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  1. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    Holidaymakers set to rise 20pc to 7.6m in Hong Kong for 'Golden week'

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

    ... for bringing small cars across the border to increase visits. Michael Li Hon-shing, of the Federation of Hong Kong Hotel Owners, said the cost of staying at a three-star hotel in a popular area would ... per cent booked. Some others, frequented by tour groups, have reached higher percentages." Retail sales are likely to rise 13 per cent on last year, Caroline Mak Sui-king, of Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1048845/holidaymakers-set-rise-20pc-76m-hong-kong-golden-week
  2. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Local designers' combined exhibition in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Annie Gotterson

    ... Three creative veterans who put Hong Kong on the global design map are the subject of a combined exhibition, writes Annie Gotterson Converging lines Hong Kong is in the midst of a golden era of design, with an industry that attracts key clients from around the world. But only a handful of years ago, Hong Kong designs were unknown by all but a few insiders. Now, three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion-watches/article/1035912/local-designers-combined-exhibition-hong-kong
  3. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    Hong Kong national education policy enlivens mainland web forums

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... academic Bloggers abuzz on HK national education row Mainland internet forums have been abuzz with debate over the national education controversy in Hong Kong, despite censors' efforts to curb discussion. Many web users voiced support for the protest action outside the Hong Kong government headquarters, while also airing gripes about the mainland's own education system. Keywords ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1033579/hong-kong-national-education-policy-enlivens-mainland-web-forums
  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Hong Kong banks used to launder cash by Mongolian network

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... to laundercash by Mongolian network Hong Kong's banking system is under the microscope. Mongolian graft investigators have discovered that some of the city's biggest banks have been used ... accounts in Hong Kong and Singapore are a favourite means by which corrupt Mongolians move funds to the US, Britain and the rest of Europe. A dossier of the evidence linking the banks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1027850/hong-kong-banks-used-launder-cash-mongolian-network
  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong could face a maid shortage by 2017

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... are at work: the economies of Indonesia and the Philippines, which suppy the vast bulk of Hong Kong's 300,000 helpers, and rising demand for maids among the city's families. Indonesia set ... that the government is considering a plan to end deploying domestic helpers abroad by 2017 but a spokesman for the country's consulate in Hong Kong said ''it is not the intention''. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1027382/hong-kong-could-face-maid-shortage-2017
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No place for bad jokes in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... albeit one in rather bad taste, may be a joke in Britain but an offence in Hong Kong. Both jurisdictions share a common legal system, but a case now awaiting a decision as to whether it can be heard in Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal seems to show that jokes are rather dangerous in these parts. This case raises challenging questions over freedom of speech and use ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1027173/no-place-bad-jokes-hong-kong
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How to make Hong Kong a better place to live

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Paul Yip

    ... Alex Morgan, Paul Yip Alex Morgan and Paul Yip say to be a truly pleasant city in which to live, Hong Kong must reject a development approach that neglects livelihoods and destroys people's emotional connection to their environment Emotional impact Hong Kong's success in a liveable city index published by the Economist Intelligence Unit surprised many, despite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1024642/how-make-hong-kong-better-place-live
  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Porn site urges users to fight against national education in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... the subject's introduction in primary schools when the new term starts tomorrow. They argue that the subject will be used as a brainwashing tool. "We love the country, love the party and love Hong Kong; that's why we respect the 'one country, two systems' principle and our right to autonomy under the Basic Law, and hope that the government could implement them," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1027852/porn-site-urges-users-fight-against-national-education-hong-kong
  9. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong entrepreneur profited from trading in Africa

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... today." Chan specialised in trading dried shark fin. He would haggle with African fishermen in his broken English and French, and send the fins in monthly, three-tonne shipments to Hong Kong. Agents in Hong Kong sold the shark fins to local businesses. At the peak of his career, Chan was making US$50,000 a month, with an average monthly income of US$35,000, but that was before growing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1021226/hong-kong-entrepreneur-profited-trading-africa
  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Hong Kong art critics prize restrict to Chinese language entries

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by VIVIENNECHOW

    ... is the language used by most people in Hong Kong," the council said in reply to a question about the policy. John Batten, president of the International Association of Art Critics Hong Kong ... officially denying the importance of English, the council makes Hong Kong's art appear parochial. The council should be initiating ideas that reach out to an inclusive, not to an exclusive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1022670/hong-kong-art-critics-prize-restrict-chinese-language-entries

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