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  1. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER RIGHTS

    Customs nab Tsim Sha Tsui trader who misled shoppers over price of Chinese herbs

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 06:26pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... as ordinary customers on Monday arrested a saleswoman in Tsim Sha Tsui for misleading shoppers about the unit of measurement used for quoting prices of Chinese herbs, which turned out to be 10 times ... group was involved. Some 4.5 catties (2.7kg) of herba dendrobii, a Chinese medicine known as shi hu which is said to help prevent high blood pressure, were seized with a total sales value ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Suspected pyramid scheme firm folds after taking HK$40m from Chinese investors

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Investment firm suddenly folds after taking millions from mainland and Hong Kong clients; police investigate suspected fraud 'Pyramid'company flees with HK$40m An investment company abruptly folded after taking H ...

  3. Free passes for AC Milan training session on offer

    Posted May 27th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Organisers of the AC Milan versus Kitchee match announced that fans will be able to get free passes to watch a training session involving the newly crowned Italian Serie A champions on Saturday morning. The session takes place at the Hong Kong Stadium from 10.30am to 11.30am and any fan wishing to catch a glimpse of the star players can get two passes from Tokyo ...

  4. District councils' non-English outlook translates clearly into discrimination

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... when a non-Cantonese-speaking official is in attendance) be uploaded to the district council homepage; and Some sessions in district council meetings be conducted in English if non-Chinese ... The secretariats of district councils headed by the Home Affairs Department have taken the lead in linguistic discrimination against non-Chinese members of the public. A telling example ...

  5. New chapter at bookstore in the face of competition

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... floor. The number of Chinese titles has increased by a third, to 80,000, while the number of English titles has doubled to 25,000. More staff have been taken on and will specialise in specific ... sessions with such figures as Tung Yuan-fang, the widow of scientist-writer Chen Chih-fan, as well as the chief curator of the Museum of History, Susanna Siu Lai-kuen, and fashion designer William ...

  6. Shoot-out session throws up questions, no answers

    Posted Apr 09th 2006, 12:00am by Niall Fraser

    ... the other two officers to get their guns and ammunition. In the 21/2-hour session- extended by half an hour and punctuated by Mr Lee's whispered asides to his legal team- lawmakers of various ...

  7. Sogo to make way for revamp in Tsim Sha Tsui

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... yesterday announced that the two companies had agreed to terminate the lease with effect from February 15, 2014. Sogo will move out of the shopping centre in two stages. It must vacate part of the space for New World Development by December 1, and the final area by February 2014. New World Development will redevelop the three-storey shopping centre, formerly the Amazon, at 12 Salisbury ...

  8. Making a difference

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... are the private dim sum class at our one-Michelin-star Yan Toh Heen Chinese restaurant, and the private tour to the local wet market.' The hotel has launched a 'Cooking with the Culinary ... can also arrange private visits for guests, such as a fung shui tour or a jade and pearl appreciation session, in addition to a visit to the Wong Tai Sin Temple with fortune-telling, harbour ...

  9. Early end to Sogo lease hits operator's shares

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the premises by February 2014. The two parties signed a leasing agreement in 2005 for Sogo to rent the place for 15 years. A spokeswoman for Lifestyle International said the company was actively ... impact from its 2014 store closure, considering the relatively small proportion that store took up in the entire business. The bank maintains a 'buy' rating for Lifestyle International ...

  10. Confident staff with passion and drive get global pass

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... core values of warmth, connectivity and community. To show guests a genuine welcome, Sheraton offers staff interesting cultural awareness sessions. 'Japanese and Chinese culture [seminars] ...




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