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
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
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
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
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 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
'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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