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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Popular boss Chou Cheng-ngok reads between the lines on bookselling business

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Amy Nip

    ... on a leisurely Sunday, not dipped into during breaks between tasks. Hongkongers are no stranger to Chou's Singapore-listed Popular brand, which has 17 bookshops across the city. It has been in Hong ...

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    Scientist swimming against the tide: Dr Samuel Hung

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:06am by Ernest Kao

    ... of the city's priceless assets. "I'm not the only dolphin expert or marine biologist in Hong Kong. But I'm guessing journalists come to me because I tell them nothing but the truth," ... to remain independent and impartial. But he admits that, as one of the city's few pink dolphin experts, he would have been financially set if he had decided to continue helping the government ...

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    Jasper Tsang: Legco middleman finds little sympathy

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by Joyce Ng

    ... would facilitate the debate, he urged. The political heavyweight says the current atmosphere in the city- with Occupy Central preparing to take to the streets once Beijing rules out public ...

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    Faculties should be 'diplomatic', says HKU's new law dean Michael Hor Yew Meng

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Stuart Lau

    ... the chaos Michael Hor Yew Meng could not have taken up his post as one of Hong Kong's most high-profile legal intellectuals at a more chaotic time for the city. Hor became dean ... as a "huge event" in his home city of Singapore- he can be assured that far more is likely to happen in the five years he has committed to the city's oldest law school. Hor, formerly ...

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    'Poet diplomat' Zhou Nan takes aim at Occupy Central

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:53am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... of law," Zhou told two local TV stations. "This has demonstrated that a portion of the anti-China forces inside and outside Hong Kong are conspiring to usurp the jurisdiction of the city ... powers might take advantage of Occupy in order to seize control of the city, veteran analyst Johnny Lau Yui-siu said Zhou's words represented China's bottom line- and should be taken ...

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    Democrat ready to build on public's victory in Macau

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 05:20am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Sou was not a household name until the pro-democracy group he belongs to, Macau Conscience, organised the series of rallies that changed the city's political atmosphere. "Macau ... until you take a step out of the city," he says. It was not until 2011 that Sou entered Macau's political arena by working as a summer intern at the New Macau Association- ...

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    Saturation point- for the trains and for Leung's man Cheung Chi-kong

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:31am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... For this, I apologise." Dr James Sung Lap-kung, of City University, who has known Cheung a long time, said he rarely conceded a point. "He is the kind of person who will spare no effort ...

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    Academic Benny Tai proves he is not all talk and no action

    Posted May 19th 2014, 05:07am by Tanna Chong

    ... of the city's politics. But the University of Hong Kong constitutional law expert showed he meant business when, two months later, he started putting flesh on an Occupy Central movement, joined ... a problem in advancing democracy. The city has been asking for universal suffrage as far back as the early 1980s. The handover came and went- and Hongkongers saw their goal pushed to 2007, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Jay Walder: the man who set in train the high-speed rail link fiasco

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by DANNY LEE

    ... with the recent barrage of public criticism and calls for him to quit over the two-year construction delay and costly budget overruns in the city's high-speed cross-border rail link project, he says. ... is a "first-rate leader with big ideas" and a "world-class professional that any city would be lucky to have", he says. As No 2 at Transport for London a few years before his MTA job, Walder ...

  10. Business - Money - PROFILE

    Barry Cheung: the man behind the failed HKMEx

    Posted May 10th 2014, 01:20am by Enoch Yiu

    ... the chief executive election. When Leung won the city's top post in 2012, Cheung was appointed to his cabinet. In business, Cheung was an executive director and deputy chairman of oil trader ... arena by buying the London Metal Exchange in 2012. HKMEx also failed to compete with the Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society, which had traded gold in the city for more than a century. ...




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