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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    'Abalone king' Yeung Koon-yat sees Hong Kong society turning sour

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... been central to the life of Yeung Koon-yat. Growing up in wartime Guangdong, his family was so poor that two of his sisters starved to death. But after crossing over to Hong Kong in 1949, Yeung ... are not happy," said Yeung. "Hong Kong is always changing, it's important for the government to keep an eye on the health of the society." Yeung joined an earlier influx of mainlanders ...

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    New head of anti-poverty campaign says Hongkongers must help themselves

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Leonie Ki, who believes people have to help themselves, is to head the government campaign to alleviate poverty 'Hong Kong has reached a critical point' "I will fight to my utmost for Hong Kong's interests." That's the vow businesswoman Leonie Ki Man-fung utters when asked to explain her zeal in supporting government ...

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    Back with a Banga

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 10:28pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... the child." Noble's chairman, Richard Elman, 74, is listed by Forbes as Hong Kong's 36th richest man with US$1.7 billion. Commodities are part of the planned Caravel platform, potentially ... then went to sea, ending up in Hong Kong, he says, more by destiny than design. After working in London, Hong Kong and Geneva for Gulf International, a huge trading and shipping conglomerate, he met ...

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    Politics is second to solving people's problems: New People's Party's Judy Chan Ka-pui

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:16am by Tony Cheung

    ... Politics in second place to solving people's problems Four months ago, few in Hong Kong- not to mention the political arena- would have heard of the name Judy Chan Ka-pui. Yet, the New ... about seven years in a manufacturing company in Chicago. "After graduating with a business degree in Australia, I was planning to return to Hong Kong. But there was the Sars outbreak ...

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    Former Hong Kong prosecutor Grenville Cross not retiring quietly

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... to [successor] Keith Yeung [Kar-hung], and this is not fair to Hong Kong, to its criminal justice system," Cross said in an interview with the South China Morning Post . He then tempered his words, ... procedure code announced this year. And in Hong Kong, he is a champion of giving wider attention to children's rights. "These roles are fulfilling in their own way," he said. Cross ...

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    Consumer champion Connie Lau Yin-hing ready to take on public sector

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:26am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com After four decades fighting for shoppers' rights, former colleagues think Connie Lau is the perfect choice to be the next Ombudsman Consumer champion ready to take on the public sector For the past four decades, Connie Lau Yi ...

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    Numbers man Robert Chung faces down his critics again

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:05am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... critics again In 2000, amid a public inquiry into allegations of political interference with opinion polls, the veteran University of Hong Kong pollster Dr Robert Chung Ting-yiu offered a simple ... 1982: Bachelor of Social Science, University of Hong Kong 1987: Master of Philosophy (Sociology), University of Hong Kong 1999: Doctor of Philosophy, University of Hong Kong Career 1987: ...

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    How mainland Chinese influx can damage the environment

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 04:28am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... such an extremist? "Unlike the radicals, I won't go to the streets to confront the mainlanders," he said. Now 33, Tam is drawing the battle lines on another front: to wall off Hong Kong from ... Hong Kong without joining a tour. These influences, Tam says, are the sources of environmental woes today and in the future. "The environmental problems have become multi-disciplinary ...

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    Media veteran Sham Yee-lan caught in a press freedom storm

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 05:17am by Stuart Lau

    ... the association in summer. On October 15, Hong Kong Television Network failed to obtain a free-to-air licence. Neither Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying nor the Executive Council offered a detailed ... on January 6 of Lau's sudden replacement as Ming Pao chief editor by a Malaysian whom staff members regard as unversed in Hong Kong issues. "I had never imagined any of this before," ...

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    Eastern promise for voice of HKTV: Kashy Keegan

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:45am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com British singer Kashy Keegan found the path to stardom runs through Hong Kong after his song became a protest anthem Eastern promise for voice of HKTV Hong Kong has become a special place for Briton Kashy Keegan. A city with an entertainment industry characterised by formulaic television and homogeneous pop music has ironically become ...




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