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  1. Drop this dragon dance to brand Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the flying dragon logo has been meddled with. Hong Kong has traditionally been the Pearl of the Orient, but that term was considered old-fashioned when branding became a trend for cities in the 1990s. In 1995, we became a place where 'Wonders Never Cease'- words that were accompanied a logo of junks, dragons, opera singers and 'Hong Kong'. Then, tens of millions more ...

  2. Hong Kong not yet a world city, think tank says

    Posted Dec 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... yesterday charting Hong Kong's path to becoming one of the world's three bona fide financial hubs. 'The gravity of the global economy is shifting from the West to the East. ... Chris Ip chris.ip@scmp.com Hong Kong may fancy itself as Asia's world city, but a local think tank says it has yet to reach the status of New York and London- and risks falling behind ...

  3. Party democracy has proved to be a failure for Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Having listened to the debates on democratic reforms, I have found that the main point is being missed. No government can operate in Hong Kong unless there is a balance between rich ... drive some businessmen to remove their money from Hong Kong and invest wherever they found cheap labour. That does not mean that I agree with those rich people. In fact I despise the attitude ...

  4. All eyes on Hong Kong for premier exhibition

    Posted Apr 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Popular event is now in its 23rd year and continues to attract thousands of buyers from all over the world. Reports by Susie Gyopos The annual Hong Kong Gifts and Premium Fair continues ... the fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in co-operation with The Hong Kong Exporters' Association, is one of the most exciting events in their calendar. ...

  5. Hong Kong offers a far better training ground

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... if not better- for training much closer to home. Hong Kong offers not just a well-trained civil service, but also transparency and accountability reinforced by a robust media under the rule of law guaranteeing personal freedoms and rights for all. The dispatch of mainland officials to Hong Kong for training would touch a sensitive nerve at this stage under 'one country, two systems'. ...

  6. Hong Kong must start balancing its resources

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... lifestyles affect not just our own health and economy but also the global ecological system, especially since Hong Kong relies on resources from the rest of the planet. The city's ... Hong Kong may have built a reputation for being an economic powerhouse over the past few decades, but according to the WWF, it is heavily in debt. A recent report found that as a city, we ...

  7. Economies suffered little from Sars

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... that growth powered ahead on the mainland, despite it being hardest hit by the virus. In Hong Kong, the economy shrank for the second consecutive quarter, pulling the city into recession. ... the weak global economy has resulted in slumping demand for electronics, which account for half of its non-oil exports. Hong Kong exports, meanwhile, have grown at double-digit rates in nine ...

  8. Hong Kong's greatest asset - diversity

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Mike Moore

    ... One of Hong Kong's greatest secrets is out. The special administrative region has known for years that diversity, immigration and the dynamism of new migrants breeds economic success. The studies of Richard Florida, a Carnegie Mellor University professor, have confirmed what Hong Kong and other successful cities and regions have long known. In the new economy, the competitive ...

  9. Hong Kong SMEs most pessimistic on rebound

    Posted May 27th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Hong Kong's small to medium-sized enterprises are the most pessimistic about the future among their peers in the Asia-Pacific, according to a new survey, with more than 60 per cent of the city's SMEs predicting a recovery will not happen before 2010. 'Hong Kong was hit hard by the financial meltdown as the export-driven economy came under ...

  10. Shaky Shanghai poses no threat to Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... has prompted the usual bout of agonised soul-searching among Hong Kong-based commentators. 'How can Hong Kong hold its own against such a mighty competitor backed by the all-powerful ... be created by government decree alone, then Singapore would have eaten Hong Kong's lunch in the mid-1990s, and any remaining crumbs would have been gobbled up by Shanghai in the early years ...




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