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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong risks being left behind unless it speeds up decision-making

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 02:23am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Move quick or be left behind The ambition to stay ahead in an increasingly competitive world is the driving force of an economy. For decades, Hong Kong has been aware ... and its budget were being blocked. With a few mega tourism and entertainment projects due for completion in Shanghai soon, Hong Kong might lose out to other Chinese cities within five years, he ...

  2. Business - Money - LISTINGS

    WH Group massively cuts back Hong Kong listing

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 12:50am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Pork supplier's Hong Kong IPO suffers blow after firm cuts new share issuance by 50pc while private equity firms hold on to shares WH Group slashes HK ... listing market and market participants since the deal was well-supported by a record 29 underwriters and private equity outfits. "A lacklustre market condition in Hong Kong's stock ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hospitals to hand newborns straight to mums in Hong Kong breastfeeding drive

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:38am by Emily Tsang

    ... of mothers who gave birth at Hong Kong's public hospitals breastfed during their stay. The breastfeeding rate at Queen Elizabeth Hospital rose to about 83 per cent after the new measures were ...

  4. News - China Insider - GAMING

    Invaded by the PLA: New strategy game offers an alternate reality history of Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 08:34pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com Wargame: Red Dragon depicts a war inspired by Hong Kong's handover negotiations A new strategy game that flips history on its head and features an invasion of Hong Kong by the People’s Liberation Army has caught the attention of Chinese gamers. Wargame: Red Dragon, which was released April 17, is the newest iteration in a series of tactical ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Call it animal instinct, Hong Kong schoolchildren want a big zoo

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 02:36pm by Shirley.Zhao

    ... Shirley.Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com More than 90pc of pupils want to get closer to wildlife in the city, study finds Animal instinct? Kids want 'real zoo' Children in Hong Kong ... thing in Hong Kong to a large-scale zoo. Entry is free for the Zoological and Botanical Gardens on the northern slope of Victoria Peak, but it houses only a small variety of monkeys, birds ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Top 10 killer diseases in Hong Kong claim 18pc more lives than a decade ago

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:39pm by Emily Tsang and Lo Wei

    ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei Average life expectancy goes up by five years in a decade Killer diseases claim 18 pc more lives in HK The top 10 killer diseases in Hong Kong cause the deaths of 18 ... expectancy in Hong Kong has increased by more than five years in the last decade, the number of people dying from age-related diseases has risen. Thanks to medical advances, fewer people now die from ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Parents in Hong Kong struggling with rising cost of English-language education

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 10:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... schools are pricing us out of city' After almost 20 years in Hong Kong, English teacher Amanda Chapman may soon be forced to leave the city because of difficulties in finding a suitable ... by the government to families like hers, but many did not admit children who could not speak, read or write Chinese. "English-language education in Hong Kong is increasingly becoming a privilege ...

  8. News - China - regional cooperation

    Guangdong governor talks up free-trade zone with Hong Kong and Macau

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:43pm by Keith Zhai

    ... to create a free-trade pilot zone encompassing Hong Kong, Macau and parts of Guangdong had got the backing of Beijing, the province's governor, Zhu Xiaodan, said yesterday. "We hope [the ... easy for investors and residents, so they could "live life as conveniently as in Hong Kong". Unlike Shanghai's free-trade zone, which has an international focus, Zhu said ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Irish dancing championships sees Asia's quickest feet square-off in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 10:45am by Karen Pittar

    ... Karen Pittar life@scmp.com The jigIrish dancing has grown in popularity ever since several wildly popular stage shows went on tour in the 1990s. Now Hong Kong has a global competition ... three years. I started learning when I was just three years old- it has been my passion for 34 years  Kathryn o'connor-barton, dance teacher  "When we moved to Hong Kong eight years ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong to burn first part of seized ivory stockpile in May ceremony

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com First ceremony next month; 'conservation celebrity' may be invited to oversee destruction Ivory set for high-profile burning Hong Kong has ... on conservation. "They want to send a clear message to the whole world that Hong Kong is very determined," he said. Hong Kong had been increasingly seen as a transport hub for ivory, despite ...




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