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  1. Lifestyle

    Legco archivists say law must be enacted to preserve public documents

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:04pm by Elaine Yau

    ... departments to statutory institutions, are vital so that citizens can scrutinise activities conducted on their behalf. Without such documents, the public cannot assess how choices are being made- and press for improvements. But Hong Kong has yet to enact an archives law to preserve public documents. Without this legal requirement, government departments can dispose of documents as they wish. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1581695/legco-archivists-say-archives-law-must-be-enacted-preserve-public
  2. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    Hong Kong tourists ‘among 56 injured’ after tour bus flips on mountain highway in Canada

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 01:50pm by Associated Press and Clifford Lo

    ... Immigration Department said it had not received calls for assistance from Hongkongers but was in touch with the Chinese embassy in Vancouver. One witness, Sue Gordon, told local media: "They [the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581676/hong-kong-tourists-among-56-injured-after-tour-bus-flips-mountain
  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korean bank official 'linked to state slush funds seeks asylum and flees with US$5 million'

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 12:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... and repatriate him, he was quoted as saying. Korea Daesong Bank was one of two North Korean firms Washington imposed sanctions on in November 2010. The US Treasury Department at the time said Korea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581662/north-korean-bank-official-linked-state-slush-funds-seeks-asylum-and-flees
  4. Business - Economy - JOBS

    US economy beats estimate with 4.2pc growth

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 09:27am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington After a bleak start to the year, the United States economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 per cent in the April-June quarter, slightly faster than first estimated. The upward revision supported expectations that the second half of 2014 would prove far stronger than the first. The commerce department’s second estimate of growth for last quarter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1581635/us-economy-beats-estimate-42pc-growth
  5. News - China - SINO-US RELATIONS

    Sunnylands II: Xi Jinping and Barack Obama to meet informally after Apec

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 05:07am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Xi and Obama set to hold talks in November President Xi Jinping will hold talks with Barack Obama after an Apec summit in China in November. Robert Wang, a senior US State Department official responsible for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation grouping, said they would discuss a wide range of issues including tensions over the South China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581613/sunnylands-ii-xi-jinping-and-barack-obama-meet-informally-after-apec
  6. Comment - Letters

    Airport Authority must take lead setting up reserves for dolphins

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:54am by LETTERS

    ... and Conservation Department in its tracks for the past decade from putting these parks in place. The word "parks" should be in quotation marks because Hong Kong's definition of marine parks does not match those of other countries', with even the department admitting that fishing with nets is allowed in parks here. What the dolphins need is dedicated breathing space ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1581583/airport-authority-must-take-lead-setting-reserves-dolphins
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Don't let row between watchdog and bureau obscure facts on cold calling

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:54am by SCMP Editorial

    ... departments and statutory watchdogs need not be antagonistic. While agencies like the Ombudsman and Audit Commission do give officials a hard time every now and then, their independence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581579/dont-let-row-between-watchdog-and-bureau-obscure-facts-cold
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS: ANALYSIS

    Beijing's tough line on electoral reform threatens moderate pan-democrats

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Gary Cheung

    ... the Standing Committee's framework spelled the end of any notion of reform through dialogue with Beijing. Fung Ho-lup, an adjunct associate professor in Chinese University's department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581605/beijings-tough-line-electoral-reform-threatens-moderate-pan-democrats
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH MATTERS

    Cares of the city on our shoulders

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Jane Liu Wai-han

    ... increased from 34 in 2008 to 152, and cover over 20 specialties. A pilot scheme to introduce nurse clinics into accident and emergency departments has also been under way since 2012 and the service ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581518/cares-city-our-shoulders
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Sewage plants need upgrade to prevent more serious spills, says expert

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao

    ... and Drainage Services departments are investigating.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581519/sewage-plants-need-upgrade-prevent-more-serious-spills-says-expert

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