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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. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should reform its tax structure to redistribute wealth

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 11:53am by DAVID LUI

    ... David Lui David Lui says to negate rising social discontent, Hong Kong needs to rethink its tax philosophy and include in its budget an explicit equality goal Mind the gap Recently, ... There is no doubt Hong Kong has one of the lowest income tax rates in the world. The problem is that the tax burden falls mainly on the middle- and lower-income groups, who are also the most affected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1581091/hong-kong-should-reform-its-tax-structure-redistribute-wealth
  3. Business - Comment

    How freeing up public housing would help Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:17am by Richard Wong

    ... of Hong Kong's housing capital last year was estimated at HK$6.8 trillion, or 320 per cent of gross domestic product. This is the net value of private residential housing at market prices, ... for Britain, 236 per cent for Germany, 208 per cent for Canada, and 182 per cent for the United States in 2010. In Hong Kong, private residential housing only accommodates about half the population. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1583989/how-freeing-public-housing-would-help-hong-kong
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong election rules could be here to stay, says top mainland official Li Fei

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:11pm by Joyce Ng, Peter So, Jeffie Lam and Ng Kang-chung

    ... Beijing's conservative framework for Hong Kong's universal suffrage in 2017 could apply to elections beyond that year even if it is vetoed by local lawmakers, a top mainland official said ... on this framework." DON'T MISS: ‘A sad day for Hong Kong and democracy’: Scholar slams Beijing’s reform plan But he also said amendments could be made in accordance with the "actual situation" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583273/election-rules-could-be-here-stay-says-top-mainland-official
  5. News - Hong Kong - chief executive election 2017

    Hong Kong pan-dems, Occupy organisers vow 'long fight' as Beijing rules out open 2017 election

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 03:52pm by Peter So, JEFFIE LAM, Adrian Wan, Ernest Kao

    ... situation and legal framework of each society.  He also warned that Hong Kong could be dragged into protracted political debate if the Legco vetoes the reform proposal this time. "It would ... Peter So, Jeffie Lam, Ernest Kao in Hong Kong and Adrian Wan in Beijing Beijing has officially adopted a tightly-controlled framework for Hong Kong’s first chief executive election ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582236/china-parliament-rejects-public-nomination-2017-hong-kong-election
  6. A business mind: making a sponsorship marketplace for university societies

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 09:50am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chung is one of many entrepreneurs who have chosen Hong Kong as the base for their start-up venture. Her decision is not rare, as earlier this year Hong Kong was declared by the World Bank ... is that there haven’t been enough funded start-ups in Hong Kong that can act as role models. Chung gives the example of 9Gag, a social media platform which capitalises on publishing uplifting and funny content. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1555244/business-mind-making-sponsorship-marketplace-university-societies
  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong chief justice weighs in for the first time on Beijing white paper

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 07:37pm by Tony Cheung

    ... a day after his predecessor Andrew Li Kwok-nang expressed reservations about the document. Addressing a conference organised by the University of Cambridge Hong Kong and China Affairs Society ... It was "unfortunate and unsuitable" for the white paper to include judges among those who "administrate" Hong Kong, he added. Ma said his views on judicial independence and the rule of law were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575016/hk-chief-justice-weighs-first-time-beijing-white-paper
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Veronica Shiu wins Miss Hong Kong title (thanks to 'one man, one vote' system)

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by SAMUEL CHAN, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... a political statement, but TVB's Miss Hong Kong Pageant last night gave the city a taste of how democracy could look in 2017. A "one man, one vote" system allowed the public to pick ... smartphone app to determine first, second and third places. Veronica Shiu Pui-sie, a 24-year-old university student, was crowned Miss Hong Kong after winning more than 156,000 votes, far outnumbering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582600/has-beauty-pageant-set-tone-2017
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    ‘A sad day for Hong Kong and democracy’: Scholar slams Beijing’s reform plan

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 06:50pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... sad day for Hong Kong' Calling it a “sad day for Hong Kong” one of the world’s prominent democracy scholars decried Beijing’s new restrictions on Hong Kong’s upcoming elections, saying ... a timetable toward democracy, and frankly, not even an effort to gesture toward democracy Professor Larry Diamond “This is a sad day for Hong Kong, and for democracy,” Professor Larry Diamond, senior ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583062/sad-day-hong-kong-and-democracy-scholar-slams-beijings-reform
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICAL REFORM

    Hong Kong's 'era of disobedience' has begun, says Occupy leader as protesters join forces

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by JEFFIE LAM, Ernest Kao, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Beijing's decision to tightly control elections in Hong Kong. While one of Occupy's leaders vowed to usher in "wave after wave" of protest, Joshua Wong Chi-fung, convenor ... leaders promise civil disobedience campaign in Hong Kong At 7pm, three hours after a state committee announced Beijing would essentially approve candidates for Hong Kong's 2017 chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582548/protesters-join-forces-era-disobedience

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