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  1. News - China - COURTS

    'I was only trying to help': Peter Humphrey's letter to son insists China detective work was for public good

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 11:43pm by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Peter Humphrey set out his thoughts in letter to son as he awaits trial next month in Shanghai Detained sleuth insists his work was for public good Corporate sleuth Peter Humphrey believes he worked for the public good by helping victims of crime, according to a letter seen by the South China Morning   Post that he wrote to his son Harvey from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1563060/my-work-china-was-public-good-detained-corporate-sleuth-peter-humphrey
  2. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    Hong Kong commerce minister Greg So hits out at Privacy Commission report on cold calling

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... Commissioner Allan Chiang Yam-wang said yesterday he had received a letter from Greg So Kam-leung "expressing disappointment" over the report and complaining his Commerce and Economic ... by person-to-person calls and suggested a "don't call" register similar to one set up for pre-recorded calls. Chiang said on his blog yesterday that the letter "intemperately" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578742/hong-kong-commerce-minister-greg-so-hits-out-privacy-commission
  3. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    RTHK union criticise government for ruling out internal candidates for chief editor

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... to the post of director of broadcasting," the RTHK Programme Staff Union wrote in an open letter to commerce minister Greg So Kam-leung. Staff have been dissatisfied that all three directors ... as an attempt to muzzle the public broadcaster, which pro-Beijing political parties had criticised as "too liberal". In its letter yesterday, the union urged the government to stop its open ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578047/rthk-union-criticise-government-ruling-out-internal-candidates-chief
  4. News - World - GAMES

    Selfie, Hashtag among new entries in Scrabble Players Dictionary

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:28pm by AP

    ... players. But it's the addition of te and three other two-letter words — da, gi and po — that has Robin Pollock Daniel excited. Daniel, a clinical psychologist in Toronto, is a champion of the North American Scrabble Players Association, which has a committee that helps Merriam-Webster track down new, playable words of two to eight letters. "Being able to hook an 'e' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1567090/selfie-hashtag-among-new-entries-scrabble-players-dictionary
  5. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnamese government urged to 'get out of China's orbit' over territorial dispute

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:47am by BLOOM

    ... to Beijing, urged Vietnam's leadership in an open letter to change its political system, "develop a truly democratic, law-abiding state," allow for greater freedom of political speech ... of the letter's three co-authors, said. "It is … high time for the party to make a thorough transformation." The July 28 letter adds pressure to the government after China moved an oil rig ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1567971/vietnamese-government-urged-get-out-chinas-orbit-over-territorial-dispute
  6. News - China - ESPIONAGE

    Detained Canadian couple's family hires Beijing lawyer to fight China espionage case

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:42am by Reuters

    ... who lives in Vancouver, said on Thursday. He said the family received one letter from his mother and they had sent a reply. “She said ‘I am fine’ and then wished my granny a happy birthday ... to Beijing to meet with lawyers, would get another chance to exchange letters. “He had been informed by authorities that he may be able to write a second letter to my mum so he is now on his way back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1574156/detained-canadian-couples-family-hires-beijing-lawyer-fight-china
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Rights and wrongs of observing China

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:05am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Rights and wrongs of observing China Pierre Ryckmans, who died this month aged 78, was better known by his pen name Simon Leys. And Simon Leys was best known as a sinologist. But, given his vast literary and artistic interests, Ryckmans is best described as a man of letters, or a Confucian gentleman, for whom the humanities in the European and classical Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577928/rights-and-wrongs-observing-china
  8. News - World - CHRISTMAS

    In a German village's post office, Santa Claus is a man of letters

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... is a man of letters Once upon a time it was an unremarkable village in the former East Germany, with a rather misleading name: Himmelpfort, or Heaven's Gate, though there is not that much heavenly about it. No matter. The name has proven enough in recent years to attract an annual deluge of letters to Father Christmas, such that Himmelpfort has reinvented itself as Santa's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1107123/german-villages-post-office-santa-claus-man-letters
  9. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Better pay, conditions for airport security work luring ex-staff back, firm says

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Lana Lam

    ... airport. In March, the government-owned Aviation Security Company (Avseco) sent out hundreds of letters in an attempt to rehire former staff, stating that the work environment had "greatly ... which adds to transport costs and necessitates a long daily commute. The letter follows the shock firing of Sidney Chau Foo-cheong as Avseco executive director on August 7 last year. He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570264/better-pay-conditions-airport-security-work-luring-ex-staff-back-firm
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Charity given deadline on huge rent rise

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by BRIAN YAP

    ... but has so far only received a letter of acknowledgment. The foundation had asked the authority, a public body, to provide the offices on a welfare rather than commercial lease, for which ... said letters were handled within 10 days of receipt and that senders would be told which department their queries had been handed to. The Housing Authority had no comment on the matter.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573015/charity-given-deadline-huge-rent-rise

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