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  1. How Hong Kong can become the start-up capital of the world

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 02:50pm

    ... a financial downturn Some may question whether Hong Kong needs start-ups at all. As a financial centre  Hong Kong is flush with cash, which has trickled out to buoy up the real estate and service ... and me to make sure we want to make that full-time commitment. But legally I can only do this with permanent residents, which dramatically shrinks the pool of workers I can choose from, slowing ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Lightning strikes bring chaos to MTR's West Rail line

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Danny Mok, Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee and Danny Mok Lightning brings chaos to MTR line Services on the MTR's West Rail line were disrupted for more than six hours yesterday, after lightning damaged ... for not arranging shuttle buses to help ease the situation for commuters. It was the latest in a series of service disruptions to hit the troubled MTR Corporation in recent months. The MTR said lightning ...

  3. Business - Companies - COMPANY VISIT

    Fook Lam Moon reaches out beyond the tycoons

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 11:08am by Enoch Yiu

    ... such as mooncakes. "We would also like to expand overseas, such as in Macau and Taiwan, and may expand our corporate dining as well as home banquet catering services, which would be like going back to our roots," Duncan Chui said. The group was founded by Chui Fook-chuen in 1948 as a catering service for lavish home banquets thrown by the super- rich. As dining out caught on, the group ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Fears of tough action by Beijing following allegation BOC launders money

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 11:34pm by Daniel Ren

    ... The Bank of China cash-transfer service at the centre of money laundering allegations could escalate the sabre-rattling between the mainland's liberal-minded bankers and conservative ... of offering illegal money laundering services to rich clients via the Youhuitong platform. BOC denied the allegation, insisting the service was part of a pilot programme aimed at internationalising ...

  5. News - China

    With legal reforms, China wants less interfering in cases, fewer death penalty crimes

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 02:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing China has curtailed the power of the ruling Communist Party’s Political and Legal Committee, a secretive body overseeing the security services, to interfere in most legal cases, scholars with knowledge of the situation said- a significant reform at a time of public discontent over miscarriages of justice. The move, which has not been made public ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine

    A forgotten knight: Why Sun Yat-sen mentor Sir Kai Ho Kai died penniless and powerless 100 years ago

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 10:53pm by Stuart Heaver

    ... on a glittering career in public life, sanctioned by the colonial establishment. At first he went into medical practice, but found that few Chinese were willing to pay for Western services so, having been ... provided legal advice to the strikers. In December 1886, he opposed a new public health ordinance aimed at improving sanitation because he deemed it a case of Western methods and standards being ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Anger erupts over court denial of welfare to foreign permanent residents of Japan

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:49pm by Julian Ryall

    ... was refused because she had savings. The woman launched a legal case demanding that the decision be reversed on the grounds that she had paid taxes to the national and prefectural governments throughout her life. In the first ruling of its kind, the Supreme Court stated that, from a legal standpoint, permanent foreign residents do not qualify for public assistance because ...

  8. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Libyan torture victim seeks to overturn British court ruling

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:02pm by Reuters

    ... spies handed him over to Libya will try this week to overturn a ruling blocking legal action against the British government. Abdel Hakim Belhadj, a rebel leader who helped topple Gaddafi in 2011 ... of British spies. Two years ago, he began legal action against former British foreign secretary Jack Straw, Britain's MI5 and MI6 spy agencies, a former intelligence chief and relevant ...

  9. News - China - CHILD ABUSE

    China launches drive to protect children in wake of attacks on minors

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 02:46pm by Anne Yi

    ... Xinhua reported. At the group’s first meeting on April 10, Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, gave the group its instructions, Legal Daily reported. He said all of society ... and to raise legal consciousness and moral concepts of juvenile protection throughout society. ...

  10. News - China - ANTI-CORRUPTION DRIVE

    China searches entire bureaucracy in 10 provinces to pinpoint 'naked officials'

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 02:20pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... not hold services in chief posts in Communist Party committees, the people’s congress, discipline and legal departments, SOEs, posts related to military, diplomacy, public and national security, ...




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