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  1. Companies open 164 offices in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng A total of 6,561 overseas and mainland companies had offices in Hong Kong as of June 1, up 2.6 per cent from a year ago, a government survey showed. The increase meant there were 164 more offices than at the same time last year. The number of local offices increased the most, up 3.8 per cent, or 106 offices, to 2,923. There was an increase of 33 regional ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Darker dangers ignored in Hong Kong's youth drug abuse figures

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by JINGAN YOUNG

    ... the right thing. For, without trust, society cannot hope to open up this "hidden world" of drug users. Jingan Young is a Hong Kong-born playwright and freelance writer currently reading ... Jingan Young Jingan Young says the finding of falling drug use among Hong Kong youth does not reflect the full extent of the danger of abuse they face Hidden depths Last week, Narcotics ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LEGCO ELECTION 2012

    Hong Kong legislator hailed for coming out as gay

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... and help fight public discrimination. Chan, who is the first politician in Hong Kong to openly speak about his sexual orientation, admitted the rumours he was gay yesterday following Sunday's ... at the news. "In terms of acceptance, Hong Kong society is really backwards when compared with other affluent places such as the US and Europe," said Yiu. "Finally, Hong Kong has ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Citizenship denials shame Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by LAM WOON-KWONG

    ... reports recently about ethnic minorities who have lived in Hong Kong for many years seeing their applications to become naturalised Chinese citizens denied. I recently met one of them, Philip Khan. His family settled in Hong Kong nearly a century ago. Khan speaks fluent Cantonese as well as Putonghua and has never known any other home in the world besides this city. Like his family ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong behind mainland on gay rights issues, says Gigi Chao

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip and Vivienne Chow City lags on gay issues, she says, as her father opposes her same-sex marriage with money Gigi Chao: HK behind mainland on tolerance Hong Kong is more ... daughter, who reportedly had wed her gay partner Sean Eav in France, said Hong Kong remained all too conventional, despite its cosmopolitan appearance. "The reason why the city is so ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong ill prepared to care for middle-class retirees

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... of HK$600,000 to the Hong Kong Housing Society, which manages the development, to live in the flat for the rest of their lives. Although they don't have ownership of the property, they reckon ... are woefully inadequate for the growing number of middle-class elderly in Hong Kong. Overall, census officials estimate the proportion of people aged 65 and above will rise from 13 per cent now to 28 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Rental component in housing plan for Hong Kong middle class may be dropped

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... HK$40,000 a month. The first project under construction in Tsing Yi will yield 1,000 homes and will open to applications at the end of the year. Future residents can choose either to buy the flat, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Where's Hong Kong's diversity pledge?

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Kerry Kennedy

    ... Kerry Kennedy says ethnic minorities in Hong Kong won't see their potential fully developed- for their own benefit and society's- if multiculturalism remains a policy ... estrangement and help ethnic minorities, especially the younger generation, integrate into the local community". Does this mean Hong Kong is likely to see the endorsement of multiculturalism ...

  9. 'Us and them' attitude will be the ruin of Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... still do so with the help of close relatives. Leung's policy would therefore be ineffective. Most importantly, Hong Kong has always been an open and culturally diverse society. It has ... centre. Hong Kong's success relies on its persistent principles of openness and fairness. Therefore, not only do I object to the idea of Hong Kong land for Hong Kong people, I am also against ...

  10. Hong Kong is crying out for bold thinking on social policies

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... services, to provide smaller classes for students, to increase public housing- were left unanswered. The Catholic diocese of Hong Kong has issued an unprecedented open statement criticising ... to guide public spending. As an example of what we are missing, look to Singapore: its government has just issued the 2012 budget. Similar to Hong Kong, emphasis was placed on upgrading ...




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