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  1. News - Hong Kong - ILLEGAL GAMBLING

    Hong Kong's back-room bookies go global thanks to online betting

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:14am by Patrick Boehler, Niall Fraser, Bryan Harris

    ... Patrick Boehler and Niall Fraser Online gambling has transformed back-room Hong Kong bookies into global business behemoths, many with worrying links to organised crime Cleaning up in Hong ... every inch the typical cash-savvy Hong Kong shopkeeper, checking every last cent on the delivery invoice. But a closer look reveals that the unassuming man in his fifties is in search of a cash ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597094/back-room-hong-kong-bookies-go-global-thanks-online-betting
  2. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Building blocks needed in Hong Kong's political development

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 02:59pm by Richard Wong

    ... The political reform framework decided by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress has evoked strong reactions in Hong Kong. The pan-democrats have denounced it as undemocratic and incompatible with "genuine popular elections". For me, it is consistent with many critical elements of the Basic Law- the agreement between the Chinese sovereign and the people of Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1593825/building-blocks-needed-hks-political-development
  3. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL CRUELTY

    'Wanted? I'm going back to China': Man who put dog in washing machine flees Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Hazel Parry

    ... in August, but only began circulating widely early last week. The Hong Kong Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said what was being done to the dog was "truly horrific" ... to the mainland. The man, who goes by the name of Jacky Lo, posted a status update yesterday in which he bragged that he was on his way out of Hong Kong as pressure mounted for him to be punished. The post ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586808/man-being-probed-putting-dog-washing-machine-claims-have-fled
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Starts-ups need society's support in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 10:43pm by JOHN LO, TYTUS MICHALSKI

    ... John Lo and Tytus Michalski John Lo and Tytus Michalski say support from society is just as vital for entrepreneurs in Hong Kong as having enough space and money The best start Entrepreneurs Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs were among the top five heroes of young people in a recent Hong Kong survey. In fact, entrepreneurship has gained significant momentum in Hong Kong over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1394894/starts-ups-need-societys-support-hong-kong
  5. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Solicitors under pressure as Law Society president vote approaches

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... doors to reject the no-confidence motion. Lam has been under fire since June, when he expressed support for Beijing's controversial white paper on Hong Kong affairs. A source ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Law Society chief's backers fear defeat in confidence vote- but opponents are dubious Solicitors under pressure as Lam vote grows near An unprecedented ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570818/solicitors-under-pressure-law-society-president-vote-approaches
  6. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong must share economic success for harmonious society

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 03:50am by LETTERS

    ... pension scheme, with no child waking up among the dark walls of a subdivided flat? All this is possible in wealthy Hong Kong. If we achieve it, who will care about another free TV station, and who ... We need to share our economy's success for a harmonious society Politics and the economy are interrelated. When the grass roots lose out through economic measures, it exacerbates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1387743/hong-kong-must-share-economic-success-harmonious-society
  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Qianhai court in Shenzhen to allow Hong Kong jurors to deal with Hong Kong-related cases

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by CHRIS LAU

    ... drew reservations from Hong Kong lawyers. Hong Kong Law Society vice-president Thomas So Shiu-tsung questioned its feasibility, as mainland courts faced structural limitations. "Many ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com HK lawyer expresses doubts about scheme since contracts often based on mainland law Qianhai court to allow Hong Kong jurors A Shenzhen court is to adopt a new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563778/qianhai-court-shenzhen-allow-hong-kong-jurors-deal-hong-kong-related
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Beijing to Hong Kong: you can vote, but we select the candidates

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 09:01am by George Chen

    ... be downplayed. The movement is not just about how many people occupy the streets physically, but also sends a clear signal through Hong Kong society and Beijing that there are indeed individuals who ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Seventeen years after taking control of Hong Kong, pledging universal suffrage for the territory, Beijing has made one-person one-vote meaningless ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1590684/beijing-hong-kong-you-can-vote-we-select-candidates
  9. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Society chief refuses to back down

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... not retract his praise for the State Council's contentious white paper on Hong Kong in June as he hit back at critics and insisted the majority of members of the society's governing council ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Ambrose Lam issues open letter to solicitors ahead of no-confidence vote Society chief refuses to back down The Law Society's embattled president has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567958/society-chief-refuses-back-down
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Are anguished cries a sign of Hong Kong's decline?

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:50am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Are anguished cries a sign of decline? Suddenly there are all these anguished voices about leaving our beloved Hong Kong because its future is uncertain, our way ... a way of seamlessly guiding your thinking and his categories become yours. His book provides a pretty good description of different Hong Kong people who want to work within the system to improve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1588143/are-anguished-cries-sign-hong-kongs-decline

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