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May 19, 1992
Democratic institutions in Asia range from the well-established, such as those in Japan, to the nonexistent in North Korea. Where democratic seeds have been planted, they continue to grow, slowly in some cases and almost always in ways notably different from the way such institutions first sprouted in Britain and the United States.
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January 18, 2011 | By Karl Zimmermann, Special to the Los Angeles Times
On a windy, showery February evening midway through our 16-night cruise from Laem Chabang, Thailand, to Shanghai, my wife, Laurel, and I stood on the balcony of our stateroom aboard the Ocean Princess, berthed at the tip of the Kowloon Peninsula. Across Victoria Harbour, the astonishing array of skyscrapers on Hong Kong Island had grown lively with light, a multicolored, ever-changing display of patterns and advertising icons — and there was more to come. The ubiquitous Star Ferries — green and white, double-ended, distinctive in profile — scuttled back and forth, and other excursion boats joined the armada.
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April 22, 1994 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the Singapore government deliberated the fate of an American youth sentenced to a flogging for vandalism, a Hong Kong teen-ager was sentenced Thursday to twice the punishment, 12 strokes of a rattan cane, for his role in the spray-painting case. Shiu Chi Ho, a 17-year-old 10th-grader, was also sentenced to eight months in jail and a $967 fine after being convicted of four counts of vandalism. His lawyer said he would appeal.
BUSINESS
April 28, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
Singapore Airlines, China Airlines and Cathay Pacific Airways, already losing business because of severe acute respiratory syndrome, will be hurt even further by Taiwan's decision Sunday to halt visas for residents of SARS-affected areas. Separately, Air India, India's biggest overseas carrier, suspended 12 pilots Sunday for refusing to fly to countries that have been affected by SARS. Taiwan's decision has had reverberations throughout the airline industry in Asia.
BUSINESS
May 27, 1996 | From Associated Press
The United States leads the world in competitiveness, followed by Asian powerhouses Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan, according to a survey released today. Switzerland and Germany have slipped to 9th and 10th, the report says, and Britain and France, in 19th and 20th place, are still waiting for takeoff. Russia ranks last.
TRAVEL
January 18, 2011 | By Karl Zimmermann, Special to the Los Angeles Times
On a windy, showery February evening midway through our 16-night cruise from Laem Chabang, Thailand, to Shanghai, my wife, Laurel, and I stood on the balcony of our stateroom aboard the Ocean Princess, berthed at the tip of the Kowloon Peninsula. Across Victoria Harbour, the astonishing array of skyscrapers on Hong Kong Island had grown lively with light, a multicolored, ever-changing display of patterns and advertising icons — and there was more to come. The ubiquitous Star Ferries — green and white, double-ended, distinctive in profile — scuttled back and forth, and other excursion boats joined the armada.
BUSINESS
April 28, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
Singapore Airlines, China Airlines and Cathay Pacific Airways, already losing business because of severe acute respiratory syndrome, will be hurt even further by Taiwan's decision Sunday to halt visas for residents of SARS-affected areas. Separately, Air India, India's biggest overseas carrier, suspended 12 pilots Sunday for refusing to fly to countries that have been affected by SARS. Taiwan's decision has had reverberations throughout the airline industry in Asia.
BUSINESS
November 29, 1994 | Greg Johnson, Times staff writer
New Setting: Bvlgari, a Rome-based jeweler, will open a store in South Coast Plaza on Dec. 12. The boutique says it will offer everything from "simple stocking stuffers to heirloom jewels." Bvlgari has 37 stores worldwide, including locations in New York, Rome, Paris, Monte Carlo, Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo. It also operates a boutique in Beverly Hills.
NEWS
November 4, 1990 | Associated Press
The average factory worker's salary in Mexico is one of the lowest in the world, ranking below that of Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea, a ruling party think tank says. The study, cited by news reports Saturday, says the average wage is $1.57 an hour. It said wages in the Asian manufacturing centers that Mexico regards as its competitors for foreign assembly plants range from $2.70 down to $1.79.
BUSINESS
May 27, 1996 | From Associated Press
The United States leads the world in competitiveness, followed by Asian powerhouses Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan, according to a survey released today. Switzerland and Germany have slipped to 9th and 10th, the report says, and Britain and France, in 19th and 20th place, are still waiting for takeoff. Russia ranks last.
NEWS
April 22, 1994 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the Singapore government deliberated the fate of an American youth sentenced to a flogging for vandalism, a Hong Kong teen-ager was sentenced Thursday to twice the punishment, 12 strokes of a rattan cane, for his role in the spray-painting case. Shiu Chi Ho, a 17-year-old 10th-grader, was also sentenced to eight months in jail and a $967 fine after being convicted of four counts of vandalism. His lawyer said he would appeal.
NEWS
May 19, 1992
Democratic institutions in Asia range from the well-established, such as those in Japan, to the nonexistent in North Korea. Where democratic seeds have been planted, they continue to grow, slowly in some cases and almost always in ways notably different from the way such institutions first sprouted in Britain and the United States.
BUSINESS
September 11, 1991 | Cristina Lee / Times staff writer
Trade Mission Postponed: The World Trade Center Assn. of Orange County said it has postponed until 1992 its second overseas trade mission, originally planned for Eastern Europe in October. The Irvine-based trade group said there were too few Southern California companies interested in participating in the two-week trip to Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Germany.
NEWS
June 8, 1986 | From Reuters
A West German ship rescued 77 Vietnamese refugees, 28 of them children, from a small boat in the South China Sea on Saturday, the relief organization German Committee of Cap Anamur said. The group said the refugees were seen on the open sea 210 miles southeast of the Vietnamese coast. They were exhausted and hungry and had run out of water after four days at sea. About 30 ships on the Singapore-Hong Kong route had passed them without stopping, the relief agency said.
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