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  1. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    CY Leung’s office hits back at Hong Kong’s ex-governor Chris Patten over political reform

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 01:36pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... criticised Patten for looking at Hong Kong from a “pre-handover viewpoint”. On Tuesday, Patten said the UK had a continuing “moral and political obligation to ensure that China respects its commitment”, set out in the Sino-British Joint Declaration, to “guarantee Hong Kong’s way of life for 50 years after 1997”. His comments followed Beijing on Sunday ruling out an open election for Hong ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Guessing game continues over Bouchard's appearance in Hong Kong Open

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:50pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... to play in the WTA US$250,000 Prudential Hong Kong Open at Victoria Park next week. "Julie Bouchard, Eugenie's mum, told us that Eugenie hasn't decided whether or not to play [in Hong Kong]. "We will not know until Sunday if she will turn up or not but I'm very hopeful and think that she will come," Herbert Chow Siu-lung, president of the Hong Kong Tennis ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Able Friend setback won't hinder path to Hong Kong Mile glory: Moore

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:06pm by Michael Cox

    ... on October 26, the same day many highly rated milers will contest the Group Two Oriental Watch Sha Tin Trophy. "Even though he is a miler, and the Hong Kong Mile is still his major target, ... the five-year-old will miss the Celebration Cup in just less than two weeks, the big money trainer says his horse is still on track for his major target in December. Moore revealed Able Friend, who won four ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong's street cleaners being deprived of basic employment benefits

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:14am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Cleaners cheated out of benefits Hong Kong's army of poorly paid street sweepers are being deprived of basic employment benefits ... of service after that. Fok has never had eight days of annual leave, because her contracts have never lasted more than two years. For over a decade, she has woken at 5am to start work, cleaning Fuk ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - Spirit of Hong Kong 2014

    24 people shortlisted for this year's Spirit of Hong Kong Awards

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:15am by Annemarie Evans

    ... community's high achievers Twenty-four nominees have been shortlisted for this year's Spirit of Hong Kong Awards organised by the South China Morning Post. The awards celebrate remarkable ... Xiangwei. "In this year's Spirit of Hong Kong Awards we've asked eight non-governmental organisations to put forward their candidates to show that variety. We have, for example, young ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DEMOCRACY

    'Let's stand with them': Hong Kong students' boycott gets support from 400 academics, staff

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 08:38pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Petition organiser says the signatories come from many sides of the political spectrum Nearly 400 academics and staff from Hong Kong universities urged ... framework for the 2017 chief executive poll. “As teachers and citizens, we are pained and outraged to see the advancement of democracy in Hong Kong stifled and suppressed,” said the letter, signed ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Simon Birch, 17 years in Hong Kong, is taking his talents elsewhere because of red tape over exhibition spaces

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 12:31pm by Enid Tsui

    ... Enid Tsui Simon Birch, fed up with Hong Kong's red tape, has taken his latest project to New York, writes Enid Tsui 2014: a space odyssey Simon Birch is disappointed with Hong Kong. His home since 1997 is no longer a place where he can make art and he has had enough. "Well, I am planning to leave because Hong Kong sucks. The government has no vision. It has become ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ILLEGAL GAMBLING

    Illegal gambling sites will not be blocked in Hong Kong, says regulator

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:14am by Patrick Boehler, Bryan Harris, Niall Fraser

    ... seen it embraced as a major advertiser by most of the world's major soccer leagues- is estimated to turn over hundreds of billions of US dollars each year. The Hong Kong Jockey Club says ... inquiry. The company denies the allegations. Hong Kong police made 192 arrests in illegal bookmaking operations in the first half of this year. Following arrests made during an investigation ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - CYCLING

    Sarah Lee Wai-sze wins gold for Hong Kong at Asian Games

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:10pm

    ... distance of 333 metres instead of 250. Lee, who took up cycling 11 years ago after being identified in the Hong Kong Rising Star’s programme, was full of smiles as she posed for photographers ... Chan Kin-wa in Incheon Track star adds keirin gold in Incheon to her long list of achievements Sarah Lee Wai-sze won Hong Kong its first medal at the 17th Asian Games, and it was gold too, ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    When the Hong Kong government becomes the problem

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:46am by Alex Lo

    ... surely one of our most successful economic anchors, was created in response to the Hong Kong currency crisis of 1983. We inherited our public housing, education and health care systems and our ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com When government becomes the problem People like to talk about "core values" as those which make a society like Hong Kong succeed or different from ...




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