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  1. Let's give the United Nations an Asian home

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

    ... In 1945, when the location for the United Nations head office was being decided, the initial choice was between a site in Europe and one in the United States. Europe lost by two votes, and today's UN headquarters in New York received its initial occupants in 1950. The former League of Nations complex in Geneva serves as the alternate main office. Twice as many UN meetings are held ...

  2. United Nations grills Hong Kong on EOC

    Posted Aug 09th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Committee wants explanation of how watchdog's independence is being protected A United Nations committee has urged the Hong Kong government to explain how it is safeguarding the independence of the Equal Opportunities Commission. In response to the government's regular report to it, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has asked ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Critical reflection needed on national education

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... "Time and again, our values have been our best national security asset … The United States supports the expansion of democracy and human rights abroad because … their success abroad fosters ... C.K. Yeung says opponents of national education should see past their fear of brainwashing to give Hong Kong's youth a chance to know more about China's history- so they may ...

  4. Nation is on the road to success

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... have substantially exceeded earlier estimates, signalling huge growth potential. This comes at a time when the traditional markets for bigger and luxury cars in the United States and Europe ...

  5. United bid to fight secondary school closures

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Hong Kong's second-largest teaching union has launched an attempt to unite the education sector behind a battle against the closure of secondary schools due to falling ... Kong government to run the national education programme, is seeking to build bridges between the two sides. Chairman Wong Kwan-yu said: 'We need to put aside our differences and sit down ...

  6. No place for hypocrisy on national security

    Posted Nov 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As the world's only superpower, the United States is accustomed to setting standards of conduct across a range of issues. These include human rights, free trade, currency manipulation ... calling the kettle black? Perhaps there is an acceptable espionage threshold beyond which spies from one nation should not go against another. But no one has specified what that might be. In a new ...

  7. Boost for national pride

    Posted Oct 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The success of the Shenzhou V manned space mission will boost the Chinese identity and patriotism of Hong Kong people. Are we Chinese? Many people in Hong Kong do not realise that they are Chinese. Why is this so? It may be because Hong Kong was a colony of the United Kingdom. Even though Hong Kong people were under British rule, they felt proud of the connection as Britain was more ...

  8. Guangzhou buyers snap up 125 units at luxury W Residences

    Posted Apr 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... the project comprises 337 units with sizes of 40, 80 and 120 square metres. Sales started last Saturday, two days after the project was launched in a glamorous event that included a fashion show featuring top Hong Kong models. The event caught the attention of buyers, and 125 units were sold at the weekend at an average price of 25,000 yuan (HK$28,399) per square metre, generating revenue ...

  9. United fans out in cold as sponsors hog tickets for Macau exhibition

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... said he hoped members of the local branch would be allocated a fair share of tickets for the game at the 15,000-seat Macau National Stadium. When Manchester United visited Hong Kong in 2005, ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong fans are likely to miss out on watching Manchester United in Macau in July with the bulk of tickets reserved for corporate sponsors. Organisers hinted yesterday ...

  10. Voice of America admits wrong tack with 'island nation' report

    Posted Aug 29th 2004, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma The United States government-funded Voice of America has admitted it mistakenly referred to Hong Kong as an 'island nation'' in a news bulletin. In a report about the efforts of Olympic gold medallist Lee Lai-shan to win a second medal in Athens, the radio service called Hong Kong an 'island nation'. 'It was a mistake,' the station's ...




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