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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central 'may hurt Beijing's confidence in Hong Kong as financial centre'

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:21am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... 'may hurt city's finance centre status' Beijing's confidence in Hong Kong as a financial centre could be shattered if the Occupy Central protests spiral out of control, ... setting up another [financial] centre in other cities, like Shanghai. "It is rather natural and reasonable for the central government to consider a Plan B. If you were [Premier] Li Keqiang, ...

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    John Tsang calls for support on bill to exchange tax data

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... a "non-cooperation campaign" over Beijing's decision on political reform. Tsang's remarks came after the Group of 20 nations urged all financial centres to adopt the latest international ... standard. "As an international financial and trade centre, [Hong Kong] should make a timely response to maintain the city's international reputation and competitiveness," he wrote ...

  3. 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

    ... and Macau Studies think tank, believed Tung would not only recruit local research talent, but also overseas and mainland experts. Former financial secretary Antony Leung Kam-chung, who served ... the city's think tanks lacked financial and human resources, while their research results often failed to have any impact because the complicated political environment hindered policy implementation. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Last time they let Albert Ho run …why not in 2017?'

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... of the pan-democrats really does?" Speaking after the scholarship ceremony, Kwok said a committee would determine the scholarship winners based on their academic performance, financial need ... Hung Kai Properties in January, said his future business focus would be on property development and financial investments, with an eye on "landmark projects" equivalent in scale ...

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    Moody’s warns Hong Kong electoral reform could lead to ‘credit negative’ outlook

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:43pm by Peter So

    ... reform could lead to prolonged political discord, eroding Hong Kong's status as a global financial centre and potentially leading to a negative credit outlook. It was the first such warning ... confidence could start to erode Hong Kong's standing as a global financial centre, which would be clearly credit negative." The city's rating currently stands at Aa1 with a stable ...

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    One in five Hongkongers 'considering emigration' as pessimism hangs over city

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by NG KANG-CHUNG, JEFFIE LAM

    ... was the first under a "Public Opinion and Political Development Studies" project by the university's Centre for Communication and Public Opinion Survey. Conducted from September 10 to 17, ...

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    Beijing to take a more active role in Hong Kong's affairs, hints Xi Jinping

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by Joyce Ng and Ng Kang-chung

    ... and daughter of casino mogul Stanley Ho Hung-sun, Pansy Ho Chiu-king Ian Fok Chun-wan, son of the late Henry Fok Ying-tung Wharf (Holdings) chairman Peter Woo Kwong-ching Asia Financial Holdings ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democratic parties threaten to boycott electoral reform consultation

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:02am by Joyce Ng, Peter So and Gary Cheung

    ... electors, would be one of the issues, she said. Cha, chairwoman of the Financial Services Development Council, said vetoing the proposal could harm the city's status as an international financial centre. "If lawmakers veto the proposal and block other bills related to social development, this would send a message to the international community that the city is ever more ...

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    What can you do for Hong Kong? Tycoons to sketch future for Xi Jinping

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:05am by Joyce Ng and Gary Cheung

    ... for The Wharf (Holdings) chairman Peter Woo Kwong-ching, CLP Holdings chairman Michael Kadoorie, and former chief secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen have confirmed their attendance. Asia Financial Holdings ...

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    Occupy Central's Dr Chan Kin-man looks to 'era of disobedience'

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 03:29am by Tony Cheung and Jeffie Lam

    ... Service Centre for China Studies. He also heads Chinese University's Centre for Civil Society Studies. "It was a big waste because I built a large personal network on the mainland … I am ...




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