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  • Dec 23, 2014
  • Updated: 1:33am


Tibetans mourn as Yushu marks a year since quake

Thousands of Tibetans lit yak-butter candles and laid white silk scarves and flowers for the departed yesterday as Yushu marked the first anniversary of a devastating earthquake that killed at least 2,700 people and left 200,000 others homeless.

Friday, 15 April, 2011, 12:00am


Fare International organic.

Ambience Snug, cosy seating in a deli-style setting with an open kitchen in a quiet, secluded part of bustling Wan Chai.

Cost Very reasonably priced. Starters from HK$38 to HK$48. Main courses from HK$88 to HK$108, including chef's specials. All vegetarian meals at HK$78.

22 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Memorable New Year moments

Should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind? Perhaps, but sometimes the strangest and most unusual New Years are also the most memorable. So, for auld lang syne, we took a cup of kindness to some of our favourite local personalities and asked them to share their standout New Year events with us.

2 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

From Harvard to shearing yaks for Tibetan nomads

It's unusual for a Harvard business graduate, but Marie So Tze-kwan (left) thinks she has the world's best job, working with yaks.

With Taiwanese school pal Carol Chyau, they've started a non-profit company whose first effort is to help Tibetan nomads become sustainable.

3 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Talk: Yaks, Antelopes And Cavalry Officers

Dr William Bleisch provides a historical retrospective on a century of wildlife surveying on the Tibetan plateau. In Enfliah. Mar 20, 6.45pm. Sports House, Hong Kong Stadium, So Kon Po. $150 ($50 for members, $100 for members' guests). Registration inquiries: 2583 9700

5 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Winter hits hard at yak herdsmen

The winters have been so harsh and long in a remote part of northwestern China, that many households have lost the livestock on which they are completely dependent for their livelihood.

About 1.5 million yaks and sheep have died of cold in the Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, in Qinghai province, near Tibet.

23 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Tibet's yaks get own bank

THE world's first yak sperm bank has been established in Tibet and is set to hold deposits of up to 200,000 tubes of frozen yak sperm.

It was set up, according to Chinese authorities, because Tibetan farmers had to rely on traditional, natural methods of mating yaks - nature poking its nose in again.

29 Dec 1994 - 12:00am