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  1. Talking points

    Posted Jan 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... and those south of the Yangtze River to record some of the winter's lowest temperatures, with most of the rest of southern China expected to see snow and rain. Occupy Central holds free yoga classes Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement provides free yoga lessons in the public space beneath HSBC's headquarters on Queen's Road Central. The organisers, inspired ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... that they are there to keep an eye on the Occupy Central encampment under the HSBC building. While nothing much is going on there, it is adjacent to Bank Street. This street is occupied every day by a battalion of a far more insidious Occupy Central force, the illegal parking brigade. As the officers in the police vehicle are obviously twiddling their thumbs, surely taxpayers could expect them to engage ...

  3. The downside

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of hope, it was the winter of despair,' as Charles Dickens wrote in A Tale of Two Cities. Of course, Hong Kong is nowhere near the verge of revolution, as even the 'Occupy Central ... Wan disaster. However, the overcrowded and dilapidated living conditions that persist in old apartments- with caged beds and sub- divided units occupied by the urban poor, elderly single ...

  4. Office rents in Central falling

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Office rents in Hong Kong's central business district have been softening and a sharper decline is expected as demand for space dries up as a result ... on rents in Central in particular. But on a month-on-month basis, average rents in Central were already down 1.09 per cent in October compared with September and now stood at about HK$120.24 per ...

  5. On shaky ground in disputed waters

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... 130 Bodies of land in the Paracel chain, located off central Vietnam. Occupied by Beijing since 1974, Hanoi and Taipei also have claims     ... as part of future talks on maritime disputes. From Beijing's perspective, as sole occupier, there is no dispute. Certainly China's state media largely ignores the Vietnamese claim, ...

  6. HK most expensive city for office rents

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a gradual return to growth,' said Karine Woodford, head of occupier research at DTZ. DTZ said the take-up of offices in big cities on the mainland continued to rise during the year, driven by demand from domestic firms keen to have their brands associated with top office buildings. The highest increase in costs was seen in Beijing's central business district, at 38 per cent ...

  7. Trial and error

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anderson, of architecture firm Purcell Miller Tritton, which is consulting on the Central Police Station conservation project, says we should be grateful the building was kept at all, but, 'it ... by the result. The main problem when it comes to public perception, she says, has little to do with architectural elements and more to do with the fact the complex is being occupied by designer labels ...

  8. Mad for Maddalena

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... at the century-old Bar Madrau. Set in the heart of Piazza Garibaldi, the terrace is perfect for people watching. A bronze sculpture of Giuseppe Garibaldi occupies a permanent place on the piazza's central bench. This 19th century general was crucial in bringing together Italy's disparate city states into a unified country. The archipelago has treated Garibaldi as an adopted son after ...

  9. Talking points

    Posted Oct 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... will first provide 'experience flights' until October 26 between Beijing and Guangzhou, and from October 27-29 between Beijing and Shanghai. Occupy Wall St protests spread across ... and elsewhere to join New York in the Occupy Wall Street movement. In Singapore, Occupy Raffles Place is planned to include a march to the Singapore Exchange building, despite police warnings against ...

  10. Money and power talk- more than ever today

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... such habits can easily grow. I could hardly fail to notice the apparent unconcern both for the law and the interests of ordinary citizens last week on Wyndham Street in Central, close to both Government House and the Central Police Station. On three successive evenings I noticed that, outside a new entertainment establishment, a desk had been set up, manned by receptionists and bouncers. ...




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