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  1. Crisis, what crisis? Wine connoisseurs step up spending

    Posted Dec 14th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Agnes Lam and Martin Wong Hong Kong wine lovers are spending more on their favourite tipple despite the global financial crisis, the latest government figures show. While the volume of wine imported to Hong Kong has grown 37.5 per cent compared with last year, the value of imported wine has doubled. And there was no sign of a slowdown in September or October. In the first 10 ...

  2. Calm urged as poultry traders prepare to protest

    Posted Jan 20th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... to demand daily live chicken imports be increased from 7,000 to 20,000 during the holiday. 'The wholesale price of live chicken has already increased to HK$35 a catty [600 grams]. It will soar ... Martin Wong Poultry traders were urged by Hong Kong's health minister yesterday to remain calm as they prepared to protest over the government's reluctance to increase live ...

  3. Legal fight ends over Gift from Heaven gem

    Posted Jul 01st 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... in June last year by Madagascar's former government, under president Marc Ravalomanana, when the stone was on display at the BaoQu Tang Modern Art Gallery in the InterContinental Hong Kong ... belonging to the state, had been exported illegally from the country and must be returned. The stone was shipped to Hong Kong for an exhibition in June last year in the middle of the court battle. ...

  4. Little progress in effort to extend use of Octopus card in Shenzhen

    Posted Apr 16th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The company behind Hong Kong's Octopus card had scant progress to report yesterday on its two-year effort to extend the smart card's use over the border. In Shenzhen, ... on the mainland, to issue prepaid cards that work as Octopus cards in Hong Kong and UnionPay cards throughout the mainland. However, the details of the system were still being worked out, Octopus Holdings ...

  5. Offerings take a dive in grave times

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... to HK$45 a catty despite the market turmoil. The price was more or less the same over the past few weeks but was 50 per cent up on previous years. 'I have never seen such a high price in my ... Yeung festival yesterday as usual, but offerings for their loved ones shrank in size and variety because of the financial crisis. Instead of genuine roasted pigs, some people went to ancestral ...

  6. Tour escorts tone down demands for rest-day back pay

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... During a meeting with the Travel Industry Council yesterday, the Hong Kong Travel Industry (Outbound) Tour Escort and Tour Guide Union said it wanted companies to compensate escorts for statutory holidays and public holidays (about 19 days a year) over the past six years. The compensation, which would amount to HK$100 million, is in line with a court ruling last month that tips paid to tour ...

  7. First decline in cases of domestic violence

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Colleen Lee Cases of domestic violence dropped 3.9 per cent in the first half of this year, the first decline ever recorded in that category in Hong Kong. Police handled ... in February, when Commissioner of Police Tang King-shing reported 7,509 cases of domestic violence for all of last year- a 60 per cent increase over 2006. On average, 20 family abuse reports were being ...

  8. Students' group fights means-testing

    Posted Sep 29th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... should be taken into account. The agency wanted to introduce the scheme in the next financial year and said it could save millions of dollars a year. Lau Fong, of the University of Hong Kong ... was confident that consensus could be reached later so that a new funding scheme could be carried out in the next school year. A Caritas Family Crisis Support Centre survey last year found that nearly ...

  9. Strong demand for pharmacists and wine buffs amid downturn

    Posted Feb 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... well, so they don't want to change jobs,' she said. Hong Kong Wine and Spirits Industry Coalition co-chairman William Chan Fat-lung shared the same view. 'Those who are doing ... for talent with access to top-quality private collectors,' Mr Chan added. The former president of the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management, Lai Kam-tong, said it was not unusual ...

  10. Children found dead in Tuen Mun home

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Martin Wong

    ... be a result of the increasing stress level among Hong Kong people. 'The widening gap between the rich and poor, and weakening family core values have all put people in the city under stress. What ... in a smoke-filled flat. The fifth such case this year alone in a crowded city where social workers say the widening wealth gap is putting people under ever-increasing stress, it raised questions whether ...




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