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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    British consulate won't be joining in Hong Kong Scots' toast to referendum

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Niall Fraser

    ... Alice Woodhouse and Niall Fraser While several establishments in city will mark independence referendum with themed breakfasts, mission will be business as usual HK consulate won't join Scots' toast As Scots living in Hong Kong mark this week's referendum on independence for Scotland with a dram of whisky or two, staff of the British consulate ...

  2. After that defeat, Dutch drown their sorrows in... Spanish wine

    Posted Jul 13th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Spanish wine was probably not the preferred tipple at the Dutch consul general's residence at such a time. But alcohol, as they say, is the great consoler. So one of the first things Spanish consul general Juan Luis Flores Arroyuelo did when he received an invitation to the home of his Dutch counterpart to celebrate the World Cup final was to send over some ...

  3. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    France out to build on gains as yuan hub, consul general in Hong Kong says

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The fifth-largest offshore yuan centre is keen to grab a bigger slice of the pie, the consul general says, as trade linkages with China expand France out ... French consul general Arnaud Barthelemy said. France is the largest offshore yuan centre in the euro zone, with more than 30 per cent of payments between France and the mainland being transacted ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Police probe woman's fatal fall from US consulate worker's balcony

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by CLIFFORD LO AND LANA LAM

    ... Clifford Lo and Lana Lam Police investigate how US consulate employee's girlfriend plunged from his luxury Mid-Levels apartment in unexplained early morning death Fatal fall from U.S.consular staff flat Detectives are investigating the mysterious death early yesterday of a young woman who fell from the 18th-floor balcony at the Mid-Levels home of her boyfriend, a US consulate ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Nigerian consulate general sued over HK$62,000 in rent arrears

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Landlords say it failed to pay rent for two months on upmarket Mid-Levels apartment Nigerian consulate sued over HK$62,000 Two landlords of a Mid-Levels flat are suing the consulate general of Nigeria over rent arrears of HK$62,000 and seeking the return of their property, a writ filed to the High Court shows. Flat owners Tang Chiu-kin and Lau Oi-wah ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - PROTEST

    Anti-Beijing protesters rally outside British Consulate-General, urging UK to take back Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 08:14pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Ten activists from the pro-independence group Hongkongers Come First rallied on Sunday outside the British Consulate-General in Admiralty, urging London ... to the queen, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and British consul-general Caroline Wilson, the group said Hong Kong’s democratisation, press freedom and independent judiciary had been eroded after ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    British consulate to press Hong Kong on gay marriage after diplomatic backtrack

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:31am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com After Hong Kong appeared to amend its position same-sex marriages at consulates, Britain's representatives want clarification Britain to press HK on gay marriage The British consul-general is asking the Hong Kong authorities to clarify whether same-sex marriages can take place at the consulate. The British consulate said on Monday ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Confusion over same-sex unions at consulates

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:00am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Hong Kong government distances itself from claims that it objected to consulates performing same-sex marriage ceremonies for nationals Confusion over gay unions at consulates Confusion is reigning over whether same-sex couples can be wed at the British consulate, after the Hong Kong government appeared to distance itself from claims ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - RIGHTS

    UK consulate in Hong Kong bars same-sex weddings after government objection

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Christy Choi

    ... consulate bars gay weddings Same-sex marriages will be allowed at British consulates in China, Russia, Azerbaijan and 20 other countries, but not in Hong Kong, according to the local consulate. "Unfortunately, the Hong Kong government has raised an objection to the solemnisation of same-sex marriages in Hong Kong," said a spokeswoman for the British consulate. While diplomatic missions ...




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