel

    Posted Oct 17th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Caijing's business department and the possible resignation of Hu underscored the division between Hu and the magazine's parent company, led by former Wall Street banker Wang Boming. It comes ... for its bold investigative reports and consistently high standard of journalism. So a massive walkout recently and an ongoing power struggle between Hu's team and the magazine's parent ...


    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Clare Tyrrell

    ... it was shut down almost immediately after it opened in 1989, when he was the editor of Meishu (Art Monthly), the country's leading specialist journal. This was a notable achievement for someone ... this information for the magazine and journals, I thought it was necessary to bring exposure to these artists in a real exhibition space.' The project's approval involved Gao in three years ...

  6. Thousands pack streets to mourn Shanghai fire victims

    Posted Nov 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Tens of thousands of mourners packed a Shanghai street yesterday to pay their respects to the 58 victims of last week's massive apartment building fire. ... and white carnations on the street in front of the charred building, which had been draped with banners bearing messages of bereavement, while some placed stuffed toys or other personal items ...

  7. Blast has blown a hole in wall of secrecy

    Posted Apr 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... To call last week's railway blast in North Korea Kim Jong-il's Chernobyl, as some have done, might be a bit much, but the early reaction to the incident shows it holds wider implications for him and his country. The initial imposition of a commu ...

  8. Thousands hit the streets to mark 60 years

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the People's Republic. Festooned with national flags and colourful banners, busy streets in Wan Chai, Causeway Bay and Western District were closed for traffic at different times to accommodate events ... of time from the perspective of history. But in the past 60 years, we have witnessed tremendous developments in our home country.' Because of the celebrations, many streets were closed ...

  9. Firemen test hose that can slice steel

    Posted Jan 29th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee Firefighters yesterday tested a high-powered water jet so strong that it is capable of cutting through steel or walls up to 10cm thick. The Fire Services Department ... to control the flames. Firemen yesterday demonstrated how the Swedish-made 'cold-cutting' system could cut a hole through the wall of a burning hut using a high-pressure blast of water ...

  10. A bit of history

    Posted Jan 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jennifer Lo It may be one of the financially poorest districts in Hong Kong, but Sham Shui Po is culturally rich: home to interesting street markets, old shops and historic architecture, ... with 'treasures'. Ap Liu Street is well known for all sorts of cheap electronic items, from old remote controls, antique amplifiers, mobile phones and spare parts. Yet not many realise the street is one ...




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