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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Are you ready for Occupy Central? HKMA to check on Hong Kong's banks

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:31pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Authority to ensure core operations can continue if blockade of Central goes ahead HKMA to check banks are ready for Occupy The Hong Kong Monetary Authority is to check banks are sufficiently prepared for the disruption that would be caused if Occupy Central protesters blockade the business district. "There are many major banks in Hong Kong which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572443/are-you-ready-occupy-central-hkma-check-hong-kongs-banks
  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong's street cleaners being deprived of basic employment benefits

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:14am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Cleaners cheated out of benefits Hong Kong's army of poorly paid street sweepers are being deprived of basic employment benefits by the government's policy of outsourcing its cleaning services. Close to 75 per cent of the city's street cleaning is carried out by five private contractors who win their tenders via a public bidding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597101/street-cleaners-short-term-contracts-deprived-benefits
  3. News - Hong Kong - GAY RIGHTS

    Hong Kong's denial of dependent visas for gay partners 'could deter talent'

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:14am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Think twice on HK if gay, couple warn A same-sex expatriate couple are warning others to think twice about taking a job in Hong Kong in light ... with partner Josh Erdman. The pair married last year after 11 years together but Hong Kong does not recognise same-sex marriage certificates issued in other countries. Erdman, a baker who had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597041/hong-kongs-denial-dependent-visas-gay-partners-could-deter-talent
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Former leader Tung Chee-hwa plans 'think tank' for Hong Kong development

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 01:38pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... by US travels: source Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa was inspired to set up a think tank to "promote the long-term development of Hong Kong" by the active role of such bodies ... and was impressed by think tanks there. "He feels the need to have more think tanks in Hong Kong to conduct policy research in a more comprehensive and independent way," the source said. Tung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1596763/former-leader-tung-chee-hwa-plans-grass-roots-think-tank-hong-kong
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In divided Hong Kong, distrust in officials brings people together

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:36am by Philip Bowring

    ... windfall profits to those deemed eligible by the bosses who run the rural committees representing Hong Kong's supposed 600-plus "indigenous villages", a male elite category created ... while public views on these diverge widely, there is a convergence of distrust in the motives as well as competence of some top officials. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1596127/divided-hong-kong-distrust-officials-brings-people-together
  6. News - Hong Kong - ILLEGAL GAMBLING

    Illegal gambling sites will not be blocked in Hong Kong, says regulator

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:14am by Patrick Boehler, Bryan Harris, Niall Fraser

    ... Patrick Boehler, Bryan Harris and Niall Fraser Rogue betting sites will not be blocked Hong Kong has ruled out Singapore-style measures to stifle the multibillion-dollar online gambling ... was introduced this month to tackle a global business that according to a Sunday Morning Post investigation has significant ties to Hong Kong and Macau. Online betting- the profile and reach of which has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597108/hong-kong-regulators-rule-out-blocking-access-illegal-gambling
  7. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    Hong Kong government making more requests for Google to hand over user data

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:14am by RAQUEL CARVELHO

    ... Raquel Carvalho raquel.carvalho@scmp.com Data requests to Google on rise Hong Kong authorities have become more active in requesting access to individuals' Google accounts. ... according to a Google Transparency Report released last week. Google, whose figures show data requests rising worldwide, approved only 48 per cent of Hong Kong demands. In 2010, the city filed 140 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597067/google-transparency-report-shows-hong-kong-government-requests-user
  8. News - Hong Kong - ILLEGAL GAMBLING

    Hong Kong's back-room bookies go global thanks to online betting

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:14am by Patrick Boehler, Niall Fraser, Bryan Harris

    ... Patrick Boehler and Niall Fraser Online gambling has transformed back-room Hong Kong bookies into global business behemoths, many with worrying links to organised crime Cleaning up in Hong ... every inch the typical cash-savvy Hong Kong shopkeeper, checking every last cent on the delivery invoice. But a closer look reveals that the unassuming man in his fifties is in search of a cash ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597094/back-room-hong-kong-bookies-go-global-thanks-online-betting
  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Hong Kong will seek custody of boy allegedly abandoned by father in Singapore: source

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 01:36pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Singapore police turned to Hong Kong for help in their search to identify the boy, officers arrested the father on July 25 at his home in a public housing estate in Wong Tai Sin district ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com 'Abandoned' boy back at boarding school The 11-year-old boy allegedly abandoned by his father in Singapore landed back at Hong Kong airport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568239/hong-kong-will-seek-custody-boy-allegedly-abandoned-father-singapore
  10. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Hong Kong youngsters aim to serve surprise in Junior Davis Cup finals

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 12:32am by Kevin Kung

    ... Mexico Having beaten the best juniors Australia had to offer, Hong Kong's young tennis players are looking to make a name for themselves on the world stage at the Junior Davis Cup finals ... Telscher, who has just arrived in Hong Kong to join the national squad as head of player development, said the boys had the power of surprise. "They should have a shot. [Facing the stronger ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1597092/hong-kong-youngsters-aim-serve-surprise-junior-davis-cup-finals

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