November 2, 1999 |
Walt Disney Co. and the Hong Kong government announced a long-awaited deal today to build a theme park in this bustling financial hub, an agreement that would give Asia its second Magic Kingdom and grant Disney access to millions of Chinese customers. Negotiators went down to the wire Monday to hammer out a $2.9-billion deal that would make Disney and Hong Kong joint partners in developing a 311.
September 14, 1999 |
The Hong Kong government may lend Walt Disney Co. as much as $1 billion and take a majority stake in a new theme park the Burbank-based media and entertainment giant may build in the city, a source said. Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa hopes to announce the deal in his annual policy address Oct. 6, but it could face opposition from lawmakers because it would be the first such government investment in a private enterprise.
July 6, 1998 |
Dragon Air Flight 841 from Chongqing, China, was the final airplane to perform the famous white-knuckle landing here late Sunday night. Thousands of Hong Kong residents clustered on rooftops to watch the jet skim just overhead and touch down on a runway reclaimed from the sea. This morning, Hong Kong's new, $20-billion international airport replaced the 73-year-old, all-thrills, no-frills Kai Tak.
February 11, 1998 |
It's difficult enough to design a 1-million-square-foot shopping mall the size of Orange County's South Coast Plaza. But try building such a retail complex on top of a busy subway station. Then, just to complicate things further, add 20 or so skyscrapers on the mall roof.
July 12, 1993 |
Chinese, British Leaders Meet Amicably: Britain and China have resolved to make faster progress in their talks about Hong Kong's political development, Britain's Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd said Friday after holding talks with Chinese leaders. In Beijing, he said his discussions with Qian Qichen, China's foreign minister, had been useful in clarifying how the two sides should proceed in future rounds of talks about elections due in Hong Kong in 1994 and 1995.
May 31, 1993 |
Hong Kong Airport Talks to Resume: China has agreed to resume high-level talks with Britain about Hong Kong's airport project, ending an eight-month hiatus in negotiations for the financing of one of Asia's most ambitious infrastructure developments. The government said the Airport Committee of the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group will meet Friday, the fourth anniversary of the suppression of the Beijing democracy movement.