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Political Geography

Chow urges Hongkongers to speak out

The first senior government figure to raise concerns about the death of Tiananmen activist Li Wangyang believes Beijing is willing to listen to opinions, and he says every Hongkonger should have the courage to speak his mind.

Monday, 18 June, 2012, 12:00am

A Fork in Asia's Road: Best Bites of an Occidental Glutton

A Fork in Asia's Road: Best Bites of an Occidental Glutton By John Krich

I first met John Krich about 10 years ago, when he was based in Hong Kong but travelling a lot in search of the top restaurants in Asia. I thought my job, which includes reviewing restaurants in Hong Kong, was good, but how much better would it be to expand the beat to the rest of the region?

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Idyllic tropical escape

Ttech-savvy economic powerhouse Taiwan does have a softer side. To see it, travel offshore. Taiwan's offshore islands offer visitors a tropical escape from the congestion of the cities. The excellent beaches, rich history and colourful culture of these islands provide an alternative five-day excursion plan.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Letters

Time to set energy policy with goals

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

Air quality will make or break airport's hopes for third runway

If the Airport Authority thought getting environmental approvals for its proposed third runway was going to be a breeze, it must have had a rude shock when its project profile was knocked back by the Environmental Protection Department.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Events

Today: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Delivering outcomes - the case for a Harbourfront Authority'. Hong Kong Club.

Tomorrow: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Update on the London residential market'.

Thursday, June 14: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Growth strategies for the global unbalanced economy'.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

China still seeking right mix for London

China are still searching for the best combination with which to launch their Olympic assault, despite winning all three of their pool matches in the World Grand Prix event in Macau at the weekend.

11 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Soccer fans given tips on healthy viewing

Soccer fans are used to running the gamut of emotions when following their favourite game, but until now they did not think it was bad for their health.

But that's what the Hong Kong government is telling them.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

On the Move

Jonathan Gray Partner Tanner De Witt

Gray joined the firm in 2009. His main areas of practice are general commercial litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution, including claims for breach of contract, professional negligence, shareholder disputes and contentious employment matters. He also speaks Putonghua.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

'200 hurt' in clashes over urban merger

Thousands of residents in an affluent district on the outskirts of Chongqing clashed with police for three days this week over an unpopular merger with another district, four residents said yesterday.

They said many were beaten by baton-wielding police and threw rocks in retaliation. A staff member at a nearby hospital said about 200 people were injured.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Executives 'modestly hopeful' over growth

According to an American Express/CFO Global Business and Spending Monitor Forecast, senior finance executives worldwide - including Hong Kong - express moderate optimism on prospects for economic growth over the next 12 months.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

China 'can cope without injured Wang'

The Chinese women's team will start their final preparation for the London Olympics without top spiker Wang Yimei (pictured) when the FIVB World Grand Prix Macau leg gets under way today.

The Beijing Games bronze medallists are in a four-team pool also featuring Puerto Rico, Argentina and Thailand at the Macau Forum.

8 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Events

Today: Canadian Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Alternative investment in Canada and dual listing on HKEx'. Kinwick Centre, Central.

Hong Kong Securities Institute: 'Forex wealth management - trends and updates'. HKSI Training Centre.

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

After further review of the reporting, I feel I was accurately quoted

U.S. Brigadier General Neil Tolley, who was replaced as commander of U.S. forces in South Korea for saying that troops had been parachuted into North Korea

Growth of the market has been so spectacular, the expansion so dramatic (that) it is unrealistic for it to continue at that rate

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Meeting the criteria

Individuals applying to live and work in Hong Kong are sometimes surprised by the time and detail the process requires.

What they perhaps forget is that even a city ranked regularly as one of the world's freest economies must maintain reasonable controls over the number of inbound arrivals seeking work, and ensure each case is assessed on its merits.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am