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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    A less than representative nominating committee can still be made to serve Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 03:25pm by Peter Gordon

    ... it is still not certain that a substantive discussion will take place between the government and students on Hong Kong's electoral future, the outlines of that discussion, should it take place, ... what the issues are: chief executive nominations are being restricted not so much for constitutional reasons as political ones. Whether or not this comes as a surprise, politics at least has ...

  2. News - World - RELIGION

    Pope Paul VI, the only pope to visit Hong Kong, is beatified

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Vatican City Step towards sainthood for Pope Paul VI, who held mass at Happy Valley racecourse in 1970 Pope who visited Hong Kong beatified Pope Francis yesterday beatified the only pope to have visited Hong Kong, Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong is extended rights that the rest of China has not been granted

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:52am by LETTERS

    ... HK is extended rights that the rest of China has not been granted I am disappointed with the students who represent Hong Kong's future. The past few weeks have seen them act ... and like a child, spoiled by years of favouritism, our Hong Kong students have thrown a tantrum over a perceived failure by the mainland to deliver on a promise that has been misinterpreted ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Political impasse is putting Hong Kong police under unfair pressure

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:32pm by STEVE VICKERS

    ... solution must be found Under pressure Hong Kong is now in its fourth week of intense political and, to a lesser extent, civil disorder. This period is among the most significant in the city's recent history, bearing comparison only with the 2003 protests in terms of its political importance. Despite the situation being entirely political in nature, however, the Hong Kong and mainland ...

  5. Business - Money - REGULATION

    Hong Kong, China MOU sorts out market misconduct rules before through train

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 01:06pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... conduct rules An agreement between Hong Kong and mainland stock market regulators could pave the way for misconduct rules to be addressed before the stock through train scheme is launched ... them to share information, conduct joint investigations and establish frameworks for compensation for investors trading through the proposed Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect scheme. The scheme ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Occupy Central organisers want independent Hong Kong, People's Daily claims

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com Occupy wants self-rule: state media Occupy Central organisers were accused of plotting for an independent Hong Kong in a commentary published in state ... 'one country [two systems]', rather, they want Hong Kong 'to act on her own', have 'self-determination' and to even be 'independent'," it said. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Land allocation must meet Hong Kong's long-term health needs

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 06:17pm by BIAN ZHAOXIANG

    ... that officials grappling with the problem of land shortages adhere to this principle. Another core issue that requires a long-term approach is Hong Kong's ageing population and how to organise ... be denied that housing is a pressing issue that arouses grave concerns in Hong Kong today, particularly with regard to low-income families. The university strongly supports a gradual increase ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COMMUNITY

    Hong Kong's expat advice phone line going silent after 40 years

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... after 40 years A telephone advice centre for expatriates in Hong Kong is set to close at the end of this month after 40 years in operation, as call numbers have declined amid online competition. ... in Hong Kong. A panel of volunteer lawyers gave free legal advice on rental contracts, divorce lawyers and employment law. One memorable question posed by a caller was where to buy a live goat ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - RELIGION

    Hong Kong Catholic priest allowed anti-gay speech to be delivered to congregation

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... rights' The priest of Hong Kong's Roman Catholic Cathedral admits he gave permission for an anti-gay-rights speech to be delivered to the congregation on Saturday. The speech- which was described by a parishioner as "ridiculous"- was delivered by a member of the church's moral-issues watchdog, the Diocesan Pastoral Commission for Marriage and the Family, which also ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New mother wins battle with Hong Kong hospital to keep her placenta

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 04:34pm by Kylie Knott

    ... There is little scientific research on the subject of placentophagy – the act of consuming the placenta – and few Hong Kong-based doctors or health experts are willing to talk about it. But the practice ... that, to take care of the little one,” she said. While not commenting on whether a policy would now be introduced to govern the issue of placenta releases in Hong Kong hospitals – both private ...




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