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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Victoria Park's benefits extend 'beyond its borders'

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 04:53am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Park's benefits extend 'beyond its borders' Surrounded by tall buildings and the hustle and bustle of Causeway Bay, the role of Victoria Park in providing a haven for the public is vital, according to an urban forestry expert. That's especially true given that the city has just three square metres of urban park space per resident, ...

  2. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Outgoing commerce chief warns over trade, inflation

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 05:23pm by Victoria Ruan, Cary Huang

    ... Victoria Ruan and Cary Huang in Beijing Despite strong export figures for last month, outgoing commerce chief says depreciation of US dollar and yen may have negative impact Minister fires warning on trade and inflation The outgoing commerce minister fired a parting shot at Japan and the United States over the negative impact of their monetary easing on China's trade. Chen ...

  3. News - China - CONGRESS

    China to hike budget deficit to 1.2tr yuan to stabilise growth

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Victoria Ruan

    ... Ministry of Finance plans 50pc spending increase to record 1.2tr yuan, as outgoing premier warns of graft and social inequalities China's incoming government will run a record budget deficit this year, underscoring its commitment to boost spending on ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    The Hong Kong 3D Museum shows old and new views of the city

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 11:18pm by LINDA WANG

    ... city's first 3-D museum, people become part of the artworks. By means of an optical illusion, you can be seen riding on a dragon flying over Victoria Harbour. 3-D art is not new in Asia, ... are divided between modern and old Hong Kong. The modern part consists of paintings of the city's iconic landmarks. "Normally you see the Bank of China from afar, but here you can hang ...

  5. Business - Companies

    Businesses in city 'must plan ahead' to limit damage from rising sea levels, experts say

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... as predicted? The city's rugged coastline and high sea walls offer some protection but government and businesses cannot be complacent from the threat of stronger typhoons and accompanying storm ... surges were not a problem, he added. Sea levels in Victoria Harbour had risen on average 29mm per decade since 1954, when records began, Mok said. Referencing data from the UN Intergovernmental ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by STAFF

    ... set up in Hong Kong The Hong Kong Academy of Medicine inaugurates a Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute. It will focus on the various threats facing the city, including typhoons, ... reasons". He faces the death penalty or life imprisonment if convicted.   Victoria Beckham sells Spice Girls gear Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham sells the clothes she used during her time ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Olympic swimmer set to take new plunge in Victoria Harbour race

    Posted Aug 25th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... but this October she's diving into new waters: Victoria Harbour. It will be her first crack at the city's cross-harbour swimming race, which was revived in 2011 after a 33-year hiatus. The 24-year-old, born and raised in the city, will be one of 2,000 swimmers in the New World Harbour Race in October. The 1.2 kilometre course goes from Lei Yue Mun on the Kowloon side to Quarry Bay Park. ...

  8. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    Optimism in China recovery but West still a worry

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan, JANE CAI

    ... New investment projects have helped China recover from the global slowdown but the spill-over effects of external policies are unclear Central bank chief Zhou Xiaochuan was cautiously optimistic about the mainland's economic prospects yesterday but w ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - SWIMMING

    Race is on to win prime time use of new Victoria Park pools

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Three aquatic disciplines are competing to lock in training access to Victoria Park complex Race is on to win prime time use of new pools The race is on among three aquatic disciplines to see which one will get prime time use of the new indoor swimming pool at Victoria Park, which will open on Monday. Water polo, diving and synchronised swimming ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LEISURE

    Time for one last splash as Hong Kong bids farewell to Victoria Park pool

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com City says goodbye to much-loved pool and all its memories as public facility closes Time for one last splash before throwing in towel Athletes and leisure swimmers swam their last laps at Victoria Park yesterday as the city's oldest public pool closed for good. Many came with childhood memories of learning to swim at the pool, challenging their mates ...




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