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  1. Less-developed cities pose unique challenges

    Posted Sep 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the definition of a second-, third- or fourth-tier city, said Prof James Wang, professor of geography at the University of Hong Kong. 'A provincial capital inland may or may not be a second-tier ... especially their role in the city and the party. 'A person is not a single figure but part of a network,' said Marcus Schuetz, adjunct professor at Hong Kong University of Science ...

  2. Diversity spurs unique thinking

    Posted Apr 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A vibrant mix of EMBA students makes commuting to Hong Kong worth it for this Beijing-based professional Twice a month, Beijing-based Chris Pelyk checks his notes, grabs a bag and heads to the airport for his regular Friday flight to Hong Kong. What lies ahead are two days of intense, high-powered business discussions. He will be locking horns with international bankers, challenging ...

  3. Unofficial history finds voice in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... but he refused because he was confident in the promise of 'one country, two systems'. How right he has proved to be: Hong Kong has retained its unique position as the only city in China ... Mark O'Neill Last Wednesday, two Hong Kong publishers launched Decadence Mandchoue, a book of racy memoirs by a British nobleman who lived in Beijing from 1898 until 1943 and had ...

  4. Singling out foreigners is an attack on Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 17th 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... for a delay while seeking new ways to explain that representative government will not work in Hong Kong. As they do so, an intriguing lifeline has been thrown to them by Cheng Jie, a mainland academic who was seconded by the National People's Congress Standing Committee to carry out research on the Basic Law. In an article in the Hong Kong Journal, she concludes that 'a great ...

  5. Does Beijing still need the Hong Kong economy?

    Posted Mar 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Tony Latter

    ... or surpassing Guangdong as engines of growth. Hong Kong no longer plays a unique role. It has few, if any, trump cards left. In Beijing's eyes it may now, in economic terms, be verging ... that China probably needed a prosperous Hong Kong more than Hong Kong needed China. If that was so, then the Chinese authorities would surely have an overarching desire to preserve those economic ...

  6. Kevin Sinclair's Hong Kong

    Posted May 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... opinion in Beijing under the newly empowered Ming was rather mute.) In contrast, let's take a look at Hong Kong. Stroll over the 40 hectares of West Kowloon. No visionary buildings are about ... full of oyster shells'. Had the New South Wales state government listened to the chorus of derision, the gleaming sails across from the Harbour Bridge would not be the unique symbol ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Hong Kong journalists, activist beaten outside home of wife of dissident Liu Xiaobo

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu, Dennis Chong

    ... Verna Yu in Beijing Campaigner also attacked and taken away after trying to visit wife of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo HK journalists beaten while filming activist Two Hong Kong journalists were beaten by unidentified men in Beijing yesterday while filming Hong Kong activist Yang Kuang's attempt to visit Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo's wife, who has been under extralegal ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong journalists attacked in Beijing

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 07:38pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Two journalists from Hong Kong were attacked by unidentified men on Friday in Beijing while trying to interview the wife of Nobel Peace Prize winner and dissident Liu Xiaobo, one of their colleagues said. The two journalists were cameramen working for Hong Kong television stations. One cameraman from TVB was pushed to the ground, then punched ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Getting a flat in new affordable housing project in Beijing like winning a lottery

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:07am by CELINE SUN; LANGI CHIANG

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing and Langi Chiang The city's latest affordable housing scheme leaves more than 140,000 applicants vying for just 2,000 homes in an outer district Buying in Beijing comes down to luck of the draw It's like a lucky draw. More ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hague Conference office not a gift for Hong Kong from Beijing, says official

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... official's claim that its opening of an Asia-Pacific office in Hong Kong was a "gift" from Beijing. Hans van Loon, secretary general of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, said the city was chosen purely for its judicial autonomy and separation of powers. Its Hong Kong office opened last week. "I think we should stick to the fact that there has not been ...




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