Radical Islamists launch attack on Malian city of Gao

A Malian soldier takes cover behind a truck during exchanges of fire with jihadists in Gao, northern Mali. Photo: AP

The assault indicates that the radical Islamists remain entrenched and able to attack despite the thousands of French troops who have liberated most of northern Mali’s towns from control by the extremists.

Sunday, 24 March, 2013, 12:18pm

Macabre exhibit at Gao city hall of defeated Islamist fighters body parts

Men take photos of Islamist fighters' bodies. Photo: AFP

Mobile phones in hand, they wanted to record the defeat of the militants who attacked the city before rigging themselves with explosives and holing themselves up in the town hall. They died in a hail of Malian army gunfire.

25 Feb 2013 - 5:17am

The Soul of Bread

Starring: Chen Han-tien, Michelle Chen Yan-hsi, Anthony Neely Directors: Sean Kao and Lin Chun-yang Category: IIA (Mandarin, Taiwanese and English)

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

A good week for ...

Frank McCourt

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Accidental millionaire to be extradited to NZ

An accidental millionaire wanted by authorities in New Zealand for 2 1/2 years has agreed to be returned there.

Leo Gao Hui, 30, left New Zealand with his then-girlfriend Kara Hurring, 32, after Westpac Bank transferred NZ$10 million (HK$57.6 million) instead of NZ$100,000 to Gao's account as a result of a teller's 'keying error'.

29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Gwen Kao keen to help Alzheimer's patients after launch of charity

A foundation that will support victims of Alzeheimer's and the people who care for them was inaugurated yesterday by Gwen Kao Wong May-wan, wife of the city's best known sufferer of the disease.

22 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Director To not so scary, says Gao

Johnnie To Kei-fung is known as a demanding filmmaker, but mainland actress Gao Yuanyuan says her first collaboration with him wasn't that daunting.

Gao (right, with To) appears in Don't Go Breaking My Heart, a romcom directed by To and Wai Ka-fai, which recently wrapped up filming in Suzhou, Jiangsu.

7 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

School classmates of Nobel prize winner gather to sing his praises

Some 50 years after they graduated, classmates of Nobel physics laureate Charles Kao Kuen assembled yesterday to throw a celebration bash for 'the father of fibre optics' at their school, St Joseph's College, as it marks its 135th anniversary.

8 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Father of fibre optics arrives in HK

Physics laureate Charles Kao Kuen arrived in Hong Kong yesterday for a series of celebrations to mark his triumph in the 2009 Nobel Prize.

The 75-year-old physicist and his wife are here as guests of the government and Chinese University, where Kao served as vice-chancellor from 1987 to 1996.

30 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Nobel winner 'knew he would shake the world'

The wife of Nobel laureate Dr Charles Kao Kuen, the retired head of Chinese University, said her husband had predicted early in his research years that his work on optical fibre would shake the world one day.

9 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Stamps to honour Nobel laureate

Hongkong Post will dedicate a new stamp sheetlet to Hong Kong's Nobel laureate Dr Charles Kao Kuen. The design will be chosen from an open contest. Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing revealed this yesterday on his blog and said the Science Museum would arrange an exhibition about Kao and fibre optics technology, which Kao pioneered.

19 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

A visionary Hongkonger and information highway pioneer

I was at a dinner gathering with a couple of hundred Hong Kong University of Science and Technology colleagues when the word of Charles Kao Kuen's Nobel award reached me. I immediately went on stage to announce this electrifying news. The entire gathering erupted into wild applause and jubilation.

8 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

NZ couple on run in Macau and mainland

A New Zealand service station owner and his girlfriend who fled the country after mistakenly being credited with millions of dollars have been living it up in Macau and on the mainland, according to Facebook postings by a family member who has also become a fugitive.

24 May 2009 - 12:00am

Trade surplus expected to fall as imports surge

The country's trade surplus would ease in the second half of the year as imports increased amid a stronger economy and export growth stabilised despite the global economic slowdown, Vice-Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng said.

Second-half export growth was expected to be similar to that of the first half, Mr Gao said, contrary to widespread concerns over a possible slowdown.

29 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Age claims 'are just part of US mind games'

A top Chinese gymnastics official labelled accusations of age falsification as 'typical mind games' employed by their US opponents yesterday.

Gao Jian, director of the Gymnastics Administrative Centre under the State Sports General Administration, singled out former American coach Bela Karolyi as 'going too far' to help his country disrupt the Chinese team's preparations.

13 Aug 2008 - 12:00am