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  1. Mixed messages on tax

    Posted Sep 17th 2005, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... with the market, as it is basically a tool for redistributing wealth. A sales tax will also shake the foundation of one of our four economic pillars- tourism. Once Hong Kong loses its attractiveness ... Albert Cheng Hong Kong registered 6.8 per cent economic growth for the second quarter, far exceeding original estimates of 4.5 to 5.5 per cent. Officials, however, are reluctant to adjust ...

  2. Beijing's 'gifts' seen as mixed bag for HK

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to boost economic and cultural ties between Hong Kong and the mainland in six major aspects ranging from financial services to tourism. Some of the measures have been telegraphed to the markets ... George Chen, Enoch Yiu and Jane Cai in Beijing Beijing's latest measures to support the Hong Kong economy, coming on the eve of the 15th anniversary of the city's return ...

  3. UnionPay bank cards to get online go-ahead

    Posted Nov 25th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... It is hoped the scheme will be extended to ticket bookings for local events online through the Urbtix and Hong Kong Ticketing websites, outgoing tourism commissioner Au King-chi said. No timetable ... and allowing advance bookings to various performances and popular concerts in Hong Kong with China UnionPay bank cards could help boost the city's tourism, she said. A source familiar ...

  4. The birth of Hong Kong cool

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and stylish. It may therefore come as a surprise that Hong Kong, a city we think of first and foremost as being about finance, commerce and trade with a healthy dollop of tourism, is increasingly being viewed internationally in terms of art and style. Clearly, we could do more to capitalise on these perceptions. As proof of how fashionable Hong Kong has become, some trend-trackers are already ...

  5. Hospitality

    Posted Jan 13th 2007, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... 2007 (for the following academic year). Master of Science/Postgraduate Diploma in Hotel and Tourism Management, School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University Aimed ... Administration, Chinese University of Hong Kong Primarily research based and designed to prepare students for careers in teaching and research as well as employment in specialist positions in the private ...

  6. Sales tax concern

    Posted Apr 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Legislators worry that a sales tax would hurt the tourism and retail sectors and the middle class, and have urged Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen to be cautious about introducing it in Hong Kong. What's your view? Write to us. ...

  7. Talking points

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... hospital responding to public concern over the increasing number of mainland pregnant women flocking to the city, straining its medical services. Hong Kong National Tourism Day makes debut ... Today our editors will be keeping their eyes on... HSBC banks on the Hong Kong Sevens HSBC today gets its hands on one of the hottest properties in town: the prestigious Hong Kong Sevens. ...

  8. Help for small businesses and tourism applauded

    Posted Feb 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... enterprises. To promote tourism, the 3 per cent hotel tax paid by guests will be waived. The financial secretary said this would enhance the competitiveness of Hong Kong's hotel industry ... year, cutting government revenue by HK$1.6 billion. The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce said that of all the budget measures, it particularly welcomed the cut in profits tax. Acting ...

  9. Should a sales tax be introduced in Hong Kong?

    Posted Feb 21st 2005, 12:00am by Oliver Kwan, Pulcheria Chung

    ... Pulcheria Chung, Oliver Kwan Pulcheria Chung, 18 St Mary's Canossian College A sales tax would do more harm than good to Hong Kong. Our economy has just begun to pick up. Both ... on money. Schooling, social welfare, policing and city maintenance are only some items from a long list of the city's expenditures. Students pay for textbooks in Hong Kong- something unheard ...

  10. Lai See

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of public awareness or concern is alarming and enables the government to continue to sit on its hands. The Hong Kong Tourism Board regularly questions departing visitors. Its surveys over the past ... Howard Winn It's alarming when people can't see the smog for the pollution One of the odd things about Hong Kong's poor air quality is that a lot of people are relatively ...




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