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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Enforce the law to keep streets free of encroachment by shops

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:54am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Enforce the law to unclog streets Hong Kong's streets are usually so narrow and crowded that navigating them can be difficult. The situation is further aggravated by pavement-hogging shopfronts, causing inconvenience and sometimes even danger to pedestrians. The government has recognised the problem and is considering ways to crack down on shop bosses who extend ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Link Reit's sale of shopping centres will leave poorer residents worse off

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 03:42am by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng says poorer residents and smaller shops will suffer most as trust focuses on prime locations with big chain stores and higher rents Link's sale of shopping centres will leave public out of pocket yet again The Link Reit has recently disposed of four of its shopping centres for a total of HK$1.24 billion, marking its first asset sale since ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Tourists need manners reminder

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Tourists need a gentle reminder The huge influx of mainland tourists has given rise to conflict over their impact on our shopping neighbourhoods. But if there is one issue on which we could empathise with them, it was the notorious practice of "forced shopping" at designated venues to make up for cheap packaged tours. The villains of this stain ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should help vulnerable mainland immigrants, not denigrate them

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by LINDA TO

    ... Kong's resources, and their shopping causes shortages of milk powder, cosmetics, medicines and more; their misbehaviour- such as allowing their children to urinate in public places- is offensive, ... in different aspects of their life here, from job interviews to grocery shopping. For 10 years, I have led the HER Fund, which advances the rights of women and girls through fundraising, grant-making ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    PMQ's awkward marriage of old and new beginning to show as buzz fades

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 02:24pm by OREN TATCHER

    ... is indeed a lot of local interior design talent, showcased in an impressive line-up of charming and often refined little shops, of the type one finds scattered in trendy parts of Tokyo or dotting the quieter corners of Sheung Wan or Wan Chai. The shops sparkle against the rather crude architectural environment of the complex, where bare-bones mid-20th-century modernism was redone with cheap ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Teach English for the real world to Hong Kong's struggling students

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 02:43pm by Philip Yeung

    ... in English to introduce herself. She couldn't get a job as a shop assistant that called for simple sales talk in English. When she tried to get work as a teachers' helper at kindergartens, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Occupy Central, coming soon to a theatre near you

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Criminals could manipulate the protest easily- stoke trouble, smash windows and loot shops. We saw that recently in Ferguson, Missouri. Just don't expect the police to tolerate an indefinite ...

  8. Business - Companies

    Amazon in Shanghai, Wal-Mart in drugstores

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 06:58pm by Doug Young

    ... that its global division is setting up shop in the Shanghai free trade zone (FTZ) that was launched with much fanfare nearly a year ago. Amazon already has a China division that has expanded ... open a shop in the FTZ selling goods available from its main site at Amazon.com, to take advantage of the zone's preferential trade policies. Users will be able to pay for goods using ...

  9. Business - Companies

    Tencent in M&A overdrive with new tie-ups

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:20am by Doug Young

    ... most innovative real estate developers, building a highly successful national chain of shopping malls and movie theaters. Its founder, Wang Jianlin, is also one of China's richest men ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MACROSCOPE

    Our minds are preoccupied with tiny risks, ignoring the real challenges

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 02:51pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... scare in Hong Kong, air passenger numbers dropped 15 per cent. Retail sales crashed, forcing many shops to slash prices by 50 to 60 per cent. Cinemas were empty. The estimate was that US$40 ...




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