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Pollsters in Hong Kong must deal with credibility gap

Public opinion surveys are widely cited in city, but many doubt they give a fair picture in light of outdated methods and political polarisation.

Saturday, 11 May, 2013, 5:42am

Google map shows 29 years of change

Ever wondered how much Hong Kong has changed since 1984? Google has teamed up with Time magazine, Nasa and the US Geological Survey to create time-lapse videos from satellite images of what's happened to the earth over the past 29 years.

11 May 2013 - 5:34am 1 comment

Outside Hong Kong's malls, its hills beckon

I stood on the top of the Lion Rock hill speechless. Here was another Hong Kong, a side of the city I had never before seen in my six years here. About 1,700 feet above sea level was an eagle's view of the residential complexes sandwiched between Kowloon Tong and Tai Wai.

10 May 2013 - 4:42am 3 comments

Building on EU-Hong Kong ties for peace

Today is Europe Day, the anniversary of the declaration by Robert Schuman, the former foreign minister of France, which is seen as the symbolic start of the integration of the formerly divided and war-torn European continent.

9 May 2013 - 4:45am

Asian economies are looking up

The global economy shows signs of improving as major tail risks emanating from Europe and the US recede. This also brightens the prospects for Asia.

8 May 2013 - 3:19am

Soaring Hong Kong rents spur office buying rush

Manulife Financial, Canada's biggest insurer, and Hang Seng Bank this year bought office towers in the city, joining financial firms such as AIA Group and Agricultural Bank of China in spending more than HK$18.8 billion on commercial properties from January last year to last month, according to Cushman & Wakefield. That is the most for a 16-month period on record, the broker's data shows.

8 May 2013 - 6:03am

Winners aplenty in Hong Kong's job market

Is Hong Kong's job market now a "buyer's market" or a "seller's market"? Most people would answer by complaining about how hard it is to find a good job in the city. But once you speak to human resources experts, you find the reality may not be so simple.

6 May 2013 - 6:45am 1 comment

For senior and young, Hong Kong job market may be healthier than you think

Is Hong Kong’s job market now a ‘seller’s market’ or ‘buyer’s market’?

The reaction from most to this question will naturally be to complain about the difficulties in finding good jobs in Hong Kong. But when you speak to some human resources experts, the answer may not be as simple as you think.

1 May 2013 - 3:03pm

Hong Kong people can't just wait around for democracy; they must act

My story begins with the appearance of the pro-democracy legislators on the balcony of the former Legislative Council building at midnight on June 30, 1997. We said something very simple: "We shall return." We knew we would be thrown out of the Legislative Council by what was called the Provisional Legislative Council. As it was a provisional council, members did not have to be elected.

1 May 2013 - 2:32am 31 comments

Delta air quality improves, but roadside pollution worse in Hong Kong

Air quality in the Pearl River Delta improved last year, according to the latest regional air quality report, but concerns are mounting about the deterioration of roadside air in Hong Kong.

30 Apr 2013 - 6:41am 4 comments