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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Limiting mainland visitors counters Hong Kong's open doors policy

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:18pm by SHIRLEY YUEN

    ... Shirley Yuen Shirley Yuen says discouraging mainland visitors constitutes trade protectionism and discrimination, which could damage Hong Kong's economy and its international standing ... access to our markets, and certainly it would be dangerous if others decided we were not welcome in theirs. The Hong Kong "brand" as a free port is special, and we should be enhancing ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong is home, for better or worse

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 01:24pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Peter Kammerer says his physical and emotional ties make him a bona fide Hongkonger, with no plans to leave short of a catastrophe Better or worse Hong Kong is a fleeting ... a problem getting their heads around. Strangers more often than not ask me where I'm from. My response of "Hong Kong" has them following up with a clarification of, "No, what ...

  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's anti-money-laundering laws make a mockery out of justice

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... foreigner in a money-laundering case. Everything including the underlying crime, if there was one, took place outside Hong Kong. The only thing that happened here was the opening of a bank account ... the Hollywood pseudonym of Tony Corleone (stop laughing), pinned a Hong Kong money-laundering charge on a Slovakian citizen who last week was jailed for four years. Score another for the angels ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Is Hong Kong becoming a protectionist society?

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:11am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Are we becoming a protectionist society? We like to think of our economy as open and free, but you may wonder if we are actually protectionist at heart. The annual Global Competitiveness Index this month ranked Hong Kong in seventh place, the same as last year, but scored us on the low side for education and innovation. It looks OK on the surface, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Online social networks helping mainland students adapt to Hong Kong life

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 01:03pm by Paul Stapleton, Ding Feng

    ... Stapleton is an associate professor at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, where Ding Feng is a PhD candidate ... problems, such as learning how to open a bank account, or even asking to borrow an adapter, triggered instant responses and solutions. Once the nuts and bolts of day-to-day living were sorted out, ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing's stance on 2017 election offers Hong Kong a fair compromise

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 01:14pm by Tom Plate

    ... Tom Plate Tom Plate says extremism and vapid posturing should be avoided to prevent dangerous conflict With its framework for 2017 election, Beijing offers HK a fair compromise Hong Kong ... swimmingly. In 1997, Beijing, after long negotiation, took back Hong Kong from London, which had bossed the place since the mid-19th century. The territory's economy then soared; not many people ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Once again, Beijing turns its back on the people of Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 05:05pm by Keane Shum

    ... Keane Shum Keane Shum says Beijing's betrayal of its pledge of universal suffrage may be just one more time Hong Kong has been asked to take one for the good of the nation, but it nonetheless stings Out of our hands I once thought I would never say goodbye to Hong Kong. Or, that if I ever did, it would be by my own choice. I should have known better. In this city, the choice ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Give Hong Kong investors choice of dual-class share options

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Alibaba to list in Hong Kong rather than New York. The exchange says it is keeping an open mind and does not have a fixed position. The consultation followed proposals made by the Financial ... engaged in serious soul-searching. As the IPO market is the lifeblood of the Hong Kong stock exchange, it's understandable its bosses want listing rules to be as competitive as those ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Urban planning must reflect Hong Kong's great need for community and open space

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 01:34pm by Ian Brownlee

    ... Ian Brownlee Ian Brownlee says a single-minded focus on residential housing will affect Hong Kong's liveability Urban planning must reflect our great need for community and open space ... that are reserved for open space and government, institutional and community uses. There is growing resistance to this from local residents and district councils across Hong Kong- recently in Shau Kei Wan ...

  10. Business - Comment

    How freeing up public housing would help Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:17am by Richard Wong

    ... of Hong Kong's housing capital last year was estimated at HK$6.8 trillion, or 320 per cent of gross domestic product. This is the net value of private residential housing at market prices, ... for Britain, 236 per cent for Germany, 208 per cent for Canada, and 182 per cent for the United States in 2010. In Hong Kong, private residential housing only accommodates about half the population. ...




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