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  1. News - Hong Kong - AUCTIONS

    Sotheby’s sets record with HK$4.2bn at Hong Kong autumn sales

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:46pm by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ... Reuters in Hong Kong Sales in Hong Kong considered a barometer of demand from China for expensive artworks and luxury goods Sotheby’s celebrated its 40 years of business in Asia by raising a better-than-expected HK$4.2 billion ($542 million) in Hong Kong, a record for the global auction house’s autumn sales in the city. Sotheby’s biannual sales in Hong Kong are considered a barometer of demand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1327827/sothebys-sets-record-hk42bn-hong-kong-autumn-sales
  2. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong govt silent on Snowden’s fate as lawmakers call for China to decide

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:33pm by Agencies in Hong Kong

    ... Hong Kong authorities were silent on Saturday on the fate of a former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor ahead of an expected extradition request by the United States where he has been charged with spying. But a Hong Kong newspaper said he was under police protection. Edward Snowden was charged with theft of US government property, unauthorised communication ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1266580/hong-kong-govt-silent-snowdens-fate-lawmakers-call-china-decide
  3. Business - Money

    China shares fall in sharp reversal, Hang Seng slips

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 05:28pm by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ... Apple suppliers hit by disappointed quarterly revenue results Hong Kong shares slipped for a second-straight day on Thursday, falling further away from chart resistance that had stymied ... profit on recent outperformers, triggering a sharp intra-day reversal that left benchmark indexes vulnerable to further losses in the near term. Weakness in mainland markets dragged on Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1135226/china-shares-fall-sharp-reversal-hang-seng-slips
  4. Business - Money

    Asian markets slump due to fears over central bank stimulus

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 05:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Asian markets dived Thursday, with Tokyo’s Nikkei losing more than six per cent, while the dollar hit 10-week lows against the yen on expectations ... cent since hitting its peak last month, putting it in a bear market. Hong Kong shed 2.19 per cent, or 467.62 points, to end at 20,887.04 while Sydney ended 0.61 per cent lower, giving up 28.7 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/market-snapshot/article/1260001/asian-markets-slump-due-fears-over-central-bank
  5. News - Hong Kong

    Jackie Chan’s China appointment draws Hong Kong ire

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 02:24pm by Agence France Press in Hong Kong

    ... Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan this week joins China’s top political advisory body in a move analysts say highlights Beijing’s growing “soft power” efforts to project unity between ... was a campaign to promote a strong and peaceful homeland, unified with Taiwan. China’s growing clout over the past decade has seen actors from Hong Kong and Macau drafted into patriotic movies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1169587/jackie-chans-china-appointment-draws-hong-kong-ire
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong’s handcarts keep the city on a roll

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 11:19am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Photo gallery: Hong Kong's iconic handcarts under threat It’s a simple contraption – an iron frame, foldout handle and four rubber wheels – but in Hong Kong the old-fashioned handcart is what keeps the city rolling. In the shadow of skyscrapers, Hong Kong’s working class trolley pushers transport everything from crates of live seafood ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1324242/hong-kongs-handcarts-keep-city-roll
  7. News - Hong Kong

    How calorie-counting and supermarkets are hitting Hong Kong's rice shops where it hurts

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 05:58pm by Xenia Chan, Hedy Bok

    ... Xenia Chan and Hedy Bok In this latest episode of our Uniquely Hong Kong series, a traditional rice shop owner laments how his business is declining in changing times, but argues it still has a vital role to play Traditional rice shops are dying out in Hong Kong due to changing consumption habits among younger Chinese and competition from supermarkets, says Wong Tak-kam- owner ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1211570/how-calorie-counting-and-supermarkets-are-hitting-hong-kongs-rice
  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Former premier Zhu Rongji lifts lid on talks with CY Leung

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Zhang Hong, STEPHEN CHEN

    ... of Leung Chun-ying, now Hong Kong's chief executive, on the core reform issues of land ownership and housing. Leung, then a young surveyor at British real estate firm Jones Lang Wootton, is the only Hong Kong politician mentioned in the book, but it is an indication of his close ties with the mainland. Zhu (pictured) has kept a low profile since he retired a decade ago and avoided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1296275/zhu-rongji-lifts-lid-talks-cy-leung
  9. News - China

    Asset or liability? Beijing's decision on whistle-blower could seal Snowden's fate

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng and Zhang Hong

    ... national security, mainland observers say. But it will be handled in a low-profile manner to avoid upsetting the Sino-US relationship and being seen as meddling in Hong Kong affairs. Snowden's revelation, that the US government had been hacking into Hong Kong and mainland networks for years, had put Beijing in an awkward position, observers said. On the one hand, it hoped to extract ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1260304/beijing-weigh-snowdens-case
  10. News - Hong Kong

    When words are not enough: The dying art of professional letter writing

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 02:28pm by Hedy Bok, Xenia Chan

    ... Xenia Chan and Hedy Bok Professional letter writers were once a common sight on Hong Kong’s streets, but today only a few survive. In the latest episode of our Uniquely Hong Kong series, we talk to Pun Tse-ching about the dying art Pun Tse-ching, 73, performs a role which is dying out in Hong Kong. He is a professional Chinese letter writer. As is that case with so many other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1216736/when-words-are-not-enough-dying-art-professional-letter-writing

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