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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/593881/trains-bridge-north-and-south
  2. Pinnock's passion strikes a chord

    Posted Apr 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Victoria Finlay

    ... Many people choose to celebrate their 60th birthday with a party. But when British harpsichordist and early music pioneer Trevor Pinnock turned 60 last December, he marked the occasion by forming a new musical ensemble and taking it on tour around the wor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/589975/pinnocks-passion-strikes-chord
  3. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Celebrity chefs are beating a path to the city, but there's no guarantee of success

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 03:44pm by GILL RHYS

    ... Gillian Rhys life@scmp.com A fresh wave of celebrity chefs are looking to open restaurants in the city. But how will they succeed where others have failed? Appetite for risk Hong Kong ... restaurant Pierre. Pierre's set-up in a luxury hotel with a 25th-floor view of Victoria Harbour is typical of Gagnaire's ventures in Asia. The renowned chef also has venues in Tokyo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/food-wine/article/1573501/celebrity-chefs-are-beating-path-city-theres-no-guarantee
  4. News - Hong Kong - LUNAR NEW YEAR

    6,000kg of fireworks arrive in Hong Kong, ready to light up Victoria Harbour

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 12:58pm by Christy Choi

    ... with a bang, but the 6,000kg of fireworks that will light up the city to celebrate the Lunar New Year made an altogether quieter entrance to Victoria Harbour, the man in charge of the annual display revealed. The fireworks were transported into Victoria Harbour on Tuesday on four barges, where they will remain until Saturday’s spectacular, after arriving by container ship in Kwai Chung last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1416571/6000kg-fireworks-arrive-hong-kong-ready-light-victoria-harbour
  5. News - Hong Kong - MILITARY

    PLA drill in Victoria Harbour seen as warning to Hong Kong protesters

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 04:02am by Jeffie Lam and Minnie Chan

    ... Jeffie Lam and Minnie Chan PLA drill seen as warning to city's protesters The People's Liberation Army staged its first air-and-sea drill of the year across Victoria Harbour yesterday in a move seen as a warning to protesters such as those who broke into the garrison's headquarters in Admiralty last month and to the emerging Occupy Central movement. Two frigates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1412911/pla-drill-victoria-harbour-seen-warning-hong-kong-protesters
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Bracing for worse to come: city's typhoon defences need to evolve, experts say

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 03:24am by Jeremy Blum and Olivia Rosenman

    ... Jeremy Blum and Olivia Rosenman Rising sea levels and weather extremes make it vital city's typhoon defences evolve, experts say Bracing for worse storms to come During typhoons in Hong Kong, winds slam into skyscrapers with such force that buildings sway. Tidal surges turn Victoria Harbour into a cauldron of foaming waves. The roads of Central and Mong Kok become rivers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573086/bracing-worse-come-citys-typhoon-defences-need-evolve-experts-say
  7. Sport - Other Sport - MOTOR RACING

    Melbourne secures Australian Grand Prix until 2020

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 10:09pm by Reuters

    ... the taxpayer subsidy of around A$50 million (HK$361 million) a year, the head of the Victoria state government said on Sunday. The race, which has been run in the city's Albert Park since ... Melbourne and Victoria as the sporting and events capital of the world Denis Naphine Race organiser Ron Walker had negotiated a new deal for when the current contract runs out after next year's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1565690/melbourne-secures-australian-grand-prix-until-2020
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Clean-up of Victoria Harbour is far from over

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Harbour clean-up is far from over Hong Kong has the expertise and financial clout to tackle its pollution challenges. Victoria Harbour is proof of what can be done when there is also will. A quarter of a century ago, its waters were hazardous to health; now, in some places, it is safe to swim. Those achievements should not be allowed to falter through unnecessarily ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1560712/clean-victoria-harbour-far-over
  9. News - Hong Kong - NEW YEAR

    Happy New Year! Thousands line Victoria Harbour to welcome 2014

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 07:43pm by DANNY LEE, Johnny Tam, Shirley Zhao and Ng Kang-chung

    ... of the Victoria Harbour – 320,000 gathered in West Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui and Hung Hom while 62,000 assembled in Central, Wan Chai and Causeway Bay. The biggest crowds were drawn to Victoria Harbour. ... In Cantonese, “13-14” is pronounced like the phrase “being together for a lifetime”. The couple have been dating for about a year. Watch: New Year’s Eve fireworks display over Hong Kong’s Victoria ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1394092/happy-new-year-thousands-line-victoria-harbour-welcome-2014
  10. News - China - SCMP DEBATE

    SCMP Debate: What's your expectation for China's GDP growth?

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan, Celine Sun

    ... Victoria Ruan and Celine Sun Reporters Victoria Ruan and Celine Sun spoke to senior executives and observers from several countries on the sidelines of this month's Boao Forum. Many believe China will maintain its rapid economic growth despite rising labour costs. But they said President Xi Jinping will have to tackle the embedded vested interests at the state-owned sector, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1219924/scmp-debate-whats-your-expectation-chinas-gdp-growth

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