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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    More than ever, Hong Kong needs a leader who can communicate and heal the social divide

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 04:06pm by Franklin Koo

    ... With the Occupy Central crisis now in its third week, one might think Hong Kong officials would be doing anything in their power to ensure its immediate and peaceful resolution, taking all necessary ... not materialise. Instead, Hong Kong changed dynamically to adapt to the rapid economic growth of mainland China.  Local sustainability fell as textile industries and factories moved over the border owing ...

  2. Business - Economy - RETAIL

    Hong Kong protests put huge dent in Asia luxury goods sales

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:05am by AFP

    ... Consultants Bain & Company have forecast that the luxury goods market in China will contract for the first time ever this year. The crisis in Hong Kong "will have an impact" ... Agence France-Presse Top brands also hurt by mainland slowdown and anti-corruption drive Protests put dent in Asia luxury goods sales Protests in Hong Kong, an economic slowdown ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health

    Weighing up the flu jab

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 05:49pm by RAY NG

    ... years, or attending a kindergarten or child care centre in Hong Kong) and the elderly (aged 65 years or above), who are eligible, can be subsidised for seasonal influenza vaccination from ... for its use; for example, in pregnancy. Perhaps the only reasons not to get a flu shot are a previous reaction to it, or egg allergy. In Hong Kong, vaccine manufacturers have advised that none ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Former US diplomats warn of Hong Kong ‘erosion’ over crisis in open letter to CY

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 09:47pm

    ... Staff Reporter Several former US Consuls General to Hong Kong have tonight written an open letter to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. In it they say they want to show their support for dialogue between pro-democracy demonstrators and the government and express their hope that the people of Hong Kong will work out election procedures that “better meet the needs of your great ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy students call for pan-democrats' resignation to trigger referendum

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:52am by FANNY FUNG

    ... proposed a way to trigger a referendum on political reform – by having pan-democrat lawmakers resign in order to prompt a by-election. Alex Chow Yong-kang, secretary general of the Hong Kong ... then the government will have to hold a territory-wide by-election, which will serve as a de facto referendum,” Chow said. “This will give citizens a chance to express their stance over the constitutional ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 25, 2014

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 04:57am by LETTERS

    ... investment of a building, not the fees paid to architects, foreign or otherwise. As an American architecture firm with more than 30 years in Hong Kong and one of the first to open an office in China, ... Level playing field would help everyone Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying told the foreign media earlier this week that if genuine universal suffrage was conducted in Hong Kong, the election ...

  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Will CY Leung give keynote speech at the London Dinner next week?

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:19am by Howard Winn

    ... chairman of the Hong Kong Association. Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah last year gave what by all accounts was one of the best keynote speeches for some years, wittily combining Hong ... at The Dorchester hotel on October 30. This is an annual jamboree organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council where the great and the good from Hong Kong and Britain celebrate what great chums ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Action, not panic, is key to defeating threat of Ebola

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of Ebola outside West Africa and being alert and prepared will stop its spread; Hong Kong has stepped up vigilance. Helping West Africa combat the disease, not panic, will keep the world safe. ... SCMP Editorial Action, not panic, will defeat Ebola The international response to the Ebola crisis has been slow. Only now, 10 months after the latest outbreak of the virus in West Africa ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Democracy is on its last legs

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:18pm by DABING LI

    ... in disastrous policies On its last legs The ongoing Occupy movement by pro-democracy protesters has wreaked havoc in Hong Kong. There is no end in sight. Yet, in this melodramatic saga, we may ... democracy utopia is "majority rule". In reality, a tiny minority can often exert a disproportionate amount of influence. In Hong Kong, for example, an illiterate old lady, manipulated ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    Bull market in equities may not peak until 2018

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 09:44am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... World equity index over the past 20 years, the three monster bull markets of this period stand out like the Himalayas. The first boom and bust was caused by the dotcom bubble, which peaked ... the markets a breather and while equities went down and bonds went up, gold didn't move and Hong Kong, China and the Russell 2000 small cap index all went up. There was fright but not panic. ...




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