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  1. Seek compromise in Hong Kong politics

    Posted Jun 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... newspaper will be serving Hong Kong's highest interests in the months ahead if you keep reminding local political voices, left or right, of the advantage in lowering the rhetoric a decibel or two to allow for more meaningful dialogue. Hong Kong political party leaders should by now be mature enough to be aware that politics is the art of compromise. This quality will be in high ...

  2. Fast and furious in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... was insufficient to commit to a full five-year extension. It is clear Singapore is way down the track, and well ahead of Hong Kong, when it comes to hosting major sporting events. We might have the Hong ... understand, with a group of entrepreneurs, led by a former HSBC hot-shot-turned-restaurateur, keen to bring F1 to Hong Kong. Their interest was sparked after last year's demonstration by Red Bull ...

  3. Hong Kong not yet a world city, think tank says

    Posted Dec 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Ip chris.ip@scmp.com Hong Kong may fancy itself as Asia's world city, but a local think tank says it has yet to reach the status of New York and London- and risks falling behind ... yesterday charting Hong Kong's path to becoming one of the world's three bona fide financial hubs. 'The gravity of the global economy is shifting from the West to the East. ...

  4. If you were given the chance to design a new museum for Hong Kong, what would it be?

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to create a new museum! I would design a Museum of Religion. I think Hong Kong has a good variety of cultural backgrounds, with many religions and beliefs. For all of them to develop in the same place, it takes a large amount of respect among believers. I want to create a museum that clearly states that Hong Kong can be a centre of religions. The museum would combine looks from different ...

  5. Hong Kong offers a far better training ground

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... if not better- for training much closer to home. Hong Kong offers not just a well-trained civil service, but also transparency and accountability reinforced by a robust media under the rule of law guaranteeing personal freedoms and rights for all. The dispatch of mainland officials to Hong Kong for training would touch a sensitive nerve at this stage under 'one country, two systems'. ...

  6. Political Animal

    Posted Apr 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... had to put aside the idea this time. The Registration and Electoral Office had told him there was a problem with his voter status because he had been out of Hong Kong too often in recent ... including Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung and National People's Congress deputy Maria Tam Wai-chu. Why? Because both the central and the Hong Kong governments have decreed that any de facto ...

  7. Confident and articulate ambassador sought for Mr Gay Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 27th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. Are you ready for Mr Gay Hong Kong? In our city, obsessed as it is with beauty pageants, it was only a matter of time. ... include being a permanent resident of Hong Kong, aged between 21 and 40, proficiency in English and having no criminal record. Organisers say the main judging criteria are physical fitness, ...

  8. Hong Kong is now cheaper for expats than Singapore

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam and Helene Franchineau Hong Kong is now more attractive than Singapore for international companies wanting to expand their footprint in the region, reigniting a long-held rivalry ... than Hong Kong since the index started in September 2009. Globally, Hong Kong is the 45th most expensive place to live, compared to Singapore which is 36th. This time last year, Hong Kong ...

  9. Hong Kong starts to appreciate the past

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peta Tomlinson propertypost@scmp.com Everything old might be new again in chic design circles, but how does this fly in a city notoriously dismissive of anything second-hand? Hong Kong ... so. When lawyer-turned-designer Nicole Wakley opened Tree, Hong Kong's 'first eco-chic furniture boutique', in 2005, the buying public didn't immediately share her passion. ...

  10. Hong Kong fans turn out to hear 'red songs'

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Songs like I am Proud, I am Chinese used to be sung under chairman Mao Zedong's reign, and they still appear to have thousands of Hong Kong ... vice-mayor and former police chief Wang Lijun has cast a shadow over his ambitions. Still, his red song revival was going down a storm in Hong Kong this week when a show featuring 13 Chongqing ...




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