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  1. Comment - Letters

    Retirement protection highly controversial and complex issue

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:35am by LETTERS

    ... perspective the background and scope of the study on the "Future Development of Retirement Protection in Hong Kong" completed by Professor Nelson Chow Wing-sun and his consultancy team. ... that could address the needs of Hong Kong, not only universal retirement protection. Indeed, different retirement protection options, including both non-means-tested universal proposals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1580683/retirement-protection-highly-controversial-and-complex-issue
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing scholar admits error and omissions in white paper on Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Joyce Ng

    ... of the white paper on Hong Kong, which many in the city have interpreted as a threat to judicial independence. Wang Zhenmin, a former member of the Basic Law Committee, said the white paper issued ... said: "Zhang does not respect our courts at all." Leong noted that the Court of Final Appeal ruled in a landmark right-of-abode case in 1999 that Hong Kong judges can continue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581361/beijing-scholar-admits-error-and-omissions-white-paper-hong-kong
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Teach English for the real world to Hong Kong's struggling students

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 02:43pm by Philip Yeung

    ... and otherwise, were slammed in her face. The story of this young girl is the Hong Kong public education writ large. A decade of a daily diet of filling-in-the-blanks English ensures that school-leavers ... of the Hong Kong Society for the Promotion of English. PKY480@gmail.com ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1581131/teach-english-real-world-hong-kongs-struggling-students
  4. Business - Money

    Leaps of faith on little-known firms in Hong Kong IPOs can be costly

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:33am by Ray Chan

    ... of a number of European flotations. BlackRock declined to comment on whether its Hong Kong unit had issued similar requests. The poor performances of many newly listed stocks have sapped the enthusiasm for new offerings among retail investors in Europe and Hong Kong. Comments from Value Partners boss Cheah Cheng Hye are telling. The investment veteran subtly points out that many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1580464/leaps-faith-little-known-firms-hong-kong-ipos-can
  5. News - Hong Kong - RELIGION

    Vatican choir to sing in Hong Kong after Beijing talks fall through

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:15am by Keira Lu Huang, Emily Tsang and Agence France-Presse

    ... issue. The Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong could not be reached for comment last night. A member of staff at the Hong Kong Central Council of Catholic Laity, the main evangelical organisation ... on the mainland have fallen through, and instead it will visit Hong Kong for the first time. Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said yesterday that the choir would perform in the city on September 21 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580713/sistine-chapel-choir-will-sing-hong-kong-after-beijing-talks-fall
  6. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    Hong Kong commerce minister Greg So hits out at Privacy Commission report on cold calling

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... Development Bureau had not been consulted before it was released. The report by the publicly funded watchdog, issued this month, found nine out of 10 Hongkongers were inconvenienced ... The bureau responded that Chiang had failed to address clearly all its doubts about the survey, including the method of its analysis. "The issue is complex, and the bureau believed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578742/hong-kong-commerce-minister-greg-so-hits-out-privacy-commission
  7. Magazines - 48hrs

    The cast and crew of Mamma Mia! are ready to bring the hit show to Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:54pm by Victoria Finlay

    ... Fitzgerald says. Both actresses have been playing eight performances a week for three months over the summer in Blackpool, England, and will be coming to Hong Kong in mid-September for a six-week run ... and sunny and it has clearly struck a chord. According to the producers, it has now been seen by about 55 million people (including Hong Kong back in 2004), in 14 languages and 39 productions (not ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1581049/cast-and-crew-mamma-mia-are-ready-bring-hit-show-hong-kong
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    NPC Standing Committee starts meeting on Hong Kong reforms

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Tony Cheung

    ... that will play a decisive role over whether Hong Kong will elect its new leader by one person, one vote for the first time in 2017. Apart from Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, the city's sole representative ... will adopt a tough framework for reform in Hong Kong. A framework unacceptable to the city's pan-democrats may lead to large-scale civil disobedience, in the form of the Occupy Central campaign. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580484/npc-standing-committee-starts-meeting-hong-kong-reforms
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    E-cigarettes need tight regulation, WHO says, citing health concerns

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:31am by AGENCIES

    ... countries allowing advertising and the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. In Hong Kong, e-cigarettes containing nicotine are considered pharmaceutical products and must be approved for sale ... e-cigarette rules The World Health Organisation yesterday stepped up its war on Big Tobacco, calling for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on their indoor use, advertising ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581019/e-cigarettes-need-tight-regulation-who-says-citing-health-concerns
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong to probe Colgate toothpaste over cancer-linked ingredient

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:32pm by Phila Siu, Bloomberg

    ... is not banned in Hong Kong. A Department of Health spokesman said 13 registered pharmaceutical products being sold in the city contained the chemical as an active ingredient. The spokesman added ... Bloomberg and Phila Siu Colgate documents reveal that popular Total product, which is widely sold in Hong Kong contains triclosan, a chemical linked to cancer Toothpaste cancer claim ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572441/hong-kong-customs-probe-report-colgate-total-toothpaste-contains

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