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  1. Hong Kong is model for ocean utopias

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a thousand Hong Kongs bloom. 'I liked Hong Kong so much, I spent the last 10 years trying to figure out how we can have more places like it,' he told a fascinated TEDx Hong Kong crowd on Friday. 'Hong Kong happened by historical accident, but basically the British administrators got a huge degree of freedom to set up the rules and the institutions in any way they wanted, ...

  2. Official Hong Kong HQ in Taiwan is given go-ahead

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Ng Kang-chung Hong Kong is to open an official representative headquarters in Taiwan while the existing Taiwanese agencies here will be revamped and granted official status in what is seen as a milestone to Hong Kong-Taiwan relations. After eight months of formal discussion with Taipei, the Hong Kong government announced yesterday that a Hong Kong ...

  3. Slow start to 'jasmine revolution' in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Hong Kong internet users started their own 'jasmine revolution' yesterday, but it got off to a sluggish start- with only about 20 people turning up to a rally ... name for fear of retaliation on her return to the mainland, said: 'Hong Kong is a very good place. People here can say what they want to say.' Another, from Beijing, was less ...

  4. Pay cut plan for political appointees

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... problem was the system's degeneration into an unaccountable, elitist group of insiders and cronies. In a poll conducted by the University of Hong Kong in 2009, 91 per cent of respondents ... Ng Kang Chung kc.ng@scmp.com Political appointees, widely criticised as overpaid political novices, could see their monthly salaries of between HK$134,000 and HK$164,000 cut by as much ...

  5. Hong Kong's second in command must be top-notch

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... matter who is in the top post or whether he has political wisdom or is genuinely committed to serving Hong Kong; he still has no mandate or political legitimacy. However, the importance ... in appointing his lieutenant, for the sake of the people of Hong Kong, and the integrity of the administration. Albert Cheng King-hon is a political commentator. taipan@albertcheng.hk ...

  6. When politics gets in the way of culture

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung Simpson.cheung@scmp.com It's a daily pleasure for the elderly that often gets disrupted by politics. Every Wednesday RTHK Radio 5 broadcasts Chinese opera that elderly listeners enjoy. But because Legislative Council sessions overrun, the Chinese opera programmes are often rescheduled to run after the adjournment of the weekly meetings, much to the listeners' ...

  7. Where's the political will to help parents with childcare?

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... childcare in Hong Kong other than to hire migrant workers. Women make up less than 20 per cent of the Hong Kong government. If the government was comprised of 80 per cent women and 20 per cent men ... to come to Hong Kong because Hong Kong residents needed them: for childcare, housework and to care for elderly parents. In Britain, where I grew up, the government similarly imported migrants from ...

  8. Local polls usher in key year in politics

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... an increasingly restless and vocal younger generation into the mix, and for some the maxim that Hong Kong is a city in which making money rules supreme over politics may not carry the weight it used to. ... in tourism and culture, welcomed the Lonely Planet listing but played down the political overtones. 'If I was someone who had never been to Hong Kong, I would not put too much emphasis ...

  9. Office politics heat up

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the action. Hong Kong's legion of stockbrokers and property dealers are known for being able to spot a profitable niche or a business trend with growth potential. So, when Alice Lau felt her days ... partners, all from Hong Kong, and we think there is potential in the serviced office market,' Lau says. 'The interest is picking up. Rentals are rising as it's getting more and more ...

  10. A Tale of Hong Kong and Belfast- Watershed

    Posted Jan 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stereoscopic printmaking projects known as 'printstallations' (including Grace McMurray's Lotti, above) by five printmakers from Belfast and Hong Kong. A HK Graphic Art Fiesta exhibition. Mon, Wed-Sun, 10am-9pm, closed Tue, HK Visual Arts Centre, 7A Kennedy Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2319 1660. Ends Jan 30 ...




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