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  1. Activists given two weeks to file defence against HSBC

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com A court yesterday gave Occupy Central participants two weeks to file their defences as HSBC pressed on with an attempt to remove them through legal action. ... to protest against what they see as injustices in the economic system. The first of four defendants in the case has been named the 'occupiers of the ground floor of 1 Queen's Road ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CITY DIGEST

    City Digest, October 9, 2012

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... a 24-year-old man, who was being held last night for questioning. HSBC wins injunction against protesters The High Court granted HSBC an injunction to stop Occupy Central protesters from returning to the plaza under its headquarters in Central. The action follows two nights of confrontations at the premises. Golf course loses appeal over accident The Court of First Instance rejected an appeal ...

  3. City Briefs

    Posted Nov 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Illegal grabs $100 from worker who fed him A suspected illegal immigrant escaped with $100 from a three-storey block occupied by the Mother's Choice welfare agency in Central after threatening an employee with a knife yesterday. The man was given bread and water about 4am after a woman worker, 47, discovered him in the first-floor kitchen of the building. But he then pulled out ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung may face new Legco impeachment bid

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a demonstration between 2pm and 8pm. But Man said the defendants caused heavy congestion after the authorised time when they occupied the junction of Queen's Road Central and Garden Road, and Connaught Road Central. "At 11.32pm, marchers at Connaught Road Central eastbound suddenly climbed over the barriers and occupied Connaught Road Central westbound near City Hall," he said. ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Dec 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... formerly occupied the seat, was convicted of corruption last year and his appeal dismissed on Tuesday by the Court of Appeal, leading to his disqualification as a councillor. Air pact with Kazakhstan The Hong Kong government has signed its first air services agreement with Kazakhstan, the city's first aviation partner in the Central Asia region. There are now 58 air services ...

  6. Upstairs bars could face tighter rules on licensing

    Posted Feb 10th 2011, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... crimes occurred in upstairs bars. There are 400 licensed upstairs bars in Hong Kong, most of them in Yau Tsim Mong, Wan Chai and Central. Tong Wing-sze, a bar owner in a Causeway Bay office building where 70 per cent of the space is occupied by bars, said existing rules were already tight for upstairs bars. 'We have enough regulations and there is no need for more,' she ...

  7. View from the top

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... in core areas such as the International Commerce Centre has been taken up exceptionally well. Occupier demand is extremely strong as space vacated by any company leaving Central is quickly taken ... rents increase by up to 5 per cent this year while those in Central will post stronger growth. Marcos Chan Kam-ping, head of research for Hong Kong and Macau at Jones Lang LaSalle, says demand ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Nov 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... euphemistically described as the west wing site, comprises virtually the whole of Government Hill, barring only the footprint of the French Mission Building and the main and east wing of the Central ... of the west wing and by referring to it as the west wing site, as though all that is to be sold is the land to be occupied by the proposed new development. The site is essentially the whole ...

  9. Developer protests as Shanghai flats razed

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Shanghai Tower demolished before court ruling Businessman Sun Yin-piu vowed yesterday to stage a sit-in outside the central government's liaison office in Hong Kong in protest against Shanghai's Xuhui district government for demolishing a residential project he had been building since 1997. The flats have never been occupied. The Hong Kong businessman ...

  10. Downward pressure on rents to worsen

    Posted Mar 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... companies are downsizing and moving to cheaper premises. Occupier demand for offices has weakened, particularly on Hong Kong Island, as local and foreign companies have put their expansion plans ... lease expiry. As a result, there has been a negative take-up of space, with Central being the hardest hit area. Rents there have been driven down over the past few months. Thomas Lam, head ...




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