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  1. The Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2006

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and short stories published in Dimsum, The OutLoud Anthology, Poetry Live! and Al Akhbar. Alexander has been a featured writer at international literary festivals in Hong Kong and Singapore, ... and other Poems from Hong Kong (2005) contains her talk on local poets at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2004. Brian Castro was born on the Macau ferry, and settled in Australia ...

  2. Hong Kong quartet aim to stay ahead of Asian rivals

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... they race in front of 80,000 fans. The atmosphere has been exceptional in athletics and hopefully it can help them achieve a good result.' The team clocked a Hong Kong record of 38.47 ... Chan Kin-wa in London kinwa.chan@scmp.com They arrived as the fastest team from Asia and want to return home the same way. Hong Kong's 4x100 metres relay quartet- Tsui Chi-ho, Lai ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - WORLD AFFAIRS

    Hong Kong thriving as Asia's hot spot for diplomacy

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Diplomatic sources say the rise reflects Beijing's willingness to embrace Hong Kong's historic role as an international meeting place and help cement the "one country, two ... headquarters, because of their roles as international centres. But Hong Kong's unique role as a non-state and a conduit for trade and foreign relations both internally and with the mainland mark ...

  4. International accolade for research team

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simon Parry The director of the University of Hong Kong's Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention is the first Asian winner of a prestigious international award for work to prevent ... is down to the combined effort of everyone at the centre,' Yip said. He hoped the award would draw more international attention to Hong Kong's work in the field. 'Most suicide ...

  5. Hong Kong doesn't want government's bond plan

    Posted Jun 08th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... companies off their dangerous reliance on bank financing and foreign currency debt. In the last few years, however, Hong Kong seems to have fallen behind in the regional race to build local bond ... with Tom Holland Government officials think Hong Kong needs a bigger local currency bond market. Neither the city's corporations, nor its investors seem so sure. In his February ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong named Asia's best shopping city

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com HK named Asia's best shopping city All those mainland visitors obviously know the best place to spend their money- Hong Kong has been named No 1 shopping city ... company of The Economist. Kuala Lumpur came second followed by Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore. But Hong Kong scores poorly in affordability because of its high hotel rates. Sweden-based shopping ...

  7. Hong Kong: a free port in every storm

    Posted Jan 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... international profile. Dozens of supporters and allies raced to Hong Kong to celebrate with the billionaire telecoms tycoon over Christmas in the wake of an election victory by his political proxy, ... and international spy networks. The harassment of sensitive visiting figures is thought to be far less severe than might be experienced elsewhere. 'I've always thought Hong Kong is a place where ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Expat exodus to Singapore looms, as living costs rise in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... is salary, according to the study by human resources consultancy ECA International, which attributes this to high housing and education costs. Hong Kong also fell a place from last year in the value ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com High cost of education and housing means staff get the worst deal in Asia, survey finds Hong Kong's expats suffer as wages squeezed Expatriates in Hong Kong ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    New head of Taiwan's office in Hong Kong aims to promote island's culture

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Head of island's cultural office in Hong Kong wants to widen its reach in the community 'Super saleswoman' pitches Taiwan Hongkongers ... culture of Taiwan." Lee's appointment was a personal selection by Lung, a former Hong Kong-based writer and scholar who became Taiwan's first minister of culture. Lee was chief ...

  10. Beijing closer to taking yuan international

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... forward in internationalising the local currency. The policy is likely to materialise in several months, according to Hong Kong's Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Chan ... In Hong Kong, yuan deposits have jumped to about 450 billion yuan (HK$537.3 billion) from about 89 billion yuan a year ago, Chan said. Yuan trade settlements in Hong Kong hit 370 billion yuan last ...




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