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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    UK lawmakers may visit Hong Kong as part of inquiry into Joint Declaration

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by DANNY LEE

    ... lawmakers' probe may include HK visit UK lawmakers may visit Hong Kong as part of a parliamentary probe of the Sino-British Joint Declaration, 30 years after it was signed- a move welcomed ... relations with its former colony. The committee said in a statement that Britain, a co-signatory of the joint declaration, "retains an enduring commitment to Hong Kong following the transfer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557786/uk-lawmakers-may-visit-hong-kong-part-inquiry-joint-declaration
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Concern group calls on Hong Kong to oppose candidate screening in 2017 election

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by JEFFIE LAM, Gary Cheung and Ada Lee

    ... of liberal-minded professionals has urged the Hong Kong government to press Beijing not to impose a rigid candidate screening framework for the 2017 chief executive election. Making their plea yesterday, eight members of the Concern Group for Public Opinion on Constitutional Development said strict rules would worsen divisions in society over the political reforms. The group is worried ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1559289/concern-group-calls-hong-kong-oppose-candidate-screening-2017
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The politics of self-interest rules in Hong Kong

    Posted May 04th 2014, 04:15am by Philip Bowring

    ... for the public good The rules of self-protection Hong Kong has a problem with a dysfunctional political system. But a bigger obstacle to effective administration is the behaviour of the top ranks ... is 17km away. Those ultimately responsible for Hong Kong's overspend had no concern for the public interest in using public money to best effect. Initial cost estimates were understated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1503515/politics-self-interest-rules-hong-kong
  4. News - Hong Kong - ARTS

    Propaganda poster display offers look back to earlier Hong Kong strife

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:06am by Lana Lam

    ... become especially fraught since Beijing issued a white paper asserting its authority over Hong Kong last month. The paper prompted claims the city's political freedoms were being whittled ... academic institution has already bought several of the 45 posters that will go on display. "They were issued in 1967 in China and used here to stir up trouble in Hong Kong, so they were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556697/propaganda-poster-display-offers-look-back-earlier-age-hong-kong
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'I don't see a good future for Hong Kong': Elderly lament loss of the city they once knew

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by Emily Tsang

    ... I've never been so pessimistic for the future' They have seen Hong Kong transform from a city of squatter camps into a vibrant metropolis. Now in their sunset years, a group of elderly ... the lives of 15 elderly Hongkongers. "I do not see a good future for Hong Kong. I have never been as pessimistic about this place as I am now. This really is the worst time," says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558314/elderly-hongkongers-see-only-trouble-ahead-their-hometown
  6. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong people want to have genuine universal suffrage

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 05:09am by LETTERS

    ... Hong Kong people want to have genuine universal suffrage I have always had difficulty understanding what is going on politically in Hong Kong. At school, liberal studies shed little light ... than what Hong Kong needed. Even when I got into university, I still wanted to stay away from politics. However, as time passed I started taking an interest in what was happening politically ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1554298/hong-kong-people-want-have-genuine-universal-suffrage
  7. News - China - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Mainland paper says CY Leung’s report on universal suffrage represents Hong Kong views best

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:14pm

    ... to the nominating committee and must not be “undermined or bypassed”. The editorial said Hong Kong is a society with multiple elements, and the existence of political opposition parties is legal. Therefore, ... hijacked by opposition parties. This scenario seems to be the case in Hong Kong. “The state government should not advocate the unwritten rule in politics that crying babies should have milk,” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555350/mainland-paper-says-cys-report-represents-hk-views-best-universal
  8. Business - Property - THE VIEW

    Hong Kong needs to think out of the box on rents

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by Peter Guy

    ... 177 square feet- barely double the size of an 80 sqft cell in Stanley Prison. While micro flats aren't new to Hong Kong, Cheung Kong's versions arrived at a politically charged ... that these Hong Kong stories deserve their own tragic chapter in the bestselling series, Freakonomics. On one hand, Cheung Kong chairman Li Ka-shing is so worried about social instability that he warned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1560685/hong-kong-needs-think-out-box-rents
  9. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    LVMH sales slow in Hong Kong as Chinese demand drops globally

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 11:58am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Paris LVMH hit hard by sharp drop in demand in city LVMH has seen a drop in demand from Chinese buyers in its home market and overseas, as well as a slowdown in Hong Kong ... It also said fewer tourists, particularly from mainland China, were shopping in Hong Kong because of pro-democracy protests. Many leading luxury brands generate more than 10 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1558885/lvmh-sales-slow-hong-kong-chinese-demand-drops-around-world
  10. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong needs a sustainable disposal solution to tackle mounting waste

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 05:01am by LETTERS

    ... on this issue. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department is responsible for collecting and transporting waste to landfills, and the Housing Department oversees public housing where half of Hong Kong's population lives. Without cooperation among these departments and the Environmental Protection Department, no thorough waste-management programme can be implemented. Thus a prime objection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1559409/hong-kong-needs-sustainable-disposal-solution-tackle-mounting-waste

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