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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The unsung heroes who make Hong Kong special

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:23am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Unsung heroes make HK special Ask anyone what embodies the Hong Kong spirit and you will get an array of answers- optimism, perseverance, enterprise, versatility, ... and soul that make Hong Kong special. The people who manifest these positive qualities do not always get the appreciation they deserve. For this the media is partly responsible. The tendency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581973/unsung-heroes-who-make-hong-kong-special
  2. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong retail sales slump by 3.1pc in July as consumers scrimp on luxury

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:54pm by Amy Nip

    ... The association maintains an optimistic forecast of 3 per cent sales growth for the full year. The Federation of Hong Kong Hotel Owners also noted the political factor, saying bookings this month had been ... with sales of cosmetics and medicine picking up 14.3 per cent year on year. Retail Management Association chairwoman Caroline Mak Sui-king said political uncertainty would rock the boat from now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581472/hong-kong-retail-sales-slump-31pc-july-consumers-scrimp-luxury
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Expats 'put off by Hong Kong' over the lack of gay rights law

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:30am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Christians- are in danger of being unchristian," Dormor added. Asad Beg, head of the political, press and information section at the EU's Hong Kong office, added: "Religion ... off HK' by lack of gay rights law A lack of protection for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is deterring talented workers from moving to Hong Kong, a top ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581871/expats-put-hong-kong-lack-gay-rights-law
  4. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Spoilt child or not, Hong Kong merits attention

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:01am by George Chen

    ... are seen either as spoilt children or idealists fighting hard for a deserving cause. Although I've been a business journalist for more than a decade, I do care about politics- in Hong Kong ... No 2 economy? What happens in the city will affect the future of China, in both business and political realms Outside Hong Kong, real insight about the political challenges that the city faces is quite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1575695/spoilt-child-or-not-hong-kong-merits-attention
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Is Hong Kong's rule of law becoming a victim of political expediency?

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:08am by Howard Winn

    ... happening. A favourite mantra that slips so easily off the tongues of government officials is that one of the features that makes Hong Kong a special place for doing business is its adherence to the rule of law. This is an important issue for Hong Kong as the rule of law is touted as one of its competitive advantages over the mainland. It would be a shame if Hong Kong's rule of law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1524839/hong-kongs-rule-law-becoming-victim-political-expediency
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong's candidate nominating system out of balance, says Beijing scholar

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:40am by Tony Cheung

    ... system imbalanced: Scholar Hong Kong needs to address an "unreasonable" imbalance in the nominating committee for the 2017 chief executive election, a Beijing legal scholar told ... was speaking ahead of a decision expected today from the National People's Congress Standing Committee on a framework for Hong Kong's 2017 chief executive election, when the city picks its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582079/beijing-scholar-says-hong-kongs-candidate-nominating-system-out
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Creative Hong Kong must not sell itself short

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:49pm by Paul Yip

    ... Paul Yip Paul Yip says deep divisions in politics and society are eroding its edge Free-spirited Hong Kong must not sell itself short Singapore celebrated its 49th anniversary ... In contrast, officials and legislators in Hong Kong are forever embroiled in political issues. Singapore is responding fast to challenges and is willing to commit resources to improve education ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1580554/creative-hong-kong-must-not-sell-itself-short
  8. Business - Economy - POLITICAL REFORM

    Slow pace of political reform puts Hong Kong’s competitiveness at risk

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 11:38am by Richard Wong

    ... inadequacy in addressing larger concerns that affect the population as a whole, in the face of local political resistance in geographical constituencies. We have seen examples of this in Hong Kong ... to redraw district boundaries. Building more flexibility into the political-representation process is particularly important for Hong Kong, as an open city whose prosperity depends on being well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1524372/slow-pace-political-reform-puts-hong-kongs-competitiveness-risk
  9. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing diplomat warns UK consul not to 'meddle' in Hong Kong politics

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 05:20am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... British envoy in Hong Kong has hit back at Beijing's warning that London should stay out of Hong Kong's politics, saying Britain has "a wide range of interests" in the city ... was responding after China's foreign ministry commissioner in Hong Kong, Song Zhe, issued a statement over the weekend, asking Britain not to poke its nose into Hong Kong's constitutional ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523492/beijing-diplomat-warns-uk-consul-not-meddle-hong-kong-politics
  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    ‘Will this happen in Hong Kong?’ Inside the shutdown of Beijing’s Independent Film Festival

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:03pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... and conformity to the “system”. He felt that Hong Kong’s political atmosphere and increasing self-censorship was already putting creative freedom at stake and said the attacks on free speech ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com After film fest closed, is HK next? Wong Fei-pang could have introduced an untold story about Hong Kong urban life to a Beijing audience through his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581712/will-happen-hong-kong-inside-shutdown-beijings-independent-film

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