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  1. Polite New Yorkers put Hong Kong to shame

    Posted Jun 21st 2006, 12:00am by Lauren Crothers

    ... on a busy street; and saying 'thank you' to customers in a shop. Overall, the results showed that Hong Kong was not very friendly- coming in 25th place, with New York, surprisingly, claiming No 1 spot. But in Asia we were the best at holding doors, came in third (out of eight) when helping to pick up dropped papers, and sixth when thanking customers. Tackled by a Hong Kong ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - WORLD AFFAIRS

    Hong Kong thriving as Asia's hot spot for diplomacy

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... as Asia's hot spot for diplomacy Growing diplomatic activity in Hong Kong has made it one of the most cosmopolitan centres in the world. Figures obtained by the Sunday Morning Post show that 12 ... the same period in a bid to boost their profile in China and the region. Hong Kong- which proclaims itself as Asia's world city- now hosts 122 consular offices, up from 95 at the handover. ...

  3. Talking points

    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the Kai Fung 2 (left), was stopped in Hong Kong waters by marine police, whom the activists accused of politically repressing them. A Marine Department spokesman said the boat had been licensed ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Thwarted Diaoyu activists hold protest The group of Hong Kong activists whose voyage to the Diaoyu Islands ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Apr 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Opposition to free Tibet reaches all-time high among Hongkongers Opposition by Hongkongers to Tibetan independence has reached an all-time high, according to a University of Hong Kong ... in the past 15 years, Hong Kong people's opposition to the independence of Taiwan and Tibet has remained high and is rising.' The latest survey was conducted between March 12 and 14; ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. Restructuring is vital even as we enjoy boom

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... raised Hong Kong's sovereign debt rating to an unprecedented AA. It may be argued that the 23,000 barrier is a number of no special importance and that the rating upgrade means little because Hong Kong is not a borrower. But psychologically the two events are significant, given that at this time four years ago Hong Kong was in deep trouble. A prolonged economic downturn had ...

  7. People need more radio stations so they can express their views

    Posted Oct 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... especially since our community is educated and politically mature. It is ready for direct self-rule, as promised under the Basic Law and 'one country, two systems'. Hong Kong ... voice of Hong Kong Citizens' Radio, so its supporters went to the Court of Appeal. We must wait for the judges to give their ruling before finding out if we will get this extra channel ...

  8. Worrying wait for sporting bodies

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay There is an air of torpidity hovering over Hong Kong right now. Nothing seems to be moving in the city, and it's not surprising as everyone seems to be waiting for July ... in June. Why list on the Singapore bourse, and not in Hong Kong? Well, the Lion City has had a Formula One race since 2008 and it makes more sense to hold an initial public offering there. ...

  9. Events

    Posted May 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Today: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Maritime piracy, kidnapping, product contamination: Positioning Hong Kong as the 'special risk' service and insurance hub for Asia'. Hong Kong Club. Monday, May 9: American Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Growing your business with the latest Web tools and techniques: An example from the world of stem cell ...

  10. Move with the times

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... The government needs to reinvent itself and become proactive in this new era of community politics, writes Anthony Cheung As Hong Kong celebrates its 10th anniversary of reunification ... Hong Kong's model of executive-led government intact, but also a unique kind of capitalism that it underpinned, which was thought to be responsible for the city's boom under British ...




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