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  1. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Britain will not ban tear gas exports to Hong Kong, minister tells MPs

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 04:33am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Britain will not ban tear gas exports Britain announced yesterday that it would not ban exports of tear gas to Hong Kong or revoke export licences to supply the city. Business Secretary Vince Cable said the decision was based on Foreign Office advice. The Hong Kong police used 87 tear gas canisters on September 28 to disperse pro-democracy protesters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1628665/britain-will-not-ban-tear-gas-exports-hong-kong-minister-tells-mps
  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Senior Hong Kong civil servants set for special 3 per cent pay rise

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 10:59pm by Phila Siu

    ... About 3,400 senior civil servants should get a salary rise of 3 per cent to narrow the pay gap with their counterparts in the private sector, government advisers suggested in a report submitted to the chief executive. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1628577/senior-hong-kong-civil-servants-set-special-3-cent-pay-rise
  3. Sport - Hong Kong - CYCLING

    Hong Kong perfect for hosting a leg of track cycling World Cup: top official

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 12:03am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Cup' Hong Kong could host one leg of the 2016 track cycling World Cup, but the city must raise more than HK$5 million to make the dream a reality. The world governing body of the sport, the International Cycling Union, was keen to see top- class events being staged in Hong Kong due to the city's promotional value, said Leung Hung-tak, chairman of the Hong Kong Cycling Association. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1629347/hong-kong-perfect-hosting-leg-track-cycling-world-cup-top-official
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong needs its leaders to lead, for once, or protests will continue

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 05:37pm by ANSON CHAN

    ... Anson Chan Anson Chan says now more than ever, Hong Kong needs its government to step up and deliver an electoral reform plan that passes muster with its people and is acceptable to Beijing Leaders, lead The campuses of Hong Kong's universities are peppered with faculty buildings that bear the names of their generous sponsors, mostly prosperous business tycoons ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1628273/hong-kong-needs-its-leaders-lead-once-or-protests-will
  5. Comment - Letters

    Need for social reform in Hong Kong outweighs need for political change

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 06:20am by LETTERS

    ... However, we need to ask what the goals are of the student protesters in Hong Kong. The notion of a "pan-democratic world city state" is delusional. Except for the period of British colonial rule, Hong Kong has always been a part of China, ethnically and culturally. A China that is a world power will never allow Hong Kong to be independent. The goal of electing a top executive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1628587/need-social-reform-hong-kong-outweighs-need-political-change
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hongkongers may be unique, but we're not better than others

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 03:33am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says while a new dictionary entry befits our unique identity, Hong Kong is not so special that we can disregard the rules of civility No exception So, the words ... here, but also for the countless Hong Kong natives who have emigrated. The very existence of these words proves the need for differentiation. This differentiation- most notably, perhaps, from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1455584/hongkongers-may-be-unique-were-not-better-others
  7. Hong Kong Women’s Ice Hockey League

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 04:20pm

    ... Contributor With the growing popularity of women ice hockey in Hong Kong, it’s not hard to see female ice hockey players gather at the rink for games on a regular weeknight.  The Hong Kong Women’s Ice Hockey League (HKWIHL) is the first ever international rules complied women’s league to be hosted in Hong Kong in 2013.  The HKWIHL is one of the few local sports events catering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/topics/ice-hockey-channel/1628935/hong-kong-womens-ice-hockey-league
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong power companies should be made to play by 'polluter pays' rule

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 03:53pm by SARAH KEUNG

    ... caps for Hong Kong's two power companies, in terms of three types of air pollutants: nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide and respirable suspended particles. The proposed caps will, ... and HK Electric are also the city's top greenhouse gas emitters while both are evading their responsibilities to reduce carbon emissions, for which there is currently no cap. The Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1629086/hong-kong-power-companies-should-be-made-play-polluter-pays
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    China, Hong Kong committed to global alliance to end banking secrecy

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 11:03pm by AFP

    ... committed to signing a deal that could help end banking secrecy. Hong Kong has also pledged to join. Its sponsors hope the pact will be a major step in the global battle against tax evasion ... staunch proponents of banking secrecy such as Liechtenstein and tax havens like the Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands. Others, such as Switzerland, Brazil, Canada, mainland China, Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1628574/china-hong-kong-committed-global-alliance-end-banking-secrecy
  10. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Moving Hong Kong beyond the protests to a better future

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 04:33am by Paul Yip

    ... Paul Yip It's time to break the deadlock with a timely exit after genuine efforts from both sides Moving Hong Kong beyond the protests to a better future It has been nearly five weeks since the start of the Occupy Central campaign. Thousands upon thousands of people have turned out to express disappointment in the electoral process for the chief executive of the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1628455/moving-hong-kong-beyond-protests-better-future

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