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  1. 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

    ... Beijing is allowed to intervene in matters involving defence and diplomatic affairs. The United States and Hong Kong signed an extradition treaty which came into effect in 1998. China has urged ... 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 ...

  2. News - China

    Shifting China consumer tastes show in brand sales

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 05:20pm by Reuters Breakingviews in Hong Kong

    ... period, with mainland China revenue up 3.4 per cent and Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan falling 6.3 per cent. ... Reuters Breakingviews in Hong Kong China’s consumers are still spending, but some brands are losing their lustre. Yum Brands and Hong Kong listed jeweller Chow Tai Fook have both warned ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office joins backlash against 'locust' protest

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 11:48am by Phila Siu and Clifford Lo

    ... Phila Siu and Clifford Lo Central government body hits back at protesters The State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office has joined a growing chorus of condemnation against ... behaviour that would affect Hong Kong's prosperity and stability, obstruct Hong Kong-mainland co-operation and harm the feelings of people in both places. The office also said, according ...

  4. News - China

    Growing number of African entrepreneurs thriving in southern China

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 11:31am by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong From a windowless room in a dilapidated Hong Kong high-rise, Ali Diallo sells Chinese electronics to retailers across Africa. The modest surroundings ... The building is also the go-to place in Hong Kong for African buyers in search of cheap electronics, with phones selling from around US$8 each. “In China there are opportunities for people who can ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong racer Phillip Yau Wing-choi becomes second to die at Macau GP in two days

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 05:06pm by James Porteous in Macau

    ... Macau Grand Prix Committee regrets to announce that Yau Wing Choi, Phillip, competitor No.31, from Hong Kong, competing in the CTM Macau Touring Car Cup, has succumbed to injuries sustained ... after tragedy struck for the second day in a row with the death of Hong Kong racer Phillip Yau Wing-choi on Friday. Choi crashed his Chevrolet Cruze into a barrier while competing in the CTM ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Jackie Chan’s China appointment draws Hong Kong ire

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 02:24pm by Agence France Press in Hong Kong

    ... was a campaign to promote a strong and peaceful homeland, unified with Taiwan. China’s growing clout over the past decade has seen actors from Hong Kong and Macau drafted into patriotic movies ... Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan this week joins China’s top political advisory body in a move analysts say highlights Beijing’s growing “soft power” efforts to project unity between ...

  8. Business - Companies

    CK Life Sciences buys top Australian salt producer

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 03:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Asia’s richest man Li Ka-shing is buying Australia’s largest salt producer Cheetham Salt in a deal worth US$157 million, a subsidiary of his Cheung Kong ... Kong Life Sciences chief executive officer Kam Hing-lam said in a statement. CK Life Sciences, chaired by Li’s eldest son and heir to his Cheung Kong conglomerate, Victor, is involved ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Broken Tooth a living reminder of Macau’s vicious past

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 01:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Macau

    ... as the enforcer of the 14K triad, the largest organised crime outfit in the then-Portuguese colony in the mid-1990s. Newspapers in Macau and nearby Hong Kong have run stories with headlines like “Crime ... reporters, adding that the local police were now better equipped and more closely integrated with their counterparts in Hong Kong and the mainland. Most importantly, there was a “much stronger ...

  10. News - China - POLITICS

    Veteran official regains Hong Kong-Macau office post

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... central government official for Hong Kong and Macau affairs, has been appointed to a second stint as a deputy director of the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office. Xu, 58, ... Xu would fill the void left by former deputy director Zhang Xiaoming, who also worked on Hong Kong and Macau affairs for the State Council for decades. Zhang was appointed director ...




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