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Focus on fire safety in Fa Yuen Street

Friday, 2 December, 2011, 12:00am

Faith, hope and Hong Kong soccer

There are few tests of public faith quite like Hong Kong soccer. A much-heralded blueprint for revival has turned into a script for despair before its first chapter has been turned. Head-hunted coaches and administrators have walked away from it; with one even delivering the parting shot that it was 'poorly written'.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Wen says prices falling but warns of pressures

Domestic prices had been falling significantly since October but seasonal demand over the winter could still cause inflationary pressure, Premier Wen Jiabao said in Russia.

9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing and Moscow agree to deepen trust and links

Beijing and Moscow vowed yesterday to deepen mutual political trust and enhance strategic partnerships, signalling that the two powers may get closer at the United Nations, as Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin ended his two-day China visit.

13 Oct 2011 - 12:00am


Short stories help us improve our English

A student from my school posted a blog entry on the school intranet saying the 'short stories' elective course does not prepare students for the HKDSE English exam. He says studying a grammar book is more useful and thinks we should get rid of the subject and ask teachers to drill us in grammar exercises instead. I disagree.

12 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

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Tsang gives last policy address as chief executive

12 Oct 2011 - 12:00am


Snowdrops by A.D. Miller Atlantic (e-book)

9 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Investors warned on talk of Putin 'reforms'

Hong Kong firms looking to invest for the first time in Russian resource companies have been told to be 'very, very careful' before they do so. And they would be wrong to believe that when Vladimir Putin becomes president again next year he will introduce wholesale reforms.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

The tortuous birth of a credible opposition

He took off the Kremlin dog collar,' explained a friend of Mikhail Prokhorov, Russia's third-richest man, as the political party Prokhorov had founded to run against Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in the December elections blew up in his face.

20 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Lack of Russia deal lifts PetroChina's shares

PetroChina's share price bucked the market gloom yesterday, going up by as much as 5 per cent on speculation it would benefit from Beijing and Moscow's failure to reach a long-term gas supply agreement this week.

18 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

China, Russia stuck on gas deal pricing

China and Russia failed to finalise a gas supply deal in time for their leaders' summit in Moscow yesterday, but President Hu Jintao stressed the importance of energy co-operation between the countries after meeting with Dmitry Medvedev, his Russian counterpart.

17 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

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City's sporting future on Legco agenda

10 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Lack of continuity is hurting Wales - John

He may have pulled off a huge shock by winning the World Cup two years ago, but it hasn't made Paul John's job as Wales coach any easier. Sevens is still very much the junior partner to 15s in Wales, and there's no sign of that changing, despite John giving the nation one of its few, if not only, world sporting titles.

28 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Expats in HK continue to enjoy the good life

Hong Kong may have its problems but, as far as expatriates are concerned, the city has a tremendous amount going for it. The results of a recent HSBC survey found that Hong Kong remains one of the most favoured destinations for expats who have relocated, scoring highly in categories that range from the quality of local transport to the ease of making friends.

8 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing silent on joint Russia drill

A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman declined yesterday to confirm media reports that China and Russia will hold a joint military exercise in the Sea of Japan next year, but praised the role of such drills in safeguarding regional stability.

22 Dec 2010 - 12:00am