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  1. News - Hong Kong

    New Territories villagers fear way of life will be lost with homes

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 12:27pm by Ernest Kao

    ... North, among several other villages, to make way for the development of two new towns in the northeastern New Territories. Their woes help explain the high-profile protests outside ... as 2018. Because their villages were established after the New Territories were leased to Britain in 1898 they are considered “squatters” and are not entitled to have their villages relocated when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536079/new-territories-villagers-fear-way-life-will-be-lost-homes
  2. News - China - MACAU

    Macau casino workers join protests for higher wages as labour unrest sweeps territory

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:44pm by Bloomberg

    ... to US$91,376 in 2013, making it among the richest territories globally after Luxembourg, Norway and Qatar, according to the World Bank. Macau's casinos are counting on more growth with all six of the city's operators opening new resorts. "We'll see the bargaining power of the casino worker union strengthen because of the limited number of labour," said Elio Yu, an associate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1584558/macau-casino-workers-join-protests-higher-wages-labour-unrest-sweeps
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New Territories villagers say they never intended violence at Legco

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 10:25am by Ernest Kao

    ... this Friday The group of villagers who boarded buses for the two-hour commute to the Legislative Council building from the northeastern New Territories on Friday did not intend the excursion to end in smashed windows and scuffles with police, they said. They had only one simple plea: to protect their rural homes from being razed for new towns. But in the full glare of the media, things got out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1535413/new-territories-villagers-say-they-never-intended-violence-legco
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Most Legco protesters care little about plight of New Territories villagers

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:15am by Alex Lo

    ... a government plan to build two new towns in the northeast New Territories. Claiming to fight for the villagers and the people of Hong Kong, they in fact exploited the controversial plan for their own ... photos I saw taken by our photographers, I could see nothing more than scratches, if anything. Stakeholders may reasonably argue over details of the locations and extent of two new towns, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1533477/most-hong-kong-protesters-care-little-about-plight-new
  5. News - Hong Kong - TOWN PLANNING

    Protesters storm Legco over northeastern New Territories plan

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:48am by Tanna Chong, Gary Cheung

    ... Tanna Chong and Gary Cheung Protesters storm Legco over NT development plan Dozens of opponents of the government's development plan for the northeastern New Territories breached ... in the northeastern New Territories … but the people in power were not moved," they said in a statement. The Legco Secretariat initially said it had not taken the case to the police as "the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1526945/protesters-storm-legco-over-northeastern-new-territories-plan
  6. News - Hong Kong - SAFETY

    Last chance to have your say on fire-safety policy in New Territories

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:23am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Have your say on village fire danger Fire-safety campaigners are urging people to take their final chance to stand up for safety in the New Territories before ... removed. Owners of village houses- 700 sq ft homes male indigenous villagers in the New Territories are entitled to build- have been accused of blocking access or removing safety gear once ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1527734/last-chance-have-your-say-fire-safety-policy-new-territories
  7. Sport - Rugby

    Coach Anna Richards leads Hong Kong into unknown territory

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 08:15pm

    ... is coach Anna Richards who, as a four-time winner of the Women’s Rugby World Cup with New Zealand’s Black Ferns, is no stranger to the pressures of top-level rugby. If we can post some good results ... New Zealand to victory in the WRWC and coaching relative minnows Hong Kong in a series qualifier. “This will be a massive challenge. The likes of Netherlands, Brazil, France, Japan and China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1577063/coach-anna-richards-leads-hong-kong-unknown-territory
  8. News - China

    Tibetan leader accuses China of ‘sham’ trials

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 11:51am by Associated Press in New Delhi

    ... a prayer meeting of nearly 1,000 Tibetans in the Indian capital of New Delhi, with a huge banner in the background reading, “Why do Tibetans burn themselves?” Sangay said it was unfortunate ... because repression is the cause of self-immolation,” Sangay told The Associated Press. He said he had asked Tibetans around the world not to celebrate the Lunar New Year this month out of respect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1141777/tibetan-leader-accuses-china-sham-trials
  9. Sport - Other Sport - BASEBALL

    Judgment day for Bonds, Clemens, Sosa at Hall

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 07:26am by Associated Press in New York

    ... Associated Press in New York There’s a chance the podium under the chandeliers in the gold-and-ivory-coloured Vanderbilt Room of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel will go unused. With the cloud ... using PEDs. Sosa, who finished with 609 home runs, was among those who tested positive in MLB’s 2003 anonymous survey, The New York Times reported in 2009. He told a congressional committee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1123678/judgment-day-bonds-clemens-sosa-hall
  10. News - China

    Untangling the Wen family's web of riches

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by THE NEW YORK TIMES

    ... The New York Times in Beijing The premier's relatives control US$2.7 billion in assets, much of it hidden behind a complex network of holdings, business records show The Wens' ... wealthy during his leadership, an investigation by The New York Times shows. A review of corporate and regulatory records indicates the premier's relatives, some of whom have a knack ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1070742/untangling-wen-familys-web-riches

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