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Political Geography

New deputies must be seen as neutral and not limited to a few bureaus

Designing Hong Kong supports the restructuring proposals put forward by the chief executive-elect.

Monday, 4 June, 2012, 12:00am

Riddle of HK$16m racer that's going nowhere fast

It's one of the rarest and most expensive cars in the world and the favourite marque of British superspy 007 James Bond.

The top-of-the-range racer has a massive 750 horsepower and a top speed of more than 320km/h.

So how did this Aston Martin One-77 end up on the back of a low-loader in Hong Kong?

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Mainland home prices fall for ninth straight month

Mainland home prices fell for the ninth straight month as property curbs continued to bite, with major cities posting the biggest falls, a property survey shows.

Average home prices in 100 cities fell 1.53 per cent last month from a year ago to 8,684 yuan (HK$10,610) per square metre, said the China Index Academy, a domestic real estate research institute.

2 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Homebuyers just want a fair deal

Beijing's policies targeting speculation in the property market may be cooling prices, but ordinary Chinese - many of whom just want a home to raise a family - say they are the real victims.

2 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Top defence chiefs to skip regional forum

Issues surrounding territorial disputes in the South China Sea are set to dominate a key annual defence forum in Singapore starting today - but leading Chinese military brass will not be taking part.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Substandard parts used in railway tunnels

More than 20 high-speed railways constructed since 2005 have substandard components, according to a state media report that puts the embattled network back in the spotlight.

Tests found that the faulty parts connected structures like pipelines to the concrete sections of tunnels.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Worst yet to come, warns China Overseas Land

China Overseas Land and Investment yesterday warned the worst was yet to come for the property market as it defended its low-price strategy for the launch of a luxury residential project in Shanghai, saying it would not hurt its margins.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

Sichuan returns HK$2m after rebuilt school is razed

Sichuan authorities have returned to the Hong Kong government a HK$2 million donation that was used to build a school that has been pulled down to make way for luxury flats.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

Events

Today: American Chamber of Commerce forum: 'Upsizing in a downsizing world: Tools for growth'. Richard Ivey School of Business.

British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'China's underground financial system - Historical background, current risks and future development'. Hong Kong Club.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

Education ambassador

The advisory panel charged with helping guide Canada's international education strategy to be integrated into the next phase of the country's economic action plan is set to complete its final draft report.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Beijing draws onnew weapons in sea dispute

Much attention has been focused on China's military strength in its tussle with the Philippines over disputed territory in the resource-rich South China Sea.

Clearly the PLA Navy's growing reach, demonstrated by anti-piracy patrols and increased excursions into regional waters, is a major reason the decades-old conflict is attracting so much international attention lately.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Row over boats in disputed territory

Manila and Beijing are bickering over the number of Chinese vessels surrounding a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, despite ongoing talks to resolve a long-running stand-off.

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

Crews held by N.Koreans return home

Three Chinese fishing crews held for ransom by North Koreans for almost two weeks returned to their home port of Dalian, Liaoning, yesterday, ending a tense diplomatic crisis.

All 28 fishermen captured were released, the website of the Communist Party mouthpiece People's Daily said.

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Shanghai elects new leadership, congress delegates

21 May 2012 - 12:00am

Places to hang out

In 1993, when Pearl Lam, daughter of the late Lai Sun Group founder Lim Por-yen, opened a contemporary art and design gallery in Hong Kong called Contrasts, colonial Hong Kong wasn't ready for her. She organised pop-up exhibitions before the term itself was invented. The objects on display veered, like Lam herself, towards the fantastic end of the commercial spectrum.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am