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Pearl River Delta

Two into one does go

A multiplicity of William Lims is reflected inIllegal Entry, one of his installations on display at the "Space Journey" exhibition in Taikoo Place.Photo: Edward Wong

William Lim is a Hong Kong architect who's also an artist. Or maybe he's a Hong Kong artist who's also an architect. Twenty years ago, he co-founded CL3 Architects, and the following year he became its managing director.

Sunday, 19 August, 2012, 11:35am

NGOs needed in Guangdong as violent robberies rise

NGOs needed in Guangdong as violent robberies rise

Two jobless men stabbed a woman to death outside Shenzhen's police bureau headquarters in just one of a string of recent attacks by disgruntled migrant workers in Guangdong.

18 Aug 2012 - 4:36am

Macau Open wins sponsorship from the Venetian

The Macau Open has hit the jackpot with the Venetian coming on board as title sponsor. It is the first time that a major casino is backing the Asian Tour event, leading to optimism among officials for the future well-being of the tournament.

17 Aug 2012 - 1:19am

Letters to the Editor, August 16, 2012

Casino vacancies good news for Hongkongers. Photo: Dickson Lee

Extend law to secondary flat market

I agree with those who argue that the law forcing developers to use saleable rather than the gross floor area as the basis for quoting prices and sizes of new properties should be extended to cover the secondary home market.

16 Aug 2012 - 2:45am

Cross-border sailing expected to start soon between Hong Kong and Chinese waters

Ian Fok (second right), a Guangzhou marina operator, hopes private vessels can soon sail between Hong Kong and Nansha freely. Photo: Edward Wong

A Hong Kong businessman operating a marina in a pilot development zone in Guangzhou expects a cross-border sailing scheme for private vessels suggested by Guangdong authorities to take effect soon.

Ian Fok Chun-wan said he hoped power boats and yachts would soon be able to travel freely between Hong Kong and Nansha .

This is not possible now because of legal restrictions.

16 Aug 2012 - 5:04am

Critical reflection needed on national education

Critical reflection needed on national education

The "brainwashing" tag and the almost sinister overtone that has been attached to national education show just how badly Hong Kong needs a healthy dose of it.

27 Aug 2012 - 9:54pm

Dual-currency IPO breaks cardinal rule of capital markets

Dual-currency IPO breaks cardinal rule of capital markets

According to yesterday's Business Post, mainland chemical manufacturer Meilan International Holdings is hoping to become the first company to launch a dual-currency yuan and Hong Kong dollar share offering on the city's stock market.

It's a lousy idea.

15 Aug 2012 - 12:34am

Hong Kong should outsource control of illegal car parking

Hong Kong should outsource control of illegal car parking

There is a growing sense of exasperation in some quarters at the nonchalant approach towards illegal car parking in Hong Kong. It goes on everywhere and the Hong Kong police force, which is responsible for ensuring that it doesn't happen, exercise an extremely light touch in this regard - to put it mildly.

14 Aug 2012 - 2:58am

Meilan plans dual-currency IPO in Hong Kong

Meilan International Holdings, a mainland chemical producer, may become the first company to raise both yuan and Hong Kong dollars with a planned dual-currency initial public offering in the city in the fourth quarter.

But brokers have already cautioned that investors may not favour these dual offerings given the current weak market conditions.

14 Aug 2012 - 9:07am

Letters to the Editor, August 14, 2012

Refresher courses needed for bus drivers. Photo: Sam Tsang

Typhoon proved huts vulnerable

I agree with an advocacy group that the government should set up a task force to "address safety issues of squatter huts" ("Group demands action on condition of squatter huts", August 6).

14 Aug 2012 - 3:05am

Fishing boats in 'smuggle' 600 million litres of fuel

Marked diesel, on the right, is coloured red for identification. Photo: Martin Chan

A business that supplied oil to the mainland illegally with the help of modified fishing vessels sold 600 million litres of the contraband during a seven month period, according to seized documents, a court heard yesterday.

14 Aug 2012 - 4:14am

It's either boom or bust for Qianhai investors

It's either boom or bust for Qianhai investors

Will Qianhai become the "Manhattan of the Pearl River Delta", or will it become just another property project like countless others in southern China? That's the million-dollar question that many local bankers and brokers want to know the answer to.

14 Aug 2012 - 2:58am