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  1. Cadres vie for 7,000 city and provincial posts

    Posted Aug 29th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... More than 7,000 cadres will be selected and trained for senior provincial and city-level positions ahead of the Communist Party's18th National Congress in 2012, state media reported ... indicated the level of frustration felt towards the local government. Veteran Hong Kong-based political analyst Johnny Lau Yui-siu said the high-profile crackdown on organised crime in Chongqing ...

  2. Bickering continues over refunds for tours to Japan

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... There was little chance tours to Japan would resume during Easter, he said. With more than 7,000 people signed up for tours to Japan in April, the industry faces losing another HK$42 million. 'Tours ... Amy Nip Tours to Japan from Hong Kong have been cancelled, but insurance companies have been slow to refund holidaymakers in full. That is because the tours were scratched when ...

  3. Lack of funds leaves cinema tales untold

    Posted Aug 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... and running until the end of the month. Visual history Seldom seen footage has been found from Hong Kong in the 1960s The number of reels of footage the film archive has collected is 7,000 ... heritage, including over 7,000 reels of film. It wants to publish more books about the collection but lacks the resources. 'If we had more resources, not only could we publish our own research ...

  4. Profits up, but Peninsula chain hit by Japan's crisis

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... the nuclear crisis was still unfolding. Despite the bad news in Japan, Peninsula hotels in Hong Kong and on the mainland did well. The strong recovery in business and leisure travel helped ... would lift the value of The Peninsula Hong Kong, which was worth HK$10 billion as of the end of last year. About HK$731 million was earmarked to refurbish the public areas and residential ...

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    Crisis in Japan refuels HK nuclear debate

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Stephen Chen, Cheung Chi-fai and Adrian Wan The nuclear power plant crisis in quake-hit Japan has renewed debate in Hong Kong as to whether the city should go for a plan to import more ... joins the club may we have some say over whether a new nuclear plant will be built at our doorstep, or at least vital information can be sent to us faster.' Hong Kong imports about 70 per ...

  6. HK sellers cut prices amid crisis in Japan

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li The nuclear crisis in Japan prompted some Hong Kong home sellers to drop asking prices last week in a bid to secure quick sales, agents say. But the discounts were insufficient ... over market sentiment in Hong Kong. Secondary home sales here fell nearly 30 per cent last week, according to data compiled by estate agency Ricacorp Properties. The dent to buyer confidence ...

  7. Playing hide-and-seek with the moon

    Posted Sep 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... pears went up from HK$13 for four to HK$15, the increase was bigger for Japanese fruit. One Japanese apple cost HK$50, up from HK$38 a year ago, one market vendor said. The daily quota of 7,000 ... few days as a cold front from the mainland arrived in Hong Kong today; temperatures would fall to a low of 23 degrees Celsius, before the weather turned warmer at the weekend, Hon said. ...

  8. Crisis calls for even stronger co-operation

    Posted Jan 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... of ties between Hong Kong and Australia rests, and countries should resist 'knee-jerk' reactions as the global financial crisis continues to wreak havoc, says Australia's consul ... Canberra has also sent its foreign and agriculture ministers to meet senior officials in Hong Kong over the past few months, while co-operation in immigration and law enforcement has been ...

  9. So is this euro crisis good or bad for China?

    Posted May 24th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Ever since Greece's debt crisis erupted, business people, investors and policymakers in Hong Kong and on the mainland have been scratching their heads in an effort ... European crisis has driven a sharp increase in investor risk aversion which has hammered Hong Kong's stock market and prompted the cancellation of a clutch of high-profile share offerings. Yet ...

  10. Children to suffer as financial crisis affects charities

    Posted Oct 21st 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... the new term begins next September.' Hong Kong Red Cross also saw slower growth in regular donors over the past two months. Only 176 signed up in September and just 194 in August, compared ... Anita Lam Children relying on sponsorship may be denied schooling and day care services next year as charities fight to maintain their work in the face of global financial turmoil - which ...




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