Letters to the Editor, November 4, 2012

Laying a wreath at the Cenotaph. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Subdivided flats should not be banned

It is estimated that there are now 64,900 people living in subdivided flats, cubicles, bed spaces or cocklofts.

Sunday, 4 November, 2012, 3:36am

The importance of family meals lost on many

Family life is the greatest source of happiness, but it seems Hongkongers attach little importance to it. This is best illustrated by the scene in the city's teahouses at weekends.

3 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

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Cathay Pacific is issuing half rations to passengers flying between London and Hong Kong because of industrial problems at British Airways' caterers.

13 Sep 2005 - 12:00am


I would like to thank all those individuals, companies and clubs which responded to my letter (South China Morning Post, November 9) asking people to buy a poppy or send a donation to our annual poppy appeal.

31 Jan 2003 - 12:00am


Your correspondent N. Millar (South China Morning Post, November 12) criticised the Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa for not attending Sunday's Remembrance Day service.

15 Nov 2002 - 12:00am


Like many others, I was saddened at the pictures of the vandalism in London during the anti-globalisation event, particularly by the graffiti on the Cenotaph and the appearance of one of the 20th century's greatest men, Winston Churchill, as a green-haired Mohican.

14 May 2000 - 12:00am

Lack of respect for war dead

On Sunday, November 14, it was my privilege to lay a wreath at Hong Kong's Cenotaph on behalf of the Gunner's Roll of Hong Kong in memory of those members of the Royal Artillery who fell in two world wars and in particular in defence of Hong Kong in December 1941.

19 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Poppy Day - urgent need for more volunteers

Saturday, November 13 is Poppy Day and Sunday, November 14 is Remembrance Day when we, as a community, will assemble in Central at the Cenotaph for the annual service to remember those men and women who gave their lives in active service in all conflicts.

10 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Cenotaph deserves better

It is a pitiful sight to see the Cenotaph in Central now bare, without flags. I wonder when and if our Government will do something about this sorry state of affairs. I really cannot understand why some politicians and members of our Government see the Cenotaph as being associated with colonialism.

30 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Veterans lose Cenotaph daily flag-raising fight

War heroes have lost their battle to have the dead remembered daily at the Cenotaph in Central.

Officials have rejected an appeal to raise the national and SAR flags daily at the most prominent war memorial, although they may be flown on special days.

13 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Fitting tribute

I am writing to say how happy I was to see flags flying again recently at the Cenotaph on the occasion of St David's Day and St Patrick's Day.

Since the handover the bareness of the Cenotaph has been a very conspicuous change in the view from my window at Jardine House.

11 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Flag day

Flags of St Patrick will be raised at the Cenotaph in Central today in recognition of the Irish saint's day and Irish men and women who died in World War II.

17 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Welsh dragon to fly at Cenotaph

THE Welsh dragon will roar in Central today when the flag of St David becomes the first non-Chinese flag to fly at the Cenotaph since the handover.

A wreath will also be laid in memory of Welsh war dead and their fallen comrades in a St David's Day ceremony paving the way for future memorial services by other countries on their national and patron saints' days.

1 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Ceremony still matters

I am disappointed that the Hong Kong SAR Government was not better represented by its senior members at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday.

13 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

PLA 'no' to service

The commander of the PLA Garrison, Lieutenant-General Liu Zhenwu, has declined to attend Sunday's Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph. A spokesman said the general was busy.

6 Nov 1997 - 12:00am