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  1. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    'Murder' off US coast: Hong Kong police investigate

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com 'Murder' off US coast: HK police investigate Hong Kong detectives are investigating a killing on board a Hong Kong-registered cargo vessel off ... happened on August 14. "An initial investigation showed that the 45-year-old ship's captain was stabbed by a 47-year-old cook in a dispute over his work," a police officer said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581517/murder-us-coast-hong-kong-police-investigate
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong universities urged to ban alcohol sales on campus

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Arthur Chan

    ... Sober, Stay Free" alcohol-addiction treatment project asked 469 university students aged 18 to 25 about their drinking habits before the summer break this year. About 20 per cent ... cent of respondents admitted they might have a problem. The survey also found that just over 40 per cent of students received their first taste of alcohol from their parents. Yiu said parents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581516/hong-kong-universities-urged-ban-alcohol-sales-campus
  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong couple jailed for torturing Indonesian helper fail in appeal bid

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:41pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... for torturing their Indonesian domestic helper with bicycle chains and hot irons over two years lost their appeals yesterday against their convictions and sentencing. The High Court ruling means Tai ... a paper cutter, a hanger and a shoe- was found guilty of six charges of wounding and assault causing actual bodily harm. The attacks took place over two years, starting from October 2010. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581136/hong-kong-couple-jailed-torturing-indonesian-helper-fail-appeal-bid
  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore in 'mid-life crisis' as Lee Hsien Loong marks 10 years in power

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:43am by Satish Cheney

    ... Satish Cheney in Singapore Lee Hsien Loong marks 10 years in power at a time when Singaporeans are becoming more demanding, and less tolerant of authoritarian rule Crown rests heavy ... economic miracle. Will his son Lee Hsien Loong receive the same kind of deafening standing ovations at parades many years from now, after he is no longer prime minister? The road is paved with many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1575046/singapore-mid-life-crisis-lee-hsien-loong-marks-10-years-power
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should reform its tax structure to redistribute wealth

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 11:53am by DAVID LUI

    ... David Lui David Lui says to negate rising social discontent, Hong Kong needs to rethink its tax philosophy and include in its budget an explicit equality goal Mind the gap Recently, ... There is no doubt Hong Kong has one of the lowest income tax rates in the world. The problem is that the tax burden falls mainly on the middle- and lower-income groups, who are also the most affected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1581091/hong-kong-should-reform-its-tax-structure-redistribute-wealth
  6. Business - Economy - LAI SEE

    Former judge says Hong Kong's town planning process is unfair

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:03am by Howard Winn

    ... unacceptable practice of being indecently vague again and again and … the frequent promises to give fuller details later". Waung is also unhappy with the way Hong Kong's town planning process is structured. "The whole town planning process in Hong Kong is a classroom example of inequality of arms, with the developer having the huge resources, with professionals working for long periods ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1581336/former-judge-says-hong-kongs-town-planning-process-unfair
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Teach English for the real world to Hong Kong's struggling students

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 02:43pm by Philip Yeung

    ... and otherwise, were slammed in her face. The story of this young girl is the Hong Kong public education writ large. A decade of a daily diet of filling-in-the-blanks English ensures that school-leavers ... of the Hong Kong Society for the Promotion of English. PKY480@gmail.com ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1581131/teach-english-real-world-hong-kongs-struggling-students
  8. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Airline Hong Kong Express criticised after scrapping Kota Kinabalu flights

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... Timmy Sung timmy.sung@scmp.com HK Express criticised as Kota Kinabalu flights end Low-cost airline Hong Kong Express has come under fire over its handling of inquiries about its decision ... the burden of this expense as it's entirely due to incompetence and lack of goodwill by Hong Kong Express." The airline started the thrice-weekly flights last October, but said "weak ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581297/airline-hong-kong-express-criticised-after-scrapping-kota-kinabalu
  9. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Markets more focused on what Hong Kong could lose than universal suffrage

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 12:47pm by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... It took 50 years for them to turn Hong Kong into a manufacturing miracle and then a global financial centre and an attraction in itself, a place to work and prosper. Over time we have evolved ... white paper on the future of one-country, two-systems has accelerated change, pulling Hong Kong much more closely into Beijing's orbit. In my 45 years' recollection, changes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1581411/markets-more-focused-what-hong-kong-could-lose-universal-suffrage
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Put patients first in medical staffing crisis

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Put patients first in staffing crisis An expert British task force advised the Hospital Authority two years ago that Hong Kong must ease restrictions on overseas recruitment ... to recruit foreign-trained doctors makes a mockery of private doctors’ advocacy of free enterprise and choice. Now a study commissioned by the Food and Health Bureau from University of Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1578816/put-patients-first-medical-staffing-crisis

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