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  1. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    Ferry reportedly did not stop to help sinking boat

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 04:47pm by Associated Press in Hong Kong

    ... Associated Press in Hong Kong Investigators on Tuesday boarded a half-submerged boat that collided with a ferry a night earlier, killing at least 38 people who had been on their way to a holiday fireworks show. It was Hong Kong’s worst accident in well over a decade. There was no immediate word about how Monday night’s collision occurred on the tightly regulated waterways of one ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - MARITIME

    Ferry crash raises safety questions about HK shipping hub

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 05:58pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Hong Kong has thrived as Asia’s throbbing transport hub, but a deadly ferry accident on the busy National Day holiday has raised questions about safety ... to watch holiday fireworks on Monday evening. It was the deadliest maritime accident in the territory since 1971, when 88 people were killed as a Hong Kong-Macau ferry sank during a typhoon. Hong ...

  3. Hong Kong hongs gone

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... It used to be said that Hong Kong was ruled by 'hongs' such as Jardines, Wharf and Swire, with grandees from each congregating at the Jockey Club, another great institution ... Hong Kong to Britain, open more ports to trade and legitimise trade in the narcotic. The huge profits gained from opium dealing enabled the group to expand into many other businesses, which ...

  4. Business - Money

    Market Wrap: Hong Kong stocks gain on US easing hopes; Cheung Kong gains

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 05:10pm by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu Hong Kong stocks ended higher, led by Hong Kong-based property developers, buoyed by speculation that this week's Fed meeting will announce a new round of quantitative ... director of China-Hong Kong Strategy at CLSA. The US is expected to announce its rate decision in a Fed meeting shortly after midnight on Thursday. Investors are hoping that the Fed will maintain ...

  5. Comment - Blogs - MR. SHANGKONG

    New Hong Kong property tax, a sign of increasing protectionism

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 04:36pm by George Chen

    ... George Chen The new stamp duty policy for non-local home buyers in Hong Kong is more than a new property rule as it puts the government on the fast track to greater regulation The new stamp duty policy announced last Friday for non-local home buyers in Hong Kong is more than a new property rule as it puts the government on the fast track to greater regulation in a city ...

  6. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Family, faith and hard work keep Hong Kong dream alive

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... spirit Family, faith and hard work keep Hong Kong dream alive My previous column about one man's " Hong Kong dream " and how it had been affected by the city's new property tax apparently proved to be something that not everyone agreed on. Some readers doubt if Hong Kong will ever be the Asian version of the American dream. Let me tell you another story about how ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    Plan to limit Shenzhen-Hong Kong border crossings

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Mainland authorities may restrict multi-trip permits for Shenzhen residents coming to Hong Kong in bid to curb parallel trading Plan to limit HK border crossings Mainland authorities may limit the number of times Shenzhen residents can cross the Hong Kong border in a day as part of efforts to clamp down on parallel trading. An anti-smuggling office ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CIVIL LIBERTIES

    Jackie Chan criticises Hong Kong as 'city of protest'

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Tony Cheung

    ... on Tuesday, Chan said: "Hong Kong has become a city of protest. The whole world used to say it was South Korea. It is now Hong Kong. "People scold China's leaders, or anything else they like, and protest against everything. When Jackie Chan made this documentary on Hong Kong earlier this year, the city was his 'true love'. Watch the video "The authorities should ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must honour obligations if it is to keep way of life after 2047

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... rescind 'one country, two systems' Eye on the future The Basic Law is a two-way street: it enshrines residents' rights, and identifies responsibilities. Although Hong Kong ... in the legal world lacked a proper appreciation of the relationship between Beijing and Hong Kong. The Basic Law, of course, provides an interface between the two legal systems, and for Yuen to seek ...




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