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  1. Free tour, new steps to mend HK image

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The government has given the Travel Industry Council three months to come up with concrete measures to address the deteriorating image of Hong Kong as a tourist destination amid anger at the treatment of mainland tourists by commission-hungry g ...

  2. Shenzhen mayor on 'heavyweight' mission

    Posted Jun 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on further co-operation with Hong Kong in areas including tourism, logistics, finance and infrastructure. In a speech at the dinner, he said: 'Nothing could replace the close ties between Hong ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Mainland Chinese tourist boom sparking hotel conversions in Hong Kong's residential areas

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 12:51am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Landlords seek to convert small shopping centres in non-core areas into inns amid an influx of short-stay mainland visitors Tourist boom sparks hotel rush ... and investors would only consider developing hotel projects in traditional tourism or commercial districts. But small shopping centres in residential areas are now on their radar. Alnwick Chan Chi-hing, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    On the rocks: picture shows how close huge cargo ship came to collision at Pok Fu Lam

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 09:04pm by SAMUEL CHAN, Johnny Tam

    ... Samuel Chan and Johnny Tam Land ahoy With its prow resting on the rocks at Pok Fu Lam, this dramatic picture shows just how close a 193-metre container ship came to a potentially ... Yesterday Hong Kong Observatory had warned of strong winds, while visibility was reduced to two nautical miles in some areas, according to the Marine Department. Two diving support vessels as well ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - RENTING

    Expat tenants forced to move to cheaper areas to escape rising rents

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 04:29am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Tenants look for cheaper apartments in areas such as Kennedy Town as agents predict that limited supply means prices are likely to keep rising Rising rents ... an expatriate from Britain, has rented an apartment in Wan Chai for nearly a year. It is close to his office and offers all the convenience of city living. However, he is now reluctantly searching ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Scientists are closing in on drugs that may stop the deadly Ebola virus

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:56am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Geneva Disease still kills 90pc of its victims, four decades after emerging, but treatments entering the trial stage may change that frightening statistic Closing in on drugs to stop Ebola virus Almost 40 years after Ebola emerged from the jungles of Africa as one of the world's most lethal diseases, scientists are beginning to close in on treatments that may ...

  7. Low-priced homes lure HK buyers

    Posted Oct 21st 2009, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... from the Lo Wu checkpoint. Since then he has paid cash to buy three more units in the area, with sizes ranging from 98 to 104 sq metres for 500,000 yuan each. In May this year he dug deeper ...

  8. Drugs seized at borders rise 136pc

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... traffickers tied packages of drugs around their bodies such as the waist area. Female traffickers hid drugs in underpants and brassieres,' he said. Mr Tang said most of the cases were detected ...

  9. Shenzhen airport opens check-in options in HK

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Shenzhen airport opened a new advance check-in terminal at Shenzhen Bay checkpoint yesterday, along with a pre-check-in option for bus passengers from Mong Kok. Passengers who depart from Mong Kok on buses operated by Trans-Island Chinalink will ...

  10. Police investigate mainland officers' behaviour at Lo Wu rally

    Posted Jan 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Police will start an investigation this week of mainland officers' apparent enforcement actions on Hong Kong territory, which include allegedly dragging protesters and journalists into the mainland during a protest at the Lo Wu border l ...




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