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  1. News - World - SECURITY

    Criminal drones, corporate armies: Think tank looks to security's future

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:32am by GDN

    ... of climate change, the growth of sprawling urban centres and pressure on natural resources, notably water. It paints a picture of a world in which the authority of states diminishes in the face ... than 70 per cent of the population is likely to live in urban areas; 3.9 billion people are likely to suffer water shortages; Driverless transport is likely to be widespread; Unmanned systems ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552930/criminal-drones-corporate-armies-think-tank-looks-securitys-future
  2. News - Hong Kong

    Beaches far from safe for clam-diggers

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 03:36am by CHRIS LAU

    ... area where they can dig for clams. "It's very dangerous because the bottom of the sea is very boggy compared with other sites, which are sandy," said an amateur fisherman, who declined to give his name. "Also, the shore faces the open sea, exposing it to large waves at times." The Coroner's Court has heard that strong waves often hit the area when cargo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549690/beaches-far-safe-clam-diggers
  3. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Big interest expected in small flats at Fung Yuen, Tai Po

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 11:39pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... Veteran residential investor Chan Ching-pak is not interested in the project. "It would be difficult to find tenants when the project is completed- and it is not located in the urban area. ... in urban areas such as Causeway Bay and Wan Chai were more popular in the leasing market. Chan added: "It may be difficult to resell the flats. They are too small. No one would pay a large ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1552394/big-interest-small-flats-fung-yuen-tai-po-expected
  4. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Swire Travel sorry for selling 'fake' World Cup tickets

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by Lai Ying-kit

    ... trip," Wong said. "Without it, it's like seeing no sea urchin in the sea urchin sushi you ordered. You can imagine how disappointed our staff members were." A Swire Travel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1552300/swire-travel-sorry-selling-fake-world-cup-tickets
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Measles threat to migrant workers

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Measles threat to migrant workers The great urban migration that has helped propel China's meteoric rise has also raised some social issues. The need for reform of the household registration system, which restricts migrants' access to health, education and welfare, is well documented. But some problems arise from the challenge of keeping track of a huge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552893/measles-threat-migrant-workers
  6. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    Divers uncover historical treasure trove in waters off Sai Kung

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:21am by Danny Mok

    ... on the sea bed off Sai Kung for centuries. The seven members of the Hong Kong Underwater Heritage Group will complete their 13-day expedition today, retracing their 2010 search in the same area off ... to reveal its exact location, for now. "Hong Kong has long been a major hub for sea trading. There's so much heritage on land, so we believe there could be many treasures under the sea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553009/divers-uncover-historical-treasure-trove-waters-sai-kung
  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian high court blocks return of 153 refugees to Sri Lanka

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 10:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney As court halts transfer of 153 Sri Lankans from boat, government agrees 72-hour notice period Canberra admits asylum seekers being held at sea Australian government lawyers yesterday admitted that 153 Sri Lankan asylum seekers were in Australian custody on the high seas and agreed to give 72 hours' notice before handing any back to Colombo, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549946/australian-high-court-blocks-return-153-refugees-sri-lanka
  8. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    CBRC urged to relax lending rules in Shanghai free-trade zone

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:09am by Jeanny Yu

    ... of the global financial crisis, the State Council lowered capital ratio requirements for fixed-asset loans in many industries, including property, urban transport and port construction. Banks poured ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1553540/cbrc-urged-relax-lending-rules-shanghai-free-trade-zone
  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ART

    The art of preservation: Sketching group records Hong Kong's disappearing heritage

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:57pm by Bernice Chan

    ... in the summer heat. But once at the junction of High Street, by the Sai Ying Pun Community Complex, a large tree offers shade and artistic inspiration for a small group of urban sketchers. Despite ... says. There is another advantage. Since Hong Kong's urban landscape is constantly changing, Cheung targets neighbourhoods that are forgotten or ignored and worth remembering. So the group ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1546589/artists-preserve-memory-hong-kong-through-urban-sketching
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Put the land back in Hong Kong farmers' hands

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 05:05pm by FEINI TUANG

    ... with many other farms scattered around the New Territories, are already practising sustainable farming at the fringes of Hong Kong's urban sprawl. They produce organic vegetables, recycle food waste from surrounding communities, train aspiring farmers and organise farmers' markets, guided tours and various activities to bring the urban community closer to the land, an opportunity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1551126/put-land-back-hong-kong-farmers-hands

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