Mongolia

Murder probe over Chungking Mansions death

Wednesday, 11 August, 2010, 12:00am

SteppeBySteppe

Photographs by Yank Wong Yan-kwai taken since 2004 in Hong Kong, France, the steppes of Inner Mongolia (including 1OnTheSteppe, above) and elsewhere. Tue-Sat, 10.30am-7.30pm, Sin Sin Annex, 53-54 Sai St, Central. Inquiries: 2858 5072. Ends Jun 10

26 May 2010 - 12:00am

Save these cute creatures

Some of you might have heard about the rare Eurasian beaver or European beaver (Castor fiber). Many people in Europe and Asia kill these animals to make coats.

Although similar to their North American cousins, Eurasian beavers tend to be bigger.

European beavers on average weigh about 18kg and are the largest European rodents.

9 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Silent crisis

The Mongolians are facing one of the harshest winters in living memory. With temperatures plunging to minus 50 degrees Celsius in some places, millions of livestock have perished in the freezing conditions.

Unable to deal with the crisis, the government in Ulaanbaatar appealed for help to the United Nations. Aid is coming in but much more needs to be done.

12 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

nomadic refugees

Reading comprehension

1 What do the herders sell as a cash crop?

a. cashmere

b. milk

c. meat

d. horses

2 What did the herders want to buy with their loans?

a. better goats and houses

b. land

c. horses and camels

d. motor bikes and solar panels

2 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

This week's question: What developing nation sets a good example for Hong Kong and why?

Benjamin Allen, 16, La Salle College

Imagine rolling steppes under an azure sky; a pristine land where the inhabitants have not changed their way of life much for thousands of years, undisturbed by the rush of industry and science. Welcome to Mongolia.

5 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

The Wow Factor

Eastern royalty

Laura Mercier's Scarlet Passion Collection (HK$170-HK$200) is inspired by past imperial dynasties and lavish art from China, Russia and Mongolia. The collection includes lip colours in reds of all shades - raspberry, scarlet, crimson - a cheek colour duo and eye colours. Available from all Laura Mercier locations.

Everlasting kisses

1 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Ulan Bator pitches plan for tent cities

On the gritty outskirts of Ulan Bator, where heavy trucks lumber along potholed roads and packs of mangy dogs patrol litter-strewn alleys, a shiny new billboard is attracting curious onlookers.

The sign describes an ambitious plan to modernise the neighbourhood, the 11th ward of Bayanhoshuu district, raising it from slum conditions to the first-world in a flash.

8 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Genghis Khan

HK Cultural Centre Grand Theatre

Tomorrow and Sat, 7.30pm (also Sat and July 5, 3pm; July 5, 11am)

2 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Promises, promises

The Young Post editor and reporters discuss their New Year's resolutions for 2009

Susan Ramsay

This year's resolution is to do more things that start with 'M'. First of all I want to Meet More Young Post readers. Then I want to see More Movies at the cinema instead of waiting for the DVDs. On my travel list this year are Madagascar and Mongolia.

31 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Resource-rich nation is used to playing the middle man

When you are a small country surrounded by two giants, it pays to be ambitious, according to Mongolian President Nambaryn Enkhbayar.

11 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Praise for Manila

Bill Clinton heaped praise on the Philippines while sharing the stage with his former George Washington University classmate, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Mr Clinton said the Philippines led the field in the amount of electricity generated from geothermal sources.

3 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Saving the steppes

When we think about conserving nature we often think of jungles or forests. Seldom do we consider the vast open spaces of grasslands worthy of our efforts. But last Saturday, Enkhtuya Oidov, Nature Conservancy's Mongolia country programme director, stopped over in Hong Kong and talked to Young Post about why grasslands are important.

12 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Enchanting Hong Kong

Children's choir from Mongolia brings colourful traditions to Hong Kong.

26 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Bestway buys Mongolia miners for HK$7b

Bestway International Holdings has agreed to buy two resource prospectors in Mongolia for HK$6.98 billion. The plastic maker will buy one with rights to a polymetallic mine covering 4.88 square kilometres for HK$1.28 billion and another with rights to a coal mine with an area of not less than 200 square kilometres for HK$5.7 billion.

10 Jul 2008 - 12:00am