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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    New home prices climb in Hangzhou and Guangzhou

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 11:12am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Beijing suffers biggest fall among 10 key cities despite loosening of some homebuying restrictions Hangzhou, Guangzhou prices up in August Average new home prices in Hangzhou and Guangzhou picked up in August on positive ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong's pan-democrats face a steep climb to universal suffrage

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by Joyce Ng, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Joyce Ng and Kristine Kwok Those battling for 'true democracy' for the past 30 years have not lost heart- despite tough rules on vote for the next chief executive in 2017 Path to universal suffrage a steep climb For Albert Ho Chun-yan, who has spent three decades fighting for universal suffrage, the tough ruling by Beijing on Hong Kong's next chief executive election ...

  3. Guided climbs on Mt Everest no longer 'mountaineering'

    Posted Jun 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... idea scares me), I have enormous respect for those who do. The risks of high altitude will always be great, yet with hundreds of people climbing the mountain each year, the two regular ... amount of assistance. Nor could they successfully confront the technical difficulties and hazards thrown up constantly by a non-guided climb on a less well-climbed peak- the sort of challenges ...

  4. Summer challenge

    Posted Jul 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the summer. WEEK 2 Francis Li, 17. Challenge: Rock climbing 'Tiring' and 'awesome' are the adjectives I would use to describe my progress in rock climbing this last week. Last ... climbing, its development as a sport and a brief introduction to the equipment. On Saturday we spent seven hours learning belaying skills, basic climbing skills and the principles of triangular ...

  5. Summer challenge

    Posted Jul 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the summer. WEEK 5 Francis Li, 17. Challenge: Rock Climbing This week wasn't very interesting because the weather prevented me from getting onto the wall, which I usually do on Tuesdays. Finally, after four weeks of doing this sport, I need to get my own climbing equipment. Sport climbing requires less equipment than rock climbing. Basically, all you need to get going is a harness, ...

  6. Rock-solid confidence

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung Rock climbing has been a stepping stone for Ricky Kwok Chung-hang in more ways than one. Thanks to the sport, he learned that success takes hard work and patience. Rock climbing even led the shy 18-year-old to musical theatre, and he now aspires to be a radio DJ. Ricky first started rock climbing in Form One. His school, CCC Tam Lee Lai Fun Memorial Secondary School ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    Dah Sing profit climbs 29pc on lower China lending

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:03am by DON WEINLAND

    ... Don Weinland don.weinland@scmp.com Dah Sing profit up 29pc on lower China lending Dah Sing Banking Group, which owns Hong Kong's last family-owned bank, posted HK$1.4 billion in net profit for the first half, a 29 per cent growth from the same period ...

  8. News - Asia - NATURAL DISASTER

    Hiroshima landslide toll climbs to 46 as looming rains threaten rescue

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 02:35pm by AFP, AP

    ... AP and AFP in Tokyo Fears Hiroshima landslide toll could double The death toll from devastating landslides in western Japan rose to 46 on Saturday, as rescuers worked around the clock to comb through destroyed houses searching for survivors. Local police ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong economy slows as stocks climb, property booms

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 06:20pm by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Stark contrast as government cuts its growth target after drop in tourist spending- yet HSI breaks 25,000 and property hits historic peak Economy slows, stocks climb, property booms The Hong Kong government cut its growth target for the year yesterday after a disappointing second-quarter performance as stock and property market indicators reached new ...




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