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  1. News - Hong Kong - AUCTIONS

    Sotheby’s sets record with HK$4.2bn at Hong Kong autumn sales

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:46pm by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ... Reuters in Hong Kong Sales in Hong Kong considered a barometer of demand from China for expensive artworks and luxury goods Sotheby’s celebrated its 40 years of business in Asia by raising a better-than-expected HK$4.2 billion ($542 million) in Hong Kong, a record for the global auction house’s autumn sales in the city. Sotheby’s biannual sales in Hong Kong are considered a barometer of demand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1327827/sothebys-sets-record-hk42bn-hong-kong-autumn-sales
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Former premier Zhu Rongji lifts lid on talks with CY Leung

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Zhang Hong, STEPHEN CHEN

    ... of Leung Chun-ying, now Hong Kong's chief executive, on the core reform issues of land ownership and housing. Leung, then a young surveyor at British real estate firm Jones Lang Wootton, is the only Hong Kong politician mentioned in the book, but it is an indication of his close ties with the mainland. Zhu (pictured) has kept a low profile since he retired a decade ago and avoided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1296275/zhu-rongji-lifts-lid-talks-cy-leung
  7. News - China

    Asset or liability? Beijing's decision on whistle-blower could seal Snowden's fate

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng and Zhang Hong

    ... national security, mainland observers say. But it will be handled in a low-profile manner to avoid upsetting the Sino-US relationship and being seen as meddling in Hong Kong affairs. Snowden's revelation, that the US government had been hacking into Hong Kong and mainland networks for years, had put Beijing in an awkward position, observers said. On the one hand, it hoped to extract ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1260304/beijing-weigh-snowdens-case
  8. News - Hong Kong

    Frustrated Hong Kong parents turning to alternative education

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 11:01pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Montessori primary school in Hong Kong, has also become wildly popular. By emphasising a creative and bilingual learning environment, the school has grown from 68 pupils when it opened in 2002 to 600 ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Frustrated by Hong Kong's rigid, test-oriented schools, more parents are seeking alternatives We don't need no education RTC Gaia School ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1569533/frustrated-hong-kong-parents-turning-alternative-education
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong trails rival Singapore in students' English skills

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com While Hong Kong has stressed bilingualism as a key goal, the city falls far behind Singapore in English literacy, with no remedy in sight A city of broken ... The French consul said last year that French had become Hong Kong's fourth language. But while it has long been a key goal of the government to foster bilingualism in Hong Kong, the language ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1142100/hong-kong-trails-rival-singapore-students-english-skills
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats vow to fight NPC draft plan for Hong Kong chief executive poll in 2017

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 09:58pm by Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung, Peter So and Joyce Ng

    ... a tougher-than-expected framework for electing Hong Kong's chief executive by universal suffrage in 2017. Under an initial decision by the National People's Congress Standing Committee, only two or three candidates would be allowed to stand for the election and they would need 50 per cent support from a 1,200-member nominating committee, two sources said. Beijing has taken the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581289/npc-lays-out-framework-electing-hong-kongs-chief-executive

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