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A Bad Week for ... , June 2, 2013

Francis Liu Hon-por, the Marine Department chief, finally managed to issue an apology to the Lamma ferry tragedy victims and their families, but it did little to ease criticism of Liu and his department.

Sunday, 2 June, 2013, 3:59am

Time to restore China's mahjong glory

My fellow Chinese citizens, it brings me no pleasure to report to you this terrible news. A great calamity has befallen our nation. Our pride, our dignity, nay, the very integrity of our national soul is at stake.

29 May 2013 - 6:16am 5 comments

French beat Chinese at their own game: mahjong

Allez les bleus! A sweeping victory by France over China at an international mahjong tournament has left the nation that invented the game of tiles in shock.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Tai chi, mahjong offer hope for dementia patients

It seems two popular pastimes in Hong Kong - mahjong and tai chi - have more than just sweeping hand movements in common. A recent study indicates they can both keep elderly minds sharp.

22 Apr 2013 - 9:42am

China Digest, January 21, 2013

A former village party secretary in Miyun county has been charged with taking more than 4.65 million yuan (HK$5.74 million) in bribes, the Beijing Times reports.

21 Jan 2013 - 5:32am

China Digest, December 21, 2012

The former site of Fuyang Theatre was destroyed in a fire early yesterday morning, Anhui Business Times reports.

21 Dec 2012 - 4:34am

Hong Kong’s secrets to longevity – tea, tai chi and mahjong

Covered in smog and cramped apartment towers, Hong Kong is not usually associated with a healthy lifestyle. But new figures show that Hongkongers are the longest-living people in the world.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

City Digest

Tests confirm H5N1 in dead black-headed gulls

7 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Nothing lucky in children taking Mark Six gamble

Parents asking their children to pick lucky numbers for tonight's HK$100 million Mark Six draw plays down the risks of gambling, an addiction centre warned.

20 May 2011 - 12:00am

Quotes of the Week

Rare earth is the only issue where China can grab the US by the balls, and we should squeeze as hard as we can.

Wang Zhan, Former chairman of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Regional Committee of the CPPCC

12 Mar 2011 - 12:00am