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  1. News - Hong Kong

    City Digest, September 22, 2012

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Whistle blower faces court hearing A 49-year-old man was charged with assaulting five police officers by allegedly blowing a whistle in their ears at the July 1 protest march this year that organisers say drew 400,000. But police say 63,00 marched. He wil ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    City Digest

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for drink-driving, claiming to be a triad member and failing to provide a blood specimen. Man jailed in passport mix-up seeks damages A man who was mistakenly convicted of staying in the city unlawfully ... the city. In fact, another man used Rahman's passport to leave Hong Kong. The Court of Final Appeal acquitted him in 2010 only after he served his jail term. He is asking for an unspecified ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - REDEVELOPMENT

    With government's office rental bill HK$750m, why demolish west wing?

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Why demolish office block when it could house 40pc of government staff who work in rented commercial space, conservationists ask With HK$750 m rent bill, call to keep west wing Redeveloping the west wing of the former government ...

  4. News - China - SOCIETY

    Migrant workers, rural residents paying the price for a cleaner future

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 04:38am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Tangshan, Hebei Migrant workers and rural residents bear the brunt of Beijing's policy to close polluting factories and clean the environment Paying the price ... last November when the Tangshan government razed its major blast furnace. The city also destroyed other small steel plants deemed major polluters after Beijing demanded that industry become ...


    GDP growth target flexible as jobs take priority, says Premier Li Keqiang

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 12:48pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan victoria.ruan@scmp.com Increasing employment more important than fixed target for GDP expansion, premier says, in clearest sign nation can tolerate slower growth Making ... six million and seven million rural migrants in the cities. "Therefore, we need appropriate GDP growth," Li said. While he did not specify a bottom line for economic growth, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - Cityseen

    Luxury, elegance and all the beauty essentials a girl could ask for

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by VICTORIA KUNG

    ... Victoria Kung victoria.kung@scmp.com Luxury, elegance and all the beauty essentials a girl could ask for A live jazz band played amid models, Hong Kong socialites and VIP guests in Pacific ... and Natura Bisse in Hong Kong. Chris Heywood, senior manager of Swire Properties, hopes the Beauty Gallery will become the "ultimate destination for beauty shopping in [the city]". Hong ...


    Li Keqiang stresses reducing reliance on fixed-asset investment for growth

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 04:21am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan victoria.ruan@scmp.com Premier says leadership aims to cut economy's reliance on investment in fixed assets such as factories, and lays out financial sector reforms Li ... and crack down on terrorism. Pollution: Reduce smog, especially in large cities and regions that regularly suffer poor air quality. Shut 50,000 small coal-fired furnaces. Corruption: Cut government ...

  8. News - China

    Reform underway for China's top economic planning agency

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 09:38am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan China’s top economic planning agency is likely to undergo a major transformation in the years ahead, as the Communist Party shows increased willingness to move away from ... debt as they borrowed feverishly to finance infrastructure projects. Air quality in some mainland cities ranks among the worst in the world. Economic growth, after soaring by about 10 per cent ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LEISURE

    Time for one last splash as Hong Kong bids farewell to Victoria Park pool

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com City says goodbye to much-loved pool and all its memories as public facility closes Time for one last splash before throwing in towel Athletes and leisure swimmers swam their last laps at Victoria Park yesterday as the city's oldest public pool closed for good. Many came with childhood memories of learning to swim at the pool, challenging their mates ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Quilts seized for fooling buyers with impure wool and silk

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... Victoria Ann Duthie victoria.duthie@scmp.com Customs seize HK$472,000 of bedding and find it's falsely labelled as 100 per cent wool or silk Cover-up as 'wool' quilts bulked ... fibre was added to maximise profits. It was the first seizure of its kind in the city, he said. The department acted after receiving a complaint from a buyer who suspected their "wool ...




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