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  1. Nothing concrete on bridge except interests

    Posted Feb 18th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp Deal struck for bridge over delta, says Beijing SCMP headline, February 17, 2008 I don't usually bother with including the year when citing the date of some snippet from the recent news. It's absolutely required in this ca ...

  2. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong doesn't need Morlocks from the Delta to fix labour woes

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:51pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of subhumans, the Morlocks, who lived underground in the dark to serve their master race, the Eloi. Except, of course, that they also ate the Eloi. We haven't got quite that far yet in relations ...

  3. On duty with the PLA

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a glimpse of a day in the life of the force stationed at the barracks. While serving in Hong Kong, PLA soldiers spend virtually all their time at various bases, the only exception being when ...

  4. New business drives up AIA earnings 10pc

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com AIA Group has posted a higher-than-expected 10 per cent increase in first-half profit, powered by strong new business growth across Asia except South Korea. ... growth through our premier agency sales force and profitable partnerships,' Tucker said. Almost all markets in Asia reported a rise in new sales except South Korea, where new premiums fell ...

  5. Business - Economy - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Re-exports disguise Hong Kong's gloomy outlook

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... last year. Given that our exports equalled 189 per cent of our gross domestic product, that's a big enough fall to weigh heavily on our overall performance. Except, of course, those goods ... to its exports had little impact on the city's real economy, except to inflate property prices at the more ostentatious end of the market. If weakening demand for China's exports now ...

  6. Hong Kong quartet aim to stay ahead of Asian rivals

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... they race in front of 80,000 fans. The atmosphere has been exceptional in athletics and hopefully it can help them achieve a good result.' The team clocked a Hong Kong record of 38.47 ...

  7. Lee will provide a 'first-class challenge'

    Posted Jul 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... has been exceptional, the coach says. She won a silver in the keirin and a bronze medal in the individual sprint the test events in London in February and continues to improve. The 25-year-old ...

  8. To avoid a future crisis, Hong Kong needs to come up with a water plan

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Huizhou, Heyuan and Hong Kong are in this scheme. Up to 2010, the actual water usage of all cities had exceeded or nearly used up the allocated amount, except Hong Kong. By 2020, all of those ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LEISURE

    Asia Adult Expo organisers see strong demand in China, Asia

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho in Macau jolie.ho@scmp.com Organisers of adult expo say demand is strong in Asia, especially from its fastest-growing economy Mainland shoppers not shy about sex any more Many businesses want to reap the rewards of China's rapid economic growth - and those in the sex and adult-products industry are no exception. Exhibitors and organisers at the fifth Asia Adult Expo ...

  10. The reality is the PLA does not want Hong Kong residents serving in its ranks

    Posted Jun 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... onto a PLA intranet that contains no unapproved information except materials related to their duties, PLA and national news, and songs and games for entertainment. Much of their time is spent ...




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