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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Over 1,500 secondary pupils cut classes for democracy

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:21am by JEFFIE LAM, CHRIS LAU

    ... will meddle in local affairs more. "I do not think I have paid a big price to be here," she said. "I am seldom late for school or leave early, and I believe skipping a day of classes ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'If we bow to fate, we will lose everything', says Occupy Central's Reverend Chu Yiu-ming

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

    ... Having grown up on the mainland, he witnessed the cruelty of the Cultural Revolution and retains his fear of the party. "But I am ready to conquer and pay the price [for democracy]," he ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: The Inner Enemies of Democracy, by Tzvetan Todorov

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by David Wilson

    ... "Meanwhile one dictatorship, that of Saddam Hussein, fell- but at what price? The victims … were unevenly distributed between the two belligerents, with about 4,500 killed on the US side; ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central will be divided into groups in case police use tear gas, organisers reveal

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung

    ... tear gas is thrown to their zones." Chu said he and his two co-organisers were "willing to pay the price" of taking part in the sit-in. "But we also have the responsibility ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing's zero-risk election model will increase political divisions in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:25pm by Gary Cheung

    ... there is an immediate price to pay: the Hong Kong government will find it even tougher to govern, and the city's sharply-divided political landscape will become yet more polarised. All 27 pan-democratic ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Young tycoon wants to serve Mid-Levels with district office

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by Tony Cheung

    ... after finishing his A-levels. However, his life changed in 2007 when he bought his first home in North Point with HK$1.2 million and resold it some six months later amid soaring property prices ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central a danger to the Hong Kong property market, Barclays Bank warns

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:52pm by Joyce Ng, Jeanny Yu and Ray Chan

    ... warned yesterday. And it would take Hong Kong longer to recover than after the crashes of 2003 and 2008, it said. Barclays said prices had deviated too much from fundamentals, making the property ... could take a long time, and better resemble 1998 [than the two later crises]." Home prices fell 56 per cent between 1997 and 1998 after the Asian financial crisis. It took eight months ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Stamp duty relief for corporate property buyers set to be voted down

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 04:29am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... agreed, saying that he feared a further exemption would push up property prices. The government's bill would affirm the doubling of stamp duty on purchases of all property valued at more than ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Can Democratic Party be divided and still conquer?

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... no regrets, yet it is still paying the price for talking privately with Beijing and failing to consult the public- an act radicals said "betrayed Hongkongers". "Society in general does ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    HSBC backtracks on Occupy Central as reason for downgrading Hong Kong’s outlook

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 11:22pm by Joyce Ng

    ... Hong Kong to 'underweight' on the risk of weak residential real estate prices, the slowdown in mainland tourist arrivals, the market's link to US interest rates (the Federal ...




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