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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Vietnam-born Muslim convert goes to top British court over UK decision to strip him of citizenship

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 10:51pm by AFP

    ... citizenship because of alleged extremism took his case to Britain's top court. The former refugee, identified only as "B2" and who spent time in Hong Kong before entering Britain, ... from Hong Kong in 1989 and acquired British citizenship six years later, court papers said. He converted to Islam aged 21 and is alleged to have become an Islamic extremist, travelling to Yemen ...

  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Work well under way on London's 'Hong Kongified' Battersea Power Station

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 03:47am by AFP

    ... and a public park. The striking building was designed by architect Giles Gilbert Scott, also responsible for the power station that houses the Tate Modern, and for Britain's traditional red ... learned his trade in Hong Kong and Shanghai, comparing the project to the sought-after Meatpacking District in New York. The work involved is immense even by the standards of London, where 237 ...

  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    David Cameron says Britain should stand up for Hong Kong rights

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 05:07pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday Britain should stand up for the rights of people in Hong Kong, after more than two weeks of protests over Chinese restrictions on how the island chooses its next leader in 2017. Answering a question in parliament about the unrest, Cameron said it was important people in Hong Kong were able to enjoy freedoms ...

  4. News - China - BRITAIN

    Beijing wary of Scottish vote's impact on Taiwan, Tibet, even Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 03:55am by Andrea Chen and Teddy Ng

    ... decide the fate of Taiwan, Tibet and even Hong Kong. "From the Chinese official perspective, the People's Republic of China has never been kind to the idea of such referendums ... of international relations at National Chengchi University in Taiwan, said the implications for Hong Kong and Taiwan were a serious concern. "The mainland obviously does not want to see how ...

  5. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Britain's housing prices stagnate

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:43am by Reuters

    ... in Hong Kong last month. Higher mortgage rates could feed through to an increase in repossessions, the number of which remained unusually low during the recent housing downturn, leading ... Reuters in London Several measures of the housing market point to slowing in pace of price growth as the central bank acts to avoid run-up in mortgage debt UK house price growth stagnates ...

  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Gurkhas ‘cheated’ by British government on pay and pensions, lawmakers told

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 09:06pm by AFP

    ... will continue into next month. Campaigners hope for a debate in parliament on the inquiry's recommendations. The Gurkhas, who were based in Hong Kong from the 1970s until the handover, are known ... of medals on his left breast and walking with a stick, Limbu posed for pictures outside the Houses of Parliament. Other issues being considered include adult dependants, medical care in Nepal, ...

  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    China conservationist Li Quan and husband 'abused tiger charity cash'

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 10:07pm by Peter Simpson

    ... journalists he will claim Li is not telling the truth. Li, 50, is a former executive with the fashion house Gucci. Save China's Tigers has offices and staff in London, Hong Kong and Beijing plus ... court in London has heard. Li Quan claimed money collected for Save China's Tigers- which counts Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan as an "ambassador"- was used by her and her estranged ...

  8. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Britons grab chance to buy off-plan as bid to boost housing market pays off

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Richard Warren property.post@scmp.com London properties may no longer be marketed so heavilyin Hong Kong as moves to boost the market start to bear fruit Locals vie with HK investors to buy off-plan Fewer British housing developments may be marketed in Hong Kong in coming years, because growing numbers of Britons are buying off-plan, according to economists and developers. ...

  9. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Hong Kong investors snap up older properties in London hotspots

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Wealthy Hong Kong and mainland Chinese property investors are snapping up homes in London's second-hand market, buying multiple properties to improve, rent out, and sell on to other Asian ... 3 and 4 per cent in central London, according to Knight Frank. Older properties tend to require regular maintenance, which eats into returns. Buyers' agency Black Brick is helping a Hong Kong ...

  10. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Hong Kong buyers to be offered Battersea Power Station flats

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... investors Hong Kong property investors will be offered an opportunity to buy apartments at the Battersea Power Station redevelopment project in London later this month. A consortium of two Malaysian ... sandwiched between a railway line and the power station. Final planning permission from Wandsworth Borough Council was granted for these homes on December 14, and they will be offered to Hong Kong ...




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