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  1. Asia Society takes half-step forward

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... No one can accuse the Asia Society of being over-hasty. After a mere 55 years, the influential body dedicated to strengthening ties between Asia and the United States has named an Asian to lead it- Hong Kong property tycoon Ronnie Chan Chi-chung. Chan is chairman of Hang Lung Properties and very much interested in international affairs. In January last year, he wrote an article ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    New head of Taiwan's office in Hong Kong aims to promote island's culture

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Head of island's cultural office in Hong Kong wants to widen its reach in the community 'Super saleswoman' pitches Taiwan Hongkongers ... culture of Taiwan." Lee's appointment was a personal selection by Lung, a former Hong Kong-based writer and scholar who became Taiwan's first minister of culture. Lee was chief ...

  3. Leaders ponder a return to society's roots to stop the rot

    Posted Dec 06th 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Boat Festival and the Mid-Autumn Festival public holidays. Most of these are already public holidays in Hong Kong and Taiwan. They say more respect for traditions would also have immediate ... civilisation. They are in use in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and by most overseas Chinese. How can you talk about identifying with those people when the characters you use are different from others?' ...

  4. Integration of Hong Kong and Shenzhen exchanges doable

    Posted Jun 27th 2009, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... with Shirley Yam Every once in a while there are calls for the integration of the Hong Kong and Shenzhen stock exchanges. The latest one came from Professor Lawrence Lau Juen-yee, ... at the Hong Kong bourse, call it 'mission difficult' if not impossible. The reason they have been giving for the past 10 years is that the two bourses are different animals - Hong Kong ...

  5. Unleash Hong Kong's healing power

    Posted Nov 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stability to society, and it has. The capitalistic side of the equation could in theory bring prosperity for Hong Kong. So far it has only given medical professionals a decent living, and it is not weighty enough to deliver prosperity to society. Can health-care delivery make Hong Kong prosperous? Health-care expenditure in Asia, excluding Japan, is at US$539 billion a year, and in China ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HONG KONG

    Hong Kong ranks 14th in world for cost of living

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 04:38pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Hong Kong moved up eight places from last year to become one of the top 20 most expensive cities in the world to live in, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest report . The EIU’s Worldwide Cost of Living 2013 survey ranked Hong Kong 14th on a global scale and 4th in Asia, behind Singapore and Japan’s Osaka and Tokyo – the latter having edged Zurich off the top spot ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - WORLD AFFAIRS

    Hong Kong thriving as Asia's hot spot for diplomacy

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... as Asia's hot spot for diplomacy Growing diplomatic activity in Hong Kong has made it one of the most cosmopolitan centres in the world. Figures obtained by the Sunday Morning Post show that 12 ... the same period in a bid to boost their profile in China and the region. Hong Kong - which proclaims itself as Asia's world city - now hosts 122 consular offices, up from 95 at the handover. ...

  8. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Feb 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with public figures, everyone should realise that across the entire broad spectrum, from the most vociferous pan-democrat to the most ardent supporters of Beijing, everyone is pro-Hong Kong ... really happening in Hong Kong, the Census and Statistics Department can provide instant figures. Despite criticism, experts from the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department have helped stem ...

  9. The Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2006

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and family experiences. For the Record and other Poems of Hong Kong (2003) contains a talk on her Hong Kong writing experience given to the University of Hong Kong English Society. Moving House ... and short stories published in Dimsum, The OutLoud Anthology, Poetry Live! and Al Akhbar. Alexander has been a featured writer at international literary festivals in Hong Kong and Singapore, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong named Asia's best shopping city

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com HK named Asia's best shopping city All those mainland visitors obviously know the best place to spend their money - Hong Kong has been named No 1 shopping ... Unit, a sister company of The Economist . Kuala Lumpur came second followed by Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore. But Hong Kong scores poorly in affordability because of its high hotel rates. ...




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