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  1. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Beijing looks like a 'bully' by rejecting arbitration on South China Sea issue

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... especially if it can coerce the Philippines into further compromise while arbitration is going on," he said at a lecture at the University of Hong Kong on Thursday. But China "would look ...

  2. Business - Money

    Asia's health care boom is here to stay

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by Carl Berrisford

    ... with better facilities. For example, many of Singapore's medical tourism receipts (US$765 million in 2011) are the result of Indonesian and Malaysian travellers. Hong Kong also benefits from ... Kong hospitals pay up to 20 times the cost of giving birth in a mainland hospital, a testament to their rising wealth, and their willingness to spend it on premium health care. Driven ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Patriotism, Hong Kong style

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Kerry Kennedy

    ... enemy". It was clear from the actions of the so-called "post-80s" students that young people in Hong Kong are very willing to adopt political action, to the point of engaging in illegal protests (remember the siege of the former Legislative Council building during debates on the train link from Guangzhou to Hong Kong). In the same way, the Tamar protesters, who seemed to contain ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong identity caught between political reality and insecurity

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by APRIL ZHANG

    ... people tend to reject it. One way they do so is through protests, of which we've seen numerous of late. One issue underlines this rebellion: Hong Kong people's increasing feeling ... expressions of Hong Kong people's "Chineseness", and also expressions of an undercurrent of insecurity and fear of being devoured by a mightier entity. But some issues can help ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping to attend China-Asean Expo in bid to fight health rumours

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... at Renmin University in Beijing, said Xi's attendance was aimed at further curbing rumours, particularly in overseas media, about his health and political status. On Wednesday, Xi issued ... Vice-President will take part in this week's China-Asean Expo in a bid to finally end speculation over his health and political status China's leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Composer Wang Qiang tells of musical journey from China to Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Wang Qiang went from writing music for political campaigns on mainland to finally finding the freedom to express herself by moving to Hong Kong A composer ... life, the composer moved from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 1991. Hong Kong is not particularly known for the kind of artistic atmosphere that inspires creativity. But for Wang, one of a handful ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Haphazard integration is bad for Hong Kong, and the mainland too

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by DAVID LUI

    ... standards, and see in Hong Kong attractive values such as better living standards and a much freer environment. Third, we have underestimated in discussions and policy considerations the issue ... and resentment among people in Hong Kong about closer links with the mainland. No doubt, this will continue. Such attitudes are understandable and we should listen sympathetically. Yet closer links also ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Chiefs wary, despite rude health

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... if the uncertain climate remains. Yet the mainland factor now seems to be where the club officials' growth is coming and is that just too big to fail them? If money keeps seeping across into Hong Kong ... the growth is from Asia, since there is plenty of money bet illegally on Hong Kong racing in places like Singapore and the Philippines, which finds its way back into the mother pools here late ...

  9. Business - China Business - RAILWAYS

    Mainland issues 20b yuan in rail construction bonds

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... added. On Thursday, Hong Kong-listed coal company China Coal Energy announced forming a joint venture called Mengxi-Huazhong Railway with the ministry and 14 other companies to build and operate ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Fourth such issue this year will help finance 40 construction projects, Ministry of Railways says Beijing issues 20b yuan in rail bonds In a sign ...

  10. Rights groups issue mainland travel alerts over suppression

    Posted Apr 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... on another six places, including Chongqing and Zhejiang, and gave the mainland's remaining provinces and cities yellow warnings. The Hong Kong government issues colour-coded travel alerts ... groups of advocates- including the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, the Hong Kong Journalists Association and the China Human Rights Lawyers Concern ...




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