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  1. News - Hong Kong - AUCTIONS

    Sotheby’s sets record with HK$4.2bn at Hong Kong autumn sales

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:46pm by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ... Reuters in Hong Kong Sales in Hong Kong considered a barometer of demand from China for expensive artworks and luxury goods Sotheby’s celebrated its 40 years of business in Asia by raising a better-than-expected HK$4.2 billion ($542 million) in Hong Kong, a record for the global auction house’s autumn sales in the city. Sotheby’s biannual sales in Hong Kong are considered a barometer of demand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1327827/sothebys-sets-record-hk42bn-hong-kong-autumn-sales
  2. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong govt silent on Snowden’s fate as lawmakers call for China to decide

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:33pm by Agencies in Hong Kong

    ... Hong Kong authorities were silent on Saturday on the fate of a former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor ahead of an expected extradition request by the United States where he has been charged with spying. But a Hong Kong newspaper said he was under police protection. Edward Snowden was charged with theft of US government property, unauthorised communication ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1266580/hong-kong-govt-silent-snowdens-fate-lawmakers-call-china-decide
  3. Business - Companies

    Graft trial adjourns for billionaire Kwok brothers

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:53pm by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ... The billionaire Kwok brothers’ corruption trial was adjourned on Friday until January to allow the prosecution more time to gather evidence in Hong Kong’s highest-profile graft case ... corruption in the government and police. Thomas and Raymond Kwok run Sun Hung Kai Properties, the world’s second-largest property developer by stock-market value. The Kwok family is Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1059470/hong-kongs-billionaire-kwok-brothers-face-court-graft-charges
  4. News - Hong Kong

    Jackie Chan’s China appointment draws Hong Kong ire

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 02:24pm by Agence France Press in Hong Kong

    ... Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan this week joins China’s top political advisory body in a move analysts say highlights Beijing’s growing “soft power” efforts to project unity between ... was a campaign to promote a strong and peaceful homeland, unified with Taiwan. China’s growing clout over the past decade has seen actors from Hong Kong and Macau drafted into patriotic movies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1169587/jackie-chans-china-appointment-draws-hong-kong-ire
  5. News - Hong Kong

    Bruce Lee's former house in Kowloon Tong to go on sale

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 03:58pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Kung fu legend Bruce Lee’s former residence in Kowloon will be put up for sale after a plan to turn the property into a museum dedicated to the icon ... house in Kowloon Tong has been used as a short-stay love hotel for several years. Yu could not be reached on Wednesday for comment. The kung fu star died in Hong Kong after a severe reaction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1068705/bruce-lees-kowloon-tong-residence-go-sale
  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Former premier Zhu Rongji lifts lid on talks with CY Leung

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Zhang Hong, STEPHEN CHEN

    ... of Leung Chun-ying, now Hong Kong's chief executive, on the core reform issues of land ownership and housing. Leung, then a young surveyor at British real estate firm Jones Lang Wootton, is the only Hong Kong politician mentioned in the book, but it is an indication of his close ties with the mainland. Zhu (pictured) has kept a low profile since he retired a decade ago and avoided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1296275/zhu-rongji-lifts-lid-talks-cy-leung
  7. News - China

    Asset or liability? Beijing's decision on whistle-blower could seal Snowden's fate

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng and Zhang Hong

    ... national security, mainland observers say. But it will be handled in a low-profile manner to avoid upsetting the Sino-US relationship and being seen as meddling in Hong Kong affairs. Snowden's revelation, that the US government had been hacking into Hong Kong and mainland networks for years, had put Beijing in an awkward position, observers said. On the one hand, it hoped to extract ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1260304/beijing-weigh-snowdens-case
  8. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Numbers aren't everything: the Japanese way of handling tourism at Unesco world heritage site Kumano Kodo

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 06:05am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Kong, which is trying to preserve its intangible cultural heritage. But Hong Kong shouldn't expect too much. "Mainland tourists don't care about Hong Kong's environment. ... repair volunteer three years ago. His work is among a number of initiatives aimed at shifting Kumano Kodo's focus from mere tourism to community-initiated heritage conservation. It has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1587384/numbers-arent-everything-japanese-way-handling-tourism-unesco-world
  9. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong needs new attractions, says tourism chief

    Posted May 08th 2013, 03:38pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Hong Kong should look into expanding the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens event and organising a large-scale cycling competition to attract more tourists, the new Tourism ... and a cycling competition on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge might be feasible after it opens in 2016. The board first hoped to organise a smaller-scale cycling event on the Tsing Ma Bridge next year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1232991/hong-kong-needs-new-attractions-says-tourism-chief
  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong retailers advised to target smaller mainland cities

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Target smaller mainland cities for trade, shops told Hong Kong retailers have been encouraged to use online social media to lure more visitors from ... by those from tier-one cities. Nielsen's study also found that shopping remained the main reason for mainlanders to visit Hong Kong, with 90 per cent of survey respondents citing it. Visitors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1061915/hong-kong-retailers-advised-target-smaller-mainland-cities

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