Children of the plumed serpent

After time that could not be counted, the waters that covered the entire Earth began to recede. The sky became blue again, and the sun shone down once more upon the land. The gods watched from above and decided that now was the time for humans to populate the Earth.

Monday, 16 January, 2012, 12:00am

Metro incidents

July 28, 2011

A train on Line 10 went in the wrong direction due to a malfunction of the signal system. Nobody was hurt.

December 22, 2009

Two trains collided as a result of a power failure caused by a short circuit on Line 1. Train services on the line were suspended.

December 21, 2009

29 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

45pc of dairies ordered to shut

Nearly half of the dairies on the mainland have to shut down amid a nationwide review to clean up the scandal-ridden industry, according to the mainland's top quality supervisor.

3 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Michael Palin

RIGHT, I'M OFF I began travelling (for television in 1988) because I wanted to see the world. Growing up in Sheffield, a grey industrial city in the north of England, I was taught by two charismatic geography teachers. I had always loved the idea of foreign countries, of being somewhere very different from home.

6 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Trade secrets

If you get your movie news from the internet, it's likely that you've come across Hollywood's trade newspapers, The Hollywood Reporter (hollywoodreporter.com) and Variety (variety.com). The trades, as they are called, were both founded in the early 20th century and were once the first stop for news about who was doing what and how good they were at it.

4 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

As diva or driver, Maggie Q proves a late starter

Now that she's gone Hollywood, is Maggie Q developing diva tendencies? It might appear so as she returned to town on Tuesday to promote Electronic Arts' popular game Need for Speed Undercover. Featured in the latest version, Q plays hot federal agent Chase Linh, who guides gamers through reckless car chases with bad guys.

16 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

In the hot seat

What Japanese students plant to ask President Hu Jintao

Tomoki Nakayama

Q Why do you ban foreigners from visiting Tibet? Can we trust what you say when there is no independent reporting?

Tomoaki Suenobu

Q How will you handle the unrest in Tibet? As a state leader, what will you do to bring stability to the region?

3 May 2008 - 12:00am

Keep it simple

'Less is more'. For some lazy people, this idiom may be their motto.

But it's a saying that could apply to all of us, as I discovered in an art lesson.

We were learning about Dadaism. Our teacher wanted us to create very simple artworks by cutting out some strips and circles and pasting them on a sheet of paper.

16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

The key gripes and Disney's responses to them

Complaint: Costume workers get paid starting salaries $2,000 a month lower than show performers

23 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Q and A with Paul Dingley

Q. Best moment playing for HK (XVs or sevens)?

A. XVs: The first match I'd ever played with my brother, Jon, in the opening Pacific Rim match in 1997. We both scored tries and Hong Kong thrashed the US. Sevens: Winning the Bowl in 1999

Q. Worst moment?

A. Losing, having not played to our true potential

Q. The best player played with ?

24 Apr 2005 - 12:00am


'We got a good position into the first bend and then I was happy to get a lead from Rakti. She has a great turn of foot'

Kevin Manning

Alexander Goldrun

'He just couldn't find that extra gear. He really gave me nothing in the straight'

Philip Robinson


13 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Human nature draws counsellor in

Q: What made you decide to resign and become a counsellor?

A: I got a job at a vocational school in Henan province but grew bored with the fixed schedule of a teacher. As a consultant, I have the freedom to arrange my day, and looking into people's minds intrigued me.

Q: Why are you interested in psychology?

12 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Goldlion founder takes no credit for his success

TSANG HIN-CHI, founder and chairman of menswear group Goldlion Holdings, is definitely not on the VIP lists of the bankering community.

He does not use credit cards, nor does he borrow money from banks. He pays for everything in cash, even when buying HK$500 million, seven-storey premises.

25 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Diligence, sincerity help kerosene trader prosper

TONY IP CHI-SHING started up a kerosene trading venture 31 years ago with HK$4,000 of capital in a 40-square-foot shop in Western.

Today his company, Yip's Chemical Holdings, has a market capitalisation of HK$600 million.

It has been listed on the main board since 1991.

28 Jan 2003 - 12:00am


Q. Favourite bar/club?

Phi-b is my regular. I like the music policy of delivering clients today's best sounds coupled with an attitude-free environment. And then there's Amnesia, our mainstay every month for the White Label shows.

Q. What's your poison?

21 Sep 2001 - 12:00am