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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong govt silent on Snowden’s fate as lawmakers call for China to decide

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:33pm by Agencies in Hong Kong

    ... Hong Kong authorities were silent on Saturday on the fate of a former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor ahead of an expected extradition request by the United States where he has been charged with spying. But a Hong Kong newspaper said he was under police protection. Edward Snowden was charged with theft of US government property, unauthorised communication ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1266580/hong-kong-govt-silent-snowdens-fate-lawmakers-call-china-decide
  2. Business - Money

    China shares fall in sharp reversal, Hang Seng slips

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 05:28pm by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ... Apple suppliers hit by disappointed quarterly revenue results Hong Kong shares slipped for a second-straight day on Thursday, falling further away from chart resistance that had stymied ... profit on recent outperformers, triggering a sharp intra-day reversal that left benchmark indexes vulnerable to further losses in the near term. Weakness in mainland markets dragged on Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1135226/china-shares-fall-sharp-reversal-hang-seng-slips
  3. HKMA sold HK$7.4 billion in 3 interventions on Thursday

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 08:12am by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ... The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) stepped into the currency market during New York hours on Thursday, its third intervention for the day, as the local currency repeatedly hit the strong end of its trading range. It sold HK$2.751 billion ($355 million) in Hong Kong dollars in the latest move, bringing the total injection for the day to HK$7.4 billion, data showed. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1074491/hkma-sold-hk74-billion-3-interventions-thursday
  4. Business - Companies

    Graft trial adjourns for billionaire Kwok brothers

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:53pm by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ... The billionaire Kwok brothers’ corruption trial was adjourned on Friday until January to allow the prosecution more time to gather evidence in Hong Kong’s highest-profile graft case ... corruption in the government and police. Thomas and Raymond Kwok run Sun Hung Kai Properties, the world’s second-largest property developer by stock-market value. The Kwok family is Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1059470/hong-kongs-billionaire-kwok-brothers-face-court-graft-charges
  5. News - Hong Kong

    Jackie Chan’s China appointment draws Hong Kong ire

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 02:24pm by Agence France Press in Hong Kong

    ... Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan this week joins China’s top political advisory body in a move analysts say highlights Beijing’s growing “soft power” efforts to project unity between ... was a campaign to promote a strong and peaceful homeland, unified with Taiwan. China’s growing clout over the past decade has seen actors from Hong Kong and Macau drafted into patriotic movies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1169587/jackie-chans-china-appointment-draws-hong-kong-ire
  6. Business - Companies

    CK Life Sciences buys top Australian salt producer

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 03:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Asia’s richest man Li Ka-shing is buying Australia’s largest salt producer Cheetham Salt in a deal worth US$157 million, a subsidiary of his Cheung Kong ... Kong Life Sciences chief executive officer Kam Hing-lam said in a statement. CK Life Sciences, chaired by Li’s eldest son and heir to his Cheung Kong conglomerate, Victor, is involved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1093823/ck-life-sciences-buys-top-australian-salt-producer
  7. News - Hong Kong

    Bruce Lee's former house in Kowloon Tong to go on sale

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 03:58pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Kung fu legend Bruce Lee’s former residence in Kowloon will be put up for sale after a plan to turn the property into a museum dedicated to the icon ... house in Kowloon Tong has been used as a short-stay love hotel for several years. Yu could not be reached on Wednesday for comment. The kung fu star died in Hong Kong after a severe reaction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1068705/bruce-lees-kowloon-tong-residence-go-sale
  8. Sport - Golf - GOLF

    Hong Kong Open cuts prize money

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 02:33pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Prize money for the prestigious Hong Kong Open has been cut US$750,000 to US$2 million, organisers said on Thursday, blaming the state of the world economy. It comes despite the tournament, one of the biggest in Asia, retaining sponsor UBS, the Swiss bank. This year’s Hong Kong Open is November 15-18. “It’s one of these things that have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/golf/article/1041418/hong-kong-open-cuts-prize-money
  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Sweating and on the verge of tears: Chinese officials carry out self-criticism on TV

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com Senior officials sweat over self-criticisms Senior officials revising their self-criticisms nearly 30 times, sweating and "almost in tears", ... in Yanan in the early 1940s and hailed by the party as a tool to bring democracy to the party by allowing people to voice their opinions about one another. However, they have become better known ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1319552/senior-chinese-officials-face-mao-style-self-criticism-sessions
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Harvard University receives largest ever donation from Hong Kong foundation

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 01:02pm by Linda Yeung and Ng Kang-chung

    ... billionaire in February. Hong Kong tycoons have long been supporters of health and education. The biggest donation locally was Li Ka-shing's 2005 gift to the University of Hong Kong of HK$1 ... in donations in recent years, helping them access the maximum grant of HK$600 million each under a government matching grant scheme.   Donations by Hong Kong tycoons to overseas universties 1995 Gordon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1587769/harvards-health-school-get-record-us350m-gift-hong-kong-philanthropists

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