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The Virtue Of Tranquil Beauty

Inner Mongolia-born Xue Mo has her inaugural exhibition of contemplative oil portraits of Asian women. Based in Beijing, the artist's work is described as a return to pure painting in the Renaissance style of a Chinese Vermeer. Sep 11-Oct 4.

Thursday, 11 September, 2003, 12:00am

Hong Kong in upbeat mood after checking out their next opponents

The Hong Kong squad went on a 'spying' mission yesterday in preparation for for their remaining matches in the preliminary round of the East Asian Championship against Mongolia and Guam.

27 Feb 2003 - 12:00am



The Trans-Siberian Handbook by Bryn Thomas ($162 from www.paddyfield.com) is well worth buying for the train journey and Mongolia. If you are travelling by train, bring plenty of food and drink (even teabags) because the cafeteria car is not well stocked. Hot water, however, is available in every carriage.

15 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Give Macau horses new home in Mongolia

I am appalled by the reports in the Sunday Morning Post of racehorses being shot in Macau.

My Australian grandfather's family were prominent in horse racing. I have great respect for these beautiful animals. They should not be killed because they cannot win a race.

Recently I visited Outer Mongolia where there are huge herds of wild horses.

7 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

12 Christians sent to labour camp after raid on service

Twelve Protestants have been sent to a labour camp in Inner Mongolia for two to three years for illegal religious activities, AFP quoted the Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy as saying yesterday.

21 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Irrational exuberance

FISHING IS A form of madness and fly fishing is probably its most virulent strain. For those who are struggling with this affliction, or know someone who is, Mongolia is a place to purge the fishing demons from the system and find the route to recuperation. I speak from experience. Though I am no fisherman, I have borne witness to this bizarre ailment up close - and in Mongolia.

31 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Visit to Inner Mongolia reminds students to count their blessings

A group of international school students visited remote areas in China to see how a charity helped to improve education opportunities for girls and change their lives.

Seventeen Year 12 students and three teachers from King George V School (KGV) visited Inner Mongolia to get a taste of what life is like in one of the backward regions served by the Spring Blossom Project.

3 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Communism rules in new democracy

TEN years ago, Chimmidorj, a portly and normally jovial Foreign Ministry official based in Ulan Bator, sat pondering the advent of democracy, this strange new thing that had suddenly surfaced in Mongolia's closed Stalinist dictatorship.

2 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Mongolian aid

The Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee approved a grant of $1 million to World Vision Hong Kong for relief to snowstorm victims in Mongolia.

20 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Cream cakes in Mongolia

Once a brutalised victim of Soviet industrial planning, Ulan Bator is emerging as the new Kathmandu, an unlikely Shangri-La.

Here you have total freedom, blue skies, sun and wonderful people, says Barrie Evans, a middle-aged management consultant who first came to work here under the European Union's TACIS programme.

29 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Mongolia now the land of the free

The freest country in Asia must now be Mongolia. Ten years ago when I first arrived in Ulan Bator nobody could have dreamed it.

11 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Legal rights

Reporting on the plight of Hong Kong businessmen detained without trial for unspecified offences on the mainland has become almost routine.

Possibly the authorities have more important things to think about than the plight of a handful of ordinary Hong Kong citizens without money or influence.

2 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Lonely Planet - Mongolia

Saturday television from the terrestrial channels is once again geared to lovers of geography, nature and racing. Those hoping to wind down with an absorbing television drama or movie must be disappointed.

5 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

No casino

Tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun has denied claims by the Mongolian Consul, Denny Yung Yu-yan, that he plans to open a casino with a Beijing joint venture in Ulan Bator. Responding to a report in Tuesday's South China Morning Post, Mr Ho said: 'I have never had any plans to open a casino in Mongolia, nor do any of my companies.'

19 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Cashmere inventories' overhang darkens prospects for sector

The mainland's cashmere industry is struggling, with Inner Mongolian herdsmen unable to sell 6,000 tonnes of wool this year, according to the Economic Information Daily.

In just two years, prices for untreated cashmere dropped from 480 yuan (about HK$446.4) a kilogram to about 80 yuan, the newspaper reported.

18 Sep 1998 - 12:00am