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  1. News - China - PASSPORT ROW

    India stamps map on visas for Chinese

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi India stamps map on visas for Chinese India is stamping its map on visas given to Chinese visitors, an Indian official said yesterday, after Beijing began issuing passports showing disputed territories- including two in India- as its own. "We have started issuing visas with India's map as we know it," said a Foreign Ministry official ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines refuses to stamp Chinese passports

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 06:59pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila The Philippines said on Wednesday it would refuse to stamp Chinese passports containing a map showing most of the China South Sea as belonging to China. ... The Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that immigration personnel would stamp “a separate visa application form” instead of the Chinese passport. “Through this action, ...

  3. On duty with the PLA

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... It's strict, confined and regimented, but after all, it is a military barracks, part of the People's Liberation Army's Hong Kong Garrison. But it is not a secretive setting. Post photographer May Tse was welcomed onto the PLA's naval b ...

  4. Budget 2005

    Posted Mar 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... revenue from stamp duty and other taxes.' TOURISM 'Over the next two years... the Hong Kong Tourism Board will launch a series of strategic global publicity and promotion programmes. ... ESTATE DUTY 'It is impossible for us to give an accurate estimate of the amount of foreign and domestic investment that will be induced if estate duty is abolished. Nonetheless, we ...

  5. Obsession: Stamp pendants

    Posted Jul 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rachel Crowther Stamp collectors will love Vivienne Westwood's limited-edition stamp pendants. Each pendant is dedicated to a city, including Hong Kong, London, Tokyo, Milan and Seoul. We love the detailing in each design, from the scalloped edge of the pendant to the unique image chosen for each city. The Hong Kong pendant (above, HK$1,280) features the bright neon ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted May 11th 2013, 12:00am

    ... The train has left the station. Either China is on board or they are not Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario on UN arbitration over islands in the South China Sea   The audience will hear Michael's fingers click and his feet stamp Promoter AEG on a new, high-tech show honouring Michael Jackson   The risk of delay is so enormous that we can't wait until ...

  7. NZ begins phasing out duties on HK goods

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee Under the new closer economic partnership agreement with New Zealand, which takes effect today, import tariffs on all goods from Hong Kong will be phased out over six years and more than 90 per cent of New Zealand's tariff lines will become duty-free in two years. Hong Kong service providers will also be given advantages in New Zealand. ...

  8. Hong Kong and Finland in joint stamp issue

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Hong Kong and Finland jointly issued four special stamps yesterday featuring fine woodwork from China and the Scandinavian country. Ken Li and Markku Kosonen designed the 'Hong Kong, China-Finland Joint Issue on Fine Woodwork' set, with face values of HK$5 and 70 euro cents (HK$7.90). A Qing dynasty-style Zitan armchair appears in two stamps designed by Li, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    No ban yet on outsiders buying flats in HK

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong, Sandy Li, Yvonne Liu, Joyce Ng

    ... Society vice-chairman Marco Wu Moon-hoi said the curb would be effective only with complementary measures, including stamp duty or a resale restriction to prevent speculation in flats sold under ...

  10. Don't reward developers, it's their duty to provide green features

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... concessions, in the form of extra floor area for green features provided by developers? The answer is definitely 'no'. We are facing an environmental crisis and it is everyone's duty ...




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