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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong police's harassment of protesters tarnishes good name of Asia's 'finest'

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 05:02pm by Albert Cheng

    ... the good name of Hong Kong's police force The Hong Kong Police Force has been hailed as Asia's finest. But does it still warrant the title, given the heavy-handed way in which it recently ... and internationally. In 2012, CNN Travel named Hong Kong as the greatest city in the world. One of the 50 reasons cited was the liberal environment in which people were allowed to "vote ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1551122/hong-kong-polices-harassment-protesters-tarnishes-good-name-asias-finest
  2. 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 ... a significant threat to the market. "The impact of the protest, hitting Hong Kong only for a few days, will just be like a typhoon," he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549994/occupy-central-danger-property-market-warns-barclays-bank
  3. Business - Money - LISTINGS

    Hong Kong on track to top last year's IPO haul of HK$169 billion

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:55am by Ray Chan

    ... dual-currency float by issuing yuan- and Hong Kong dollar-denominated shares. In contrast to sizeable technology deals in the US market, Kenneth Tse, head of JP Morgan's depositary receipts group ... they pass an initial three-day check after filing with the Hong Kong stock exchange. If a listing application is returned for failing the vetting process, listing applicants may only reapply eight ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1550676/hong-kong-track-top-last-years-ipo-haul-hk169
  4. News - Hong Kong - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Reliability issues raised in proposal to power Hong Kong from mainland grid

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 06:05am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Reliability at issue in electricity scheme The mainland grid from which Hong Kong proposes to buy electricity has made remarkable progress in improving its reliability but still falls short ... experts split over 'trust issue' Experts are deeply divided over Hong Kong's energy future Dr Chung Chi-yung, of the Polytechnic University's electrical engineering department, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1498669/reliability-issue-proposal-hong-kong-tap-mainland-chinas-grid
  5. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Hong Kong's 'hands off' regulations prompt growth in drone flying by amateurs

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by DANNY LEE

    ... increasingly common as cheaper and more innovative technology makes remote-controlled aircraft affordable to the general public. And it's particularly common in Hong Kong, where amateurs ... Kong just over a year ago to take advantage of "hands off" laws. Watch: Team BlackSheep's drone video of Hong Kong "The laws are pretty good because we fly for fun. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548079/hong-kongs-hands-regulations-prompt-growth-drone-flying-amateurs
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong’s faith in ‘one country, two systems’ is at risk, Jasper Tsang warns

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 11:25pm by Gary Cheung, Joyce Ng and Jeffie Lam

    ... be done in 2022 or 2027- or even 2047- as the voices of radicals in Hong Kong would gain the upper hand and Beijing's stance would get even tougher," he said. Tsang also said Hongkongers ... in which Beijing asserted its "comprehensive jurisdiction" over Hong Kong. The Beijing-friendly politician spoke a week after the July 1 march. Organisers estimated 510,000 people took ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549263/hong-kongs-faith-one-country-two-systems-risk-tsang-warns
  7. Business - Companies - THE VIEW

    Why Hong Kong is losing its entrepreneurial spirit

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:23am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines The spirit of enterprise that helped define Hong Kong is being eroded by cronyism and, more recently, political correctness as the barriers rise Consumed by greed Hong Kong ... as many people come to believe that we are now witnessing a clash between the business elite and the rest of society. Some go further and bluntly state that Hong Kong has a selfish elite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1550145/why-hong-kong-losing-its-entrepreneurial-spirit
  8. News - China - POLITICS

    People’s Daily defends Hong Kong white paper for the third time in a week

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 02:35pm by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com The Communist Party’s mouthpiece People’s Daily published the third editorial in a week that claimed Beijing’s policy on Hong Kong had not changed since issues ... The State Council issued the white paper on June 10, stressing the central government’s “comprehensive jurisdiction” over Hong Kong, adding that the high degree of autonomy enjoyed by the city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1546480/peoples-daily-defends-hong-kong-white-paper-third-time-week
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Wine tax could be reintroduced to curb Hong Kong's binge drinking

    Posted May 16th 2014, 03:12am by LO WEI

    ... for non-communicable diseases, said alcohol created health risks regardless of the amount consumed. She said health officials had also been discussing alcohol issues with university representatives in the past ... University of Hong Kong research has shown the percentage of boys engaged in binge drinking rose from 11 per cent in their first year of university to 21 per cent in their second year. The increase ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1512953/officials-look-taxes-and-ads-curb-binge-drinking
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Who can build a bridge to Hong Kong's discontented youth?

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:17am by Mike Rowse

    ... International and an adjunct professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. mike@rowse.com.hk ... the single most important issue facing our community- of greater urgency even than political reform or any of the other individual issues that arise from time to time. The question is not whether ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1546650/who-can-build-bridge-hong-kongs-discontented-youth

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