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  1. Out and about

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... proposition due to floating marine detritus, increased shipping and rampant pollution. During one of the last cross-harbour swimming races, one participant was so overcome that he lost consciousness ... Jason Wordie Sulphur Channel, the narrow passage that lies between Hong Kong Island and Green Island, offers one of the last remaining natural rocky foreshores in Victoria Harbour. Only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723895/out-and-about
  2. HK model unsuited to western measures

    Posted Dec 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Insight columnist Michael Chugani seems to have prevailing western concepts of democracy in mind when he questions whether the way in which we choose our chief executive can, in fact, ... and western superiority towards Hong Kong, I suggest it change its name to something more appropriate- like Die-hard Colonial Ballet Company, perhaps. To those of you in the ballet company from other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/574766/hk-model-unsuited-western-measures
  3. Cross-strait fast-rail link on agenda, official says

    Posted Mar 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Not content with criss-crossing the mainland and much of Asia with high-speed rail lines, Beijing plans an even more eye-popping route- under the sea to Taiwan. But the plan, ... Some of the high-speed rail tunnels under construction in the mountainous areas of central and western China have exceeded 40 kilometres. Technically, they are the same,' he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708581/cross-strait-fast-rail-link-agenda-official-says
  4. TV dramas give vent to anti-EU backlash by Turkish nationalists

    Posted Mar 07th 2005, 12:00am by Nicholas Birch

    ... Republic. Before shooting, the gunman ostentatiously kisses a cross he wears. While he believes it would be wrong to attribute the success of these series to their ideological content, media analyst ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/491664/tv-dramas-give-vent-anti-eu-backlash-turkish-nationalists
  5. Long and peaceful evolution needed to achieve Western values, says activist

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... said China could not achieve Western standards of democracy, rule of law, freedom and human rights by waging a revolution every generation. The West developed through building and rebuilding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972470/long-and-peaceful-evolution-needed-achieve-western-values-says-activist
  6. Destroying Yunnan's 'Gold Cross' will defeat the purpose of mass hydro schemes

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cross' region. Destroying this sensitive area would threaten China's ecological safety, national security and future competitiveness. The Gold Cross is a large oasis of biodiversity ... areas for the conservation of the earth's biodiversity'. The Gold Cross region has many types of ecosystems. It is also one of the world's 25 biodiversity hotspots and one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004305/destroying-yunnans-gold-cross-will-defeat-purpose-mass-hydro-schemes
  7. SWISS QUIZ

    Posted Aug 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are the legacy of the nation's formidable historical legacy of soldiers-for-hire. Times have changed. Who is now the only person they serve and protect? 3. The Red Cross was started in 1864 ... year begin? Answers 1. The story of William Tell, who shot a crossbow bolt into an apple placed on his young son's head. 2. The Pope at the Vatican. 3. The symbol of the red cross is based ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/510466/swiss-quiz
  8. Going overboard

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Oliver Chou Amid all the cheering that greeted last Sunday's return of the cross-harbour swim there was one profound silence that went unreported. Hundreds of spectators came ... competitive races but also enjoy the beautiful view of the harbour.' However, a good part of the nine-hectare park, including the 400-metre-long waterfront promenade, was completely sealed off ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/982599/going-overboard
  9. Hats off to swim race organisers

    Posted Aug 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay The perseverance of Ronnie Wong Man-chiu and the Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association has paid off with the return of the cross-harbour race on October 16. Wong, ... and Queen's Pier in Central. One such memorable shot is of people jumping off the pier at the start of the race. The first cross-harbour race was held in 1906 and the last in 1978, after which poor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/977423/hats-swim-race-organisers
  10. Reclamation will intensify central development

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Christopher Cheng, a former member of the Town Planning Board, noted in his article on the harbour (May 24), that while the government won the lawsuit over the Central reclamation, it lost ... of Grade A space in Central and Western, and that is not taking into account developments expected on the Tamar site. If that were to be added, these two sites will add 15 per cent more Grade ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/457310/reclamation-will-intensify-central-development

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