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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong professor brings expertise to rural bridge building project

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Hong Kong professor's volunteer building projects do more than link villages; they unite cultures and show how there can be simple solutions to problems Many small deeds help bridge the gap Professor Edward Ng Yan-yung's life over the past 11 years has been about building bridges on the mainland, both figuratively and literally. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - BUDGET

    It’s time to swallow some bitter pills, John Tsang warns in budget speech

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 10:52am by Olga Wong, Gary Cheung and Fanny W.Y. Fung

    ... Olga Wong, Gary Cheung and Fanny W.Y. Fung One-off sweeteners cut 40pc as finance chief prepares for greying society and HK$12b surplus It’s time to swallow some bitter pills, says Tsang Financial chief John Tsang Chun-wah tightened the purse strings yesterday and pledged to consider higher water tariffs and a "future fund" as he set out a worst-case scenario for public ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - CYCLING

    Jamie Wong upbeat about Incheon after winning domestic gold

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 12:36am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com The 27-year-old silver medallist powers to victory in Tin Shui Wai time trial Wong upbeat on Incheon after sealing HK victory Jamie Wong Wan-yiu powered ... Wong's main focus is the women's 4km team pursuit at the Incheon Games in September, and although her team has been weakened by the forced withdrawal of formidable former mainland pair Yang ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Plenty of land outside country parks could be used for development

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Before building in country parks, the government has plenty of other options - land already zoned for housing, brownfield sites and green belt Land hidden ... forward by rural strongman and Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat. Chau urged the government to take a step back and take a holistic approach to the housing problem. "With no offence ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT

    Egyptians in Hong Kong deplore violence in homeland

    Posted Aug 25th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Egyptians deplore mayhem at home A Hong Kong-based Egyptian student yesterday told how he had witnessed at first hand some of the violence in his homeland. Ahmed Said, 26, a Hong Kong University of Science and Technology PhD student, went to Tahrir Square in Cairo to be part of the peaceful protest against the new military government after ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    A moving tale

    Posted Aug 25th 2013, 12:00am by John Batten

    ... John Batten A moving tale Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is a 400-hectare seaside estate at Bagac, 150 kilometres north of Manila near Bataan's provincial capital of Balanga. Ringed by pristine green hills and rice fields, the estate holds an unusual collection that is both controversial and commendable. Rather than demolishing the beautiful heritage buildings sitting ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    The uphill battle for our green havens - Hong Kong's country parks

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Following a controversial suggestion that country parks could be used for housing, we look at how they were established in the first of a series The uphill battle for our green ... Lau Wong-fat for their boundaries to be redrawn. The Heung Yee Kuk chairman was backed by other pro-government professionals, who said the borders of the parks were ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - REVIEWS

    All About Hong Kong photography exhibit opens

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 12:00am by John Batten

    ... John Batten All About Hong Kong AO Vertical Art Space Ten photographers are featured in this exhibition, which runs through the quiet summer months. What makes this show so significant ... in this exhibition), Ducky Tse Chi-tak, as well as Lei Jih-sheng and John Fung Kin-chung's photographs from the 1970s. In contrast, the balanced form and gentility of Ho Fan's photographs is too ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    John Tsang should make our money work harder- through impact investing

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 03:21am by MING WONG

    ... Ming Wong Ming Wong says Hong Kong should stop hoarding and put money to work Strengthen our safety net through social innovation Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah has done Hong Kong ... of life as we do about financial success. Ming Wong is an advisory council member of the Impact Investing Policy Collaborative that is jointly leading the Global Learning Exchange with the World ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    West Kowloon Cultural District could be downsized

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 12:00am by John Batten

    ... After the first facilities of the West Kowloon Cultural District are built, there is a strong possibility the project will be downsized for pragmatic reasons, writes John Batten ... venues, and the possibility of an enlarged and magnificent harbourside park - plus the flexibility for change in the future. John Batten is president of the International Association of Art ...




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