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Sunday, 24 May, 2009, 12:00am

Long-distance call

Hong Kong-born Christine Yuen was a banker working for HSBC in London when she was made redundant last year. She'd been with the company since she was 17 years old and losing her job had a devastating effect.

17 May 2009 - 12:00am

Tourist sector fears plummeting trade and mass job cuts

The travel industry is warning its outlook is dire after being hit by the double whammy of swine flu and the global economic downturn.

It is forecasting that business will drop by more than half between now and August, and says there could be mass layoffs unless the government provides assistance.

16 May 2009 - 12:00am

Lessons to learn, even if we can breathe easier

Draconian measures to prevent the possible spread of swine flu in Hong Kong are, thankfully, no longer required. Nearly 300 possible contacts with the city's single case of the infection emerged triumphantly and in good health last night from a week's quarantine in a Wan Chai hotel. Others had already been released from quarantine elsewhere. None pose a health threat to the community.

9 May 2009 - 12:00am

Cab Chat

The world is on edge over the H1N1 flu outbreak. This outbreak has become headline news. I am pleased with the government's measures to fight against the outbreak in Hong Kong, such as the preparation of hospital beds and enforcement of precautionary measures.

4 May 2009 - 12:00am

Growing anger at Metropark Hotel

Grievances among people quarantined in the Metropark Hotel have grown and the government sent psychiatrists to counsel 'inmates' on their third day of isolation yesterday.

4 May 2009 - 12:00am

Clear advice needed in the fight against flu

The death of a Mexican child in the US from swine flu is the latest reminder of the serious threat the virus poses to the world. Fears of a global pandemic persist as the killer flu continues to spread across national borders.

30 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Six years on, painful memories revived

As the world races to stop the spread of swine flu, the families of victims of the city's 2003 Sars outbreak have mixed feelings about the deadly new virus.

28 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Canada hand Hong Kong a dose of reality

After the highs of sweet Saturday came the lows of sad Sunday. Hong Kong looked flat and totally out of it as Canada bumped the hometown heroes out in the Plate quarter-finals.

30 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Busy Fiona Yuen keeps one eye on her wedding

Fiona Yuen Choi-wan might be in need of some extra beauty cream. The TV star has been busy of late taking on extra jobs before she waves bye-bye to showbiz to get married to a Chinese-Canadian restaurateur later this month - and reportedly move to Canada after the wedding. Perhaps that's why she agreed to help Giorgio Armani launch its new eye cream, Crema Nera.

17 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

There may be a global crisis but the Italians can still justify luxury in lean times

Leave it to Italians to teach us how to live the dolce vita during a downturn. As part of the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show last week, the local office of the Italian Trade Commission threw one of the fair's biggest parties on Thursday at the Convention and Exhibition Centre's grand foyer.

9 Mar 2009 - 12:00am


Please stop selling tobacco to children

I am very concerned about a survey finding that almost 90 per cent of shops are willing to sell cigarettes to underage customers.

This shows a worsening trend when compared to 86 per cent in 2007, and 74 per cent 2006.

23 Feb 2009 - 12:00am


Canada's change of citizenship rules makes perfect sense

I refer to the report ('Canadian expats fear citizenship changes', February 8).

15 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Vince Chung & Sam Wu


Vince: (above, right) My parents were originally from Hong Kong, but I'm here on my own from Canada. Before The Amazing Race I was teaching at a local school as the English specialist and doing some performance work on the side.

23 Nov 2008 - 12:00am


Go to the Young Post website, choose 'Learning' from the menu and find the sound clips for this week's exercise. Each relates to the question below

Question 1

Milo chooses some new glasses

Milo is at the optician's choosing some new glasses. Listen to the conversation and then choose the illustration box that shows the glasses he decides to buy.

31 Oct 2008 - 12:00am