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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    International school ‘facing crisis’ in catering to Hong Kong’s expanding French community

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:04pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... of the increase of the number of students." He says the school, the only French school in Hong Kong, has applied for one of five sites put forward by the government in March for international school ... community in Hong Kong. The number of French nationals aged under six on consulate records has hit 1,500, half as much again as the capacity of the school's French primary section, says ...

  2. International Stewards’ Conference confirms progress on ‘big issues’

    Posted May 05th 2014, 07:07pm

    ... The 5th International Stewards’ Conference was conducted today, 5 May, at Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong, in conjunction with the 35th Asian Racing Conference. Chaired by Mr. Kim Kelly, the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Chief Stipendiary Steward, the conference was attended by 71 delegates representing 28 racing jurisdictions. One of horseracing’s most important Rules ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - MOTOR RACING

    Formula-E race plan back on track for Hong Kong after Central circuit tweaks

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 10:09pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... back in HK frame Hong Kong's first internationally sanctioned motor race, the Formula E, is back on track for next year with top official Lawrence Yu Kam-kee confident a revamped ... by the FIA," said Yu, president of the Hong Kong Automobile Association. "This modified circuit is safer for high-speed cars to go through Central." The race can become the Hong Kong Sevens ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Obsessive fans just one of the quirks of Hong Kong racing

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 07:00pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... a timely tribute to Christ The Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, but instead she appeared in the parade ring at Sha Tin on Sunday – a rather extreme example of fan culture in Hong Kong racing ... Moreira a little taste of home. It wasn’t a Monica Seles moment, nor was it really that big a deal – it was talked about on Sunday but dismissed as one of the nuances of Hong Kong racing. Still, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Britain's legacy 'missing' on list of 480 things that represent Hong Kong's culture

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 07:21pm by Jessie Lau

    ... and horse racing, he said. A record two million people attended races held by the Hong Kong Jockey Club in the 2012-13 season. "There are celebrations such as Diwali [on the list] ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com Afternoon tea and Easter holidays, which reflect rich colonial history, make Hong Kong unique among Chinese cities, say academics East-meets-West culture ...

  6. Sport - Racing - GROUP ONE HORSES

    Landmark season for Hong Kong horses at home and abroad

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:15pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... Andrew Hawkins andrew.hawkins@scmp.com Landmark stretch at home and abroad Four Group One races and a Group Three abroad, and four of the six international Group Ones at home: the Bauhinia ... in December's Longines Hong Kong Sprint by Japan's Lord Kanaloa. It was the sole blot on what was otherwise a strong day for the home team. Dominant's Vase triumph- the first local victor ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Tax-free status of Hong Kong’s international schools attacked

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 11:37pm by Shirley Zhao and Johnny Tam

    ... rules attacked Hong Kong's charity rules have come under fire after it was revealed the parent company of an international school is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The Nord Anglia ... under which international schools are given sites for a nominal fee, usually of about HK$1,000. But the South China Morning Post has discovered that its Hong Kong-based parent company, Nord ...

  8. Hong Kong Jockey Club Racecourse Operations Seminar draws huge response

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:42pm

    ... On the eve of the 35th Asian Racing Conference, the outstanding reputation of the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Racing Operations team resulted in an enormous turnout from across the world ... to racecourse operators everywhere, in an event organised by Mr John Ridley, Director of Racing Operations at the Hong Kong Jockey Club. “I was delighted with the turnout today, which says much ...

  9. Hong Kong’s Secretary for Labour and Welfare and former Premier of Victoria highlight horseracing’s positive contribution to the community

    Posted May 06th 2014, 07:40pm

    ... the world during the 35th Asian Racing Conference in Hong Kong.   At the plenary session examining ‘The Community Impact’ of horseracing, Mr Cheung delivered a presentation entitled ‘The Role ... racing. Here in Hong Kong, a Wednesday night at Happy Valley is a major tourist drawcard,” he said.   In conclusion, the former premier of Victoria suggested that “it has always been my view ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    International Monetary Fund warns Hong Kong over mainland exposure

    Posted May 24th 2014, 01:52am by Jeanny Yu

    ... exposure The mainland is now Hong Kong's most systemically important exposure in terms of a potential shock to interbank markets, the International Monetary Fund said yesterday, urging the city's de facto central bank to remain focused on mainland lending exposures. "Surveillance and supervision of mainland exposures should remain a key supervisory priority for the Hong Kong ...




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