Letters to the Editor, March 25, 2013

Pope Francis takes charge of a Vatican in crisis. Photo: AFP

John Charleston writes that North Korea is "safe" from American influence thanks to its military strength and nuclear weapons programme, while suggesting that the "right-wing" South China Morning Post is partly responsible for public opinion of the North Korean regime.

Monday, 25 March, 2013, 2:37am

Letters to the Editor, March 18, 2013

People watch fireworks in a Beijing street. Photo: AFP

After studying how the topic has been discussed over the last 20 plus years, I realise that, like what the experts say about grief over a lost loved one, there are five stages Hongkongers have experienced in their thinking on universal suffrage, although some have occurred simultaneously and not necessarily always in the following order.

18 Mar 2013 - 1:41am 7 comments

Diamond find sparks mayhem in river villages

Thousands of fortune hunters have started a diamond rush in southern India for rough gems lying on the bed of a river long associated with the stone.

The gravel deposits of the Khrishna River in Andhra Pradesh are famous for producing some of the world's best known diamonds, including the legendary 186-carat Kohinoor.

24 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Oriental Pearl in control despite late trial scare

John Size's Oriental Pearl left no doubt that he is one of the most promising young horses in Hong Kong at yesterday's Sha Tin trials despite giving his rider a scare in the final 100 metres.

15 May 2002 - 12:00am

Double shows stable duo at their best

CONFIDENCE counts for plenty in the sport of kings and English rider Wendyll Woods showed it in spades yesterday when steering home a well-executed Sha Tin double.

28 May 2000 - 12:00am

Koh-I-Noor glimmers as Triple Trio banker

Koh-I-Noor, blinkered for the first time, can anchor the opening leg of tomorrow night's Happy Valley Triple Trio.

Racing comes from the city venue as it is Martell Grand National night with the world's most famous jumps contest simulcast live from England at 10.45pm.

7 Apr 2000 - 12:00am