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  1. Award-winning engineer takes a bow for fast storm-water clearance

    Posted Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He quickly learned that Hong Kong posed some unique challenges for a hydraulic engineer. 'First, Hong Kong has limited space, so water engineering projects ... of Civil Engineering at the University of Hong Kong is the first Asian to be awarded the Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Presented on August 14, ...

  2. Handouts justified, but more rainy days to come

    Posted Jul 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is needed. The pressure on the government to alleviate inflation is not unique to Hong Kong. Many governments face similar pressure. However, the timing of the new measures is not entirely ... which may not be far away. Whether the measures will work depends on if the gloomy economic forecasts turn out to be true. Economists expect a downturn in Hong Kong because of global economic ...

  3. Speaking up for freedom of speech

    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from the central government's Hong Kong liaison office. She says she is prepared to give everything to safeguard freedom of speech. 'Freedom of speech is what makes Hong Kong unique ... to the airwaves and the preservation of freedom of speech in Hong Kong. She says she is a faithful listener of Teacup in a Storm. 'While the programme is on, all I usually do is listen to it,' ...

  4. letters

    Posted Jan 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or dai pai dong, because they are a unique feature of Hong Kong. Therefore, Hong Kong is my ideal city. I love this place! Kan Ka-man, SKH Chan Young Secondary School Don't throw away ... thinking about our past wrongdoings. We should learn from those mistakes and work hard to ensure a bright future. Wong Wing-yan, Christian Alliance S. C. Chan Memorial College Hong Kong is my ideal ...

  5. HK's creative talent under the spotlight

    Posted Jul 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their talent, but also encourages new artists, reviews developments in the local art scene and explores Hong Kong's unique cultural identity as a cosmopolitan city through its artistic creativity. ... on elevators. His piece won the Young Artists Award for Video and Digital Art. 'Art in Hong Kong is ever-changing and unique. It inherits traditional essences, fuses with contemporary elements, ...

  6. Marine scientist remembers the days of pristine coastlines

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When Brian Morton arrived in Hong Kong in the early 1970s, he says Victoria Harbour was clean and the coastline was teeming with marine life. But the environment was already starting ... grew more rapidly and manufacturing boomed. 'When I arrived in Hong Kong there was no talk of pollution,' he recalls. 'In fact, there were a mass of species we examined, showing ...

  7. Artist and teens create work of racial harmony

    Posted Nov 28th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... beneficiaries of this year's charity drive, Hong Kong Unison, in the unique collaboration involving Young Kim. It was his first charity work in Hong Kong, he said, and he promised to return ... The result: a mural-like panel expressing the children's impressions of 'My Neighbourhood'. Celebrity artist Young Kim- who has found a following in New York, Hong Kong and South Korea- ...

  8. Pan-delta weather news at one click

    Posted Jan 27th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... into consideration. Xu said that years ago, Guangdong wanted to adopt the typhoon warning system used by Hong Kong, which employs a unique scale of warnings based on wind speeds in Victoria Harbour, ... for Hong Kong, Macau and nine neighbouring cities in Guangdong province. The integrated website, www. prdweather.net, will offer the next best thing- a combined total of the 26 weather warnings ...

  9. Blackest day yet for air pollution

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... was not unique to Hong Kong. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said during a visit to the equestrian venues that he found the weather no problem at all: 'The city of Athens might be hotter than ... Cheung Chi-fai and Melanie Ho Olympic equestrian competitors shrug off concerns over heat and record smog levels Hong Kong was hit by its worst-ever air pollution amid exceptionally hot ...

  10. slice of life

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Schools were closed all week and examinations postponed. On a lighter note, a visiting academic from the University of Hawaii declared Hong Kong's Portuguese a unique dialect, different from ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the South China Morning Post this week in 1966 Hong Kong got a taste of rain in biblical proportions when the skies opened and more that 38cm was dumped ...




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