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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong film fest features John Woo-style cop thriller

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00pm by Associated Press in Hong Kong

    ... Associated Press in Hong Kong The 10th annual Hong Kong Asia Film Festival opens later this month with the world premiere of Benny Chan’s "The White Storm" The lineup at the Hong ... The 10th annual Hong Kong Asia Film Festival opens later this month with the world premiere of Benny Chan’s “The White Storm,” a classic cop thriller reminiscent of the days of John Woo’s “A Better ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1330152/hong-kong-film-fest-features-john-woo-style-cop-thriller
  2. News - China

    Builder says plan for new Titanic draws interest

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 07:20pm by Associated Press in Hong Kong

    ... The Australian billionaire who’s planning to build a hi-tech replica of the Titanic at a Chinese shipyard has received an “overwhelming” response from people who want to be the first paying passengers. Representatives for Clive Palmer, who in April announ ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1151807/builder-says-plan-new-titanic-draws-interest
  3. News - China

    Asia's budget airline boom bypasses China

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 02:44pm by Associated Press in Hong Kong

    ... Associated Press in Hong Kong A budget airline boom that is sweeping Asia is leaving Chinese travellers behind. From almost none a decade ago, the region now has more than 50 low cost carriers. The fast growth of no-frills airlines such as AirAsia and the slew of recent start-ups including Singapore’s Scoot and AirAsia Japan underline surging demand in the region for affordable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1048576/asias-budget-airline-boom-bypasses-china
  4. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong govt silent on Snowden’s fate as lawmakers call for China to decide

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:33pm by Agencies in Hong Kong

    ... Hong Kong authorities were silent on Saturday on the fate of a former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor ahead of an expected extradition request by the United States where he has been charged with spying. But a Hong Kong newspaper said he was under police protection. Edward Snowden was charged with theft of US government property, unauthorised communication ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1266580/hong-kong-govt-silent-snowdens-fate-lawmakers-call-china-decide
  5. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Psoriasis patients seek subsidies for medication

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 01:45pm by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ...) proposed to the government to consider subsidising these drugs,” said Yeung, who is honorary clinical associate professor of dermatology at the University of Hong Kong’s department of medicine. ... Reuters in Hong Kong When Gary Lai first came down with the skin disease psoriasis, he got so tired of the stigma he faced in the outside world that he would lock himself away in his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1091104/psoriasis-patients-seek-subsidies-medication
  6. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Property agents march against cooling measures, stamp tax

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 05:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... Thousands of real estate agents took to Hong Kong’s streets Sunday in protest at government efforts to curb soaring property prices, saying new transaction taxes and other measures ... to scrap the Special Stamp Duty and the Buyer Stamp Duty. “There are 37,000 agents in Hong Kong and there were only 3,000 transactions last month,” said Raymond Ho, a spokesman for the rally ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1277368/property-agents-march-against-cooling-measures-stamp-tax
  7. Sport - Golf - GOLF

    Hong Kong Open cuts prize money

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 02:33pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... happened because of the downturn of the world economy,” Hong Kong Golf Association chief executive Iain Valentine said, saying he did not expect it to affect the quality of the field. Valentine ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Prize money for the prestigious Hong Kong Open has been cut US$750,000 to US$2 million, organisers said on Thursday, blaming the state of the world ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/golf/article/1041418/hong-kong-open-cuts-prize-money
  8. Business - Economy

    Got a question about the dollar peg? We have the answers

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 02:30pm by Hong Kong Monetary Authority

    ... Hong Kong Monetary Authority 1. What is the Linked Exchange Rate System (LERS)? The LERS was adopted in Hong Kong in October 1983. The objective of the LERS is to maintain currency stability, defined as a stable external exchange value of the currency of Hong Kong – in terms of its exchange rate in the foreign exchange market against the US dollar (USD) – at around HK$7.80 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1331435/got-question-about-dollar-peg-we-have-answers
  9. News - Hong Kong - AUCTIONS

    Sotheby’s sets record with HK$4.2bn at Hong Kong autumn sales

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:46pm by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ... Reuters in Hong Kong Sales in Hong Kong considered a barometer of demand from China for expensive artworks and luxury goods Sotheby’s celebrated its 40 years of business in Asia by raising a better-than-expected HK$4.2 billion ($542 million) in Hong Kong, a record for the global auction house’s autumn sales in the city. Sotheby’s biannual sales in Hong Kong are considered a barometer of demand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1327827/sothebys-sets-record-hk42bn-hong-kong-autumn-sales
  10. News - Hong Kong - ADVENTURE

    Veteran swimmers angry at minimum age for cross-harbour swim qualifiers

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... differently from the sport's world governing body. The swimmers, in their 60s and 70s, are frustrated that the Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association had imposed 50 as the minimum age in the oldest category for men and women participants. The association falls under the oversight of the Swiss-based International Federation of Swimming (Fina), which states that masters swimming age ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1065988/veteran-swimmers-angry-minimum-age-cross-harbour-swim-qualifiers

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