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  1. Tung taking rare holiday, but he's not saying where

    Posted Oct 21st 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... of informal meetings with officialdom, including Zhejiang party secretary Xi Jinping, the province's deputy governor Chen Jiayuan, former Xinhua deputy director Zhang Junsheng and former premier ...

  2. Three million took part in surging protests last year

    Posted Jun 08th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... while the number of protesters was up 6.6 per cent. It also revealed that Xi Jinping, Communist Party secretary in Zhejiang province, had informed the central leadership recently that social unrest had become a 'conspicuous problem'. 'Xi... expressed the view that some of the people's legitimate demands were often mixed up with demands which are not permissible ...

  3. Eight foreigners brought in to beef up HK League XI

    Posted Jan 16th 2004, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... qualifiers, which begin next month. HONG KONG LEAGUE XI (Cantonese unless stated) Goalkeepers: Fan Chun-yip (27 years old, Happy Valley), Domingos Chan (33, Macau, Sun Hei). Defenders: Chan Wai-ho ...

  4. Norway's Cup delight

    Posted Jan 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Norway captain Havard Flo hoists the trophy after winning the final of the Carlsberg Cup Lunar New Year soccer tournament at Hong Kong Stadium last Sunday. Norway beat Honduras 3-1, while Sweden overpowered a Hong Kong League XI 3-0 in the third-place match. ...

  5. Buddha's Finger greeted with warm embrace

    Posted May 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Dikky Sinn The devout went down on their knees. Some prayed for the peace and prosperity of Hong Kong. The relic of the Buddha's Finger arrived in the city yesterday to a solemn embrace by local Buddhists, some of whom had to be ke ...

  6. PERFECT 10

    Posted Jan 27th 2004, 12:00am by Joshua Samuel Brown

    ... Delicious dumplings, fiery liquor, tunnels and deadly obsessions. Joshua Samuel Brown pedals around Xian 1 Cycling Xian is an excellent city to explore by bike. Unfortunately, there aren't many places to rent them. The stretch of Yanta Road just sout ...

  7. Centre of ancient treasure and dining pleasure

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Mausoleum, near the city of Xi'an, is surely central China's top tourism draw. The mausoleum is divided into three sections, or pits. Pit No1 was the first to be discovered. ... and 90 wooden chariots. Pit No3, also found in 1976, appears to have been the command centre of the armed forces. It contains 68 warriors, a war chariot and four horses. But Xi'an, which ...

  8. Splashing around

    Posted Jan 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong players trained for the Carlsberg Cup in soaking wet conditions on Sunday at Mong Kok. Sweden have been pitted against Norway in a Scandinavian 'derby', while Honduras take on the Hong Kong League XI in the 2004 Carlsberg Cup, the annual Lunar New Year football tournament at Hong Kong stadium which opens on Thursday. Tickets are on sale, from $80 to $350. ...

  9. 5,000 gather to make last offerings to Buddha relic

    Posted Jun 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Louisa Yan About 5,000 worshippers gathered to pay their respects to the Buddha Finger relic on the last day of the exhibition yesterday. More than 120 baskets of offerings- including flowers, fruits and dried food- were passed through the crowd and onto ...

  10. ExpertAdvice

    Posted Feb 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sofia A. Suarez consults those in the know Q I've seen some supposedly Chinese Neolithic pottery with patterns that look almost African or Aboriginal, which are very reasonably priced. Does this seem right? WHAT THE EXPERT SAYS: According to Bonnie G ...




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