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Mandatory green targets set

Beijing announced new targets to improve energy efficiency, curb carbon emissions and combat widespread pollution in the next five years amid mounting concerns over the environmental impact of the mainland's runaway economic growth.

Sunday, 6 March, 2011, 12:00am

Sibling co-operation

Park Chan-kyung is among the most prominent South Korean artists today. Having graduated from first Seoul National University and then the California Institute of the Arts, the 46-year-old boasts of a Hermes Korea Missulsang award and two prizes from the Korean Culture and Arts Foundation.

6 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

LTJ Bukem and MC Conrad

Sat, 10pm, Hyde

Drum'n'bass music has enjoyed a spirited following in Hong Kong since its worldwide explosion in the 1990s, and Saturday night's event at Hyde should pack out the two-storey venue.

3 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Cashed-up investors can reign in Spain

Of late, Spain's property market seems to have moved faster than a flamenco dancer. First it was up - way up - during boom times that saw double-digit yearly price growth in the heady early years of the new millennium. Then the country went into recession in 2008 and property prices took a dive, from which the market has yet to recover.

2 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Gear changes and weight drop to favour Royal Knight

Astute trainer and jockey combination Sean Woods and Olivier Doleuze combine with Royal Knight for a potential knockout to Triple Trio punters at Happy Valley tomorrow night, and the jackpot of almost HK$3.5 million may well rest on the five-year-old hitting the frame in the final leg.

1 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Survey finds holes in Mong Kok security

Seventy per cent of old buildings in Mong Kok lack guards and almost one in five have neither metal gates nor guards, a survey shows.

The disclosure follows the theft of a series of metal gates in the district, with the gates pried from buildings to be sold for scrap, which is fuelling security concerns among residents.

28 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

Swine flu kills two

Two elderly men infected with swine flu - an 87-year-old at Queen Mary Hospital and a 75-year-old at Tuen Mun Hospital - died in hospital yesterday, the Centre for Health Protection said. As at 2pm, there were 20 flu patients in intensive care units at public hospitals.

Man held for chopping mother

25 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Fire issues douse capsule hotel's licence bid

Shanghai's first capsule hotel appears unlikely to open after failing to meet fire safety standards.

The city's Fire Control Bureau said it would not grant the newly built Shanghai Xitai Capsule Hotel a licence because of a number of fire safety problems, the Youth Daily reported yesterday.

25 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

On the Rails

On face value, perhaps, the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby story for 2011 narrowed to Ambitious Dragon winning it or being unlucky, but history shows there is still likely to be a twist in the tale.

23 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Call for ambulances to serve private hospitals

More doctors and patients are calling for the ban on the city's free ambulance service taking patients to private hospitals to be scrapped.

Responding to complaints, the Medical Association and several legislators say the present system denies patients the right to prompt specialist care and emergency operations.

22 Feb 2011 - 12:00am