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  1. Intelligence key to beating drug gangs: customs chief

    Posted Jan 26th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... for enforcement agencies in Hong Kong and on the mainland to keep in close communication with their foreign counterparts. He said good policing was '50 per cent intelligence', with international co-operation playing a key role in monitoring global syndicates and keeping up with evolving patterns of drug use. The seminar was attended by chiefs from several mainland enforcement agencies ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Office rents climbing in Tsim Sha Tsui amid decline in Central

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Office rents rise in TST as Central slows down While rents are falling in Central, offices in Tsim Sha Tsui remain in strong demand, with grade A rents up ... Island East was now the tightest district for office space, it said. Central and Admiralty saw an increase in vacancy rates to 6.6 per cent in the third quarter, up 0.2 percentage points from ...

  3. Top Central rents seen falling 20pc

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Grade-A office rents in Central are expected to fall by as much as 20 per cent this year as financial-sector tenants relocate to cut costs in reaction to deteriorating business conditions, property consultants say. Rents started to dip late last year, with average grade-A rents in Central and Admiralty dropping by 1.7 per cent in the last quarter after ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Tsim Sha Tsui congestion unacceptable

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Car-park queues are bringing Tsim Sha Tsui to a standstill I note that Shalom Levy ("HK risks being held hostage to Occupy Central troublemakers", May 31) gives his address ... In time they too will venture further afield and find more pleasant neighbourhoods to spend their dollars in. Central has a nine-to-five economy. Tsim Sha Tsui is busy from early morning to early ...

  5. Reality check

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and attracting, another list has been topped, this time one about liveability. I should feel good about being in a place that the respected Economist Intelligence Unit determines is the world's most ... the optimal way of determining liveability, important for firms trying to decide where to expand operations. Using the Economist Intelligence Unit's existing methodology of 30 indicators in areas ...

  6. Talkback

    Posted Jul 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that is the new Star Ferry terminal, why does it remind us of the fiasco of the Central Library building? The sponsors and designers of these structures are ill equipped in the language of architecture, ... detailed, not in the 'in your face' styles certain legislators would like. They might look simple at first glance but their subtle details are intelligent and not found in contemporary ...

  7. Central site could become a sterile concrete environment

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the budget that the west wing of the Central Government Offices is to be demolished and the hill sold for redevelopment. When the government went to the Legislative Council for funding of its Tamar offices, it made a promise that the future of the Central Government Offices would be subject to extensive public consultation before any decisions were made. Instead of public consultation, we ...

  8. Central squeeze starts downtown exodus

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... The rebound in the finance and banking industries in Asia has caused another space squeeze in Central, with vacancy rates dropping to 3.1 per cent on Hong Kong Island. Given that, there is always some 'structural vacancy' that is close to full occupancy. Real estate agent Knight Frank says it has identified 15 office buildings in Central with no space available. With an absence of new supply ...

  9. One-man bands are calling the tune

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... operates offices in Queen's Road Central and Tsim Sha Tsui. Sophisticated design with variable lighting also appeals to these independent operators. Joe Lee, who manages Maui Business Center, ... of an ad agency, but Lee says the atmosphere is 'family like' and friendly which the one-man bands can avail of in between consulting or striking deals. One-person operators also want ...

  10. Sha Tin-Central link would alleviate hellish cross-harbour commute

    Posted Apr 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The further delay of the Sha Tin-Central link is absolutely unacceptable. The government has been prevaricating over this project for more than two decades. Other rail plans were drawn up ... it comes to a decision being made on the starting date. The further delay of the Sha Tin-Central link will surely raise questions among the public about the government's priorities. Ten years ...




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