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Hongkongers don't want Snowden handed over to the US, according to poll

Half of Hong Kong people believe that cyberspying whistle-blower Edward Snowden should not be handed over if Washington makes a formal request for his return, according to an exclusive opinion poll commissioned by the Sunday Morning Post.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Occupy Central provocations won't help to build a consensus

Taking a leaf from "Occupy Wall Street", academics bent on holding Beijing's feet to the fire are organising an "Occupy Central" movement to pressure the central government to succumb to their demands for "true" democracy. Yet Hong Kong's version of "deliberation days" follows the American model in name only.

9 Jun 2013 - 2:40am 5 comments

A sorry truth in faulty racism survey

A world map in The Washington Post giving a visual representation of racial tolerance around the world caused quite a splash last week. It was especially controversial as it made the following observation: "India, Jordan, Bangladesh and Hong Kong by far the least tolerant." It was reported that about 72 per cent of Bangladeshis and Hongkongers said they would not want to be neighbours with someone from a different race.

21 May 2013 - 9:35am 8 comments

Investors bullish about US, Japan markets: Bloomberg poll

More than half of those contacted said the US will be among the markets offering the best returns over the next year, a 15-point jump from the last poll in January and the highest rating for any country since the survey began asking that question in October 2009.

17 May 2013 - 4:06am

Survey puts social order ahead of freedoms, in blow to Occupy Central

The results of a Hong Kong Institute of Education poll were released as the head of Beijing's local liaison office was quoted as saying that the Occupy Central movement - the plan by democracy advocates for a mass demonstration next year - would "destroy law and order".

9 May 2013 - 5:46am 10 comments

Hong Kong workers rate job security higher than pay when joining a firm

Most Hong Kong employees care more about long-term job security than pay or promotions when choosing to work for a new company, according to a new survey.

7 Apr 2013 - 6:47am

Hong Kong university students more keen on getting jobs on mainland

A biennial survey shows slightly more university students would like to work in China - although the numbers of those who do remains low due to greater competition from other expats.

Hong Kong Human Resources Exchange Centre interviewed 500 university students over the past two months on the telephone.

31 Mar 2013 - 6:38am 1 comment

Quality counts in free-TV licensing, TVB poll finds

Hongkongers consider programme quality the most important factor in determining whether a broadcaster should get a free television licence from the government, a TVB-commissioned survey shows.

The survey also finds news and public affairs programmes are the most popular among audiences of free and paid television in the city.

16 Mar 2013 - 4:53am

Barclays up the wrong tree

Private banks and indeed financial institutions of various kinds devote a surprising amount of time to churning out surveys of wealthy people’s investing habits, attitudes to risk, and spending. While some of these are quite entertaining, such as the Forbes billionaires list or the Hurun Report into the financial habits of China’s super-rich, many are just baffling.

12 Mar 2013 - 9:29pm

Talking points

Lost in Thailand surpasses Avatar

28 Jan 2013 - 3:04am