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  1. Delegates call for care in tycoon's death row case

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Xuewen said. In February last year, the authorities cut the list of crimes punishable by death for the first time, trimming the total from 68 to 55. Most of the offences to go were economic ... People's Court chief Qi Qi said last week that the trend was towards abolishing the death penalty for economic crimes. But he later retracted his statement, saying this was a complicated matter due ...

  2. Tycoons voice support for minimum wage

    Posted May 07th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung and Agnes Lam Two tycoons have voiced support for a statutory minimum wage, signalling a turn of the tide in the business community, which has harboured long-standing ... on Strategic Development on helping disadvantaged families, gave his views at the group's meeting last month. It is understood that Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong, vice-chairman of Sun Hung Kai Properties ...

  3. Children of tycoons and leaders set up fund for underprivileged

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung The scions of Hong Kong's tycoons and political heavyweights have combined to form a charity group- the Centum Charitas Foundation- to 'help further construct Hong Kong and the motherland'. The majority of the 40 founding members of the foundation, which was formally inaugurated last night, are the children of businessmen who run the city's ...

  4. Shanghai officials, tycoon set for trial

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Corruption cases to be heard soon Shanghai will soon begin the trial of property tycoon Chau Ching-ngai and has already started the hearing of one of several ... and another four last month. The Communist Party has yet to make a decision about the fate of Chen, Shanghai's former top official, but the start of the trials may indicate the leadership ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Wealth tax idea worthy of debate

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... tycoons do more to share their wealth than they get credit for. But perceptions can affect social harmony. Lest there be any doubt that Hong Kong has a growing income gap, the financial secretary dropped another HK$15 billion into the Community Care Fund in his budget this week. This fund was supposed to be a joint venture with tycoons to help the poor with housing, health, welfare ...

  6. Comment - News - PUBLIC EYE

    HK$2,200 for tycoons? Have our lawmakers lost it?

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... We're talking about free money, compliments of the taxpayer. Even shipping tycoon Cecil Chao Sze-tsung, who offered a HK$500 million reward to the man who'll marry his lesbian daughter, ...

  7. Why we should care about this 'charity'

    Posted Oct 24th 2010, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... not the property tycoons. Some corporate accounts show significant total donations- though not necessarily to charities or in Hong Kong. Sun Hung Kai Properties last year, for example, gave HK$93 million. ... million. Tycoons personally may donate more, but mostly to buildings with their names in highlights. Thank heavens for one breaking ranks- Ronnie Chan Chichung of Hang Lung Properties, which last ...

  8. Tycoon's death sentence under attack on internet

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com The upholding of a death sentence against legendary 29-year-old Zhejiang businesswoman Wu Ying for fraud has sparked an uproar online, with many questioning if the penalty is proportional to Wu's crime. The decision anno ...

  9. Officials seek test-tube agent in surrogate scandal

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... on the hospital that provided surrogate pregnancy,' Zhang said. In Hong Kong, commercial surrogate pregnancy is also prohibited. Last year, Peter Lee Ka-kit, the son of tycoon Lee Shau-kee, ... of two surrogate mothers. The Guangzhou Daily reported on Monday that a tycoon's wife and two surrogate mothers gave birth to eight babies- four girls and four boys- between September ...

  10. At last, a leader who minds the gap

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Much of our social resentment can be traced to our wealth disparities. The past go-go decade has been grand for our super-rich, but awful for the poor and middle class. We don't want the rich to get poorer. But we need to mak ...




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