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  1. 'World's oldest' takes fame, and Wall, in her stride

    Posted Jul 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Guangdong, which was her first time on a plane. She said the Great Wall was beautiful, if a little crowded. As for the rest of the city, she recognised only the portrait of Mao Zedong, which hangs ... At 118, Li Cairong has landed a big sponsorship deal - and a movie role A woman who may be the world's oldest person climbed the Great Wall without so much as breaking a sweat ...

  2. Great Wall of China

    Posted Oct 05th 2003, 12:00am by Andrew Dembina

    ... tapering to five at the top. When? Construction was a long process, rooted in the joining of walled cities in the Warring States period (457BC-221BC), but stretching mainly through the Ming dynasty ... You mean that over-priced joint-venture wine produced on the mainland? No, I'm referring to what it was named after - China's 6,000-kilometre wall, the only man-made structure ...

  3. Great Wall expects to maintain high margins

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang H-share candidate, hoping to raise up to $1.5b, is positive despite the competition H-share listing candidate Great Wall Automobile Holding is confident it can maintain high ... margin is likely to grow further this year and next because demand for pick-up trucks and SUVs is growing very rapidly as a result of strong economic growth,' Mr Wei said. Great Wall, based ...

  4. City Briefs

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... roads cordoned off due to damage by typhoon Police cordoned off a road junction in North Point after parts of an outer wall from the upper floors of a building showered down ... of Repulse Bay Road was closed to traffic after a 10-metre-tall wall toppled over. Workers were called in and cleared the road before traffic was allowed to resume. ...

  5. Fund to put poor through university

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... help,' she said. 'It just wouldn't be possible.' Along with 10,000 other poor students, she has been selected to benefit from a non-governmental programme New Great Wall 2003: ... sponsored by the New Great Wall will receive a yearly subsidy of 2,000 yuan. Those running the programme admit the money will only go part of the way towards helping a relatively small number ...

  6. French past a living present in historic Quebec City

    Posted Jul 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Quebec City - the torchbearer of French civilisation in North America - is the oldest city in Canada and the only walled city north of Mexico. Narrow winding streets, old stone buildings, ... of a decisive confrontation between French and English forces. The Citadel of Quebec and the walls protecting Old Quebec City constitute the largest fortification still in use in North America. Inside ...


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

    ... Ama Dablam in Nepal. Inside The Vatican National Geographic, 8pm With a population of 524 and consisting of 25 buildings, Vatican City, with its magnificent art, architecture, manuscripts and books, is the world's smallest nation. This programme provides a rare glimpse of the state and the thriving community that exists within its walls. ...

  8. Sequel to Hong Kong success set in Shanghai

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai A Discovery Bay kindergarten founder is one of many from the city heading north Walking around the Bo Shen Kindergarten, the contrast with other local schools is obvious: soft matting on the walls of the indoor playroom, non-toxic finger paints imported from Britain, and spotless washrooms. Bo Shen is the first wholly Hong Kong-invested kindergarten ...

  9. The Peninsula Palace, Beijing

    Posted Dec 16th 2003, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... also still around the corner from the Wangfujing shopping district and within walking distance of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. The US$27 million renovation combines traditional ... serving in a room decorated with grey brick, slate walls, aged pine and Qing dynasty antiques. Can we shop there, too? Under the hotel is Beijing's biggest arcade of exclusive boutiques- 50 ...

  10. City Briefs

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

    ... 30 and 35. Passengers hit by falling concrete at bus stop Five people waiting at a bus stop were injured when they were hit by falling concrete pieces from the outer wall of the first floor ...




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