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Korean guilty of grabbing at gun of Hong Kong airport policeman

A judge has dismissed a lawyer’s claim that he was merely trying to offer a traditional Korean apology when he grabbed at an airport policeman’s machine gun.

Wednesday, 29 January, 2014, 6:03pm 4 comments

City Digest, January 14, 2013

A cover, posted in Shanghai in 1923, bearing a rare $2 stamp depicting the Peking Hall of Classics that was inverted by mistake, sold for HK$4.8 million at an auction by Spink China in Wan Chai yesterday. It was one of only 50 of the stamps issued with the error. It was expected to sell for up to HK$6 million.

14 Jan 2013 - 4:21am

Rebels take control of key Assad air base

Rebels fighting the Bashar al-Assad regime scored a significant victory yesterday when they took control of one of Syria's most important northern airbases, seizing tanks, helicopters and large amounts of ammunition.

12 Jan 2013 - 4:02am

Passengers stuck in Kunming airport run riot

Chaos reigned at one of the mainland's newest airports at the weekend after heavy fog stranded more than 10,000 passengers in Kunming, Yunnan province, for up to three days.

7 Jan 2013 - 6:28am 1 comment

China Digest, December 10, 2012

A blast at a chemical plant in Hefei killed one person and injured 10 others on Saturday, Xinhua reports.

10 Dec 2012 - 5:30am

A reit one way to fund a third runway, but it's unlikely to be accepted

I have the answer to funding of the new third runway at the airport. It's a simple idea, won't cost the taxpayer a dollar and we can still include all the fancy bits that will help keep pink dolphins pink.

26 Aug 2012 - 4:47am

First thing China, August 17

Diaoyu activists to return Sunday

29 Aug 2012 - 3:07pm

Airlines blamed for chaos in aftermath of typhoon

Desperate travellers blamed poor arrangements by airlines for their confusion and delayed trips, as thousands were still stranded at Chek Lap Kok airport yesterday in the aftermath of Severe Typhoon Vicente.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Benefits for high-fliers

Airports worldwide are introducing special enticements to stay competitive and London's Heathrow has rolled out an elite 'Heathrow by Invitation' VIP service.

Once a private benefit used for years by royalty, heads of state and dignitaries, the service can now be reserved by privacy-seeking groups such as celebrities and corporate travellers.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am