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  1. Tribute to quake victims

    Posted Apr 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff writer People all across China paused to pay their respects to those killed in last week's earthquake in Yushu, Qinghai province. Flags were flown at half-mast as a sign of respect for those who died. In Hong Kong, government officials, the stock exchange and students observed a minute's silence. The body of Hong Kong quake hero Wong Fuk-wing was returned ...

  2. Mourning period observed across HK

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Peter So

    ... and a spokesman for the administration said all government agencies and schools would fly flags at half mast for the three days. The Legislative Council would also fly flags at half mast for three days, ... activities were unlikely. The University of Hong Kong said it would fly flags at half mast during the three-day mourning period. The Macau government said its agencies would fly flags at half mast ...

  3. Flags fly low over a city in mourning for lives cut short

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan The pall of grief over Hong Kong was palpable yesterday, with flags flying at half mast, company nameplates and logos draped in black, the Hong Kong stock exchange struck silent ... to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. Flags at all government offices will continue to be flown at half mast today and tomorrow. The operator of the ill-fated tour, Hong Thai Travel, opened ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    When the slump finally comes, home prices could fall by half

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... could fall by half I know this column has banged on ad nauseam about Hong Kong property prices recently. But there's a couple of big topics we haven't tackled: how much Hong Kong homes ... But even so, when the slump finally comes, Hong Kong properties could end up losing almost half their value. tom.holland@scmp.com ...

  5. Half-naked man blocks road for half an hour

    Posted Apr 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in shorts, sat in the Kwai Chung-bound lane of Lai Chi Kok Road for about half an hour before being removed by police. Police later identified him as a 30-year-old believed to have a history ... and swore at him when they realised he was responsible. Police were called but took half an hour to reach the scene because of the traffic jam. At first the man ignored the officers but then stood ...

  6. Business - Money - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong should not be a dumping ground for middling IPOs

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 05:59am by George Chen

    ... listed in Hong Kong is simple these days; just secure so-called cornerstone investors to subscribe to about half your IPO shares. That's why some bankers joke that Hong Kong's IPO ...

  7. Students pull together for victims

    Posted May 21st 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... at half-mast for the past few days to honour the casualties of the earthquake. With state mourning declared by the State Council last Sunday, students and teachers at the school observed three minutes ...

  8. Cosmetics firms help give ad spending a healthy glow in first half

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Advertising spending in Hong Kong climbed to a new high in the first half of this year, driven by major campaigns in the cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, ... newspapers fell to 18.72 per cent, down from 21.58 per cent in the first half of last year. The share held by free newspapers, meanwhile, grew to 11.23 per cent, from 9.47 per cent. Expenditure ...

  9. Political parties part of our democratic future

    Posted Aug 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the first direct elections to the Legislative Council. People are reluctant to nail their colours to a party mast. Many of those who opt for a career in politics prefer to join small groups (which are often careful not to have the word 'party' in their name). Roughly half of our lawmakers are independents. The result is a fragmented political scene that fails to present the public ...

  10. Business - China Business - ART

    Chinese art buyers help Christie's to record sales year

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 05:02pm by George Chen

    ... buyers accounting for half the total, the firm said. It also launched a Chinese-language website. Asked if Christie's is worried about Beijing's anti-corruption crackdown that has ...




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