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  1. Leaders' luxuries back in spotlight

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... nations over the need to enforce properly a ban on luxury-goods exports to North Korea. The sanctions were passed by the UN Security Council amid considerable fanfare and international ... and technology with Pyongyang, the luxury-goods ban was seen as a way of targeting the tiny military and bureaucratic elite that keeps the Kim dynasty secure. The freezing of North Korean accounts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676060/leaders-luxuries-back-spotlight
  2. Tang hands all tax-base moves to future team

    Posted Jun 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said yesterday on release of the government's tax-reform report. A goods and services tax, initially advocated by the government but later shelved, is among options to be discussed in the future. But the report put forward other options, including introducing a green tax, a land departure tax and luxury goods tax. It proposed them for consultation 'at a suitable time' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/596628/tang-hands-all-tax-base-moves-future-team
  3. For now, any luxury too dear for Donald

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by pan-democrats in the Legislative Council, who have accused him of conflict of interest in accepting hospitality from those tycoons on private jet and yacht trips, as well his plan to rent a luxury penthouse in Shenzhen from wealthy businessman Bill Wong Cho-bau. If your enemies make an issue out of luxury, then it becomes an issue. It becomes imperative to avoid the appearance of indulging ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999274/now-any-luxury-too-dear-donald
  4. Zen: millions spent on good causes Zen spent Lai cash on good causes

    Posted Oct 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun has told of his surprise at getting HK$3 million from tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying that later grew into a string of donations totalling HK$20 million, some of which was used to fund the undergro ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/982376/zen-millions-spent-good-causes-zen-spent-lai-cash-good-causes
  5. Guests' magical mystery tour

    Posted Jun 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shiatos 35th anniversary party Luxury goods distributor Shiatos held a party at Exclusivites store in Central on May 27 to celebrate its 35th anniversary. Guests learned about its history through a Time Tunnel exhibition. Chinese tea appreciation demonstrations, magic and balloon art performances rounded off the entertainment. Enjoying the party were Paula Taylor, Miki Yeung, Yoyo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716075/guests-magical-mystery-tour
  6. FINE tuning

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... people. The focus is to solve a livelihood problem. 'The lack of new supply of luxury property is a 'good signal' for the market. For the luxury market, the government seems ... feel the government may have adjusted its policy towards the property market. 'While the government has put forward 47 sites for sale this year, very few are in the luxury bracket, while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992818/fine-tuning
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Opposition good for keeping officials honest

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Stephen Vines sees a way to make the most of a legislature with little real power Opposition in Legco good for keeping officials honest Candidates in the Legislative Council ... of its good government connections, it can get things done. In addition, it has adroitly positioned itself as Hong Kong's most patriotic party, capitalising on a large residue of Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1017203/opposition-good-keeping-officials-honest
  8. Government must not allow politics to get in the way of a good education

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the administration shelved the plan for good? By saying that the plan will be rolled out over three years, Leung is hoping the public outcry will eventually die down. Lam insulted our intelligence by saying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008416/government-must-not-allow-politics-get-way-good-education
  9. Lam can do much good as Exco convenor

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Seriously, wouldn't it be better to have the former and current heads of the Equal Opportunities Commission serving together on the Executive Council than not? Or would you rather have it dominated by cronies of the new chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006013/lam-can-do-much-good-exco-convenor
  10. A good week for...

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Major Liu Yang China's first woman in space returned to earth safely after a mission to the Tiangong-1 space station. Mainland media reported that Liu, 34, who is married to a fellow officer, has not yet had a child due to the demands of the nation&# ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005580/good-week

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