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  1. Strike closes 4 pools, 10 beaches

    Posted Aug 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... hotline, 1823, to find out which pools and beaches would be closed. Up to 1,000 members of the Hong Kong and Kowloon Lifeguards' Union will join a sit-in protest outside the department's ... Cheung Chi-fai At least four public swimming pools and 10 public beaches are likely to be closed today as up to 1,000 lifeguards go on strike. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/465546/strike-closes-4-pools-10-beaches
  2. The Hong Kong connection

    Posted Feb 27th 2011, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... raises questions about Hong Kong's role in the trade in sensitive technologies and China's ambiguous stance on this issue. As more countries around the world have begun cracking down on Iran's efforts to obtain technologies for its nuclear and military programmes, Hong Kong has become an increasingly attractive re-export hub for Iran to evade sanctions. Chen had experienced his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/739267/hong-kong-connection
  3. Hong Kong connection

    Posted Feb 27th 2011, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... raises questions about Hong Kong's role in the trade in sensitive technologies and China's ambiguous stance on this issue. As more countries around the world have begun cracking down on Iran's efforts to obtain technologies for its nuclear and military programmes, Hong Kong has become an increasingly attractive re-export hub for Iran to evade sanctions. Chen had experienced his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/739287/hong-kong-connection
  4. US navy cancels aircraft carrier visit to Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Greg Torode and Cary Huang US naval commanders have cancelled a visit to Hong Kong this month by the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, but say the decision was made for operational ... Chinese concern at the projection of US power in East Asia. During a private dinner in Hong Kong six weeks ago, former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa told Admiral Robert Willard, the head of the US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/726835/us-navy-cancels-aircraft-carrier-visit-hong-kong
  5. Reviled at home but relaxed in Hong Kong, Robert Mugabe stocks up on shoes and suits

    Posted Aug 15th 2010, 12:00am by Niall Fraser

    ... Niall Fraser There aren't many cities in the world where Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe can spend a carefree day shopping. Hong Kong is one of them. The 86-year-old African leader went shopping in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday- and suits and shoes were at the top of his list. Flanked by a team of officers from the Hong Kong police VIP protection unit, Mugabe- who is reviled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722227/reviled-home-relaxed-hong-kong-robert-mugabe-stocks-shoes-and-suits
  6. The diplomat who helped smooth a path for Hong Kong's handover

    Posted Jul 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Robin McLaren, the man who led the British side of the momentous negotiations for Hong Kong's handover to China, has died in London aged 75. McLaren, who passed away earlier this week, was mourned by the British government and former officials in Hong Kong who were involved in the turbulent rounds of talks between London and Beijing on handover arrangements ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/720363/diplomat-who-helped-smooth-path-hong-kongs-handover
  7. Moscow bank to open doors in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 29th 2010, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Moscow-based investment bank Renaissance Capital is opening a Hong Kong office to extend the firm's reach in Asia. Chief executive Stephen Jennings said the centre of global capital for emerging markets was moving east and the bank expected Hong Kong to benefit most from the shift. 'We are also witnessing a major M&A integration between Asia and other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718429/moscow-bank-open-doors-hong-kong
  8. Tsuen Wan West rail terminus would serve all of Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The proposed location of the high-speed train terminus at West Kowloon is not an optimal choice for Hong Kong. Although apparently central, it is not really the most accessible location. ... for the terminus. Tsuen Wan West is a uniquely accessible location from different parts of Hong Kong. A Light Rail Transit link could be constructed from Tsuen Wan to Tsuen Wan West and then to Tsing Yi. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698493/tsuen-wan-west-rail-terminus-would-serve-all-hong-kong
  9. Hong Kong FA cleared over one-club team

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Hong Kong have escaped censure for fielding a South China-only team at the East Asian Championship qualifiers in Taiwan last week - and will get to keep the US$50,000 first prize. The East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) executive committee yesterday ruled in Hong Kong's favour, despite the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) having been accused ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691685/hong-kong-fa-cleared-over-one-club-team
  10. Amnesty hits out at Hong Kong rights record

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang and Fanny W. Y. Fung The human rights situation in Hong Kong was far from satisfactory last year, with asylum seekers deported and activists denied entry, Amnesty International said in its annual report. The 405-page report devotes half a page to Hong Kong, while the mainland merits three pages on issues ranging from detention of protesters in Lhasa , control ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681845/amnesty-hits-out-hong-kong-rights-record

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