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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong govt silent on Snowden’s fate as lawmakers call for China to decide

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:33pm by Agencies in Hong Kong

    ... Hong Kong authorities were silent on Saturday on the fate of a former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor ahead of an expected extradition request by the United States where he has been charged with spying. But a Hong Kong newspaper said he was under police protection. Edward Snowden was charged with theft of US government property, unauthorised communication ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - AUCTIONS

    Sotheby’s sets record with HK$4.2bn at Hong Kong autumn sales

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:46pm by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ... Reuters in Hong Kong Sales in Hong Kong considered a barometer of demand from China for expensive artworks and luxury goods Sotheby’s celebrated its 40 years of business in Asia by raising a better-than-expected HK$4.2 billion ($542 million) in Hong Kong, a record for the global auction house’s autumn sales in the city. Sotheby’s biannual sales in Hong Kong are considered a barometer of demand ...

  3. Business - Money

    China shares fall in sharp reversal, Hang Seng slips

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 05:28pm by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ... Apple suppliers hit by disappointed quarterly revenue results Hong Kong shares slipped for a second-straight day on Thursday, falling further away from chart resistance that had stymied ... profit on recent outperformers, triggering a sharp intra-day reversal that left benchmark indexes vulnerable to further losses in the near term. Weakness in mainland markets dragged on Hong Kong ...

  4. Business - Money

    Asian markets slump due to fears over central bank stimulus

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 05:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Asian markets dived Thursday, with Tokyo’s Nikkei losing more than six per cent, while the dollar hit 10-week lows against the yen on expectations ... cent since hitting its peak last month, putting it in a bear market. Hong Kong shed 2.19 per cent, or 467.62 points, to end at 20,887.04 while Sydney ended 0.61 per cent lower, giving up 28.7 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Jackie Chan’s China appointment draws Hong Kong ire

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 02:24pm by Agence France Press in Hong Kong

    ... Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan this week joins China’s top political advisory body in a move analysts say highlights Beijing’s growing “soft power” efforts to project unity between ... was a campaign to promote a strong and peaceful homeland, unified with Taiwan. China’s growing clout over the past decade has seen actors from Hong Kong and Macau drafted into patriotic movies ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Hong Kong Tennis Association seeks HK$1m from next BNP Paribas Showdown

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com HKTA seeks HK$1m from Showdown Unhappy Hong Kong Tennis Association officials have asked the organisers of last month's BNP Paribas Showdown ... asked for a sanction fee of between HK$1 million and HK$1.5 million which will help Hong Kong professional tennis. If they are happy to donate that, then we can strike some sort of a working ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Tennis association members decry allotment of Wimbledon tickets

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... of our members received tickets this year for Wimbledon in appreciation of the huge contribution they have made voluntarily to Hong Kong tennis. That is all," he said. Chow implied ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Wimbledon tickets 'for chosen few' A war of words has erupted between Tennis Association members and officials after a lottery system meant ...

  8. Sport - Tennis - LEFT FIELD

    Foot fault for Hong Kong tennis

    Posted Dec 07th 2013, 10:13pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Trouble is brewing in the courts of the Hong Kong Tennis Association. At first glance it seems to be a battle between forces of the past and the future. A pity, especially with the sport now ... association in Hong Kong has such a restriction, only the HKTA does. Even the USTA [United States Tennis Association] lifted this restriction many years ago." The problem is more deep-rooted than ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Start of something big for Hong Kong tennis

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... tournament is over thanks to the government. It has coughed up US$2 million as a one-off grant to the Hong Kong Tennis Association to buy an event sanctioned by the Women's Tennis Association ... up for the tournament, which was run by private concerns in tandem with the Hong Kong Tennis Patrons Association. Those people who might sniff at the HKTA's involvement after years ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong tennis hails return to Sports Institute's elite class

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 11:53pm

    ... Tennis lost its elite status in 2008. A senior Hong Kong Tennis Association official said the return to elite status after five years was down to the commitment to provide up-and-coming players ... in policy, emphasising top-class competition for youngsters, has seen Hong Kong tennis rise back to the status of an elite sport at the Sports Institute, opening the door for millions of dollars ...




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