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  1. Rape-lie tourist detained on arrival in HK

    Posted Aug 15th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui A Hong Kong woman who outraged Thailand with a false claim that she was gang-raped in Bangkok was arrested last night on her arrival at Chek Lap Kok airport. So Leong-ying was freed by Thai authorities under a prisoner amnesty to mark the 72nd b ...

  2. HK brothers jailed for running online casinos

    Posted Aug 16th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... yuan (HK$9.12 billion) in bets from 5,000 punters in just seven months, China News Service reported yesterday. The case was the mainland's biggest internet gambling case, the report said. ... other Hong Kong residents and 16 mainlanders were also sentenced and fined, but did not provide details. It said the Hong Kong brothers and their father, Tam Hung, set up an underground gambling ...

  3. Mayor under fire from both sides of political divide over Uygur film

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... with a maximum of 115 viewers each time. But that arrangement is unacceptable to Kaohsiung tourism operators, who complained that mainland tourists were cancelling their travel plans to the island. ... the film from the October 16-29 film festival, and showing it today and tomorrow instead. In what appeared to be a compromise, Chen- facing strong protest from the mainland and heavy pressure from ...

  4. Beating won't deter me, says elderly activist

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'They kicked me for about 10 minutes and fled when other tourists saw they were beating up an old man,' Professor Sun said, adding that the tourists called the police because he could ... the charter as one of the biggest political movements calling for democracy on the mainland in nearly a decade. Professor Sun said the assault was linked to the political sensitivity of this year, ...

  5. Would-be bank robber welcomes jail sentence

    Posted May 31st 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Li

    ... Jonathan Li A mainland tourist who tried to rob a bank last year to pay his medical bills was jailed for six years yesterday and expressed hope that he might now get the help he needs. Lie ... in 2002 and his condition had deteriorated due to poor medical care on the mainland. Subsequently, he contracted liver disease and developed diabetes. While in custody in Hong Kong after his ...

  6. Birmingham to pay Yeung up to HK$1.5b for mainland plot

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough English Premier League football club owner Birmingham International Holdings will pay its chairman and controlling shareholder Carson Yeung Ka-sing up to HK$1.5 billion for a large piece of vacant land in the mainland's northeastern Liaoning province. Hong Kong-listed Birmingham, which bought the Birmingham City football club in 2009, said it plans to buy ...

  7. Mainland rights matter most to HK students

    Posted Dec 27th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau News about human rights on the mainland dominates a list of the year's 10 most important news stories voted for by more than 21,000 secondary school pupils in Hong Kong. ... as the most important news. 'China is enjoying robust economic growth, but its political development is still lagging behind the West. What's happened on the mainland makes me treasure ...

  8. Taiwanese no longer believe in president

    Posted Jun 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... of Taiwan's economic and diplomatic problems, Ma chose to engage the mainland. Cross-strait talks were held in June 2008, and 12 agreements were later signed, which opened Taiwan to mainland tourists ... store manager David Shih said his store had never benefited from the opening of Taiwan to mainland tourists. 'Not a single mainland tourist has ever come and bought anything here. Ma ...

  9. KMT may cool slightly towards mainland

    Posted Nov 29th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... now. But, analysts say, it will encourage the ruling KMT, led by Ma, to continue its engagement policy with the mainland, though perhaps slow it a bit. In the weekend polls to elect mayors ... he said: 'Although the KMT has bragged a lot about the economic achievements, including those earned through co-operation with the mainland, such achievements cannot be felt ...

  10. Mainland media acts positively on release

    Posted Nov 15th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Mainland media responded positively yesterday to the release of Myanmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi, with the story featuring prominently on most state-run news websites and televised news. 'Myanmar's main opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi released from capture,' ran the headline on state newswire Xinhua, listing the story as one of its top international ...




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