Canada has big dreams to tap Asian gas market

Canada, which exports most of its natural gas to the United States, has set its sights for the first time on Asia to diversify its market - with China a key target.

Monday, 6 February, 2012, 12:00am

Oil-sands firm plans HK listing

Sunshine Oilsands, a developer of oil-sands energy projects in Canada backed by two mainland financial institutions, is aiming to raise up to US$700 million from a listing this month in Hong Kong.

1 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Ex-buildings chief appeals against toilet leak fine

A former director of the Buildings Department appealed yesterday against a HK$1,750 fine for failing to comply with an order to stop water seeping from his flat.

Choi Yu-leuk, 71, was convicted in Kowloon City Court last April after a long-running dispute with a downstairs neighbour.

18 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Helping to keep joint pain at bay

For rheumatism and arthritis sufferers, the best Christmas present may be nothing more than help to keep joint pain and stiff bones at bay.

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Family fears top fugitive won't get fair hearing

Zeng Hanlin, the high-profile fugitive repatriated to China from Canada, appeared before a Chengdu court in Sichuan province yesterday, a relative said.

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Jordan Belfort

BOOM TO BUST I grew up in New York, in Bayside, Queens, in a lower-middle-class family. My parents were both accountants. They were educated, smart, hardworking ... and broke. I realised at a very young age that it's not enough to be educated and hardworking. My parents were risk averse and they worked for other people.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Seeing things differently

The elevated train ride into the downtown core of Vancouver, Canada, passes through an industrial zone dotted with garment manufacturers and auto body shops. At Clark Drive and East 6th Avenue, amid the buildings and streetlights, is a cross composed of light-emitting diodes bearing the words 'East Van'.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Tuition fees shouldn't leave graduates broke

Universities were invented by the Catholic Church to train its clergy, and did not charge fees. In this way, they could attract talented people from both the rich and the poor.

3 Nov 2011 - 12:00am


Your school is hosting four foreign exchange students. Tina is from Australia, Patti from Canada, Conor from Ireland and Bobby from New Zealand. Today the four guests have come into your English class to introduce themselves. Listen to what each of them has to say and then fill in the fact sheets.



20 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

China's rail exports 'hinge on probe'

An open, thorough and independent investigation of China's fatal high-speed train accident, able to withstand close international scrutiny, is the only way to restore confidence in the country's rail system following the July 23 accident, analysts say.

12 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

New film brings back Sars memories

The portrayal of Hong Kong as a disease-stricken city in a star-studded Hollywood blockbuster movie which opens in the city this week may get the cash rolling in at the box office, but how it will promote 'Asia's World City' is debatable.

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

China CNR warns of hit from cutbacks

China CNR Corporation, which reported a 145 per cent jump in first-half net profit yesterday, warned its business would suffer if there was a 'major reduction' in railway projects on the mainland.

27 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Keep it in the family

While most 20-year-olds are lugging their bags to university or setting off to see the world, Kalok Ng is trying to learn a new language and to obtain his forklift truck licence.

18 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

High-speed trains recalled for fixes

Train maker China CNR Corporation last night announced a recall of 54 trains it supplied for the nation's flagship high-speed railway between Beijing and Shanghai. As a result, daily service on the prestige route will be reduced by a quarter.

The state-owned firm is recalling the CRH380BL series train sets to investigate equipment failure and carry out modifications.

12 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

'Sars hero' voted most popular

Chinese University vice-chancellor, Professor Joseph Sung Jao-yiu, tops the rankings as the most popular head of the city's universities. Sung (right) took over from economist Lawrence Lau Juen-yee on July 1 last year. He edged out the poll's 2010 winner, University of Hong Kong's Professor Tsui Lap-chee.

27 Jul 2011 - 12:00am