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10 Things You Can Do to Improve Hong Kong

Get off your duff and do something. By HK Staff.

Living or Leaving Discovery Bay?

Living In Hong Kong 10.10.2008
Living or Leaving Discovery Bay?

Discovery Bay has been in the headlines quite frequently the past few days. One of them is the news that ferry rides from Discovery Bay to Central could cost up to 64%. This leaves residents a painful resolution to accept the proposed hike.


A win-win situation for India

Seema Sirohi BBC News 09.10.2008
A win-win situation for India

The Indo-US civil nuclear agreement, signed by President Bush after being approved by the US Congress, ends India's nuclear isolation and recognises the world's largest democracy as the de facto sixth nuclear power.

Street Fighting

John Robertson HK-magazine.com 03.10.2008
Street Fighting

From pollution to urban renewal and quality of life, a lot of Hong Kong’s problems can be traced back to unnecessary road construction, writes John Robertson.


No award, please, for Dark Knight's Heath Ledger

ERIC P. LUCAS Newsday 05.08.2008
No award, please, for Dark Knight's Heath Ledger

It's time to stop the canonization of Heath Ledger. He's not a tragic hero. He's not a beautiful martyr. He's just a pretty good actor who did away with himself and broke the hearts of his family and friends, and he shouldn't get an Academy Award ...


The X-Files: I Want to Believe

Elizabeth Weitzman Daily News 25.07.2008
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, back as Fox and Scully, will give 'X' philes a boost.

I'll freely admit that, as a fan, I approached the new "X-Files" movie with some apprehension. After all, we haven't seen these characters since the series ended six long years ago. But if nine seasons, a movie and endless reruns have taught us an...

Opinion: How Microsoft can turn the negative Vista PR tide

Things have been awfully tough for Microsoft over the past year. Aside from all of its woes with Yahoo and Jerry Yang, the company has faced a PR nightmare on the Vista front.


Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America

Brigitte Gabriel lost her childhood to militant Islam. In 1975 she was ten years old and living in Lebanon when militant Muslims from throughout the Middle East poured into her country and declared jihad against Lebanese Christians. Lebanon was th...

'Hellboy II: The Golden Army'

Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times 11.07.2008
'Hellboy II: The Golden Army'

THE TROUBLE with the current spate of comic-book movies is that their numbing conventionality can make it easy to forget why you loved the original comics back in the day. "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" will help you remember.


An iPhone with a keyboard?

Guy Kewney The Register 01.07.2008
An iPhone with a keyboard?

It is an article of faith, of course, that whatever Steve Jobs does is right. And so, since the iPhone currently has no keyboard on it, it must logically follow that it is wrong to have a keyboard, and therefore that Steve Jobs will never produce ...

Mugabe Vows to Hold Power

Roger Bate The Wall Street Journal 19.06.2008
Ismael Roldan

Robert Mugabe, the increasingly belligerent and unstable 84-year-old Zimbabwean president, has a warning for those who might vote for Morgan Tsvangirai in next week's presidential runoff: "We fought for this country, and a lot of blood was shed," ...


Luigi Colani-Designed Suzuki Truck

BMW's GINA concept car today got us to thinking about concept cars in general. They exist at the inflection point where our dreams and technology meet. Whether we yearn for nuclear power, extreme performance or phallic shapes, we have the concept ...

How Will Bill Clinton Manage His Brand?

David Kiley BusinessWeek 10.06.2008
How Will Bill Clinton Manage His Brand?

The former President's conduct during the Obama-McCain campaign has strategic importance for his image, legacy, and huge moneymaking ability - Former President Bill Clinton last year earned around $50 million in speaking fees, giving 80% of that t...


Developmental Aid Workers Are Killing Africa

Thilo Thielke Spiegel Online 06.06.2008
The hunger emergency in Kenya: "Philanthropic people lose all sense of humanity."

No one has to starve in Africa. Hunger there results from the failures of unscrupulous rulers -- and their friends in the West. Paradoxically, it is the aid workers who are standing in the way of progress. If you follow the reasoning of the United...

Grandparents ‘good for kids’

MARTIN BECKFORD The Telegraph 05.06.2008
Grandparents ‘good for kids’

Children grow up happier if their grandparents are involved in their upbringing, researchers have said.


Clinton Will Have Abundant Career Choices, All With Obstacles

May 31 (Bloomberg) -- Hillary Clinton will emerge from the Democratic presidential nomination fight against Barack Obama with no shortage of attractive career choices. All have considerable obstacles.

Obama campaign used party rules to foil Clinton

STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Yahoo! News 31.05.2008
Obama campaign used party rules to foil Clinton

WASHINGTON - Unlike Hillary Rodham Clinton, rival Barack Obama planned for the long haul. Clinton hinged her whole campaign on an early knockout blow on Super Tuesday, while Obama's staff researched congressional districts in states with primaries...


Team McCain: Ready for Prime Time?

MICHAEL SCHERER TIME 30.05.2008
Team McCain: Ready for Prime Time?

John McCain knows how to win small. No other candidate in memory has done it better. Give him a microphone, a chartered bus and some Purell, and he can take down a state with raw hustle and personality — a few corny jokes, some "straight talk" and...

The era of big Clintons is soon over

CALVIN WOODWARD AP 27.05.2008
In this May 19, 2008, file photo Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., is hugged by her husband, former President Bill Clinton as he introduces her during a campaign rally in Louisville, Ky.

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's been a Clinton running for the White House or living in it for approximately forever. Bill, it could be said, was born to run. Running became Hillary's destiny, too.



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