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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hongkongers must resist efforts to cut them out of the reform process

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 12:44pm by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Kevin Rafferty envisions a vigorous debate on issues and potential chief executive candidates Hongkongers must resist efforts to cut them out of the political reform process Beijing's promise of "democracy" for Hong Kong reminded me of Humpty Dumpty, the famous egg in Lewis Carroll's story for children and philosophers of all ages. To quote: "When ...

  2. News - World - WEATHER

    New York’s Electric Zoo finale closed down by thunderstorm

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:06pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Electric Zoo music festival shut down by storms New York's Electric Zoo music festival was shut down in the face of powerful thunderstorms, forcing ... to board ferries or shuttle buses to get off the island. Electric Zoo, which was in its fifth year, has become a popular stop on the circuit for fans of electronic dance music, a growing presence ...

  3. HK Electric parent's profit up on UK assets

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang Denise.tsang@scmp.com Power Assets Holdings, formerly Hongkong Electric Holdings, is hunting for more overseas investments after recently acquired energy businesses catapulted ... by the Li Ka-shing Foundation. It was bought from Electricite de France last October for HK$70 billion. In Hong Kong, the earnings of Power Assets' electricity supply unit, Hongkong Electric ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology

    New spectator sport of video games draws thousands of Hongkongers

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 03:15pm by ALAN YU, Melanie Leung

    ... booms from inflatable sticks and cheering fans, you might think you were at a concert, but this particular crowd is watching large screens of people playing video games. Around 2,200 Hongkongers ... to watch other people playing video games. Hong Kong Esports, the company that organised the tournament, already has its own team of pro gamers, but the goal of the event is to show Hongkongers ...

  5. News - World - NORWAY

    Popularity of electric cars creating problems for Norwegian officials

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:44am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Oslo Popularity of electric cars 'has become a problem' Ministers in Norway, a rich oil-producing country, are under increasing public pressure to reduce perks and tax breaks for booming electric car sales. "It's become a problem," said Erik Haugstad, a bus driver in the Oslo region who complains about the numerous electric cars ...

  6. Exco plea to power firms to cut rises

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... rises are 'excessive' and fear they could accelerate inflation. Hongkong Electric said it had responded to the government's appeal by announcing a 6.3 per cent increase. It would ... CLP could consider following Hongkong Electric's example of delaying the recovery of its fuel costs from consumers. But CLP said its costs, which will rise from HK$4 billion to HK$12 ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Cantonese or Putonghua in schools? Hongkongers fear culture and identity 'waning'

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:05am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau and Vanessa Yung As debate rages over which language of instruction is best for learning, many Hongkongers feel they are struggling to hold onto their dialect and culture ... schools is causing concern- and some resentment- among Hongkongers. While educators are split about the efficacy of adopting Putonghua as the medium of instruction, some residents fear that Hong ...

  8. Business - Economy - CARS

    China mulls 100b yuan in funding for charging stations for electric cars

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:03am by BLOOM

    ... charging facilities for electric vehicles and spur demand for clean cars, according to two sources. The policy will be announced soon, said the sources, who declined to be named. They declined ... be a tailwind for carmakers coping with consumer concerns over the price, reliability and convenience of electric vehicles. It would also build on efforts by China, the world's biggest carbon ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Hongkongers left flat by ever-rising apartment prices, survey says

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Survey says residents fear prices will keep rising despite cooling measures High apartment costs leave Hongkongers flat Nine in 10 Hongkongers believe apartment prices are too high and more than a third fear they will go even higher. While it comes as little surprise, the numbers were confirmed in a university poll where barely one in 10 ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hongkongers should back improved legal protection against discrimination

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 12:01pm by SU-MEI THOMPSON

    ... charters undergoes periodic review. Thus, the review offers an opportunity for Hongkongers to signal to the world that ours is a diverse, tolerant city which upholds equal opportunity for all. ...




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