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  1. HK enacts Iran sanctions law after 9 months

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... After nine months of delay Hong Kong has quietly enacted regulations that implement last year's United Nations sanctions against Iran. The city's action comes amid increasing scrutiny from the West over China's dealings with Iran. The new regulations went into effect late on Friday afternoon. They update Hong Kong's existing sanctions against Iran 'to ...

  2. Uncertain future in HK for Iranian shipping line

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... Irene Jay Liu Hong Kong may have updated its sanctions against Iran, but it is not clear whether it will have the power to shut down the global sanctions-busting network that operates in the city. More than two dozen shell companies have been established in Hong Kong since 2008 as part of a network helping Iran's national shipping line avoid restrictions aimed at shutting ...

  3. Canada harness anger to brush aside Japan

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by James Porteous

    ... of what, for obvious reasons, has been an emotional tournament. 'When we think about Japan, of course our heart is painful, but we are delighted to be here in Hong Kong. We have given some pride for Japan.' Duke, a kinesiology student at the University of Victoria in Canada who 'parties' with the scorer of Mexico's first Hong Kong try, fellow UV student ...

  4. Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... China?' He takes an equally dim view of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. 'Do Hongkongers realise who butters their bread?... [Former Hong Kong chief secretary Anson Chan] took ...

  5. Race has no place in diplomatic dealings

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... It is also dangerous in a wider context. Take Hong Kong, for example, where there are many people of mixed Chinese and European descent. If one follows the US example of classification, they should ... or accepting the use of race in diplomacy. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

  6. Test is yet to come for Fiji after rout of Malaysia

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Andrew Mullen

    ... side must step up in search of an 11th Cup title in Hong Kong. The result against Malaysia was on par, given the 10-try shutout of newcomers Mexico by the defending champions, Samoa 'It ... and their strong Fijian representation in Kini Rasolosolo, Timoci Nacakula and Isoa Turuva are confident of building on yesterday's first-half efforts on their return to Hong Kong after an eight-year ...

  7. 'Time to tackle time wasters'

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... this doesn't increase,' Ryan said. Since taking over the mantle as coach of the national sevens squad in 2007, the affable Englishman is still searching for his first Cup title at Hong Kong ... threat to England's plans to win a fifth Hong Kong Sevens title - and the first since 2006 - Ryan believes none of the other big guns can be discounted. 'New Zealand pose the biggest ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... across mainland, HK', March 18). The salt frenzy in Hong Kong was actually caused by rumours that iodine in the salt was a defence against any radiation exposure that might be coming from ... Ordinance) up to its temporary suspension in 2008 stood at approximately HK$4.9 billion. The government argued that its abolition would cause harm to Hong Kong's finances. The massive government ...

  9. A say on the bay

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... Anthony Cheung The recent discussion on the government's 'Action Plan for the Bay Area of the Pearl River Estuary' has stirred up a storm over whether Hong Kong ... systems' framework enables Hong Kong to thrive on its own institutions including the rule of law inherited from the British period, with a high degree of autonomy in administration. However, ...

  10. Lontoh Coal details plans for growth after HK float

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Lontoh Coal, which aims to be the first African firm to list in Hong Kong by raising up to US$500 million by the end of the year, plans to spend up to US$775 million to expand output capacity, build port and rail facilities and a coal-to-liquid fuel plant. South Africa-based Lontoh wants potential investors to put US$30 million in before the Hong Kong listing, which ...




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