Foreign Media

Foreign reporters make news during congress

A foreign journalist raises her hand to ask a question during a news conference at the 18th National Party Congress. Photo: Reuters

The state-run media were more than happy to turn those who usually make the news into the newsmakers during this year's Communist Party congress.

Sunday, 18 November, 2012, 3:48am

Worrying language trend in press releases

We admit it - we are biased. As Hong Kong's leading English-language newspaper, we have a vested interest in keeping standards of written and spoken English high. But so does Hong Kong. It is the language of business, finance, science, technology and global exchange; we cannot be anyone's global city if we are not reasonably fluent in English.

28 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Games offer chance to shatter misconceptions

The Olympic Games are grounded in sport and culture, but over the decades, have come to embody friendship, building a better world, and for the host nation, pride and prestige. All these elements were on show at the opening ceremony on Friday night; never has there been such an impressive kick-start to what is unquestionably the world's premier sporting event.

11 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Word Power

Match the following words with their meanings on the right.

1. epic

2. genocide

3. malicious

4. whitewash

5. unprecedented

6. besieged

a. grand; magnificent

b. surrounded

c. mass killing (of an ethnic, religious or political group)

d. for the first time

4 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Foreign media not impressed by hoopla

Overseas journalists have flocked to the city to report on today's election.

Print and electronic media, mostly the United States and Europe, have interviewed Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and Alan Leong Kah-kit, while the Al-Jazeera English television station has broadcast two reports from Hong Kong.

25 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Are you glad to see the back of the foreign media

YES AS one who makes a living of sorts creeping about the corridors of the fourth estate, it would seem a trifle churlish to speak ill of the thousands of hard-working ladies and gentlemen of the foreign press who have spent sweaty days and bleary-eyed nights toiling after the great Hong Kong handover story. But I'm going to anyway.

6 Jul 1997 - 12:00am