Issue: March 22, 2006   (Archive)
Saturday, May 30, 2015   

The link to more choice lies in competition
Why is it more expensive to buy groceries in Tin Shui Wai where people are generally less well-off? Many people would jump to the conclusion that it must be because the rent for retail space is higher in Tin Shui Wai and therefore higher cost drives retail prices up.

Top talent shows the way ahead
The Chinese Academy of Governance holds national studies courses and many from Hong Kong have attended.

Sprinters in the running thanks to teamwork
The morning I met with sprinter Tsui Chi-ho, his 4x100 meters relay team had just returned from group training overseas. In the afternoon, they were practicing as usual on the track. The team would soon take part in the Chinese Taipei Athletics Championships in Taiwan.

Tide comes in for investors
The Federation of HK Jiangsu Community Organisations held its inauguration cocktails recently and, of course, guests were not limited to Jiangsunese.

Institute sounds alert on treated diamonds
Diamond traders have been stunned by the recent Gemological Institute of America laboratory alert concerning 500 diamonds recently submitted with an undisclosed, temporary treatment that improved the color by as much as three grades.

Close shave on hospital cash
Large local hospitals have been undergoing upgrading in the past few years and one of the main projects is the redevelopment of Queen Mary Hospital.

Tao master who became a giant in history
Lu Dongbin, or Lu Ju for short, is a historical figure who many in the Chinese cultural sphere, especially Taoists, also revere as a deity or an immortal.

Harbinger of big things to come
The London Metal Exchange recently held its annual conference and its evening banquet was a highly entertaining affair packed with singing and dancing performances, with the closing act being a wildly exhilarating can-can show.

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