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  1. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand MP Winston Peters accused of racism over Wong ‘joke’

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:12am by AFP

    ... ownership, telling the audience: “As they say in Beijing, two Wongs don’t make a white.” Mr Peters may think it is funny to tell weak racist jokes but it is not funny to New Zealand’s Chinese ...

  2. News - China - DISPUTED TERRITORY

    Japan’s naming of disputed islands a ‘farce’ says China

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 08:29pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... discovered and named the islands then. Tokyo and Beijing’s bitter and longstanding battle over ownership of the East China Sea chain was exacerbated when Japan nationalised some of the archipelago ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Clamping down on illegal guest houses in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by DAVID MALLINSON AND EMILY WONG

    ... ownerships. It is proposed that an application for a guest-house licence requires a certificate, signed by a solicitor, confirming there is no such express restriction. Conducting local consultation ...

  4. Consider all the ramifications before you take the plunge into animal ownership

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... Jade Lee-Duffy So much responsibility goes into owning an animal. And, while there is a colossal amount of information in books and on the internet of how to take care of your dog or cat, owners can sometimes make mistakes that cause their pet harm. Veter ...

  5. Change in attitude to ownership, waste sees young flock to renting

    Posted Dec 27th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... and improve living standards while avoiding waste, allowing them to save for necessities. This is quite a departure from the traditional Chinese mentality of ownership. With an average income for new ...

  6. Legislators back Home Ownership Scheme

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Legislators have passed a non-binding motion calling on the government to resume the subsidised Home Ownership Scheme and build 32,000 public rental flats a year. The motion was passed at a meeting of the Legislative Council's housing panel discussing the government's new rent-and-buy scheme, My Home Purchase Plan. Many lawmakers questioned ...

  7. News - World - COMPANIES

    Berkshire Hathaway second-quarter profits surge 41% on stock swap

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:53am by AP

    ... billion gain in the second quarter because that's when it took ownership of the WPLG television station and completed the exchange. Berkshire finished the second quarter with more than US$55 ...

  8. Home ownership must not be ever-elusive

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... feel that property ownership is a very distant consideration. Nonetheless, the number of people who feel 'no hope' in owning property with prices remaining at this level is alarming. ... skills weakens. Property ownership used to be an aspiration. Now, some people do not even bother dreaming about it. The social effects of this trend are still unclear. Other financial centres, ...

  9. Noise, ownership issues bedevil land supply plan

    Posted Sep 18th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... were owned by the government or under single ownership. 'Other sites, like Siu Lek Yuen and Tuen Mun, which involve relocation of privately owned bus depots, would largely rely on private ... will continue to monitor the market situation,' the company said. In addition to the multiple-ownership problems constraining many of the industrial blocks in Siu Lek Yuen, Tuen Mun, Tai Kok Tsui ...

  10. Revived Home Ownership Scheme will help young couples

    Posted Sep 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to make such land available is to rezone those areas where industrial buildings are being under-utilised for residential purposes. The government should also revive the Home Ownership Scheme ...




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