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Natural Disaster

'Italian' fashion is from closer to home

The products are not designed or manufactured overseas and are little known outside the mainland- despite being promoted as foreign.

Sunday, 27 March, 2011, 12:00am

Forced by quake to return home early, young travellers seek help on visas from consulate

A group of young Hongkongers are to ask the Japanese consulate to extend special visa arrangements to them after their working holiday was cut short by the earthquake and tsunami disaster.

The 15 were in Japan under a special two-way scheme offering young Hongkongers and Japanese the chance to learn more about the two places by having an extended working holiday.

27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Responses to quake offer hope of understanding

It's in people's nature that in times of crisis, differences are set aside to lend a helping hand. The greater the hardships, the higher the likelihood that even the bitterest of enemies will pitch in.

27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am


Smokers are at risk from radioactive element in tobacco

There has been public concern that the contamination of the environment by the Fukushima nuclear power plants may extend to eastern and southern China, including Hong Kong.

27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

HK not covered if Daya Bay reactor leaks, insurer warns

Who will pick up the bill for the impact on families and businesses of a serious leak of radioactivity from the Daya Bay nuclear power complex? No one - not your insurer, and not the Hong Kong government. And that won't do, says a leading insurance executive.

27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

When glitz, glamour and giving collide

Money and food are undoubtedly two parts of the holy trinity of 'things Hongkongers love'. The third is arguably fashion.

But this devotion is not just about who's wearing whom. Hong Kong students are taking advantage of their sartorial bent for the greater good, staging fashion shows for charity.

27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Free-for-all as giants move into last eight

Everyone from Sponge Bob to the Roman Legionnaires can look forward to a mouth-watering finals day at the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens with co-favourites England and New Zealand on a collision course for Cup glory.

27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

In the line of fire

Rolando Mendoza arrived early at Melencia Gonzales' doorstep.

He was a friend and said he needed a lift. Although he had been dismissed by the police 18 months earlier, he was wearing a camouflage outfit, a cap and a dark T-shirt with 'POLICE' printed on the back.

'Why are you dressed up like that?' she asked.

27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Channel hop

As the effects of Japan's natural and nuclear disasters continue to unfold, it is heartening to see that help is forthcoming from Hong Kong; some of us have opened our homes to family and friends from the affected region and many retailers are raising relief funds.

27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Insurance giant PICC posts profit rise of 192pc

The Hong Kong share price of PICC Property and Casualty fell 4.6 per cent to HK$9.23 yesterday, despite the mainland insurer announcing an almost 200 per cent jump in net profit for last year.

PICC's net profit soared 192.3 per cent to 5.21 billion yuan (HK$6.2 billion), while turnover grew 28.8 per cent to 154.31 billion yuan in 2010.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Q&A: Ai Haruna

Wearing glossy make-up and a cute dress covered with artificial flowers, transsexual Japanese entertainer Ai Haruna caught everyone's attention when she turned up at a local shopping centre earlier this week.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am


Government is stuck in idle mode as usual

I could not agree more with what Mike Rowse says in his article ('The futility of trying to please everyone', March 21).

As Mr Rowse points out eloquently, governments, whether elected by democratic process or not, have a duty to govern and make decisions on behalf of their constituents.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Sleepwalking through a crisis

More than two weeks after a massive earthquake of 9 magnitude triggered a horrendous tsunami and crippling damage to a major nuclear plant, it is as if Japan is still sleeping through a raging nightmare.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Ex-All Black delighted at quake fund donation

Former All Black Justin Marshall did a lot of distributing as a world-class scrumhalf but he was delighted to see someone else doing the giving in the form of a surprising donation this week.

In town to play for the BGC Barbarians in the Tens, Marshall was exhilarated to see the US$100,000 contribution from BGC to the New Zealand quake relief.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Where and how you can give

Today and tomorrow: Auction of giant rugby ball at Hong Kong Sevens; Tam's Yunnan Noodles to donate all income to World Vision; YMCA sale by Hong Kong youngsters who lived in Japan at Cityview lobby on Waterloo Road

Tomorrow: Toba Nagoya Cuisine to donate all income after costs to Red Cross

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am