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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Seize the day' on reform, John Tsang tells city

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Emily Tsang, Tony Cheung

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Financial secretary channels Robin Williams in plea for democracy ahead of crunch talks 'Seize the day' on reform, John Tsang tells city Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah yesterday warned that "an entire generation of Hongkongers would bear a heavy political cost" if the city fails to "seize the day" ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ALL AROUND TOWN

    Deskbound workers can still take a dip - in Victoria Harbour, says CY Leung

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT, Tony Cheung, Danny Mok

    ... by suggesting that people working in Central should be able to enjoy a dip in Victoria Harbour. Addressing the opening of the Urban Land Institute's summit in Shanghai yesterday, Leung elaborated ... the city's political divide? According to lawmaker Paul Tse Wai-chun, political violence might be a unifying force. Tse, a pro-establishment lawmaker who is not affiliated with any parties, yesterday ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - LISTINGS

    Chinese city lenders face dim prospect for listings in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:33am by DON WEINLAND, Ray Chan

    ... Don Weinland and Ray Chan Bad-loan concerns and a glut of financial names in the H-share market dampen investor interest Mainland city lenders face dim prospect for HK floats Prospects look dim for Hong Kong listings of the mainland's troubled city commercial banks. The lenders were beset with bad loans and increasingly poor performance, analysts said. At the same time, ...

  4. Business - China Business

    Mainland pilot scheme paves way for foreign-owned hospitals

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:33pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com The mainland has launched a pilot scheme allowing the setting up of wholly foreign-owned hospitals in three municipalities and four provinces as part of central government reforms aimed at introducing more competition into the tightly regulated medical services sector. German healthcare operator Artemed signed a framework ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Police say anti-Occupy Central turnout was higher than July 1 march

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 11:36pm by NG KANG-CHUNG, JEFFIE LAM, Nectar Gan

    ... Victoria Park in Causeway Bay to Chater Garden in Central. Police said about 111,000 people took part, compared with its estimate of roughly 98,600 for the pro-democracy march on July 1. ... seen streaming into Victoria Park, reportedly bringing people from across the border. Starry Lee Wai-king, an executive councillor and lawmaker from the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Early boost for city's WTA event

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 11:01pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Organisers deserve a pat on the back for signing up Bouchard before her recent rise and also securing backing of Prudential Early boost for city ... Association to put on a good show at Victoria Park (September 8-14) and convince their blue-chip backers this tournament has a lot of potential. We have to give the HKTA a pat on the back. ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    26 suspects in Thailand charged over alleged plot to attack city

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 08:56pm by AFP

    ... indicted by a military court in the northeastern city of Khon Kaen on Friday, their lawyer Winyat Chatmontree said. He said the group – named the “Khon Kaen Model” by the army – include farmers, ... cities. The suspects are being held at a civilian prison in Khon Kaen. Street violence linked to months of mass opposition rallies left nearly 30 people dead before the May coup. Since seizing ...


    Skyscrapers of Victoria Harbour- built to display wealth and power

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo, Stuart Lau

    ... Jennifer Ngo and Stuart Lau The dizzy heights of the city's skyscrapers are where the rich and powerful gravitate. This last Neighbourhood feature takes a look upwards Home to Hong Kong's high and mighty Hong Kong is an architects' playground. Against a backdrop of steep hills and framing the city's crown jewel that is Victoria Harbour stand impossibly tall ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    More than 800 take part in anti-Occupy run, while march draws thousands

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by Patsy Moy

    ... but it was well below the 10,000 figure organisers had hoped for. The anti-Occupy Central supporters ran from Victoria Park in Causeway Bay to Chater Road, Central. The Alliance for Peace and Democracy, ... to express their political views peacefully. Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun, Hong Kong deputy to the National People's Congress, said the city was a peaceful community and therefore any political ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - YOU BET NICK PULFORD

    Why Manchester City should have too much for Liverpool

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 11:21pm by Nick Pulford

    ... Title holders and reinforcements appear to have clicked immediately into gear for new season Manchester City should have too much for Reds Manchester City were one of the few teams ... with title rivals Liverpool. Having won the title by two points from Liverpool, City had little business to do this summer but they did it early and they have a settled squad that looks even stronger ...




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