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  1. Sports Institute in hunt for new chief executive

    Posted May 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa A global hunt will soon be launched for a candidate to lead elite sports development in Hong Kong. Chung Pak-kwong, chief executive at the Hong Kong Sports Institute ... Chung's two-year deal was completed in March and he is on a month-to-month contract with the institute. He said yesterday he was still in discussion with the institute's board of directors ...

  2. The political realities of foreign influences

    Posted Nov 19th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Reports of two seemingly unrelated events last week have shed some light on the subtleties and complexities behind the rhetoric- and Beijing's lingering fears- of foreign ... In Hong Kong, former secretary for security Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee has met executives from the Washington-based National Democratic Institute's Hong Kong office to discuss universal suffrage. ...

  3. The unspoken reason for foreign passports

    Posted Jun 06th 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Strangely, no one seems to be asking the obvious question at the heart of the current furore over the foreign passports held by new ministerial appointees. Why do they, and for that matter hundreds of thousands of other Hong Kong people, hold foreign passports in the first place? The question is rarely asked because the answer is rather embarrassing. But it is no mystery why ...

  4. What would get your vote?

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... have led to most teenagers feeling that the current government has let them down. That's the findings of a recent survey conducted by the Hong Kong Institute of Education and Roundtable. ... 'real estate hegemony', according to 80 per cent of the young adults polled by the Hong Kong Institute of Education and Roundtable. Soaring property prices, long waiting times for public ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... or destroy existing institutions with his facile gesture, without offering anything positive as an alternative. Such actions, or attempted actions, do nothing for democracy and are to be rightly ... market crashed, house prices plummeted, investors fled, and the US-HK dollar peg was at stake. As financial secretary, Mr Tsang worked with monetary authority chief Joseph Yam Chi-kwong to buy ...

  6. Functional constituencies must be made more accountable

    Posted Sep 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Justice has been done in Mandy Tam Heung-man's case against the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Quite properly, the Court of First Instance has ruled that the institute was wrong in its decision to refuse to distribute her newsletters to her constituents, who qualify as electors solely because they are recorded in the membership register of the institute ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, South China Morning Post, August 17, 2012

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... funds is for qualified investors. Hong Kong's hedge fund industry provides thousands of local jobs and is an important part of our role as an international asset management centre. ... Investors allocate to hedge funds for many reasons, including better risk-adjusted returns than the market (or "alpha"), lower volatility than equities, diversification, lower correlations ...

  8. Pain with the gain

    Posted Feb 09th 2011, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... Anthony Cheung As Hong Kong intensifies its integration with the mainland, opening its arms to mainland visitors and investors, many have pointed to how the city gains economically from ... the two extremes of total pessimism and optimism. Economic integration is a two-way street; gain comes with pain. Just two years ago, people were excited about mainland investors buying ...

  9. Waiting for the call to serve

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan rejected suggestions that he might not be qualified for the job, noting that he was a former secretary general of the Construction Industry Training Authority and non-executive director ... became a member of the government's Commission on Strategic Development in 2005, chairman of the Legal Aid Services Council, and president of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public ...

  10. New rule tarnishes Olympic spirit

    Posted Mar 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or entity to be passport-holders of that entity masks an iniquity. The rule, as it stands, is half-baked, ill-considered, and wholly unreasonable. In Hong Kong, it takes seven years to qualify for a passport, in Canada three, and in some passport-for-purchase countries it may be a matter of months. If its true intent is to discourage quick import of foreign athletic talents, then the IOC should ...




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