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  1. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Schools closed as more than 40cm of rain falls on Hong Kong within 24 hours

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 10:17am

    ... Staff Reporter More than 40cm of rain fell on parts of Hong Kong over the last 24 hours, the Observatory said on Wednesday, delaying flights at the airport and closing schools. The downpours came in short, sharp bursts, with the red rainstorm warning issued twice in six hours. Heavy rain would continue to affect Hong Kong for the rest of the day, senior scientific officer Lee ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    14 years to buy a flat: Quality of life in Hong Kong going down, shows survey

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by BRIAN YAP

    ... attributed it to a spate of events before the survey. These included Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's letter to the chief editor of the Hong Kong Economic Journal demanding the retraction ... Despite this, a content analysis of four sections of six major newspapers, including Ming Pao and the Hong Kong Economic Journal, showed that press criticism of the government remained strong ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Mystery man Zhang Xiaoming signals shift to 'old Hong Kong hands'

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by Tammy Tam

    ... Kong and Macau Affairs Office. Liao is an influential figure in Beijing's policymaking on Hong Kong, and his support for Henry Tang Ying-yen in last year's chief executive poll ... to illness. Who will replace them is not yet known - but expect whoever they are to be familiar with Hong Kong. Officials in the liaison office have generally come from far and wide - many had little ...

  4. News - China

    Macau scholars warn of rising censorship, loss of confidence in 'one country, two systems'

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:20am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... the US Consulate in Hong Kong that suggested the university has had to follow certain rules since its conception. It cited the vice-rector of the Macau Inter-University Institute (the former name ... and Chou's suspension have prompted several petitions. Seven academics from Macau and Hong Kong, including Baptist University's Chung, signed one of them, which was handed to the Macau bishop. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SURROGACY

    Fugitive Hong Kong-based human-trafficking suspect invested in child-monitoring app

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 03:36pm by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com HK-based man has stake in firm behind application to track children Surrogate babies' dad helped create monitor app A Hong Kong-based Japanese man ... Adding to the controversy, the pair accepted and took home the baby's healthy twin. All the major Japanese news outlets have sent reporters to Hong Kong in the wake of Shigeta's story, ...

  6. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Beijing's 'take it or leave it' attitude on Hong Kong autonomy a far cry from 2003

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:19am by Shirley Yam

    ... Rongji, had hired several Hong Kong regulators to work for their mainland counterparts. Our officials sounded out the idea to the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office. The answer was a flat no. ... by state leader Xi Jinping, said: “High autonomy is not full autonomy. Hong Kong and Macau do not inherit their autonomy. Its roots are in the authorisation of the central government.” ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Clamping down on illegal guest houses in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by DAVID MALLINSON AND EMILY WONG

    ... purpose-built hotels. The Home Affairs Department is accepting opinions until August 28. Hotel and guest-house licences are issued to premises that meet certain standards for building structure and fire ... the following changes: Enabling the Office of the Licensing Authority to refuse to issue or renew licences, and to cancel existing ones, in buildings where the deed of mutual covenant contains ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Liaison office chief Zhang Xiaoming to discuss political reform with pan-democrats

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 02:13pm by peter so and joyce ng

    ... come weeks before the Standing Committee of the NPC is expected to give Hong Kong the green light for reform at the end of this month, while setting a framework for a second round of public consultation later this year. Zhang said last week in a 50-minute speech that political reform has to be considered from the “perspective of national security” and Beijing must not allow Hong Kong ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Flagrant harbour: the sordid affair that cemented Hong Kong's reputation for vice and corruption

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 11:39pm by Stuart Heaver

    ... The sordid yet titillating Caldwell Affair helped to cement Hong Kong's reputation in the 1850s as a hotbed of vice and corruption. Stuart Heaver attempts to separate fact from ... on the "three vices", which include prostitution and drugs. The Caldwell Affair arguably did more to cement Hong Kong's status in London as Asia's world city of corruption and vice than ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong will get its third runway by hook or by crook

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:21am by Howard Winn

    ... to construct a historical account of the early days of one country, two systems. It is therefore hardly surprising that since the Hong Kong-Macau bridge assessment, public confidence and trust ... pollution in Hong Kong, and the situation is hardly going to improve once trucks and buses start rumbling across the bridge to Macau. The air quality standards for these projects are supposed ...




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