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HK can be top draw for academic talent

HK can be top draw for academic talent

As the labour force grows more global, studying abroad to acquire a more rounded international education is becoming a prominent trend. Universities in Britain and the US are popular as they have been leaders in modern university education.

Saturday, 1 September, 2012, 4:09am

No place for bad jokes in Hong Kong

When is a joke not a joke? One possible answer is that a joke, albeit one in rather bad taste, may be a joke in Britain but an offence in Hong Kong. Both jurisdictions share a common legal system, but a case now awaiting a decision as to whether it can be heard in Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal seems to show that jokes are rather dangerous in these parts.

1 Sep 2012 - 2:46am

Talks to discuss influx of visitors to Hong Kong from Shenzhen

Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai is a popular spot for sightseeing for mainlanders when they are not shopping. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong will discuss with Shenzhen how to control the influx in visitors with administrative measures, according to a source.

From next month, changes in permit rules will allow 4.1 million non-permanent residents of Shenzhen to make multiple visits to Hong Kong.

31 Aug 2012 - 11:14am

Plan to lift travel restrictions to Hong Kong needs address concerns

Hong Kong people have rightly expressed concerns over the possible influx of more mainland tourists in the wake of the lifting of travel restrictions announced unilaterally by the Shenzhen authorities. Starting from this coming Saturday, non-permanent residents are no longer required to return to their home provinces to apply for multiple- entry permits to Hong Kong.

30 Aug 2012 - 2:36am

Letters to the Editor, August 30, 2012

Quality concerns over water in Dongjiang. Photo: SCMP

Bridge is likely to be a failure commercially

The decision to build the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge has been controversial, to say the least.

30 Aug 2012 - 2:40am

Shenzhen needs to be better neighbour

Democratic Party members protest outside the Central Government Office in Hong Kong on August 29. Photo: Dickson Lee

Shenzhen authorities probably think they are doing Hong Kong a favour by allowing 4.1 million of its non-permanent residents to visit our city on multiple-entry permits. But their shock announcement last week came as a complete surprise. Effectively, it means almost every Shenzhen resident can now visit Hong Kong frequently.

31 Aug 2012 - 10:21pm

Letters to the Editor, August 29, 2012

'Super seats' the antithesis of democracy

Kerry Kwan generously misses the whole damning point about "super seats" in the Legco election ("Publicity drive can help voters grasp new 'super seats' system", August 26).

29 Aug 2012 - 2:26am

How to make Hong Kong a better place to live

How to make Hong Kong a better place to live

Hong Kong's success in a liveable city index published by the Economist Intelligence Unit surprised many, despite the city's world-leading public transport, low crime rate and access to country parks.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:56am

Relaxed travel rules spark rally in shares of HK retailers

The share prices of Hong Kong retailers surged yesterday on expectations that eased regulations for mainlanders visiting the city would bring more shoppers from across the border.

Cosmetics retailers, department store operators, and high-end jewellery and watch sellers, which may benefit from the new policy, rose up to 7 per cent despite a 0.41 per cent fall in the Hang Seng Index.

28 Aug 2012 - 3:38am

Hong Kong consultants in demand to uncover corporate fraud

Verity Consulting's Kelvin Ko (left) and MAWSL Consulting's Andy Cheung pool their resources in corporate investigations. They have seen a big rise in cases compared with last year. Photo: Dickson Lee

For politicians, a lapse in integrity can mean public humiliation and the end of their careers. But ethical lapses involving government officials and company executives mean something quite different to one Hong Kong firm.

28 Aug 2012 - 4:01am

Morning Clicks, August 27

Following China's establishment last month of a military garrison in the new city of Sansha, work to build infrastructure on the coral reefs has begun.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:05pm

Chinese to become biggest spending tourists

Mainland tourists on a cruise on the River Thames in London. Increasing numbers are more interested in cultural, shopping or scenic trips than multi-country guided tours.Photo: Reuters

Mainlanders are on the verge of leapfrogging the Germans and Americans to become, collectively at least, the biggest-spending overseas tourists, as the idea of foreign travel captures the imagination of millions of newly affluent citizens.

25 Aug 2012 - 8:20am

New Shenzhen permit rules create fears over Hong Kong visitor flood

New Shenzhen permit rules create fears over Hong Kong visitor flood

Hong Kong's doors will be open for regular visits by 4.1 million non-permanent residents of Shenzhen from next month - despite the concerns of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying that the city will struggle to cope with more mainland visitors.

29 Aug 2012 - 7:58pm

Letters to the Editor, August 25, 2012

Shooting events have rightful place in the Games. Photo: AP

Too soon for minimum wage rise

I am strongly opposed to calls for the statutory minimum wage to be increased from HK$28 to HK$35 an hour.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) already face a heavy financial burden and, as a survey revealed, their main financial concern is the high rents caused by skyrocketing property prices.

25 Aug 2012 - 2:14am

Hong Kong art critics prize restrict to Chinese language entries

Aspiring arts critics are being given the chance to get their hands on a HK$50,000 prize funded by taxpayers - but only if they can write in Chinese.

25 Aug 2012 - 2:50am