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  1. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Feb 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The picture captioned 'Pan Wei' accompanying the feature, 'A grown-up debate about democracy... in Hong Kong', on page 11 of the February 13 edition of the Sunday Morning Post was not that of Professor Pan Wei, director of the Centre for Chinese and Global Affairs at Peking University. We apologise for the error. ...

  2. Flights to London affected by heavy snow

    Posted Dec 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lo Wei Thirteen flights between Hong Kong and London were affected by heavy snow and adverse weather conditions in London yesterday, the Airport Authority said. Seven flights due to arrive in Hong Kong from London were cancelled, along with six outbound flights to London. Twelve flights from Europe to Hong Kong and four outbound flights to Europe were delayed. Travellers are advised ...

  3. Hongkongers split over 2023 hosting bid

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lo Wei Hongkongers remain divided about whether the city should bid to host the 2023 Asian Games. A survey found 48 per cent supported the idea, but 39 per cent were against it. Of 483 Hongkongers aged 18 to 45 interviewed by the Hong Kong Youth Association in October, 56 per cent said the proposed budget of HK$40 billion was too high and would cost the project their support. ...

  4. United front in war on rhino trade

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com The South African government has identified Hong Kong as a partner to help stop wildlife smuggling and illegal killing after one of the world's largest seizures of rhino horn was made in the city. A South African delegation is visiting the city for talks on technology sharing and training of law-enforcement officers to combat the illegal trade. 'Our ...

  5. Performance artist sees the world upside down

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Celia Yu

    ... Celia Yu Performance artist Li Wei's world was turned upside down yesterday when he was dangled by a crane over the harbour near the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. Dressed in shorts and T-shirt, and with wires attached to his shoes and waist, he was lowered head first into the water, where he wriggled like a hooked fish before being raised. 'It is not as dangerous as it looks ...

  6. Hong Kong is the best city to live in, new ranking system finds

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei Wei.lo@scmp.com Hong Kong is the world's best city to live in, edging out Amsterdam and Osaka, according to a new ranking method that has won a competition among systems for measuring liveability. The Best City Contest, organised by the Economist Intelligence Unit and the BuzzData software firm, drew 27 entries that expanded on the unit's own liveability index ...

  7. A mainland job? Only for experience, say young

    Posted Sep 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Young Hongkongers are willing to work on the mainland for short-term stints to gain experience but still find jobs in Hong Kong more appealing, according to a survey. Hong Kong Human Resources Exchange Centre's study showed that 67 per cent of 500 students polled had worked on the mainland or would like to. Among them, 86 per cent said they would ...

  8. Injured passengers returned after fatal Guangdong coach crash

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei and Ada Lee Most of the Hong Kong passengers injured in a fatal coach crash in Guangdong on Sunday afternoon were returned to the city yesterday. More than 40 passengers were on board the Hong Kong-bound coach from Shenwei when it flipped on its side and skidded off the road in Haifeng. A 63-year-old woman riding a motorcycle in front of the coach died in the accident. ...

  9. Medic gives needy gift of sight on Congo trip

    Posted Jan 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com A family doctor who describes herself as an 'ordinary Hong Kong girl' is heading for the heart of Africa on a mission to save the sight of thousands of people. Dr Joyce Samoutou-Wong, 35, and her husband, eye surgeon Henri Samoutou, 38, will leave their home in the Britain to create the first eye centre offering surgery in the Republic of Congo, ...

  10. Surge in emergency births for non-locals

    Posted Dec 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com The Hospital Authority said yesterday it had recorded a 99 per cent increase in cases of non-local expectant mothers giving birth in the emergency wards of public hospitals, following the government's restrictions on obstetric services for mainland mothers. The 205 cases recorded last month were almost double those reported in November last year, ...




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