Return of Peter the great

Three-time winner Thomson a guest of honour

Wednesday, 14 November, 2007, 12:00am

Lost generation

I am glad that I graduated at my university four years ago because, to my knowledge, the average salary and career advancement of graduates in Hong Kong this year are much worse than in the past.

It is appalling to learn that some bachelor degree holders this year can only secure a dead-end job with a monthly salary as low as $7,000 (or even less).

3 Oct 2003 - 12:00am


China Eastern is expected to post a drop in net earnings when it announces its results today due to foreign exchanges losses.

The mainland airline will report a net profit of 177.71 million yuan (about HK$165.84 million) in the year to December 31, down 67 per cent from 541.7 million yuan in 2001, according to Thomson First Call Consensus.

7 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Editor clings to his desk

Police were called to magazine publishers Thomson Press on Tuesday after its managing editor refuted attempts to sack him and refused to leave his office.

5 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

TV firms unite to tackle French claims

Five of China's major television and home appliance manufacturers have teamed up to prepare for negotiations with a leading European consumer electronics maker on its demand for patent fees for technologies.

7 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Punishing workload

I agree with Thomson Leung's letter headlined 'Authority must change gruelling schedule in government hospitals' (South China Morning Post, January 23), about the heavy workload faced by hospital doctors and the adverse effect it has on their lives.

However, I am more concerned about how patients are affected.

29 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Authority must change gruelling schedule in government hospitals

I was appalled to learn that only 60 per cent of 90 clinical departments in 11 major public hospitals in Hong Kong give rest days to doctors every week.

23 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Thomson rejects new bid

London: Thomson Travel, Britain's biggest chartered tour operator, has rejected a second, higher buyout proposal of GBP1.45 billion (about HK$17.92 billion) in cash from Germany's C and N Touristic.

13 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Outlook still bleak but lower rates give hope for recovery

The economic outlook for Asia will remain bleak well into next year but hope for the region will appear after that, according to commentators Thomson Global Markets.

Chief economist Nancy Kimelman yesterday also warned there was a danger of the contagion spreading in a more serious way to Russia and Latin America than initially anticipated.

21 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Cheerine Champion

Raging favourite Cheerine Champion yesterday annihilated his rivals to run clean away with the $1.8 million Emperor Group Macau Derby, writes Lawrence Wadey.

The Dan Murphy-trained gelding cruised clear of the field from the 400-metre marker under Brent Thomson to win eased down from outsider Hunting Way and initiate a brilliant treble for Thomson.

27 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Thomson set for Macau stint

Brent Thomson is back.

The star naturalised Australian rider, for many seasons attached to top Hong Kong trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee, is to ride in Macau from the weekend after next.

Thomson was one of the most popular expat riders ever to come to Hong Kong and his many Asian contacts are sure to add to the status of the burgeoning Macau Jockey Club.

10 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

End exams at tertiary level

There have been a number of letters in these columns about Hong Kong's examination-oriented education system.

At present, Hong Kong students are required to take a lot of exams. They have to do regular tests in schools, and also must sit public exams and if they do not get good results, they cannot further their studies.

6 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Singled out for parking ticket

I found myself in something of a rush one recent evening and could not find a metered parking place in Wan Chai for the proverbial love or money.

I therefore took advantage of the small lay-by opposite the end of Thomson Road which, as any regular visitor to the area will appreciate, is a popular haunt for taxis whose drivers take their breaks about this time (9.25pm).

25 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Thomson returns without the fanfare

One of the greatest golfers ever to have trodden Fanling's fairways flew into Kai Tak Airport yesterday. But unlike the welcomes for Seve Ballesteros, Bernhard Langer, Ernie Els and Colin Montgomerie, there was no fanfare over his arrival.

30 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Apology: James Thomson

An article headlined 'Former Judge Spared Court Fight' which we published on March 20 incorrectly stated that lawyer James Thomson had been called 'a rather naughty boy' for allowing proceedings to go ahead when he knew a compromise had already been reached.

25 Apr 1996 - 12:00am