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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    New head of Taiwan's office in Hong Kong aims to promote island's culture

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Head of island's cultural office in Hong Kong wants to widen its reach in the community 'Super saleswoman' pitches Taiwan Hongkongers ... culture of Taiwan." Lee's appointment was a personal selection by Lung, a former Hong Kong-based writer and scholar who became Taiwan's first minister of culture. Lee was chief ...

  2. Next 20 years crucial to development: Wen

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... work for world peace to secure its own development. Domestically, China must embrace democracy because 'there will be no socialism without democracy', he said, adding the rule of law must be strengthened to help maintain social stability. Mr Wen pledged to adhere to the principles of 'one country, two systems' and grant a high degree of autonomy to Hong Kong ...

  3. Democracy should decide Taiwan's future: Emily Lau

    Posted Feb 26th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Jimmy Cheung

    ... 'As I said in the 1980s, Hong Kong's future should be decided by its people. Be it Tibet or Xinjiang, if there were such wishes, we should find out why. It should be decided ...

  4. Hong Kong: a free port in every storm

    Posted Jan 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Hong Kong business circles for his earlier role in Malaysia's boom, and some investors were keen to hear his thoughts as a prominent Muslim scholar on Islamic finance and the regional ... is treading a well-worn- if sometimes neglected- path. For generations, Hong Kong has served as a refuge, a place of relative freedom which has been exploited by outcasts, revolutionaries and exiles ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HONG KONG

    Hong Kong ranks 14th in world for cost of living

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 04:38pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Hong Kong moved up eight places from last year to become one of the top 20 most expensive cities in the world to live in, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest report. The EIU’s Worldwide Cost of Living 2013 survey ranked Hong Kong 14th on a global scale and 4th in Asia, behind Singapore and Japan’s Osaka and Tokyo – the latter ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - WORLD AFFAIRS

    Hong Kong thriving as Asia's hot spot for diplomacy

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... as Asia's hot spot for diplomacy Growing diplomatic activity in Hong Kong has made it one of the most cosmopolitan centres in the world. Figures obtained by the Sunday Morning Post show that 12 ... the same period in a bid to boost their profile in China and the region. Hong Kong- which proclaims itself as Asia's world city- now hosts 122 consular offices, up from 95 at the handover. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong named Asia's best shopping city

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com HK named Asia's best shopping city All those mainland visitors obviously know the best place to spend their money- Hong Kong has been named No 1 shopping city ... company of The Economist. Kuala Lumpur came second followed by Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore. But Hong Kong scores poorly in affordability because of its high hotel rates. Sweden-based shopping ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Factbox: history of the case against Hong Kong tycoons

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... January 30, 2008: Ao Man-long, former secretary for transport and public works in Macau, jailed for 27 years for taking HK$800 million in bribes. His sentence was extended to 28 1/2 years in 2009 for further bribery offences. April 16, 2012: Macau's ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Expat exodus to Singapore looms, as living costs rise in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com High cost of education and housing means staff get the worst deal in Asia, survey finds Hong Kong's expats suffer as wages squeezed Expatriates in Hong Kong ... is salary, according to the study by human resources consultancy ECA International, which attributes this to high housing and education costs. Hong Kong also fell a place from last year in the value ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Singapore's new air quality standards much tougher than Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ... Kristie Wong kristie.wong@scmp.com Island state raises the bar for public health, and battle for competitiveness Singapore outflanks HK on air quality Hong Kong is set to lose more of its ... an aggressive target, Hong Kong has said it will introduce new targets only by 2014. Singapore's new objectives aim to lower the annual average level of suspended particles to 20 micrograms per ...




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