Natural Disaster

Activist back behind bars over articles

A mainland political activist who had already spent nearly a decade in prison was jailed for another 10 years yesterday for writing articles urging democratic reform, an unusually harsh sentence that rights groups say shows the authorities are intent on silencing their cr

Saturday, 26 March, 2011, 12:00am

TPV plans bigger LCD business on mainland demand

TPV Technology, the world's biggest contract manufacturer of computer monitors, is gearing up to expand its television business this year as the mainland becomes the industry's largest market for liquid-crystal display (LCD) televisions.

25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Last milk batch from affected prefecture arriving in 3 days

The last batch of a popular brand of Japanese milk formula produced in a quake-affected prefecture arrives in Hong Kong in three days.

25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am


Time to lift freeze on ESF subvention

I could not agree more with those who have been urging the government to end the freeze on its subvention to the English Schools Foundation.

25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

The proof that we can pull together in a crisis

I have been getting e-mails from friends in Japan. Here is a typical description of Tokyo in late evening on the day of the earthquake.

25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

BRICS will become a force to be reckoned with, say researchers

Government researchers say the BRICS countries - a grouping that represents the economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - will grow into a force to strive for developing countries' interests and rights in the world.

25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am


The rewards of being a volunteer

Volunteering should be done voluntarily. You shouldn't volunteer just because your parents or teachers force you to do so. You should volunteer because you are willing to use your time and abilities to lend a helping hand to others.

25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Clean up the rules and this game will fly, says Aussie O'Connor

What is a ruck? That's the question Australian coach Michael O'Connor would love to have dissected. O'Connor feels the laws which apply to 15s cannot be applied to sevens and has called for the IRB to clean up this vexed area.

25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Maanshan sees pinch on profits

Maanshan Iron and Steel says high material costs and oversupply will squeeze profit margins this year, although a revived economy, expanded domestic consumption and construction of the high-speed rail network are expected to boost demand.

24 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Japan food ban after radioactive spinach found

Hong Kong is banning all fruit, vegetables and dairy products from five quake-affected prefectures in Japan from noon today after three food samples were found to be up to 10 times over radiation limits.

Officials said the results were found in two samples of radishes and one of spinach - but they insisted that no contaminated food had gone on sale.

24 Mar 2011 - 12:00am


We're duty-bound to solve waste problem

The problem of waste disposal is becoming more serious day by day, but no sufficient solutions have been found. A main reason for this problem is the huge amount of rubbish people produce. Because of the large amount of rubbish, we are running out of landfills.

24 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Radiation Crisis

After Japan's disaster it seems everyone is worried about radiation. Radiation cannot be seen, but if we get a lot of it, it can kill us. It can hang around on our food and in our water too. So here's what you need to know about the radiation crisis:


24 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

The buzz

The Hong Kong Sevens: that time of the year when oversized men in rugby jerseys run about screaming and attacking each other. Apparently, some rugby gets played as well, but you'd be forgiven for not noticing that amid all of the debauchery, decadence and depravity that seizes the city at this time of year.

24 Mar 2011 - 12:00am


208 Duecento Otto

G/F, 208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan. Tel: 2549 0208. This former meat storage warehouse was transformed into a slice of New York cool by a team who were named the best young designers of 2004 by Wallpaper. Recommended: the extensive wine and cocktail list.

Alfie's by Kee

24 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing predicts fast recovery for Japan's economy

The earthquake in Japan will affect Sino-Japanese trade in the short term only, according to China's Commerce Ministry.

The Japanese economy would recover quickly and the impact would be limited, it said.

23 Mar 2011 - 12:00am