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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Labor's Jason Li bids to win over Asian voters in Australian election

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 12:00am by Pam Walker

    ... Matilda. Li is the son of two immigrants who met as children when they lived in the same apartment block in Wan Chai. His mother, Pansy, moved with her parents from Hong Kong to New Zealand in 1958 ... into this race late," he said. If he wins, Li could be the first person of Chinese heritage to hold a seat in the Australian House of Representatives. Hong Kong-born Wesa Chau Wai-sum is contesting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1304187/labors-jason-li-bids-win-over-asian-voters-australian-election
  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian police smash Hong Kong-linked drug ring

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 03:45pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australian police said on Friday they had smashed a crime syndicate operating across Asia, leading to 27 arrests and the seizure of drugs and assets worth millions of dollars. Authorities said the organised gang – operating in China, including in Hong Kong and Macau, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Myanmar – allegedly targeted Australia for its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1197184/australian-police-smash-asian-drug-ring
  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Tony Abbott sweeps into power in landslide win in Australian election

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of Fairfax. In Hong Kong yesterday, a little over 2,200 Australians visited the country's consulate in Wan Chai to make sure their vote counted, adding to the 5,500 who had already made their choice since polling began two weeks ago. The total turnout was up about 20 per cent from the 2010 election. Hong Kong and Macau- home to about 90,000 Australians- has the second-biggest group ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1305932/tony-abbott-sweeps-power-landslide-win-australian-election
  4. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Former Hong Kong banker jailed in Australia over 'collar bomb' attack

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Sydney

    ... Associated Press in Sydney Ex-Hong Kong resident jailed for 13½ years for breaking into teen's family home, attaching fake device to her and leaving ransom note Ex-banker put behind bars over 'neck bomb' A former Hong Kong investment banker who chained a fake "collar bomb" to a Sydney teenager as part of a bizarre extortion plot was sentenced to 13 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1086977/former-hong-kong-banker-jailed-australia-over-collar-bomb-attack
  5. News - Hong Kong - AUSTRALIA

    Australia demands A$892 million from Li Ka-shing firms in unpaid taxes

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... in that country. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is seeking A$116 million in unpaid taxes from Cheung Kong Infrastructure (CKI), a Hong Kong-listed infrastructure firm controlled by Li, The Australian reported yesterday. This is on top of A$380 million that CKI has been asked to pay the tax office, also for unpaid taxes and penalties, and A$396 million that Li's Hong Kong-listed Power ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1324784/australia-demands-a892-million-li-ka-shing-firms-unpaid-taxes
  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Rio Tinto's pink diamonds sell for record prices of over US$2m each

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... about 50 times more than a white diamond, although a 118.28-carat white diamond broke a world record earlier this month when it fetched more than US$30 million at an auction in Hong Kong. Given the rare pink stones are offered only once a year and demand is high, previews were held in Sydney, New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Perth earlier this year to allow clients and experts to see ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1331655/rio-tintos-pink-diamonds-sell-record-prices-over-us2m-each
  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian Labor Party leadership battle down to two-horse race

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and Hong Kong-born Wesa Chau Wai-sum in Higgins, Melbourne.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1307102/australian-labor-party-leadership-battle-down-two-horse-race
  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    UN ‘troubled’ by Australia’s Papua New Guinea boatpeople plan

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 09:40pm by AFP

    ... migrant intake. Speaking in Hong Kong on Friday, he said Australia had “no alternative but to do this”. “The UN has made its observations I understand, but we believe as a proud party ... community in Hong Kong. “What we are looking at is the privatisation or the contracting out of Australian immigration to people smugglers who don’t give a damn about what happens to the human ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1291520/un-troubled-australias-png-boatpeople-plan
  9. News - China Insider - AUSTRALIA

    Kevin Rudd's Weibo post about phone call with Xi Jinping goes viral

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:27pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Rompuy have more followers on Weibo than they do on Twitter. Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chung-ying also had a “verified” Sina Weibo account with 68,000 followers and no posts. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1279455/kevin-rudds-weibo-post-about-phone-call-xi-jinping-goes-viral
  10. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australian tourism chiefs resurrect 'best jobs in the world' offer

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... eligible for Australian working holiday visas including Hong Kong, Britain, the United States, France, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan. The chief funster position, based in New South Wales, involves ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1180465/australian-tourism-chiefs-resurrect-best-jobs-world-offer

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