Wanda Szeto | South China Morning Post
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Wanda Szeto

EuroChristmas still a hit

About half a million people have flocked to the EuroChristmas spectacular since it opened a week ago despite teething problems that led to a barrage of complaints lodged with the Consumer Council.

Sunday, 24 December, 2000, 12:00am

EuroChristmas still a hit

About half a million people have flocked to the EuroChristmas spectacular since it opened a week ago despite teething problems that led to a barrage of complaints lodged with the Consumer Council.

At least 60,000 visitors made their way to the site yesterday at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai.

24 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Children delighted, parents unmoved

Parents were underwhelmed by the EuroChristmas experience yesterday despite efforts to resolve teething problems. But children seemed impressed.

The temperature had been reduced and the quantity of snow being pumped around had increased after complaints on the opening day.

19 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Graft suspect's life of luxury

The key suspect in China's worst corruption scandal since 1949 had a luxury $15 million home in Jardine's Lookout but lost it at the end of last year.

Lai Changxing lived for three years in an exclusive 2,000-square-foot flat with views across Victoria Harbour before it was reclaimed and sold off by Kincheng Bank in November after Lai failed to meet mortgage repayments.

1 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Alleged kingpin's firm debt-ridden

The suspected kingpin of China's biggest smuggling racket used two luxury Central offices bought for $148 million to run the Hong Kong end of his operation.

Lai Changxing set up Honour Fair International Ltd with two offices in the Far East Finance Centre bought in 1994 and 1996 for $41 million and $107 million.

25 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

New Year drink alert

Barbecue-goers in Sai Kung and Clear Water Bay are to be targeted in an anti-drink-drive campaign during the three-day New Year holiday.

Police are to distribute promotional leaflets asking people to use public transport and not to drink and drive.

30 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Government 'chaotic and unfair'

RIGHT-OF-ABODE claimant Chan Fung who was de ported minutes before a court application to block his repatriation said he could not believe how 'chaotic and unfair' the Hong Kong Government had become.

'But now I am back, I will do whatever I need to claim my right of abode here. I ought to stay here because my family needs me more than ever,' said Mr Chan.

21 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Wendy not windy

TROPICAL Storm Wendy blew itself out yesterday, taking with it fears that the typhoon signal No 3 would have to be hoisted.

All storm warning signals were lowered at 11.32am yesterday. They had been up for 31 hours and 35 minutes.

A spokesman for the Observatory said Severe Tropical Storm Wendy dissipated over inland Guangdong.

5 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

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