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  1. Stadium wait too long, say HK officials

    Posted Jan 15th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... stadium,' said Allan Payne, HKRFU executive director. 'We find it incredible to have to wait this long for the government to get into gear.' Rugby is the only sport which can fill ... that they can only build a new stadium by 2021, it gives Hong Kong sports a true indication on how the government rates sports.' The long-awaited project to turn the site of the former Kai Tak ...

  2. Privacy chief seeks to alleviate CCTV fears

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... City and Yuen Long - before the end of the year if a consultation among the relevant district councils next month does not meet strong objection. While privacy concerns forced a police plan ... and consult the public. Yuen Long District councillor Kwok Keung supported the surveillance project, saying it may even act as a deterrent against other illegal activities. But Eastern District ...

  3. Five sites were considered for superjail

    Posted Aug 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not in fact said that. Hei Ling Chau was chosen following a thorough search according to a set of reasonable and objective criteria. Five sites (Kong Nga Po, Heung Yuen Wai, Lin Ma Hang, Tung Lung Chau and Hei Ling Chau) were identified for a preliminary assessment. Both Heung Yuen Wai and Lin Ma Hang are located in the Frontier Closed Area. Apart from pre-empting possible cross-boundary ...

  4. Wanted: one-term chief with a long-term agenda

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... communicator, able to inspire people of all ages. To do these things, he will have to put aside all considerations of a second term. Hong Kong is crying out for long-term vision and an action agenda ... Chun-ying. Both have their merits and weaknesses. Tang can claim a long track record in administration, having held two of the top three posts. He has experience, certainly, but his greatest strength ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Jun 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... North Korea's backer, China, has been pussyfooting over the issue. So if the US likewise tones down its condemnation of Israel, obviously that would be because it has long backed ... different parts of the town converge on the Tseung Kwan O Tunnel. There are around 350,000 residents and all we have is this two-lane tunnel. This leads to long tailbacks of traffic. Over the next ...

  6. A long history of commercial and political misunderstanding

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland When Hillary Clinton visited Hainan over the weekend for talks with senior Chinese officials, the US secretary of state stepped into a minefield of potential misunderstandings. Consider the US offer to host talks between Beijing and Japan ...

  7. Owners want rules relaxed to revamp old industrial buildings

    Posted Feb 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... will allow flexibility in transferring floor area within the conversion site as long as the gross area does not exceed the original amount. Midland Realty sales director Dobe Lee Lai-sheung said ...

  8. Chinese loans go a long way in Africa

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... for the long-term development of the country. 'Those who oppose Chinese investment... All they need to do is to equal the help we are getting from China,' the late Zambian president Levy Mwanawasa ... Bank and the IMF are reluctant to fork out large long-term loans because Angola has failed to raise transparency and governance standards, China made available the money, said Ms Corkin. ...

  9. Pakistan lines up key business deals for Wen's visit

    Posted Apr 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such as the Gwadar port, the Gomal Zam dam and the Saindak copper-gold project. Officials said security concerns forced the cancellation of Mr Wen's long-awaited visit to the Chinese-funded Gwadar port ...

  10. Push for Putonghua takes root in Canada's schools

    Posted Jan 10th 2010, 12:00am by Wency Leung

    ... drive from Vancouver, school district officials are preparing to launch the province's first Putonghua bilingual programme for kindergarten pupils in September. The neighbouring city of Burnaby is also going ahead with a more modest primary-level Putonghua programme this autumn. And Vancouver's school district is considering a bilingual programme for students from ...




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