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  1. Electoral fairness and ferry links top agenda on outlying islands

    Posted Nov 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Peter Michael The outlying islands of Hong Kong are better known for fresh seafood and hiking trails than as hotbeds of fierce political rivalry. But battle lines have been drawn, ... in Lantau, Lamma and Cheung Chau islands, the electorate includes Discovery Bay, Tung Chung, Yat Tung and Peng Chau. Blending a healthy mix of local and expatriate communities, the candidates in each ...

  2. Dubai beckons as luxury islands rise out of the blue

    Posted Aug 27th 2003, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Homes are being offered for sale at the world's two biggest man-made islands, off the coast of Dubai. Construction work will begin soon on another ambitious scheme. Early buyers of homes on the two palm tree-shaped islands include David and Victoria Beckham. Known as The Palm, Jumeirah, and The Palm, Jebel Ali, the islands are the world's biggest reclamation project. ...

  3. Islanders apply for community funds to fight superjail

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are gearing up for a fresh attack, this time with a plan to use government funds to derail the project. The Living Islands Movement, a residents' group formed in opposition to the development ... for the island and surrounding areas. 'We plan to go to the sustainable development council and ask them for funds to draw up a master plan for a 'living islands' concept. The plan would ...

  4. West Island face resurgent KGV

    Posted Nov 18th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell West Island School beat Island School in the last regular-season match of the inter-school rugby calendar last Thursday. West Island's 36-29 victory has set up a semi-final clash with resurgent King George V School (KGV) next Thursday- a repeat of last year's final which the former won to claim the title. Island must tackle undefeated Hong Kong ...

  5. Fantasy island

    Posted Nov 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A 'summer Santa' promotion came to Hong Kong yesterday in the form of a floating island in Victoria Harbour. The island, atop a 26-metre barge, featured bikini-clad mannequins, ... for online travel agency Zuji, which sponsored the promotion. The floating island was towed near the Convention and Exhibition Centre. Meanwhile, husky dogs bounded among models dressed as Santa ...

  6. West Island reign supreme in rugby

    Posted Dec 09th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell West Island are the inter-school rugby champions for the third time in four years after overwhelming Hong Kong International School (HKIS) 29-3 in the final at Happy ... to match the fitness and desire to win shown by the defending champions in the second half. 'All spoils to the victors,' said a delighted West Island head coach Andrew Tranent. 'We ...

  7. Inmate tried to escape island jail dressed in stolen guard uniform

    Posted Jan 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin But court hears an alert correctional officer saw his 'colleague' acting suspiciously A prisoner tried to escape from his island jail by stealing a guard's ... on the island. Correctional officers were unable to locate Lee- until the next night. The court heard an alert prison officer noticed a colleague acting suspiciously as they were about to board a ferry ...

  8. Zhuhai to put 135 islands up for rent

    Posted Oct 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan More than 100 uninhabited islands off the coast of Zhuhai will be available for lease early next year, Xinhua reported yesterday. The announcement came after the mainland introduced a law in July allowing individuals and firms to lease uninhabited islands for 50 years. Successful applicants can name and develop the islands for commercial use. The development has ...

  9. Leadership accepts US can help rein in island

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... is an internal issue. It has largely refused to discuss the island's affairs with Washington, except to demand that it abide by the three Sino-US communiques on bilateral relations and stop selling arms to Taiwan. But as the biggest seller of arms to Taiwan, the US will continue to have considerable influence over the island, and Beijing is now prepared to recognise this. Zhou Mingwei, ...

  10. Leadership accepts US can help rein in island

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... anything to do with the island's affairs, except to demand on every occasion that the US abide by the three Sino-US communiques on bilateral relations and stop selling arms to Taiwan. ... of arms to Taiwan, has been and will continue to have considerable influence over the island. Now Beijing is prepared to recognise this, and to sit down to talks with Washington- accepting ...




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