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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLICING

    Retired expat police officer's book tells of life on the beat in 1970s Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by Lana Lam

    ... in '70 s Hong Kong Everything changes and everything stays the same. That's what struck Briton Chris Emmett yesterday when he returned to Hong Kong for the first time since retiring from ... that recalls his early years as a policeman in Hong Kong during the 1970s. "I was surprised how little it had changed," he said, referring to Wan Chai. "I thought this area was a big ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591944/retired-expat-officers-book-tells-life-beat-1970s-hong-kong
  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Shopping mall wants to build Hong Kong's first zip line on The Peak

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:35pm by Amy Nip

    ... funny and sustainable sensory attraction to overlook Hong Kong's most famous views of Victoria Harbour from the top level", Greenheart, parent firm of Flightlinez, says ... Fox got entangled in objections from government advisers and green groups. "After further study and discussion, the founders of Flying Fox decided to put the Hong Kong project on hold ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567662/shopping-mall-wants-build-hong-kongs-first-zip-line-peak
  3. Lifestyle - Technology

    Internet radio stations are taking off in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:33am

    ... Chi-hai  heads to a  small Wan Chai studio after work to host radio talk shows. His two programmes – one about wine appreciation and the other about Hong Kong’s online radio scene – are among 22 shows produced weekly by RagaZine, the internet radio station he set up in 2012 with station manager Dick Lam  Kin-yu.  The first general interest internet radio station in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1592966/internet-radio-stations-are-taking-hong-kong
  4. News - Hong Kong - CORRUPTION

    Hong Kong's graft-busters a model for Asia Pacific, says US official

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... its judicial independence, said Robert Wang, senior US State Department official for the regional bloc. Wang, a US Foreign Service representative to Hong Kong in the late 1980s, suggested ... "Hong Kong is a real model in terms of what the ICAC has been able to do," Wang said yesterday. The agency's credibility took a hit last year over the spending habits of a former ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592008/hong-kongs-graft-busters-model-asia-pacific-says-us-official
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Redrawing Hong Kong's electoral boundaries 'could favour pro-Beijing party'

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by Joyce Ng, FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... benefit the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, which currently holds nine of the 35 geographical constituency seats. Unnamed government sources floated the plan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591970/redrawing-constituency-boundaries-legco-poll-may-favour-dab-observers
  6. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    Britain waives payment rule so dying man in Hong Kong can get baby a passport

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... Alice Woodhouse alice.woodhouse@scmp.com Requirement for payment by credit card waived for Hong Kong resident and baby son UK relents, dying man can get passports A dying Hong Kong ... who has been in Hong Kong for 20 years, said after hearing the news. He previously offered to pay the passport fee in euros or sterling and is now waiting for details of how he can pay. Rose ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592005/britain-waives-payment-rule-so-dying-man-can-renew-passport-get-one
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong's pan-democrats face a steep climb to universal suffrage

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by Joyce Ng, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... to universal suffrage a steep climb For Albert Ho Chun-yan, who has spent three decades fighting for universal suffrage, the tough ruling by Beijing on Hong Kong's next chief executive election did not come as any surprise. "I have never been too optimistic," says Ho, former chairman of the Democratic Party. "Hong Kong's road to democracy is always linked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592497/hong-kongs-pan-democrats-face-steep-climb-universal-suffrage
  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Lawyers sound alarm at time Hong Kong suspects spend on remand

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by Lana Lam

    ... on remand The amount of time Hong Kong puts criminal suspects behind bars before they come to trial has increased by almost 40 days over five years, a development that one legal expert says ought ... with 28 years' experience in Hong Kong courts. "Ninety-nine days is a long time to spend on remand in Lai Chi Kok," he said, referring to the detention facility. Blanchflower said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591982/lawyers-sound-alarm-time-hong-kong-suspects-spend-remand
  9. Business - Money - BONDS

    City sukuk opens door to more Islamic finance in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:40am by Enoch Yiu

    ... finance in HK The launch of the Hong Kong government's first sukuk last week is seen as paving the way for private firms to follow suit in promoting the city as a centre for Islamic finance, ... from the US. The bonds will be listed in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Dubai. Amir Ahmad, a Dubai-based partner with international law firm Pinsent Masons, said the Hong Kong government-issued sukuk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1592514/city-sukuk-opens-door-more-islamic-finance-hong
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar bans women from working as maids in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:53am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Maids kept from HK, Singapore over abuse fears Myanmar has temporarily banned its women from working as maids in Singapore or Hong Kong because of concerns ... reports of widespread abuse, including the case of an Indonesian maid who allegedly endured months of torture by her Hong Kong boss. Myanmar- which only last year passed a law that allowed its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1592019/fearing-abuse-myanmar-bars-its-women-maid-jobs-hong-kong-singapore

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