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Challenges ahead for Li's children

Former actress Isabella Leong and businessman Richard Li have split, saying they will share custody of their three sons.

Tuesday, 15 March, 2011, 12:00am


Ip's vague views on democracy leave more questions than answers

I refer to Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee's column ('Defining a democracy that works for all', February 6).

As is often the case with Mrs Ip, the article was vague and unclear.

Is she supporting democratic reform or is she against it? Where does she really stand? I cannot tell.

13 Feb 2011 - 12:00am


Safeguards for leisure centre cancellations

I refer to the letter by Oliver Au ('Well-run sports facilities for everyone should be priority', January 21) with regard to the cancellation policy and management of sports facilities under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

10 Feb 2011 - 12:00am


Public phones have vital role in emergencies

Lee Dai ('Phone booths going to waste', January 8) is obviously not aware that the reason people are not using the PCCW phone booths on the streets is that these public telephones rarely take coins but few of us remember to purchase a telephone card, and why should we when a HK$1 coin should do the trick?

13 Jan 2011 - 12:00am


Poisoning dogs is unacceptable

I am writing to express my outrage at the fatal poisonings of stray dogs.

Cold-blooded people have been poisoning dogs to get rid of strays.

According to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, around 200 dogs have fallen victim to roadside poisonings.

7 Jan 2011 - 12:00am


Report on law reform was lost in black hole

The recent focus on the dismal record of the administration in taking forward the reports of the Law Reform Commission is welcome and may provide some comfort to those who have contributed to the commission's work.

3 Jan 2011 - 12:00am


Place high taxes on luxuries to close wealth gap

I have reservations about J. Garner's suggestion to reform our tax laws so that the rich have to pay a higher tax ('Time to end our wealth-coddling colonial heritage', November 19).

We cannot rule out the possibility that diligence plays a pivotal role in the success of rich people.

23 Nov 2010 - 12:00am


ESF has worked hard at evading parents' fears

I refer to the article ('ESF accused of stifling dissent', September 23) and the letter from Heather Du Quesnay, chief executive of the English Schools Foundation ('ESF has worked hard at reforms', September 28).

2 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Perfect recipe for children

They say the best way to learn a language is to use it in practical ways, and Towngas volunteers are proving the point. Since 2006, they have been running a 'cooking for fun' programme which gives youngsters basic instruction in English through games and conversation, and then lets them try their hand at simple recipes that use the new vocabulary.

18 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Coffee chief who loves the grind

Arun Bhardwaj has more than 20 years' experience in sales, marketing and business development in Asia. Now vice-president of emerging business for Starbucks Coffee Asia-Pacific, he is primarily responsible for developing strategic plans for new international business partnerships and tracking down investment opportunities.

18 Sep 2010 - 12:00am