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  1. Anti-Qing rebels' secret hideout in Yuen Long declared a monument

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com An anti-Qing operational base run by an organisation that later formed the Kuomintang is set to become a statutory monument. The Development Bureau said yesterday it had decided to declare the fortified structure at 55 Ha Pak Nai, Yuen Long, as a monument under the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance. The declaration of the building as a monument, ...

  2. Four men with handgun arrested in Yuen Long

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Police arrested four men, including two visitors from the mainland, and seized a handgun and seven rounds of ammunition in Yuen Long yesterday. Plainclothes officers approached ... into action,' one male witness said. The two local men and two mainlanders, aged between 24 and 42, were then handcuffed, hooded and dragged into an alley off On Ning Road and driven to Yuen Long police ...

  3. Five vehicles torched in attacks

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Four cars and a taxi were damaged in a series of arson attacks before dawn yesterday. The first fire started in a car parked opposite Sha Tin racecourse at 4.05am. Police said the car's windows had been smashed before the blaze. A taxi later caught fire outside Fanling East Rail station. The third vehicle went up in flames near Yuen Long West Rail station and two cars ...

  4. Village two arrested over dumping clash

    Posted Oct 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Two residents of Ho Sheung Heung village in Sheung Shui fighting illegal dumping on their farmland were arrested after a clash on Thursday with two other villagers. They were released on HK$500 bail and are required to report back to police ...

  5. A Long Long Way

    Posted May 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Compiled by Charmaine Chan A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry Faber and Faber $195 Willie Dunne, an idealistic young man, goes to war with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers- and A Long Long Way tells of the pain of separation, the horrors of battle, the trauma of death, and the hardening of character as purpose is questioned and futility informs the answer. But Sebastian Barry's ...

  6. Peaceful, civilised protests go a long way

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Arthur Chan

    ... Arthur Chan, Li Po Chun United World College Can I have a show of hands, instead of a show of fists? The high-speed railway to Guangzhou has sparked debate among the Hong Kong public. Thousands of people took their stance to the streets. Among them, the y ...

  7. A Long Way Gone

    Posted Jan 27th 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah Harper Perennial, HK$228 If the Hollywood film Blood Diamond placed Sierra Leone on the world map again and pricked the conscience of lovers of the gem, Ishmael Beah's memoir should move readers to take action against the many wrongs chronicled in his gutsy tale about his years as a child soldier in the country. A Long Way Gone, ...

  8. Long term, Gaza war is a disaster for Israel

    Posted Jan 13th 2009, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... looks more and more like the three-week Israeli war against Hezbollah in Lebanon, in 2006, which could hardly be called a success. It will last about as long. It will kill about as many Arabs. ... neighbours if the price is giving the Palestinians back their pre-1967 borders. In the long run, the war is more of a disaster for the Israelis than it is for the Palestinians. The Arabs, as a whole, ...

  9. Battle for hearts and minds has long way to go

    Posted Apr 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Propaganda has long been a weapon of warfare, but it can be a double-edged sword. The demonisation and psychological stereotyping of enemies can come back to haunt the perpetrator. ... blundered in 2001 when he described the 'war on terror' as 'a crusade'. But this latest fine-tuning shows the battle for hearts and minds still has a long way to go. The move ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book: Writing War, by Aaron William Moore

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... "War is war, and the Geneva Red Cross Convention … is a long, long way from the frontline. There is but one law here, KILL, KILL, KILL!" Moore traces his interest in the subject ... the long history of 'factual' record-keeping that these men were exposed to in reportage and military culture," Moore writes. "They spent a lot of time generating anger ...




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