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  1. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on scmp.com

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:19am by LETTERS

    ... On report, " C. Y. Leung: 'Democracy would see poorer people dominate HK vote' ", October 21: tfung- Rich or poor, even if everyone gets to vote, in the end, the rich still control politicians through bribes, lobbyists and other means. visioncastle- Looks like the business tycoons are finally getting worried that their ability to soak billions out of Hong ...

  2. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Microsoft says Samsung paid it US$1b in royalties last year

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:10am by AGENCIES

    ... it as much as US$1 billion in royalties last year under a now-disputed 2011 licensing agreement. The payment was disclosed for the first time in a court filing in Microsoft's complaint alleging ... that its addition of the Nokia phone business does not affect the 2011 agreement with Samsung. After Microsoft announced the Nokia deal in September last year, Samsung initially refused to make ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Last-gasp Springboks penalty ends All Blacks’ unbeaten run

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 01:39am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Johannesburg Pat Lambie kicks 55-metre penalty in last minute to see New Zealand defeated for first time in two years Pat Lambie kicked a penalty from his own half with a minute to go to deliver a breathless 27-25 win for South Africa over New Zealand on Saturday, the world champions’ first loss in two years. Replacement fly-half Lambie’s 55-metre kick settled ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    CY Leung: 'Democracy would see poorer people dominate Hong Kong vote'

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 08:42am by Agence France-Presse

    ... with growing discontent at increased inequality and exorbitant property prices fuelling the protests which turned increasingly violent at the end of last week. There are fears any further clashes ... to the whims of a small  number of tycoons who dominate the financial hub. His quotes also echo that of Wang Zhenmin, a well-connected scholar and regular adviser to Beijing. Wang said recently ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - INVESTMENT

    Property stocks are a better bet than property, says tycoon Lee Shau-kee

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 05:34am by Sophie Yu

    ... to soar, says tycoon Hong Kong's third-richest tycoon, Lee Shau-kee, says property stocks are now a better investment choice for people in the city than real property and that profits from ... notes from Guangzhou-based developer Country Garden last month and said it was a good investment. Towngas said ECO Environmental Investments, a wholly owned subsidiary specialising in new energy ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmakers' popularity declines amid protests

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... To Kun-sun- who did not even make the top 10 in the last poll in July- rocketed to second with 50.1. To was followed by Alan Leong Kah-kit of the Civic Party on 44.8 while New People's Party ... media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, who is a key supporter of the Occupy Central campaign. Tam ranked sixth in the July survey with 44.8. Political scientist Dr James Sung Lap-kung, of City ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai PM hints elections could be delayed

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 03:18am by Reuters

    ... to return to elections. Despite Prayuth hanging up his military uniform- he retired as army chief last month- he has kept a firm grip on power. The military has quashed most dissent, threatening or arresting critics of the coup. The reforms are partly aimed at ending the political influence of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, a former telecoms tycoon who upset the establishment ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 21, 2012

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Keep tycoons away from sensitive areas The wetlands at Nam Sang Wai are a natural treasure, and their loss and the demise of the endangered species that rely on them are irreplaceable. For tycoon Adrian Fu Hau-chak to make it his "lifetime mission" to redevelop this area is a sad indication of how little some people value our environment ("Divisive wetland project ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Fok heirs to bear costs for row over Hong Kong tycoon's multi-billion estate

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 04:05am by JULIE CHU

    ... heirs to bear costs for estate row Two children of late tycoon Henry Fok Ying-tung who lost their bid to reopen the legal battle over their father's estate have been ordered to bear ... Chun-wan, and their aunt Fok Mo-kan were appointed executors. By April last year, Benjamin Fok had gained HK$279 million from the estate. But Benjamin claimed that Ian and another elder brother ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 29, 2014

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 06:37am by LETTERS

    ... us apart". The inability of the both the Tung and Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's administrations to modernise land policy spawned a "class struggle" with tycoons, landlords, ... on political reform have been the usual sham. In fact, the administration kowtows to the property tycoons and has created a plutocracy. China is worried about a "colour revolution" taking ...




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