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Falling crime rate a Hong Kong success to celebrate

Although Hong Kong is not totally free of violent crime, it is a remarkably safe place to live in. Comparable communities in developed Asia, like Japan, Korea and Singapore, also have markedly lower crime rates than most Western societies.

Friday, 22 February, 2013, 4:04am

Frank Calabrese, hitman for Chicago mafia, dies in prison

Hitman Frank Calabrese, jailed for life after a long career of murder and extortion in the Chicago mob, has died in prison.

His son, Frank Jnr, said he died on Christmas Day, which was "one of the few days out of the year he was a good person".

28 Dec 2012 - 5:48am

Food icon Charlie Trotter puts 'large format' wine collection up for auction

Charlie Trotter, whose eponymous restaurant was synonymous with fine dining in Chicago, is auctioning off his million-dollar wine cellar, which is known for the size of its bottles as much as for what's in them.

7 Nov 2012 - 4:10am

Chicago protest over street gangs' rowdy funerals

As the funeral procession headed through Chicago's far Southwest Side, mourners weaved in and out of traffic, leaned out of car windows as they sang to music blaring from their car stereos and flashed gang signs, a video on YouTube showed.

3 Oct 2012 - 4:01am

Blind dinner date fuels appetite for romance

Chicago-born Jeff Young did not have high hopes when a former colleague set up a blind date for him and Georgine Leung. But it turned out to be infinitely better than he had expected.

18 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Chicago seeks to be friendliest US city for Chinese, mayor Daley says

Chicago mayor Richard Daley, in Hong Kong on the last leg of a China tour, said yesterday the Midwestern metropolis aspires to be the 'most friendly city in the United States for Chinese investors and tourism'.

29 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Events

Today:

American Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'What's next in the Obama US trade agenda?' Bank of America Tower.

American Chamber of Commerce lunch with Chicago mayor Richard Daley: 'The China-Chicago connection'. Renaissance Harbour View Hotel.

28 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Life is about making connections

Jeremy Lieberman, director of operations for Asia-Pacific at Bubba Gump Shrimp, which owns a chain of seafood restaurants inspired by the 1994 movie Forrest Gump, embodies some of the admirable character traits of the film's leading man. Like the fictional character of Gump, Lieberman, 46, is philosophical, inspirational and determined.

5 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

What's on in Hong Kong

Acting out

HKYAF is running a drama games workshop for primary students aged six to 12. It takes place on June 23, 5-6.30pm.

If you're interested, e-mail your full name, age, mobile number, school and district to kerryL@hkyaf.com to register by June 18. Places are on a first come, first served basis.

11 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

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