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  1. Land development tax could be unique solution for a unique city

    Posted Jul 27th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... option, of course, is that other countries are doing it and international agencies have long badgered Hong Kong to do it too. We are indeed dedicated followers of fashion in this town. The big unasked question is whether there are things that make Hong Kong sufficiently different from other jurisdictions to render other options as good as GST or better than it, and there are. This town ...

  2. Harnessing our unique advantage

    Posted Dec 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... C. K. Lau It is rare for the leader of any country to make an official visit to Hong Kong. So it is significant that the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has done so twice. He first visited Hong Kong five years ago. Then, in 2003, the country established a consulate here. On Mr Nazarbayev's return last week, after paying a state visit to Beijing, Kazakhstan ...

  3. The art of developing a unique style

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by Elizabeth Turner

    ... Elizabeth Turner Hong Kong can position itself as a creative hub in the region with a little help from educators NOT SO LONG ago creative industries were thought to be inconsequential ... faster. Cultural and creative industries account for about 8 per cent of Britain's gross domestic profit. In Hong Kong that figure is about 4 per cent, compared with 12.3 per cent ...

  4. Street artists adopt unique perspective to amaze crowds

    Posted Dec 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... street at Taikoo Place. The Illusion of Art Exhibition is a two-day event run in conjunction with the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation and Swire Island East. Manfred Stader, 47, who with partner ... in Hong Kong and the response is amazing.' Stader said the thrill of street art came from painting in front of crowds rather than in a studio. 'People come and watch and then, when ...

  5. Developing unique identities to make a mark in business

    Posted Jun 24th 2006, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer Hong Kong Intellectual Property Agent consultant Mike Kwan says any brand or product that has a distinctive feature can be registered as a trademark I HAVE BEEN in this field ... the government journal publishes details. In Hong Kong, a trademark is valid for 10 years, after which it can be renewed. At present, one can become an intellectual property agent in Hong Kong without ...

  6. Enjoy a unique community feel at The Repulse Bay

    Posted Nov 08th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis As one of Hong Kong's top-end providers of serviced apartments, The Repulse Bay prides itself on offering tenants a lifestyle that is different and in demand. 'One ... of Macau, who operated a flying boat service from Macau to Repulse Bay in 1921, De Ricou, one of four towers at The Repulse Bay complex, was built on the south side of Hong Kong island ...

  7. Bat found in Plover Cove may be only mammal unique to HK

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... unique to Hong Kong. A single specimen was captured in August during a 'mist-net survey' of bat populations along the banks of the Wu Kau Tang stream adjoining Plover Cove Country Park, said government conservation officer Shek Chung-tong. 'When we captured the bat we knew immediately that it belonged to a species new to Hong Kong,' Mr Shek said. 'On closer ...

  8. Innovation gives open space a unique identity

    Posted Nov 30th 2006, 12:00am by Caitlin Wong

    ... and open space. The Hong Kong Planning Standards and Guidelines, a government publication, discusses the matter of population and parks and the ratio of people to park space. A copy of the guidelines was sent to Mr Uhlir, who will be visiting Hong Kong for the first time when he attends the conference. While saying the document was comprehensive, he noted a significant difference ...

  9. A unique voice, but will we still listen?

    Posted Sep 24th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... the risk of being sidelined politically after declaring she will not run for chief executive. One core group member, Chandran Nair, yesterday described Mrs Chan as 'a unique voice'. Her popularity and charisma aside, she will continue to enjoy a wide audience in Hong Kong, Beijing and the international community if she is able to maintain her 'unique voice', which is close ...

  10. Make time for unique Panerai watch sale

    Posted Sep 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... SOTHEBY'S WILL, FOR the first time, auction yet to be released watches in a themed Panerai collection sale. Panerai has made two watches specifically for the Sotheby's Hong Kong ... of the proceeds will be donated to the Studer Trust charity. The Panerai collection is among 260 unique watches in the Autumn Sales. Patek Philippe's Ref. 3448 gold automatic perpetual calendar ...




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