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  1. Wu Yi hands health role to deputy

    Posted Apr 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting Vice-Premier Wu Yi, who also served as health chief, yesterday handed the health portfolio to her deputy after an eventful two-year tenure that saw the medical system rocked by the Sars crisis. Gao Qiang, Ms Wu's deputy since May 2003, was appointed minister of health by the State Council and the decision was approved by the National People's Congress Standing ...

  2. 'Iron Lady' Wu Yi to step down as health minister

    Posted Mar 12th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma Vice-Premier Wu Yi is expected to pass the role of minister of health soon to her senior deputy, Gao Qiang, according to sources. Ms Wu, who earned the reputation of being ... over, Ms Wu, 66, felt her mission had been accomplished and Mr Gao, who is executive vice-minister, would take over. When she met NPC deputies early this week, Ms Wu recalled how she agreed ...

  3. Wu Yi stands up for rights of China's exporters

    Posted Jun 14th 2005, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Neil Gough and Toh Han Shih Vice-Premier Wu Yi yesterday renewed Beijing's criticism of US moves to fend off surging imports of Chinese textiles, saying the compromise reached last week with the European Union was a better way to handle the problem. Ms Wu slammed the US decision to invoke a World Trade Organisation safeguard clause to cap the growth in imports of selected ...

  4. Yi-ting aims for a place in China's big league

    Posted Jan 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Name: Lo Yi-ting School: Diocesan Boys' School Grade: Form Four Sport: Basketball Achievements: Yi-ting, 17, was a star player for Team Air Hawk, last summer's Nike ... School League in Nanjing. Last year, Yi-ting's team clinched the trophy for Hong Kong in the Regional Inter-Port Basketball Competition. In 2003, he and two teammates competed in the Adidas ...

  5. Fun and games

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Flora Wu

    ... Rugby fans were treated to a fun-filled evening at the Island Shangri-La hotel on June 20. Standard Chartered Bank, the British Chamber of Commerce and Cathay Pacific put together a fabulous night, with guest speakers Martin Bayfield, Phil Bennett, Chris ...

  6. Party time at the Shangri-La

    Posted Jul 11th 2005, 12:00am by Flora Wu

    ... To celebrate the end of a renovation project that took two years to complete, the Island Shangri-La threw what it called a cocktail party, but it was really more like a gourmet tasting event. About 150 guests sampled fine wines, sucked on expensive cigars ...

  7. Tunnel toll rise 'best way to beat congestion'

    Posted Mar 29th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Planning expert feels government will not act for fear of Legco backlash Raising tolls for the Cross-Harbour Tunnel is the best way to deal with the worsening traffic congestion, experts say. But legislators said such an increase was unlikely to be passed ...

  8. Wong pulls all the right strings for Wu

    Posted Dec 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Hong Kong got off to a flying start in the 10th Tour of South China Sea yesterday after prodigy Wu Kin-sun and veteran Wong Kam-po scored a one-two finish in the opening leg of the eight-stage race. Competing against a field of 90 riders from 14 teams, Wu, 20, celebrated his first victory on the tour when he completed the 100-kilometre race in two hours, 49 minutes and 35 ...

  9. Magical night in Macau

    Posted Oct 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A cast of thousands kicks off the 4th East Asian Games last night in Macau, with a stunning display of dancing, music and fireworks that left spectators enthralled. Guest of honour Vice-Premier Wu Yi declared the Games open, and a young boy, representing a traditional fisherman, lit the flame. Nearly 2,000 athletes will vie for 234 gold medals over eight days. Hong Kong ...

  10. Hong forges clear

    Posted Jan 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka The second-round lead changed hands in the US$80,000 Wu Yi Championship yesterday but ended firmly in the grip of South Korean youngster Hong Ran, who fired a spectacular course record 64. The 18-year-old from Seoul began her day at Wu Yi Fountain Palm Golf Club on the back nine, and proceeded to destroy the course to go out in 31. A bogey five on the first- her ...




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