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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Strain on Hong Kong's health system increases as government dithers over reform

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Hong Kong awaits report of latest study on how to fix the city's health funding ills, over 20 years after need for reform was first flagged System is sick ... College of Professional and Continuing Education, said he was not optimistic. "The history of health care in Hong Kong in the past two decades has been characterised by the repeated failure ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    City's security chief meets ministers in Australia and New Zealand over meth trade from Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Bryan Harris

    ... and identifying the criminals behind it," Tolley said. "Agencies from both China and Hong Kong played an important role in the biggest-ever haul at the end of last year and I am confident ... was seized in less than a week earlier this year. In March, a 3.3kg consignment of meth from Hong Kong worth HK$22 million was intercepted by the New Zealand authorities, who found the drug hidden ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - COMMERCIAL

    Office rents in Hong Kong's Central could fall by 20pc over 18 months

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 04:49am by Sandy Li

    ... to two-thirds of the space in Two IFC," he said. The adjustment had changed the profile of the rental market in Central, added Fok. Medium-sized companies that signed up for 5,000 to 7,000 sq ft ... office rents seen falling 20pc in 18 months Office rents in Central may fall by up to 20 per cent within the next 18 months as the market adjusts to an abundant supply of vacant space in Hong ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Latest phone scam sees victims threatened over fake pregnancies

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... recently. Luk said the con artists relied on confusing their victims with intimidating tactics, so that they had no time to think. Police on Hong Kong Island have had at least 10 reports of the new tactic- thought to be used by two or three mainland conmen- since it was first noticed about six months ago. Police have received about 1,200 reports of telephone scams this year, and arrested 10 ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's Leung Chun-ying should forgo desire for a second chief executive term

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:33am by Alex Lo

    ... of his term to making sure Hong Kong achieves universal suffrage as prescribed under the Basic Law by 2017. He may thereby regain some political capital with the general public, ... such as new town developments in the New Territories, funding for waste management facilities and the double property stamp duty. There is now a backlog of over 40 items before the Legislative ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong airport must meet global demand or risk falling behind

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 06:05pm by JULIA YAN

    ... an estimated loss of £14 billion (HK$186 billion) a year in terms of value of trade. Do we want Hong Kong to follow in London's footsteps and give away our hard-earned aviation hub status? Some ... million and its cargo volume will grow to almost 9 million tonnes. Imagine if Hong Kong were still using the single-runway Kai Tak airport. Would the people of Hong Kong be able to travel all over ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong police's harassment of protesters tarnishes good name of Asia's 'finest'

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 05:02pm by Albert Cheng

    ... the good name of Hong Kong's police force The Hong Kong Police Force has been hailed as Asia's finest. But does it still warrant the title, given the heavy-handed way in which it recently ... and internationally. In 2012, CNN Travel named Hong Kong as the greatest city in the world. One of the 50 reasons cited was the liberal environment in which people were allowed to "vote ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong white paper a boon for participation in Occupy Central

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:58am by Gary Cheung

    ... over Hong Kong. By midnight, more than 700,000 had voted in the plebiscite, which Beijing has dismissed as a "farce". Chan said the white paper had driven many to take part ... "Deliberation Day" on May 6. It instantly sparked criticism from some moderate pan-democratic lawmakers and Hong Kong 2020, an advocacy group founded by former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    El Nino now '90pc likely to strike this year', causing change in Hong Kong's weather patterns

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 12:16pm by The Guardian and staff reporter

    ... The Guardian and staff reporter The El Nino weather patten that would likely push back Hong Kong's typhoon season and bring more rain to the region is now 90 per cent likely to arrive ... the world, causing global famines, floods and even wars. Hong Kong Observatory said last month that the weather anomaly could distort the territory's weather by delaying the arrival of typhoons ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing's white paper sounds death knell for Hong Kong as we know it

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 11:56am by Albert Cheng

    ... German, Spanish, Arabic and Japanese. It is obviously meant to be an international announcement of Beijing's latest policy on Hong Kong, almost 30 years after the signing of the Sino-British ... of the Chinese authorities' cover-up of the health crisis despite media reports of growing panic. If the central government had warned Hong Kong and the World Health Organisation of the hazard, our ...




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