Issue: March 22, 2006   (Archive)
Thursday, July 31, 2014   

Sporting chance for Winter Games
Beijing's chances of hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics improved after three contending cities withdrew their bids.

Zest for life translates well in creative terms
I did not have a chance to read Serena Jin Sheng-hwa's new work Xiao Yu Qian Shan Wai before meeting her for afternoon tea, otherwise our conversation would probably have centered on the book.

Comic heroes finally beaten
Martial arts comic series Fung Wan, first released more than 20 years ago, will cease publication soon.

Cloud looms over Amazon capital clout
Last week, Amazon released its quarterly earnings. Sales grew 23 percent from last year to US$19 billion (HK$148.2 billion). The e-commerce leader has had 52 quarters of double-digit growth and its price-to-earnings ratio of 840 is considered stratospheric, even for a technology-driven growth stock.

Culture finds fitting home
The Jao Tsung-I Academy, a project funded by the Development Bureau's Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme, has officially opened.

Skepticism will only drag you down
Deep messages provide us with insights. Scientists constantly search and explore the cosmic world, but surprisingly they can merely understand 4 percent of it.

Link calls in its troubleshooter
The recent annual general meeting of the Link Real Estate Investment Trust - or Link REIT - was a fiery affair.

Don't you dare call me 'girlish' or I'll smack you with my purse
I was so outraged when an American friend said Asian males were kind of "girly" that I almost hit him with my purse. But instead, I just gave him a cold stare and turned back to my Hello Kitty collection.

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