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  1. Lifestyle - Books - HONG KONG

    Book review: Reading Hong Kong, Reading Ourselves

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by STEPHEN MONICK

    ... Stephen Monick Reading Hong Kong, Reading Ourselves edited by Janel Curry, Paul Hanstedt CUHK Press Reading Hong Kong is a collection of essays by 14 visiting academics, mostly American, each commenting on Hong Kong through the lens of his or her academic discipline. The first article is a hilarious piece on eating in Hong Kong by nutritional scientist Hedley Freake. Ostensibly ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - HONG KONG

    Book review: Eastern Fortress, by Kwong Chi-man and Tsoi Yiu-lun

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by Jason Wordie

    ... Jason Wordie Eastern Fortress: A Military History of Hong Kong, 1840-1970 by Kwong Chi-man, Tsoi Yiu-lun HKU Press Hong Kong's development and decline as an "Eastern ... especially in the days when venereal disease was rampant, and cures either partial or unknown. But there are shortcomings. Discussion of pre-British-era military encampments in the broader Hong Kong ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - HONG KONG

    Expatriates seek cheaper and bigger flats in Hong Kong's Tseung Kwan O

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 05:24am by Sandy Li

    ... town A year ago an Australian expatriate worker in Hong Kong called Peter moved to Lohas Park in Tseung Kwan O, attracted by a bigger living space at an affordable rental. "Before I moved ... in the town. "Some expatriates we helped are working at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology," she said. They were targeting three-bedroom flats at a monthly rental ranging from ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HONG KONG

    Biggest eyesore in Hong Kong is pollution, poll finds as planners urged to consider environment

    Posted May 29th 2014, 08:33am by Alex Millson

    ... Staff Reporter Hong Kong’s urban planners and politicians have been urged to sit up and take notice following spirited debate on the eyesores that blight areas of Hong Kong. Last week ... on Facebook – nor did the Brits, deemed by one reader to be the ugliest part of Hong Kong life. After pollution, the curved, windowless facade of the Cultural Centre which overlooks Victoria Harbour ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - HONG KONG

    Secondary-market sales in Hong Kong rise as some owners cut prices

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... potential buyers were attracted by new residential projects released recently. The market was also affected by the poor weather, and so sales rebounded only slightly," he added. By district, sales on Hong Kong Island and in the New Territories rose, but sales in Kowloon dropped. "Flat owners on Hong Kong Island were willing to accept lower offers and Taikoo Shing in Quarry Bay ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - HONG KONG

    New flat launches and discounting push prices down in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 05:24am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Analysts expect a drop of up to 10pc for the whole year as developers roll out new projects New flat launches and discounting push prices down Hong Kong ... by as much as 10 per cent for the year, reflecting the lingering impact of austerity measures and the surge in supply of new homes. Among the new launches are Cheung Kong's 1,648-flat The Hemera ...

  7. Business - Economy - HONG KONG

    Spread the wealth, IMF chief Christine Lagarde urges Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 06:09am by Peter Wilson

    ... Peter Wilson Spread the wealth, IMF chief urges Hong Kong IMF chief Christine Lagarde has urged the Hong Kong government to share the benefits of its economic growth with more of its ... would all bolster the Hong Kong economy. The latest economic research by the 188-nation International Monetary Fund, which acts as the lender of last resort to troubled economies, found ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - HONG KONG

    Secondary-market sales in Hong Kong at 20-week high with boost from HOS

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... up from two the previous weekend. Hong Kong Ferry sold two flats at its Green Code development in Fanling, while Far East Consortium sold one flat at Sevilla Crest in Sham Shui Po. BNP ... in the secondary market. The increasing choices in the primary market will gradually attract pent-up demand and favour those with upcoming new launches of mid-end units like Cheung Kong, Henderson Land ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - HONG KONG

    Hong Kong second-hand home prices stable as sales volume picks up

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... homes in Hong Kong have been stable, with the number of sales picking up at a gradual pace. There were 195 transactions at 50 housing estates during the week from June 3 to 9, the most in 19 ... of mid-end units, which are likely to attract pent-up demand, and those likely to benefit include Cheung Kong (Holdings), Henderson Land and New World Development," he said in the newly released ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - HONG KONG

    June a Hong Kong market test as developers release flood of flats under new rules

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... weekend, the same number as the previous weekend. Only three projects are for sale under the new law at present: Swire Properties' Dunbar Place in Ho Man Tin; Hong Kong Ferry's Green Code ... could be released next month. Due for release are Cheung Kong's 402-flat The Rise in Kwai Chung; The Avenue, comprising 1,275 flats in Wan Chai, by Sino Land, Hopewell and the Urban Renewal ...




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