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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Michelin guides underscore sad reality of soaring rents

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Sad reality of soaring rents Hong Kong's reputation as a gastronomic paradise means there is no shortage of restaurants for different taste buds and budgets. ... world becomes a kiss of death. It is a sad reality that soaring rents have continued to push old shops and restaurants out of tourist districts like Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui in recent ...

  2. MTR engineer makes dream projects a reality

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Regis Chee Lap-gee (right) joined the MTR Corporation as a construction engineer two years after obtaining his chartership in civil engineering. He is currently involved in building the West Kowloon Terminus of the Express Rail Link. Having b ...

  3. Reality check

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter Kammerer Hong Kong is a great city, but the world's best? That status is as subjective as the music we like, a matter of personal preference. As we live in a major business, financial and tourism centre, though, it is inevitable that those who ...

  4. The reality is the PLA does not want Hong Kong residents serving in its ranks

    Posted Jun 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the report ('Army studying legal issues for locals', June 16). I would think as a legislator, Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee would be more in tune with reality. The People's Liberation Army is obviously merely paying lip service to a remark that was made by the chief of the general staff recently, regarding the future possibility of Hong Kong residents ...

  5. Reality bites

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Albert Cheng A new TVB programme, Bride Wannabes, has stirred widespread debate since it went on air on Monday last week. This so-called reality show is nothing but a marketing vehicle ... as a way to promote its commercial sponsors. Basically, TVB tried to package a commercial programme into a reality show, and used a social issue to draw public attention in order to promote ...

  6. Harbour authority could soon become a reality

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com A new authority to oversee a 'revolution' on Hong Kong's waterfront could be one of the first projects for the next administration. The suggestion comes from Nicholas Brooke, head of the current harbour watchdog ...

  7. Reality of Hong Kong's invisible poor brought to life

    Posted Nov 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of bringing home the reality of his job to those who find it hard to imagine what it's like to be poor in Hong Kong. I guess at this point many readers' eyes are already beginning to glaze ... problems and the overbearing fug of depression hanging low over this establishment became reality for Chan. The regular inhabitants of these places are the voiceless ones who lurk in the shadows. ...

  8. Reality tests the ideal of openness

    Posted Sep 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... animosity. This phenomenon in Hong Kong underscores the harsh reality that promoting multiculturalism- the acceptance, appreciation and assimilation of multiple cultures in any given society- ...

  9. Reality gap

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Chugani What must Vice-Premier Li Keqiang be thinking? He came with a smile, bearing gifts. His mission: to charm and conquer. Our hearts and minds, that is. But he went home with a sour face, a baffled man who left behind a choppy wake. We'r ...

  10. Face up to the realities of non-Chinese in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bernard Chan Some commentators say the recent scare about hundreds of thousands of Filipinos possibly being granted right of abode in Hong Kong displayed underlying racism in our society. Others say it came down to local fear of competition for scarce res ...




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