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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Forced shopping law to hit tourist numbers during "golden week"

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Shopping law to hit tour numbers The number of mainland visitors coming to Hong Kong during the National Day "golden week" is expected to fall by as much as 30 per cent following the adoption of a new mainland law against forced shopping. The law, approved in April, bans unreasonably cheap tours where prices cannot cover costs such as airline ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Shoppers' complaints hit Chinese herb stores

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Shoppers' complaints hit Chinese herb stores Law enforcers are taking a closer look at confusing price tags on Chinese herbal medicine. Since the amendment to the Trades Descriptions Ordinance came into effect on July 19, the Consumer Council has received 14 complaints and 97 inquiries about potential breaches. Among them were six complaints about herbal ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    North Korean defectors to speak at Hong Kong film festival

    Posted Aug 04th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Three features, two documentaries scheduled for event next weekend N Korean defectors to speak at film fest Mention North Korea to Hongkongers and the first thoughts that pop into their mind are likely about nuclear weapons, the propaganda celebrating its leader Kim Jong-un or perhaps the term "axis of evil" coined during the era of US ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ART

    Blow-ups inflate the debate on what defines art

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Blow-ups inflate the debate on what defines art Tens of thousands of people have flooded into Harbour City to catch a glimpse of the giant rubber duck, with many posting pictures of the inflatable artwork online. But does taking pictures of the duck give one a meaningful art experience? M+ Museum's executive director Lars Nittve has this to say: ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENTERTAINMENT

    New book recalls memories of Bruce Lee by those who worked with him

    Posted Jul 15th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... New book reveals another aspect of kung fu icon as told by those who loved, and feared him In the 40 years since Bruce Lee's death, the kung fu star has achieved almost god-like status among fans the world over. Like Marilyn Monroe and James Dean, Le ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Sacked dockers cry foul over 'unfair' dismissal

    Posted May 29th 2013, 07:30pm by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Workers claim they were sacked over minor breaches, in what the union calls a retaliation against their participation in the 40-day strike Dockers cry foul over their 'unfair' dismissal Three dockers have been laid off unfairly after they took part in a 40-day strike at the Kwai Tsing Container Terminals, the Union of Hong Kong Dockers claims. The union, which ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - FOCUS

    Overseas passengers return to Kai Tak with official opening of HK$8.2b cruise terminal

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com The city's new cruise terminal is an HK$8.2b bet to revitalise east Kowloon and diversify the source of tourists visiting Hong Kong Will Hong Kong's ship come in? For decades, low-flying jets approaching Kai Tak airport, thundering over the heads of residents in Kowloon City, were a unique if noisy feature of old Hong Kong. The airport, with its ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    Faulty hardware to blame for air bridge collapse: inquiry

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Inquiry finds manufacturing defect is to blame for accident at Chek Lap Kok airport in April A manufacturing defect - not human error - was the cause of the collapse of an air bridge in Chek Lap Kok airport in April, an investigation task force has found. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Hong Kong Red Cross vows to monitor use of Yaan quake donations

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Hongkongers worry corrupt mainland officials could misuse Yaan quake funds Red Cross vows to keep eye on use of donations The Hong Kong Red Cross has promised to monitor the use of the HK$12 million it has received in donations to help survivors of last month's earthquake in Sichuan province. The charity's pledge came amid mounting local distrust ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Reward offered to track down dog poisoner on Cheung Chau

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com A series of deaths on Cheung Chau could be linked to opposition to a desexing programme Reward in hunt for dog poisoner An animal welfare group is offering an HK$8,000 reward for help in finding the culprit behind the deaths of seven dogs over the past three weeks on Cheung Chau. The dogs died of unnatural causes, fuelling speculation they could have ...




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