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Owen Hughes

Service careers big winners for HK's young folk

Elsewhere on this page the Cartoon Channel's mammoth survey into the interests and revulsions of Asia's youth is examined in detail, but leafing through the findings of the SAR's youngsters we discovered some remarkable findings.

Wednesday, 24 June, 1998, 12:00am

Service careers big winners for HK's young folk

Elsewhere on this page the Cartoon Channel's mammoth survey into the interests and revulsions of Asia's youth is examined in detail, but leafing through the findings of the SAR's youngsters we discovered some remarkable findings.

Hong Kong's youth appears to be rather more altruistic than anyone thought.

24 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Spare a thought for the drivers from hell

Thursday afternoon and typhoon signal three is up. A pair of middle-aged women flag down a minibus along Caine Road as the rain buckets down.

23 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Something novel brewing

Product placement is a familiar concept in movies when a director places consumer goods in a scene in order to generate extra income. Back Bites has learned that one of Hong Kong's newest novelists, financial journalist Peter Moreira, has managed to put a literary twist on the idea in his new work, A Grand Surrealist Act.

21 May 1995 - 12:00am

Smugglers caught in sea chase

A ROYAL Navy sailor is recovering in hospital after capturing a smugglers' tai fei by leaping from his own speeding vessel yesterday.

Radio Operator Ray Lawson, a crew member of HMS Peacock, was praised for his 'outstanding bravery' after the operation against a car smuggling syndicate on the edge of Hong Kong waters, south of Lamma Island.

30 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Could that Reid home be on the market?

A SMALL advertisement in the property pages extolling the virtues of a New Zealand property on sale for $2.4 million caught Back Bites' eye last week. It sounded idyllic: three double bedrooms, swimming pool and garden.

9 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

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