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  1. Report sees sales levy moving a step nearer

    Posted Jan 06th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... an estimated $42.6 billion to only $3 billion in November, the urgency to reform the tax base has been called into question. The Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong and the Democratic Party ... class. Taxation Institute of Hong Kong vice-president Richard Chow Yeung-tuen said the study of a sales tax should not be stalled in light of economic improvement. He said the move was necessary ...

  2. Pioneer of hotel trade swept away

    Posted Jan 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... great hotel pioneers. He was born in Shanghai and moved to Hong Kong with his parents in 1961 when he was four. He went to university in the United States, where he supported himself by washing ... was felt throughout the industry. 'He inspired many of those who worked with him,' he said. Hong Kong Hotel Association executive director James Lu Shien-hwai said Shiu was a true ...

  3. Tsunami song

    Posted Jan 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Traffic, Da Jamz, DJ Rozzroize, Eric Kwai, Garlum Lau, inLove, Mazer, Monogel, Nothing None, Oliver, The Pancakes, Rex, Sanskrit, UNiXX, Vibration, Tai Tau Fat, Qiu Hong, Hanjin Chen and Fama. ... returned to Hong Kong safely. Every time I watch the news, I want to cry. I realise now that there are so many things we cannot control.' ...

  4. Liberal Party does not follow Democrat policies

    Posted Jan 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the 3Es) have always been the party's core concerns. Mr Tien, recognising that air pollution in Hong Kong originates predominantly from the mainland, has spared no effort in pushing ... and patronising, and lacking an in-depth understanding of public affairs in Hong Kong. VINCENT CHIN, central committee member, Liberal Party HK concept degraded By denying Taipei Mayor Ma Ying-jeou a visa ...

  5. Huge red tide raises harbour pollution alarm

    Posted Sep 06th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... a spokesman said. Water currents would disperse the algae and the working group would monitor the situation, he said. Yesterday's large bloom follows five sightings of red tides in Hong Kong ... at Tai Tau Chau and Yung Shue Au still persist. 'The red tide at Shing Mun River was formed by Haematococcus pluvialis, which is seldom found in Hong Kong waters. The rest were formed ...

  6. Hopefuls drum up support, but apathy still rules

    Posted Sep 06th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... message to Beijing on the strong wish for universal suffrage. 'Give the pro-democracy candidates a chance. Give yourself a chance. Give Hong Kong a chance,' he said. Candidates denounced the Liberal Party and the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong for siding with the Tung Chee-hwa administration to suppress growing aspirations for democracy. Democratic Party campaign ...

  7. Cepa offers little to HK arts groups

    Posted Sep 06th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Top companies say forming mainland branches unlikely Hong Kong's leading performing arts groups say they do not think a new cross-border trade deal holds anything for them, ... to Hong Kong in practice. 'Our group organises and performs. This is how arts groups in Hong Kong operate. We don't need a middle-person agency to do the job for us,' Mr Wong said. ...

  8. Tian and Guo to lead a symphony of grace and poise

    Posted Sep 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their skills than superstar couple Tian Liang and Guo Jingjing, who are among the most popular of all the 50 gold medallists visiting Hong Kong. Of the four sports on display, diving is considered the most popular with 1,300 tickets snapped up within hours of going on sale- such is the popularity of the divers. Guo has been a star in Hong Kong since she first competed here in a diving meet ...

  9. Mobile phones dismay observers

    Posted Sep 13th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Election monitors said they were dismayed to find that voters were not being warned to switch off their mobile phones in polling stations. There were reports earlier in the summer of voters claiming they were being intimidated into using their cell phones to transmit photos of their ballots. The team of about 13 observers- including the director of the Hong Kong ...

  10. Sparks fly as weary candidates feel the heat

    Posted Sep 13th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Martin Wong

    ... for the Hong Kong Island constituency. Although both the Democratic Party's Martin Lee Chu-ming and Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong candidate Choy So-yuk claimed the high turnout ... Wan. Throughout the day, she rode in a campaign van across Hong Kong Island doing her last-minute canvassing. Telling voters that Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai had 'enough votes', a visibly ...




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