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Letters to the Editor, May 12, 2013

I wrote an article for Chartered Quality Institute's Quality World magazine to discuss how to prevent scandals such as horsemeat illegally used in food products, and the contamination of milk powder, rather than afterwards contain the damage these events cause. One of the solutions to the shortage of milk formula and its rationing in Hong Kong and Britain that I recommended was breastfeeding.

Sunday, 12 May, 2013, 4:00am 3 comments

Parliament presence a sign of Prince Charles' rising status

Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, attended the state opening of Britain's parliament alongside Queen Elizabeth yesterday, in a sign of the heir to the throne's increasing role as the 87-year-old monarch scales back her duties.

9 May 2013 - 2:56am

Prince Charles steps into queen's Commonwealth role

The decision by Queen Elizabeth not to attend this year's Commonwealth heads of government meeting (CHOGM) heralds a new role for her son and heir, Prince Charles, and represents the latest accommodation to her age.

9 May 2013 - 2:59am

Britain’s Cameron pledges immigration clampdown in Queen’s Speech

British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged a fresh clampdown on immigration in the Queen’s Speech on Wednesday, seeking to bolster his right-wing credentials and counter the rise of the UK Independence Party (UKIP).

8 May 2013 - 8:24pm 1 comment

Queen Elizabeth II to miss Commonwealth meeting

Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II will skip the Commonwealth heads of government meeting - the first time she’s missed the biennial session since 1971.

The queen has long been a major supporter of the 54-nation Commonwealth, and her decision to send Prince Charles to the November meeting is seen as a reflection of her age and of efforts to reduce her long-distance travel.

7 May 2013 - 4:30pm

China's richest man 'snubs Queen Elizabeth, David Cameron'

China's richest man, Zong Qinghou, may be known for his frugality, but he bailed on two free dinners in February, snubbing invitations from Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister David Cameron.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Taiwan, Thai TV stations sorry for Thatcher photo gaffes

A Taiwanese cable news channel apologised on Tuesday for running a photo of Queen Elizabeth II when reporting the death of Margaret Thatcher, while a Thai station showed a photo of actress Meryl Streep.

10 Apr 2013 - 7:07am

Briefs, March 3, 2013

Britain's Queen Elizabeth is recovering after coming down with a stomach bug that forced the cancellation of a royal engagement. The 86-year-old monarch yesterday cancelled a visit to Swansea, Wales. 

3 Mar 2013 - 6:30am

Sick British queen cancels Wales visit

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has cancelled a planned visit to Wales due to a bout of gastroenteritis, a Buckingham Palace spokesman said on Friday.

The 86-year-old monarch had been due to attend a military celebration in the city of Swansea on Saturday to mark St. David’s Day, the national day of Wales.

“The queenwill no longer go to Swansea tomorrow,” said a spokesman .

2 Mar 2013 - 9:35am

QE II for Kai Tak?

The buyer and destination of the historic Queen Elizabeth II passenger liner is currently one of the best kept secrets in shipping. Rumours abound, ranging from it being bought to go to China to be scrapped – but then there was a story that a Russian Aircraft carrier would suffer the same fate and nothing came of that.

23 Jan 2013 - 12:26am

British queen attends first cabinet meeting

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II attended a cabinet meeting on Tuesday to mark her diamond jubilee, in the first such visit by a monarch in more than a century.

18 Dec 2012 - 7:13pm

Queen to add royal touch to Hong Kong's big race meeting

The "turf world championships" at Sha Tin on December 9 will also feature a touch of royalty, with Queen Elizabeth to have her first runner at the HK$72 million Longines Hong Kong International Races.

22 Nov 2012 - 2:28am

Indonesia’s Yudhoyono welcomed by British queen

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II welcomed Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Wednesday for a state visit aimed at boosting ties with the emerging Asian power, with the help of some traditional pomp and pageantry.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

A bad week for ...

John Terry

The Chelsea and ex-England captain received a four-match ban from the Football Association for racially abusing Queens Park Rangers' Anton Ferdinand during a match last October. Terry, 31, who can lodge an appeal, was also fined £220,000 (HK$2.75 million). He announced his retirement from international football last Sunday.


Frank Gardner

30 Sep 2012 - 4:09am

New portrait of Queen Elizabeth II unveiled

A new official portrait of Britain's Queen, painted by Australian-born artist Ralph Heimans, has been unveiled.

28 Sep 2012 - 4:23pm