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  1. Business - Economy - RETAILING

    The not-so-Great Singapore Sale: Mainland shoppers say Hong Kong is better value

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 03:25am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Mainland Chinese shoppers discover how a strong dollar, labour costs and a sales tax in the city state mean it's cheaper to go to Hong Kong Retailers billed ... from Hangzhou. Visiting the city during the final days of the summer sale season in July, he bought a Loewe handbag for his wife, only to discover he could have paid less in Hong Kong. Behind ...

  2. Guide to International Schools in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:53pm by HEATHER MCKENZIE

    ... foreign universities, each international school in Hong Kong has a unique program and teaching style. The curriculum is typically English-based, with some schools including a mandatory Mandarin ... Heather McKenzie Primary schools in Hong Kong fall into one of three categories: free government schools for all children and taught in Cantonese and English, government subsidized English ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    1,000 athletes show Hong Kong the ropes

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by SARAH KARACS

    ... to see jump-rope win wider recognition, Hong Kong contestants Yip Men-wai, 15, and Kung Ching-yan, 18- who train three to four times a week- enjoy the unique appeal of their niche sport. ... Sarah Karacs sarah.karacs@scmp.com 1,000 athletes show Hong Kong the ropes About 1,000 athletes from 20 countries and regions are taking part in this week's World Rope Skipping ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    White paper aims to renew nation's contract with Hong Kong people

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:25am by Regina Ip

    ... is pervasive and powerful. Beijing cannot possibly be objecting to Western influence per se, which it knows is part of the unique characteristic of Hong Kong. Even specific acts ... in Beijing taken the trouble to print it and translate it into seven languages? Beijing considered sending two senior officials to Hong Kong to explain and publicise the content. The visit was called ...

  5. Asset and Wealth Management in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 03:21pm

    ...? Asset management in Hong Kongcan be considered very similar to asset management anywhere else in the world. Because of Hong Kong’s unique status as an autonomous region within China, financial ... Contributor What is the asset and wealth management industry like in Hong Kong? In fact, what is asset and wealth management? They may sound very similar, but in the business world, ...

  6. The future of accounting in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 03:19pm

    ... positioned to take advantage of them, especially in China where the cost of labour is appealing for those countries and companies looking to outsource. Hong Kong is among the top six markets in which ... highlights the bright future of accounting in Hong Kong. An accounting manager is typically broadly skilled, combining strengths in accounting, finance, and management. Managers establish and oversee ...

  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing slams British 'interference' as Nick Clegg meets Hong Kong pro-democracy activists

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 12:07pm by AFP

    ... internal affairs after British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg met two leading Hong Kong pro-democracy activists urging greater freedoms from Beijing. Beijing "lodged solemn protests" ... "What Britain has done is interference in China's internal affairs. China strongly opposes it," said foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei. "Hong Kong's affairs fall within ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology

    Hong Kong-based inventor's breakthrough robotic boat aims to clean-up oceans

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:41am by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com A Hong Kong-based environmentalist and inventor is developing special boats with shape-shifting hulls to help clean-up the oceans Twisting in the wind A Yuen ... will be based in Hong Kong for at least the next five years. He built his workshop and adjoining office in Yuen Long himself in five months on what used to be a concrete parking space covered ...

  9. When branding Hong Kong we should not lose what makes us unique

    Posted Oct 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When Brand Hong Kong was launched in 2001, the then chief secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said the flying dragon motif would help establish Hong Kong as Asia's premier city. ... as the core values of Hong Kong. How many Hong Kong people know about them and their importance? The city achieved its success not because of what it had said, but what it had done. It is a good thing ...

  10. W Hong Kong- Unique and surprising dining

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... Victoria Burrows 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon Fire 3717 2848, Kitchen 3717 2222 Hong Kong's brand new W hotel has gone to great lengths to surprise guests, not least in their two dining outlets. As you walk into Kitchen (above), W's version of the standard hotel all-day dining venue, you may notice that what look like traditional paintings on the entrance wall ...




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