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  1. Intercepting petitioners is a thriving business

    Posted Apr 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... pretend to be a fellow villager who is going to petition. 'If you tell them you came from Hunan, they would immediately inform the Hunan provincial government's liaison office to send ... in black and white from senior officials still complain that their complaints go unheeded. 'It's because their complaint records were deleted by some related officials in the Public ...

  2. Le Petit Nicolas

    Posted Aug 05th 2010, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... also a time when teachers can bark at their pupils- all white boys- for being 'the shame of France' for their rambling efforts in putting together a march in the playground. Goscinny's spirit is very much alive in Laurent Tirard's film. A loyal adaptation of the 50-year-old book, Le Petit Nicolas never strays from its remit. The film is driven by a litany of visual ...

  3. Appeal for change

    Posted Nov 17th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching China's most recent white paper on human rights, issued in September, claimed continued progress, as did earlier ones. For example, it said that 'in 2009, the number of letters from, and visits of, the people for petition dropped by 2.7 per cent over the previous year, a decrease for the fifth consecutive year'. It added: 'Leading officials of all ...

  4. HK 'white knight' in bid to save Fu Ji Food

    Posted Feb 09th 2010, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... is the second 'white knight' to show interest in the Shanghai-based caterer, which filed a winding-up petition in October last year after failing to repay HK$2.2 billion of convertible bonds ... Celine Sun The 'white knight' consortium headed by local investor Stanley Choi Chiu-fai submitted a tender to buy bankrupt mainland caterer Fu Ji Food and Catering Services ...

  5. Divine whites

    Posted Jul 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... That page: sleeveless jacket (HK$19,300) from Yves Saint Laurent, Alexandra House, Central. Crochet skirt (HK$24,000) from Dolce & Gabbana, Alexandra House. This page: dress ... both from D&G, Alexandra House. Cape (HK$3,700) from Comme des Garcons, 10 Ice House Street, Central. Right: dress (HK$9,399) by Ann Demeulemeester from I.T. Crochet coat (HK$52,000) from ...

  6. Mortgage curbs stymie home plans for white collar savers in Shanghai

    Posted Nov 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... white collar workers in Shanghai who say they have fallen prey to reckless policymaking. Zhu is sure he falls into a different camp from the 'evil housing speculators'- a term coined ... but 36-year-old Zhu Yutao is less than impressed. The city government's new measures, which appear to have capped housing prices, have won rave reviews from thousands of residents eager to secure ...

  7. letters

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

    ... by the Mexicans thousands of years ago. Although bars of milk chocolate, dark chocolate and white chocolate are now manufactured, originally it was drunk rather than eaten. Chocolate is good for you. Wong ... not want to pay more to travel at the same speed. Eva Cheng, the director of Transport and Housing Bureau, said Hong Kong would be marginalised without the link. But the city's current rail, ...

  8. Second white-knight consortium plans rescue of Fu Ji Food

    Posted Feb 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Another 'white knight' has offered to buy bankrupt Olympic Games caterer Fu Ji Food and Catering Services Holdings, which is in provisional liquidation. A consortium ... for the Beijing Olympics, filed a winding up petition in October last year after failing to repay HK$2.2 billion of convertible bonds it sold to global investors. The company lost nearly 80 per cent ...

  9. Blue and white

    Posted May 23rd 2010, 12:00am by David Roden

    ... David Roden 1 Table clock, HK$1,100, from Lane Crawford Home Store, Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2118 3668. 2 The Toy chopstick rest by Jaime Hayon, HK$2,000, from Lladro, Pacific Place, tel: 2321 8039. 3 Pierre Frey Macao bleu fabric, HK$1,570 a metre, from Altfield Interiors, 11/F, 9 Queen's Road Central, tel: 2524 4867. 4 Set of three bowls by Design House Stockholm, ...

  10. Art Deco sparkles in black and white

    Posted Nov 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Bernice Chan

    ... a bold yet elegant statement. This year many jewellers are presenting alternative collections featuring pieces in black and white. Jewellery houses have designs where white diamonds are paired with either black onyx or white enamel, from rings to cuffs, necklaces and brooches with stunning results. Paring down to black and white is not only challenging for designers, but also realises ...




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