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  1. New drug 'K2' found in Yuen Long

    Posted Jun 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A new street drug 'K2', or so-called Spice, has been found for the first time in the city after police arrested a couple in a flat in a village house in Tung Tau Tsuen, Yuen Long, yesterday. 'K2' is a herbal and spice mixture, which when ingested has an effect similar to cannibas but is stronger. It is regarded as a new street drug in some countries ...

  2. Opera venues need long-term solution

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of a landlord. The owner has been convinced to set aside his plans to put up a shopping mall- the theatre will stay for four more years after renovation work. This is obviously not a long-term solution, ... the purpose-built Xiqu Centre at the West Kowloon arts district has been completed around 2016. The new Sunbeam deal will keep opera-goers happy, but it is only delaying the inevitable. Authorities must ...

  3. Land of long beaches and ancient temples

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Reggie Ho

    ... to Shima Temple, which houses Asia's tallest Buddha statue at 21 metres. The yearly Hindu Rush festival is also an attraction. In the Khulna district, 320km southwest of Dahka, lies ... development. One example is the Somapura Mahavihara in Paharpur, a small village 5km west of Jamalganj in the greater Rajshahi district. Its terracotta embellishments vividly depict Bangladeshi folk ...

  4. A little something from Beijing

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... proposal, however, was first floated in 2009, with Beijing planning to turn the 15 square kilometre zone in Shenzhen close to Hong Kong's Yuen Long into the 'Manhattan of the Pearl River ... This plan was first announced in August last year. 'These measures have been planned for a long time and I do not see them as a new gift,' said Chim Pui-chung, a Hong Kong legislator ...

  5. Pakistani consulate fails to sway officials in mosque row

    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The deputy chairman of Yuen Long District Council, Leung Che-hung, had earlier suggested that there would be fewer objections if the mosque was moved to the fringes of the village. Many members of the Islamic community have lived in the district for decades. But the board spokesman said the government's Housing, Planning and Lands Bureau, which would have to approve such a proposal, had ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No one nation, whether America or China, can rule Asia

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... Jinping and his US counterpart Barack Obama discussed a long list of disputes, from trade to climate change and cyberhacking. Both were anxious to get along and there will be only small steps ... dominance, where America is the sole power setting the agenda. Asians don't endorse the American rebalancing, at least not for the long term and at any price. Take a look at the regional ...

  7. News - World - LANGUAGE

    Study finds Europe, Asia shared common language 15,000 years ago

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... University evolutionary biologist Mark Pagel said. Linguists have long debated the idea of an ancient Eurasiatic superfamily, a controversial idea because many words evolve too rapidly to preserve ... But survival of other terms was more baffling. The verb "to spit" and nouns "bark" and "worm" had long histories. "Bark was really important to early people. ...

  8. Foreign listings in Shanghai still a long way off

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to take into account A-share market sentiment, liquidity and trading rules before making a decision on the debut of the long-heralded board where foreign companies would be traded. 'If you ...

  9. Long list of don'ts for solo visitors

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and foreign entertainers, and dining with local government officials and elected representatives. As long as the solo visitors did not violate the travel restrictions or other Taiwanese laws ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Credit Suisse trains sights on Asia's growing wealth

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Suisse, he said, is that the euro-zone crisis may take a long time to resolve. "Look what happened in the global markets in reaction to the Cyprus banking crisis. It shows the markets ...




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