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  1. News - Asia - CONSERVATION

    New curbs on trade in threatened sharks come into force

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 11:00am by Agence France-Presse in Geneva

    ... on Thursday. The 178 members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) agreed in March last year to tighten regulations on the trade of the three types of hammerhead shark, ... leather, liver oil and cartilage. The gill plates of manta rays are highly valued as a health tonic in southern China. It took 18 months for the agreement to be added to the Cites convention, which ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Crumbling vestiges of a warlord's empire: grave and home under threat

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Crumbling vestiges of a warlord's empire Behind the stained and cracked walls of the Shum Residence, a vanquished warlord once lived in grand style with his seven wives and 19 children. He ... the Conservancy Association, a non-governmental heritage conservation group, warned that his grave in southern Kam Tin lay under a public housing development in the government's blueprint for a new ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese defence minister and US ambassador agree to ease Okinawa’s burden

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:55pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... in Japan. During a meeting at the Defence Ministry, Eto told Kennedy that the Japanese government intends to move forward with the relocation of the US Marine Corps’ Futenma Air Station within ... that hosts the US Marines’ Iwakuni Air Station – to meet with local leaders. During talks with Governor Tsugumasa Muraoka and Iwakuni Mayor Yoshihiko Fukuda, Suga said the central government intends ...

  4. News - China - COURTS

    Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti denies charges in separatism trial

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35pm by AGENCIES

    ... attack in Tiananmen Square which the government blamed on Xinjiang militants. Tohti devoted decades to researching government policy towards Uygurs, about 10 million of whom live in Xinjiang, a vast, resource-rich and strategically important region which abuts central Asia. As a professor and writer, Tohti was known for his moderate stance on Uygur issues but was repeatedly subject ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Colonialism lives on in officials' flats on The Peak

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 03:34am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani michael.chugani@scmp.com Colonialism lives on in officials' flats on The Peak Public Eye had thought the colonial days of old, when even mid-ranking government ... executive living at Government House in Central. Most presidents, prime ministers and governors have official residences. Our chief secretary lives in Victoria House, a mansion on The Peak. ...

  6. News - China Insider - BUREAUCRACY

    Official apologises after photograph shows 'armed' policeman holding his umbrella

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 11:32am by James Griffiths

    ... power" when he asked US Marines to hold umbrellas over himself and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a rain-soaked press conference at the White House.  ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Only way to conserve Lugard Road property is to keep it as residence

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 04:42am by LETTERS

    ... Only way to conserve Peak property is to keep it as residence I agree with the letter by J. Lee Rofkind (" Conversion to hotel will not save mansion ", July 26). She ... the hotel development, and I lived at 27 Lugard Road for over 12 years. Based on my knowledge and experience of the property and its neighbourhood, am I, according to Dr Lee, "completely wrong, ...

  8. News - China Insider - HISTORY

    Shaman dancers, coolies and suffragettes: rare photos of 1900s Beijing discovered from Austrian archive

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 11:44am by Patrick Boehler

    ... rebellion in 1901. Photo by Von Rosthorn Undated photo taken at a night market in Beijing. Photo by Heinz von Perckhammer, an Austrian marine navy soldier from Meran (now in Italy) who lived ... during her time in Beijing as the wife of the Austro-Hungarian envoy A tea house in Beijing. Photo by August Srebocan, an Austro-Hungarian marine who served as a guard at an area of Tianjin ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    First private photography museum opens in historic Happy Valley building

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by Vivienne Chow

    ... buildings. "Revitalisation [of heritage buildings] is about soft- and hardware. We also hope this encourages private conservation of heritage buildings," So said. "With more than 80 ... of heritage buildings to conserve properties that are open to non-profit or arts and cultural use. So, 49, a solicitor and former executive director of charities for the Jockey Club, is a collector ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Urban planners urged to build social living spaces for the elderly to cut suicide rates

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Better planning 'could cut suicides' Urban planners have been urged to do their part to create a living environment suitable for the city's elderly, who are nearly twice as likely to take their own lives as the rest of the population. In particular, experts in suicide prevention said, urban neighbourhoods should be designed to promote ...




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