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  1. News - Hong Kong - LITERATURE

    Book-borrowing from libraries 'costs publishers up to HK$105m a year in potential sales'

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... sales, according to a group lobbying for royalties to be paid on borrowed books. The claim by the Hong Kong Public Lending Right Alliance follows a survey in which up to 65 per cent of public library users said they would not buy books if they could be borrowed from libraries. The alliance, supported by almost 450 local authors, is seeking a public lending law under which royalties ...

  2. News - World - POLITICS

    French, Dutch far-right leaders to discuss European alliance

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 06:51pm by Agence France-Presse in The Hague

    ... Wilders announced Le Pen’s visit last month, saying they would explore an alliance ahead of next May’s European Parliament elections. Both Le Pen’s National Front (FN) in France and Wilders’s PVV ... (EFD), led by Nigel Farage of Britain’s UK Independence Party (UKIP), but it only has 32 seats. A Le Pen-Wilders far-right alliance could include the Alternative for Germany (AfD), Belgium’s ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Legco unlikely to pass lawmaker's stamp duty refund plan

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by JEFFIE LAM, Yvonne Liu

    ... Alliance for Hong Kong. Leung is seeking to ease the impact of taxes that are at least double the original rates- a cooling measure imposed on buyers who own other properties or are not permanent ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Take a Peak into the past: Controversy over hotel plans for century-old mansion at 27 Lugard Road

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:22am by Ada Lee

    ... Joseph Yao Ki-fu, who had lived in the house for 12 years. Yao, who belongs to the Alliance for a Beautiful Hong Kong, opposes the plan, saying the narrow road is not designed for heavy traffic ... the baggage of the guests in its 17 rooms. District Councillor Joseph Chan Ho-lim, who works with the alliance, said hikers could be “forced off the slopes” when the hotel’s cars went by. He also ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - SWIMMING

    Hong Kong takes centre stage as first in new 'F1 series' for swimmers

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:59pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Recovery Alliance [ORA]." The ORA raises awareness of plastics in the ocean and will also partner with the series in other events around the world. The event's message is an important ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Lawmaker Ronny Tong ends one-man campaign for a moderate reform plan

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 11:16pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... advocate it nor meet any middlemen from Beijing or the government on the matter," Tong said. His decision means he won't be returning to the front line of the Alliance for True Democracy. "It's hard to convince myself to push for something I don't believe in," he admitted, referring to the alliance's plan which seeks public and party nomination. Tong first hinted ...

  7. Business - Companies

    Lufthansa adds revenue sharing joint venture to Air China partnership

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:54am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... in the joint venture were revealed. Air China president Song Zhiyong said the deal would help its ambition to become a global airline. The two carriers, both Star Alliance members, have a long history ...

  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping, in Seoul speech, denounces Japan for wartime suffering it inflicted

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 04:02am by Teddy Ng and Agencies

    ... armed forces fighting abroad. Xi was speaking on the second and final day of his visit to Seoul, a trip one analyst said both nations had used to firm up an "alliance" on historical ... an "alliance" on historical issues. "Strategically, Seoul is still close to the United States. Economically, it tilts towards Beijing. On the historical side, Seoul and Beijing are getting ...


    China-US talks could be hindered by mutual suspicion, say analysts

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 09:38pm by Teddy Ng, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... exchanged tough rhetoric over each other's presence in the Asia-Pacific region. Beijing has accused Washington of establishing an Asian version of Nato through strengthening military alliances ... naval vessels to participate in the US-led Rim of the Pacific drills for the first time. But Beijing does not see the US upholding military alliances in Asia as crucial to safeguarding ...

  10. JAST thrives with innovative IT solutions, Asian expansion

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 12:59pm by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... alliances with Chinese and Korean IT firms. It is keen on working with more like-minded organisations having relevant technologies, middleware and operational knowledge. "These expansion ...




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