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  1. Visitors out to bag a bargain

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Tourists say they look forward to shopping - and seeing their families Mainland tourists taking advantage of the relaxation of travel restrictions say they are looking forward to shopping in Mongkok and the chance to catch up with their relatives. After t ...

  2. Lost in Hong Kong: an amazing survival tale

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Survivor tells of his incredible journey across Hong Kong Kinjo Yuji has an amazing story of survival. Trapped on a strange island hundreds of kilometres from home, he wandered in blistering heat without food for seven days before finally scrounging what ...

  3. C.Y. rules out official rolefor Fanny Law

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee Former chief graft-buster Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun will not join Leung Chun-ying's administration when he takes office, the chief executive-elect has assured Hongkongers. Law, head of the chief executive-elect's office and former director of Leung's campaign office, drew heavy flak from teachers for the education reforms launched while she ...

  4. Property guidelines should become law

    Posted May 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and enforced laws. The property market has to be fair and transparent. Measures announced by Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah on April 21 had this in mind, at least in theory. Developers were ... an example to be followed. Legislators want the government's guidelines turned into law. So they should be. All of the property sector, not just a fraction of it, should be covered. ...

  5. Compulsory sale law unites worried owners

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Some 20 property owners worried by the new law on compulsory sales have formed an alliance in an attempt to protect themselves from being exploited by developers and agents. ... lawmakers that sought to repeal or dilute the bill. The law, which comes into effect on April 1, will allow developers to seek compulsory sale of a building after acquiring 80 per cent ...

  6. Owner worried as law comes into effect

    Posted Apr 01st 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... a price even lower than one he has rejected. The owner says supplementary measures in the law meant to offer people like him protection are too feeble to help. The new rule allows developers to force the sale of remaining flats in a building older than 50 years once they have acquired 80 per cent of the property interests in it. This is down from 90 per cent. The law, intended ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 23, 2012

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the second world war. Stephen T.H. Chan, Quarry Bay Austerity plan only option for euro zone With the deepening euro crisis, many contend that giving [more] aid to insolvent states would effectively ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Suspected pyramid scheme firm folds after taking HK$40m from Chinese investors

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Investment firm suddenly folds after taking millions from mainland and Hong Kong clients; police investigate suspected fraud 'Pyramid'company flees with HK$40m An investment company abruptly folded after taking H ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    24 police rewards totalling HK$9.7m put up for unsolved crimes in city

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com HK$2.5m reward offered for capture of safe thieves who took $12 million A reward of up to HK$2.5 million is being offered for information leading to the arrest of two robbers and the recovery of HK$11.7 million in cash and ...

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    Taxi drivers short-changing passengers in Tsim Sha Tsui

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com TST taxi drivers in fare scam Police have reported a recent series of cases where taxi drivers refuse to pay change or even drive away with passengers' luggage- with one tourist losing luxury items worth HK$70,000. Po ...




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