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Hong Kong Island

Big deal

The Treaty of Nanking was signed 170 years ago and, although its anniversary won't be marked by many, its legacy remains highly charged in the post-colonial era. Stuart Heaver reports.

Monday, 27 August, 2012, 12:09am

Magnet for investors

Despite the government's all-out effort to bring down prices in an overheated property market, experts foresee prices on Hong Kong Island to remain strong.

With its proximity to the central business district, Hong Kong Island has always been the favourite location to call home for the middle class, even in the face of policy uncertainties.

14 Dec 2012 - 2:44pm

Hong Kong Island contenders battle for every last vote

Incumbent lawmakers from the pan-democratic and pro-establishment camps went head-to-head in the Hong Kong Island geographical constituency showdown yesterday, with the Civic Party's Tanya Chan scrambling for the last seat against the more seasoned Liberal Party chairwoman, Miriam Lau Kin-yee.

10 Sep 2012 - 4:20am

Legco elections backgrounder: Hong Kong Island Constituency

The Hong Kong Island constituency will gain one more seat this year, bringing the total number to seven. The constituency covers the four districts of Central & Western, Wan Chai, Eastern and Southern with 606,676 eligible voters.  

9 Sep 2012 - 3:31pm

Appeal by People Power to cast blank ballots is malicious, Democrats say

The Democratic Party has called on voters to ignore a "malicious" appeal to cast blank ballots in Sunday's election for the Legislative Council "super seats".

The radical People Power group, which is not taking part in the election, has been campaigning for supporters to cast blank ballots as a protest vote.

4 Sep 2012 - 2:40am

Affable history of the district at Hong Kong's heart

Ad man and author Harry Reid has lived, on and off, for more than 20 years in Hong Kong. He first stumbled upon Wan Chai as an impressionable youth: "I was 22 and a bachelor, and frankly I couldn't believe my luck."

31 Aug 2012 - 2:35pm

Car rams into lobby of Sing Tao Building

A car rammed into the large plate glass windows of the Sing Tao News Corporation headquarters in a pre-dawn attack yesterday - three weeks after masked men marched into another Hong Kong media organisation and started smashing up computers.

The latest attack targeted the company's headquarters in Tong Wong Road, Shau Kei Wan, at about 3.30am.

31 Aug 2012 - 3:19am

Albert Ho Chun-yan says Democrats to step up campaign after poll setback

Democratic Party chairman Albert Ho Chun-yan promised yesterday to boost his party's campaign efforts to retain its seven geographical-constituency seats in the Legislative Council, after opinion polls showed it losing support to a radical rival.

Speaking after an election forum in Sham Shui Po, Ho said the party had convened an emergency meeting and decided to step up its campaign.

28 Aug 2012 - 3:20am

Independents plan offbeat exploits to wow voters

Hong Kong should prepare itself for some raucous election action next month as the independent candidates vow to steal the limelight from their better-known political competitors in the race for Legco seats.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm