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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Questions posed to Li Fei at yesterday's forum

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 03:19am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Questions posed to Li Fei, deputy secretary general of the national legislature and chairman of the Basic Law Committee, at yesterday's forum Q&A Audrey Eu Yuet-mee, Civic Party chairwoman: Why doesn't the central government trust that Hong Kong people have a "balance" in mind and that they will elect a person good for Hong ...

  2. News - Asia

    Sam Rainsy's return heralds last hurrah for yesterday's man

    Posted Jul 28th 2013, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... last hurrah for yesterday's man The triumphant homecoming of Sam Rainsy, Cambodia's leading opposition politician, a couple of weeks before today's election was greeted ... two-thirds of Cambodia's population under 30, he is regarded as too old to lead the country into a new era. "Sam Rainsy is yesterday's man. My belief is that the young people want ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog likely to leave us choking all weekend

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Kong's air pollution index yesterday hit its maximum for the ninth time this year, with pollutants stubbornly hanging around as still weather conditions enveloped southern China. People ... northeast towards Taiwan this afternoon. At about 4pm yesterday, all but two of the 15 monitoring stations registered an air quality health index (AQHI) reading of 10+, the highest of the 11 levels. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam's holiday angers students

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by Peter So

    ... the public during a series of gatherings to mark the boycott at Tamar Park in Admiralty from Tuesday to Friday next week. However, the government announced yesterday that Lam would take five days ... boycotts … yet still she decides to take a vacation," Chow said yesterday. "Clearly she intends to shy away from students and her responsibilities." A spokesman for Lam did ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Lifeguards get meeting after new strike threat

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Union, a member of the pan-democrat Confederation of Trade Unions, yesterday warned that it might mobilise a longer strike because the government had yet to respond to its calls for a meeting. ... together in a pragmatic and rational manner". Kwok said the department contacted his union after yesterday's protest to arrange a meeting on October 7. Members would meet next week ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Queues, anger, cash-ins... just another iPhone launch in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 11:07am by Jennifer Ngo, Chris Lau and Bloomberg

    ... the showroom Queues, anger, cash-ins... it's another iPhone launch Apple's new iPhones hit the shelves yesterday, with speculators cashing them in for up to double the original price. ... 31-year-old cleaner Tony Ku. He claimed that Apple Store employees and security staff at the mall had told those waiting outside on Thursday that they could queue until the mall opened yesterday ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Thomas Kwok didn't want siblings to know of higher fee, Rafael Hui tells trial

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:05am by Stuart Lau

    ... he would be paid more than the stated sum for his consultancy, lest they rejected the payment, the High Court heard yesterday. Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong agreed verbally to pay Hui HK$15 million ... Ping-luen, both SHKP co-chairmen, are accused of bribing Hui to be their "eyes and ears" in government. Testifying in his graft trial yesterday, Hui said the HK$15 million Thomas Kwok ...

  8. News - World - AVIATION

    At least half of Air France flights cancelled as pilots' strike bites

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:28pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Paris Air France cancels half its flights as pilots start strike At least half of Air France flights around the world were cancelled yesterday as pilots kicked off ... be cancelled due to the strike. The flight had been scheduled to depart Paris at 11.25pm local time yesterday and arrive in Hong Kong at 5.20pm today. The company's challenges echo those faced ...

  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai junta leader apologises for his remarks on bikinis that followed brutal backpacker murders

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 09:51am by AFP

    ... Thailand's junta chief apologised yesterday for suggesting tourists in bikinis could be more vulnerable to attack, comments which caused an international outcry following the brutal murder of two ... victims of violent crimes are somehow responsible for the abuse they suffered because of what they were wearing". Yesterday, police continued to hunt for clues on the small, normally ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Rafael Hui admits in corruption trial that he evaded taxes on 'fees'

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by Stuart Lau

    ... admitted in court yesterday that he had evaded taxes on income totalling HK$21.8 million, earned from Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong of Sun Hung Kai Properties, in the years before and during his term ... that when the Kwoks funnelled HK$10.8 million to Hui, about HK$2 million was retained by a go-between, Francis Kwan Hung-sang, as a reward. But Hui yesterday said Kwan, his friend and co-defendant, ...




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