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  1. Taxi woes see Airport Express travellers come to screeching halt

    Posted Dec 06th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... to Central. Then you find yourself waiting an hour for a taxi. It's not the welcome most people expect in Hong Kong- and it's creating a bad impression of the city, the tourism sector ... was on time, the Airport Express a wonder,' said Angelo Paratico, who lives in Mid-Levels. 'Then, at [Hong Kong] station, tired passengers had to wait for one hour to get a taxi, just because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/700461/taxi-woes-see-airport-express-travellers-come-screeching-halt
  2. Polite taxi drivers in line for cheap petrol under incentive plan

    Posted Apr 26th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... create tourists' first impressions of Hong Kong. Under the scheme, companies that pass an assessment of their tourism services are given a quality assurance logo to display. Mr Fang said taxi drivers would need to be proficient in English, Cantonese and Putonghua and have a good knowledge of Hong Kong streets to pass the test. They would also need to demonstrate high standards ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/453487/polite-taxi-drivers-line-cheap-petrol-under-incentive-plan
  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Former premier Zhu Rongji lifts lid on talks with CY Leung

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Zhang Hong, STEPHEN CHEN

    ... of Leung Chun-ying, now Hong Kong's chief executive, on the core reform issues of land ownership and housing. Leung, then a young surveyor at British real estate firm Jones Lang Wootton, is the only Hong Kong politician mentioned in the book, but it is an indication of his close ties with the mainland. Zhu (pictured) has kept a low profile since he retired a decade ago and avoided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1296275/zhu-rongji-lifts-lid-talks-cy-leung
  4. News - China

    Asset or liability? Beijing's decision on whistle-blower could seal Snowden's fate

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng and Zhang Hong

    ... national security, mainland observers say. But it will be handled in a low-profile manner to avoid upsetting the Sino-US relationship and being seen as meddling in Hong Kong affairs. Snowden's revelation, that the US government had been hacking into Hong Kong and mainland networks for years, had put Beijing in an awkward position, observers said. On the one hand, it hoped to extract ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1260304/beijing-weigh-snowdens-case
  5. Green-taxi drivers threaten action over fares

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... similar to what the city drivers have adopted. Transport commissioner Alan Wong Chi-Kong said the green-taxi drivers had been debating whether to increase the starting fare by HK$1 or HK$2, from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/662238/green-taxi-drivers-threaten-action-over-fares
  6. Business - Economy - LAI SEE

    Former judge says Hong Kong's town planning process is unfair

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:03am by Howard Winn

    ... unacceptable practice of being indecently vague again and again and … the frequent promises to give fuller details later". Waung is also unhappy with the way Hong Kong's town planning process is structured. "The whole town planning process in Hong Kong is a classroom example of inequality of arms, with the developer having the huge resources, with professionals working for long periods ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1581336/former-judge-says-hong-kongs-town-planning-process-unfair
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should help vulnerable mainland immigrants, not denigrate them

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by LINDA TO

    ... Linda To Linda To says society should do more to help mainland women who migrate to Hong Kong as they are already socially and financially vulnerable, without having to deal with local prejudice Hand of friendship A recent 12-episode TVB drama titled Shades of Life included a story about a new mainland immigrant who faces ill treatment and discrimination in Hong Kong. On arrival, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581222/hong-kong-should-help-vulnerable-mainland-immigrants-not
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong students protest too much over Occupy Central

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by Alex Lo

    ... at the University of Hong Kong and Polytechnic University are planning to reschedule classes to fit the protesting students' timetables. Wait a minute. If you have a beef with the central government or the Hong Kong government, fine, go protest outside the liaison office or in Admiralty. Go occupy Central or Mong Kok. But do it in your own time. Law lecturer Benny Tai Yiu-ting once told me he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581329/hong-kong-students-protest-too-much-over-occupy-central
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Teach English for the real world to Hong Kong's struggling students

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 02:43pm by Philip Yeung

    ... and otherwise, were slammed in her face. The story of this young girl is the Hong Kong public education writ large. A decade of a daily diet of filling-in-the-blanks English ensures that school-leavers ... of the Hong Kong Society for the Promotion of English. PKY480@gmail.com ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1581131/teach-english-real-world-hong-kongs-struggling-students
  10. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Hong Kong could make 'little' changes to Beijing's plan for 2017, says NPC deputy

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 03:59pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung in Beijing tony.cheung@scmp.com The national legislature will not change its controversial draft framework for Hong Kong’s political reform in the wake of criticism, a deputy to the body says. But Cheng Yiu-tong said “little” amendments could be made to the basic framework as the Hong Kong government puts together its plan for the 2017 chief executive election, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581441/hong-kong-could-make-little-changes-beijings-plan-2017-says-npc

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