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  1. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Markets more focused on what Hong Kong could lose than universal suffrage

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 12:47pm by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... Richard Harris I am often asked “has Hong Kong changed since you have been here?” “Er … yes.” We all know the enormous changes that have occurred since the second world war as conflict, ... and grandparents of most long-term residents of Hong Kong. For many of them, Hong Kong was never the destination, just a transit lounge for the West. It took 50 years for them to turn Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1581411/markets-more-focused-what-hong-kong-could-lose-universal-suffrage
  2. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Beijing ‘mentally prepared’ for reaction in Hong Kong to political reform decisions

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:22pm by Tony Cheung and Peter So

    ... Tony Cheung in Beijing and Peter So Framework for 2017 chief executive election to be set out on Sunday, with mass protests expected after A senior Beijing official says the central government is “mentally prepared” for the fallout from its decisions on Hong Kong’s political reform, as expectations grow of mass protests in the city in reaction to a hardline Beijing stance. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581116/beijing-mentally-prepared-reaction-hong-kong-reform-decisions
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Don't destroy Hong Kong for democracy

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by Alex Lo

    ... war. For Occupy Central, it looks like they are ready to undermine Hong Kong's stability and reputation to save it. Occupy co-founder Benny Tai Yiu-ting has said as much. This is what he ... on about international standards. But it's a city election, not a country's. There is no higher arbiter or authority than Beijing to decide what form of democracy Hong Kong can have. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580895/dont-destroy-hong-kong-democracy
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should reform its tax structure to redistribute wealth

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 11:53am by DAVID LUI

    ... David Lui David Lui says to negate rising social discontent, Hong Kong needs to rethink its tax philosophy and include in its budget an explicit equality goal Mind the gap Recently, ... There is no doubt Hong Kong has one of the lowest income tax rates in the world. The problem is that the tax burden falls mainly on the middle- and lower-income groups, who are also the most affected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1581091/hong-kong-should-reform-its-tax-structure-redistribute-wealth
  5. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Airline Hong Kong Express criticised after scrapping Kota Kinabalu flights

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... Timmy Sung timmy.sung@scmp.com HK Express criticised as Kota Kinabalu flights end Low-cost airline Hong Kong Express has come under fire over its handling of inquiries about its decision ... the burden of this expense as it's entirely due to incompetence and lack of goodwill by Hong Kong Express." The airline started the thrice-weekly flights last October, but said "weak ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581297/airline-hong-kong-express-criticised-after-scrapping-kota-kinabalu
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing scholar admits error and omissions in white paper on Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Joyce Ng

    ... of the white paper on Hong Kong, which many in the city have interpreted as a threat to judicial independence. Wang Zhenmin, a former member of the Basic Law Committee, said the white paper issued ... said: "Zhang does not respect our courts at all." Leong noted that the Court of Final Appeal ruled in a landmark right-of-abode case in 1999 that Hong Kong judges can continue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581361/beijing-scholar-admits-error-and-omissions-white-paper-hong-kong
  7. Magazines - 48hrs - MUSIC

    Hardcore punk festival Alive 4 shows the alternative scene is growing in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:55pm by Richard Lord

    ... dedication as the very loudest and nastiest-sounding of all. That style tends to be located at the intersection of hardcore punk and heavy metal, and Hong Kong's own festival ... gathered a global following. Having just completed a tour of India, they're off after their Hong Kong appearance to tour Europe, including an appearance at a Swiss heavy metal festival ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1581073/hardcore-punk-festival-alive-4-shows-alternative-scene-growing-hong
  8. Sport - SQUASH

    Safe and sound: Annie Au clears first hurdle at Hong Kong Open

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 09:31pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong Asian Games hopeful beats Egyptian rival in opening round Relief for Au after injury-free win Annie Au Wing-chi doused Egyptian firebrand Heba El Torky in the first round of the US$220,000 Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open yesterday and heaved a huge sigh of relief after emerging injury-free. I was quite focused ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1581266/hong-kongs-annie-au-beats-egypts-heba-el-torky
  9. Magazines - 48hrs

    The cast and crew of Mamma Mia! are ready to bring the hit show to Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:54pm by Victoria Finlay

    ... Fitzgerald says. Both actresses have been playing eight performances a week for three months over the summer in Blackpool, England, and will be coming to Hong Kong in mid-September for a six-week run ... and sunny and it has clearly struck a chord. According to the producers, it has now been seen by about 55 million people (including Hong Kong back in 2004), in 14 languages and 39 productions (not ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1581049/cast-and-crew-mamma-mia-are-ready-bring-hit-show-hong-kong
  10. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Caroline Haven in Causeway Bay is a blend of new and old Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:54pm by Christopher Dewolf

    ... mix of affordable rent and heavy pedestrian traffic. "It has a hidden-away feeling," he says. "It's one of the last bastions of old Hong Kong in Causeway Bay." ... The pastry selection includes the trendy "ball law croissant," an unholy union between the French Viennoiserie and a Hong Kong pineapple bun. Like most of the retail spaces around Caroline ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1579285/caroline-haven-causeway-bay-blend-new-and-old-hong-kong

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