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  1. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 3, 2014

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 05:06am by LETTERS

    ... of the three as a face-saving gesture. But who are worthy of being candidates? Right now, the field looks to be full of non-starters. Of the politicians on both sides of the divide, there are none ... is not demonstrating against the fait accompli but concentrating on finding someone who is capable of being our next chief executive. David Chappell, Lamma   Will we make right decision in 2017? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1584013/letters-editor-september-3-2014
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 05:06am by STAFF

    ... There was criticism at the time that the organisers slowed the march by halting the leading truck several times. Five organisers were arrested in connection with the allegations, including Civil Human Rights ... he took office in late 2012. Analysts will be looking at how the changes will affect his economic policy and his stance towards China, as well as whether the right wing of the ruling Liberal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1584018/talking-points
  3. Property - International - DESIGN

    James Cheng creates living spaces that enhances interactivity

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:50am by Kavita Daswani

    ... that Honolulu does not have yet," Cheng said. "People go there for the landscape and beaches. But if you drive along Ala Moana mall, there are parking garages right on the street. "We want to create a pedestrian, livable, walkable community, with townhouses with doors right on the street, so people can take their surfboards and walk across to the beach." This notion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1583864/james-cheng-creates-living-spaces-enhances-interactivity
  4. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Foreign demand fuels London surge

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:50am by SUSIE WATKINS POLAKOVA

    ... The continued steep climbs in the price of homes in the capital is unprecedented, with one agent claiming homes in the right streets have increased in value by £588 (HK$7,699)- every day- over the past ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1583769/foreign-demand-fuels-london-surge
  5. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL RIGHTS

    Animal welfare laws 'lag behind'

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by SARAH KARACS

    ... 'lag behind' Hong Kong needs to "drag its animal protection laws out of the last century", according to an animal-rights academic and barrister who says there are no regulations ... about how animals are treated in Hong Kong but sometimes the needs of wild animals get overlooked," Whitfort said. "The public may assume that when the humans are being entertained, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583962/animal-welfare-laws-lag-behind
  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Truck driver jailed over death of mainlander

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by CHRIS LAU

    ... on the right to stay away [whenever his truck passes]?" Yip shot back, saying Hung's reasoning made the driving more irresponsible, deserving a heavier sentence. He said the defendant had all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583964/truck-driver-jailed-over-death-mainlander
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Barristers question legality of Beijing's model for reform

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by Joyce Ng

    ... that there are unreasonable restrictions [on the right to be elected] in the model," Shieh, accompanied by Bar Council members, told the media. "While Li reiterated [Beijing's] stance about national ... the failure to update the nominating committee's composition and the need to secure over 50 per cent support could amount to "unreasonable restrictions" on the right to be elected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583970/barristers-question-legality-beijings-model-reform
  8. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Pan-democrats left fighting a losing battle

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Pan-democrats left fighting a losing battle Beijing has stuck it up our, well, you know where. That's left the pan-democrats in shocked pain. Our bosses have given us the right to choose our next chief executive but from a list of candidates virtually chosen by them. So you can forget about "Short Hair" Leung Kwok-hung. But at least we get to choose. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583961/pan-democrats-left-fighting-losing-battle
  9. News - World

    Iraqi forces fight back as UN agrees to investigate atrocities

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 02:16am by AFP

    ... minorities is sweeping across northern Iraq," said its senior crisis response adviser Donatella Rovera. The UN Human Rights Council unanimously agreed to send an emergency mission to Iraq ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1584102/iraqi-forces-fight-back-un-agrees-investigate-atrocities
  10. Business

    Awards raise standards for Hong Kong's financial planning sector

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:33am by John Cremer

    ... are among the unsung heroes of our society," says Derek Yung, CEO of Prudential Hong Kong. "They use their skills and integrity as trusted advisers to help customers find the right ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1584071/awards-raise-standards-hong-kongs-financial-planning-sector

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