Summer Olympics Torch Relay
A radio presenter born in Hong Kong will carry the Olympic torch through London in July as a representative of the young, Chinese and Filipino communities in Britain.Thursday, 3 May, 2012, 12:00am
The right to protest and the maintenance of public order are both matters which are close to Hong Kong people's hearts. There have been numerous protests since the handover - some of them involving many thousands of people - but they have generally been peaceful and orderly. In this respect, our city has been a model for other parts of the world.1 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Rowdy protests were held on July 1 with defiant protesters blocking main roads in parts of Central [following the main march]. Scuffles broke out between the police and the demonstrators.
I was very disappointed by what happened and by the fact that some lawmakers were involved in these actions.12 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
The Paralympic torch relay stopped in the historical city of Nanjing yesterday. Sixty torch-bearers took part in the 3km relay in the capital of Jiangsu .3 Sep 2008 - 12:00am
It wasn't riveting stuff by any stretch of the imagination, but like a few sorry souls, we were also glued to the television watching the Olympic torch meander through Hong Kong on Friday.
One man who didn't watch the local politicos and businessmen enjoy their Kodak moment was A de O Sales, the former president of the Hong Kong Sports Federation and Olympic Committee.4 May 2008 - 12:00am
When it comes to patriotism, Hong Kong is not in the same league as Macau, the experience of the torch relay in the two cities shows.
Hong Kong police on Friday had to 'protect' demonstrators by removing them, after activists clashed with cheering crowds.4 May 2008 - 12:00am
There was no doubt that the Olympic torch was firmly in China yesterday.
While there were minor protests during the Hong Kong leg of the relay on Friday, it was all smooth sailing in Macau.4 May 2008 - 12:00am
Through rain, haze and occasional voices of protest, the Olympic torch was proudly carried through Hong Kong yesterday, cheered on by many thousands of enthusiastic supporters celebrating the first leg of the relay on Chinese soil.3 May 2008 - 12:00am
Since Hong Kong's return to China, there have been many events to mark the city's national identity, such as National Day, anniversaries of the handover, flag-raisings and fireworks celebrations. None, however, has proclaimed the city's proud sense of patriotism as spontaneously as yesterday's Hong Kong section of the Olympic torch relay.3 May 2008 - 12:00am
Waving red flags and shaking yellow pompoms, hundreds of Leung Kui Kau Lutheran Primary School students were out in the noonday sun on Wednesday, practising their cheering for today's historical 2008 Beijing Olympics torch relay.
The Sha Tin school is one of the few schools close enough to the relay route to be able to take part in the festivities.2 May 2008 - 12:00am
Officials had the good sense to allow actress and human rights advocate Mia Farrow to enter Hong Kong yesterday. Our city's reputation for tolerance of free speech has been under a cloud after eight activists, who intended to protest at today's Olympic Games torch relay, were denied entry.2 May 2008 - 12:00am
Macau police are pulling out all the stops to guard the Olympic torch relay tomorrow, despite a 'low risk' of disruptive protests on the last leg before the flame enters the mainland.2 May 2008 - 12:00am
The Olympic flame arrived in Hong Kong yesterday - the first time in 44 years - to begin a tour of Chinese cities before arriving in Beijing in August.
Senior Hong Kong officials welcomed the flame at the airport and at another ceremony at the Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui as it returned to Chinese soil after a bruising, protest-marred journey overseas.1 May 2008 - 12:00am
Liberal chief sees no favouritism in relay picks1 May 2008 - 12:00am
The Olympic torch relay that snaked through 19 cities before its arrival on Chinese soil yesterday was meant to be a time of glory for a rising world power. Instead, it turned out to be a fiasco, with heavy security needed at almost every stop to shield the torch from protesters.1 May 2008 - 12:00am