Kevin Sinclair

Tell Me a Story: Forty Years Newspapering in Hong Kong and China

Tell Me a Story: Forty Years Newspapering in Hong Kong and China

by Kevin Sinclair

SCMP Books HK$200 3 stars

Sunday, 13 January, 2008, 12:00am

300 celebrate the life of Kevin Sinclair

Friends of the late Kevin Sinclair streamed into the Police Officers Club in Causeway Bay last night for a gathering to pay tribute to the journalist, author and columnist, who died last month.

The memorial event was attended by more than 300 friends, politicians, businessmen and officials whose lives, in their words, Sinclair had touched during his years in the city.

8 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

A life in full

Commissioner of Police Tang King-shing (left) and his deputy, Peter Yam Tat-wing, reminisce with Kit and Kiri Sinclair, widow and daughter of journalist Kevin Sinclair, who died last month. Friends thronged the Police Officers Club last night to honour the Hong Kong stalwart. The gathering was held in place of a funeral service as Sinclair donated his body to medical science.

8 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Late columnist Kevin Sinclair sweeps Person of the Year poll

Journalist, author and columnist Kevin Sinclair, who died of cancer last week, was voted the person of the year in an annual RTHK poll, winning by a large margin over new legislator Anson Chan Fang On-sang and Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen.

3 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Late Post stalwart leads field in radio poll for person of the year

Days after his death from cancer, Kevin Sinclair is on course to be named person of the year in an annual RTHK radio poll.

The journalist, author and South China Morning Post columnist was yesterday leading a field of seven, including Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, in listener voting.

30 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

'He was one of the rare ones'

Less than a week after a triumphant book launch of the story of his life, journalist and author Kevin Sinclair's life ended with his wife at his side after a long and valiant fight against the cancer that finally overcame his body. He had battled his cancer, clocking up victory after victory, for 30 years.

29 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Kevin Sinclair dies after long battle with cancer

Kevin Sinclair, journalist, author and passionate supporter of Hong Kong, died yesterday after a long battle with cancer. He was 65.

24 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Kevin Sinclair feted at launch of his life story

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was among the guests at the Foreign Correspondents' Club last night for the launch of veteran journalist Kevin Sinclair's autobiography - Tell Me a Story: Forty Years of Newspapering in Hong Kong and China.

20 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Making his story

It would be hard to find someone in Hong Kong who hasn't heard of irrepressible journalist, author and South China Morning Post columnist Kevin Sinclair.

18 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Kevin Sinclair's Hong Kong

A veteran SCMP reporter, Kevin examines the good, bad and ugly sides of life in the city. E-mail him at kevin.sinclair@scmp.com

12 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Unwelcome deposits

When I moved into a hilltop village house above Sai Kung eight years ago, I expected tranquillity; breezes sighing through the lychee trees, an oriental cuckoo chorusing its morning greeting or even a pangolin sneaking through the bamboo forest. Instead, came dogs - lots of them - leaving their nightly collection of faeces. And most of the animals are my neighbours' pets.

28 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Kevin Sinclair's Hong Kong

A veteran SCMP reporter, Kevin examines the good, bad and ugly sides of life in the city. E-mail him at kevin.sinclair@scmp.com

From the tarmac at Chek Lap Kok, Brian Butt Yiu-ming casts his eyes onto the rearing peaks of Lantau and his saddest memories.

21 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Saving memories

When Lam Kiu-chung, Nam Wa Po's village representative since 1979, decided to renovate the village school and church, he got a nasty shock. The 71-year-old former construction worker discovered that the wooden roof beams were being eaten away by termites. There was genuine concern that the building, part of the village's 'collective memory' may collapse.

13 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Kevin Sinclair's Hong Kong

A veteran SCMP reporter, Kevin examines the good, bad and ugly sides of life in the city. E-mail him at kevin.sinclair@scmp.com

Thank God I don't live on Hong Kong Island. If so, I might next December be left in a chilling position; I could face a choice of voting for either Artful Anson or Regina the Rottweiler.

19 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

On their guard

Students and staff of the University of Science and Technology were alarmed recently when a large barge pulled into a scenic bay in Port Shelter and started unloading heavy earth-moving equipment. The beach at Pak Shui Wun and a snug valley fringed by waterfalls are just outside university property.

18 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

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