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  1. Trains bridge North and South

    Posted May 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... What? A train from North Korea and another from South Korea crossed the heavily armed border between the two countries last week, restoring a link that was severed in the 1950-53 war. When? May 17. Where? The trains crossed the demilitarised zone between ...

  2. Minister heckled as 'Victoria Park brothers' hold sway

    Posted Apr 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Constitutional Affairs minister Stephen Lam Sui-lung was subjected to chants of 'Liar! Liar!' and 'Come out to vote!' when he appeared on RTHK's City Forum show yesterday. But there was no repeat of the scenes in Victoria Park that led to the boycott of the show by 20 government-friendly lawmakers recently and guests left without being ...

  3. 97pc cut in office leases at Central, Admiralty

    Posted Mar 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung The Hong Kong government will dramatically slash the amount of prime office space it leases in Central and Admiralty by 97 per cent in about four years and free up sites it owns for development of grade A premises. The government now leases 7 ...

  4. Beijing 'afraid' of big turnout for march

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... the march. At a press conference to mobilise supporters to join the protest, which will start at 3.30pm in Victoria Park, Democratic Party chairman Albert Ho Chun-yan said he felt Beijing officials ... Victims and a group led by former Legislative Council hopeful Philip Li Koi-hop will also organise two separate marches from Victoria Park to the government headquarters tomorrow afternoon. Mr ...

  5. City Briefs

    Posted Mar 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The survey, conducted by the Barrier-free City Concern Alliance, also found 30 per cent were dissatisfied with train services because the gap and different level between the platform and train created ...

  6. Talking points

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Victoria Park and end at the government headquarters in Admiralty. The alliance said 2,000 people marched last year, with police putting the figure at 1,000. A candle-light vigil will be held ... by the People's Action Party (PAP), which has ruled for 53 years. The Workers' Party has held the rebellious ward of Hougang for 21 years. It is also the Lion City's first by-election since ...

  7. Rain and time fail to dampen the hopes of abode seekers' families

    Posted Jun 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung As many as 800 abode seekers and their parents braved bad weather yesterday to stage a whole-day demonstration to mark the 10th anniversary of Beijing's much-criticised ruling on a Basic Law provision on Hong Kong residency rights. The ...

  8. People deserve a say on the shape of their city

    Posted Oct 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are well known among the city's architects and planners. These include lack of public access to most of the Town Planning Board's meetings and a structure that almost ensures ... Many large cities around the world make their planning decisions in full view of the public, as the planning process is carried out by elected city councils. So Hong Kong will find it hard ...

  9. Conservation strategy for city to be unveiled

    Posted Jan 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from 20 to about 30, a government source said. Advocacy groups will become a new force on the board, the city's top advisory body on conservation of historic buildings and sites. Secretary ...

  10. Fried in the Victoria Park heat

    Posted Jul 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... between police and protesters that erupted after thousands were stuck under the baking sun in Victoria Park after the march started at 3.30pm confirmed their fears. The mood of the crowd ... who was stuck in Victoria Park for two hours, questioned whether police tried to section off the procession to give the impression that the crowd was smaller. 'If the number of protesters ...




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