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  1. Pay day at last after premier aids a peasant

    Posted Oct 29th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... 'Is there anything we can do for you?' he asked them in a remote village near Yunyang county in the Three Gorges resettlement area. Looking slightly bashful, Xiong Deming told Mr Wen ...

  2. ABX will link with Tradeport for on-airport facility

    Posted Jul 29th 2003, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Tradeport yesterday agreed to partner with ABX Logistics (Hong Kong) in a deal which will see the Belgian freight forwarder base its Hong Kong operations at the HK$530 million on-airport facility. The deal is the third partnership agreement Tradeport has ...

  3. detours

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Joshua Samuel Brown

    ... Christmas Eve in Yangshuo, Guangxi province's backpacker haven, means carols, firework-dodging and eggnog laced with snake bile. Joshua Samuel Brown enjoys a not-so-silent night It's the night before Christmas in Yangshuo, and the town is far fr ...

  4. Wine on

    Posted Jul 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sonoma County cabernets Benziger Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 1999, $288 Russian colonists were planting vines at Fort Ross, up the coast from Sonoma, in 1812. Not until 1823 did the settler-priests of the Franciscan Order plant vines at their most northerly Spanish mission, in what is now Sonoma. By the time the United States claimed California in 1854, the Mexican administrators had ...

  5. Sports Quiz

    Posted Nov 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1. Who coached Torvill and Dean to Olympic gold in figure skating? 2. Who was the first athlete to run 5,000 metres in under 13 minutes? 3. Who was driving for McLaren when they won their first Formula One Grand Prix? 4. What was the Arsenal tube station ...

  6. Building hope

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Culpan

    ... With so many major infrastructure projects started in Taiwan in recent years, and so little government funding available to pay for them, the model du jour has become the build-operate-transfer one. It sounds like a win-win idea for all parties involved. ...

  7. Police protect gambling dens in Anhui

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anhui province, one of the nation's poorest, is home to a thriving gambling industry that enjoys police protection and official collusion. The residents of Taihu county ... tables operating across the county. One table can earn 500 to 10,000 yuan (HK$470 to HK$9,370) a day. The average wage in the county is just 3,200 yuan a year. The owner of a gambling house, Zhou ...

  8. Ten worst polluters named and shamed

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are Minfeng Agricultural Chemical Company in Chongqing; the Number One Papermaking Factory and Xinhua Papermaking Factory in Hua county, Henan (which count as one); Rongping Joint Chemical Factory in Pingnan county, Fujian; Cangzhou Dahua Chemical Enterprise in Hebei; Dangshan Papermaking Factory in Suzhou, Anhui; Jinniu Papermaking Factory in Xiajiang county, Sichuan; Yugang Titanium Powder ...

  9. Classroom collapse injures 15

    Posted Sep 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fifteen students were injured when a classroom collapsed after heavy rainfall in Hua county, Shaanxi province. Four students with broken bones were taken to a hospital in Weinan while others with less serious injuries were treated at a county hospital. All the victims were in stable condition. The incident happened on Tuesday morning when a beam in a classroom at Gao Tang ...

  10. Stature of event grows as each year passes

    Posted Dec 12th 2003, 12:00am by Robert Pierce

    ... Suzanne Dennis and Robert Pierce Widely regarded as the most prestigious event for the business community in Hong Kong, the DHL/SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards, now in its 14th year, has become a benchmark of success for companies and corporations. 'M ...




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