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  1. Tourism chief expects fewer visitors

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong Tourism Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun warned yesterday that this year's visitor arrival estimate of just over 29 million could prove to be too optimistic ... encouraging, with the number of mainland visitors shrinking about 15 per cent year on year during the first 15 days of this month. Over half of Hong Kong's visitor arrivals are from the mainland. ...

  2. Tourism boom expected after closing ceremony

    Posted Aug 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... destination, with 60 per cent saying they would visit the capital after the Games. Hong Kong and coastal Qingdao came second with 40 per cent. August traditionally marks the peak for mainland tourism ... Staff Reporter Beijing and other Olympic co-host cities will see an internal tourism bonanza after the Games, which end today, an official survey found. China's leading online travel ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong courtrooms now permit tweeting, texting

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 11:58am by Austin Chiu

    ... of Hong Kong media law expert who approached the judiciary a year ago about the precedent from the UK, says: “It is gratifying to see that the Hong Kong judiciary is finally permitting live ... hopes the government will review the Summary Offences Ordinance and reform the law. Britain, on which much of Hong Kong’s legal system is based, has slowly embraced modern technology in its ...

  4. Hong Kong gets own version of YouTube

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung YouTube, the world's most popular video sharing portal, yesterday launched its Hong Kong version, the first local site in China, enabling non-English-speakers in the city to view and add to the portal's content more easily. The Hong Kong version has secured content deals with local media such as RTHK and ATV. YouTube, which was bought by internet ...

  5. Business - Economy

    Hong Kong keeps innovation lead in Asia

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 11:28am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez in Hong Kong Despite lingering weakness in the economy, Hong Kong has retained its position in the top-10 global rankings of leading markets for innovation. The city also sits ... director of INSEAD’s European Competitiveness Initiative. Hong Kong and Singapore ranked 7th and 8th, respectively this year’s GII ranking. Hong Kong was second in the innovation input sub-index ...

  6. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Cathay Pacific eyes hi-tech 'self-boarding' gates in Hong Kong

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... non-scheduled flights to meet increased demand. The year-on-year growth in passengers flying to Japan came from both the Hong Kong and Southeast Asian markets, Chu said. Traffic from mainland China ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - MUSIC

    Spotify launches in Hong Kong

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by Charley Lanyon

    ... Charley Lanyon charley.lanyon@scmp.com Spotify sounds out the city It's been a long wait, but Spotify, the Swedish music streaming service, finally landed in Hong Kong last month. The music service which lets subscribers stream music for free already has 24 million users around the world - six million of whom are now paying customers. So how does the service work? Spotify ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance

    HSBC seeks balance between mobile payments, Hong Kong branch network

    Posted May 10th 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI

    ... Kong has pushed HSBC to invest in related technology, but the bank said it would not stop expanding its branch network. Diana Cesar, head of retail banking and wealth management at HSBC in Hong ... it would launch its NFC service in the third quarter. Bank of China (Hong Kong) will offer the service this year. HSBC has about 100 branches in Hong Kong. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Internet guru Kim Dotcom plans to sue Hong Kong government

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Kim Dotcom says raids on his premises in Hong Kong were illegal and forced his firm to close Megaupload founder plans to sue city's government Former Hong Kong resident and flamboyant founder of the now-defunct file-sharing site Megaupload, Kim Dotcom, says he plans to sue the Hong Kong government for the role it played in his company's ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Hong Kong has fastest peak internet speed in world

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... broadband internet speed enjoyed in Hong Kong- the fastest in the world. The top recorded speed of 54.1 megabits per second was documented in Hong Kong in the third quarter of 2012, according ... executive of DotAsia, and vice chairman of the Internet Society of Hong Kong, said yesterday. "Without the competitive environment we wouldn't have such a good network at such a low cost. ...




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