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China urges Philippines to end row with Hong Kong over bus siege tragedy

Beijing has urged the Philippine government to speed up its handling of the fall-out from the 2010 Manila hostage tragedy and to respond to the “appropriate” demands of the victims’ families. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Post- war expo on show

The Museum of History is hosting an exhibition on the New Territories and Weihaiwei after the First Sino-Japanese War, the first of a series to mark the 120th anniversary of the conflict’s outbreak.   Featuring over 100 artefacts on loan from the National Library of Scotland related to Sir James Stewart Lockhart, a former Hong […]

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Martin Lee offers ‘creative’ plan to resolve chief executive poll impasse

Democratic Party elder Martin Lee Chu-ming has suggested a solution to the deadlock over the 2017 chief executive election that he says would respect the power of the nominating committee while leaving the door open for a pan-democrat candidate. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Hong Kong investors at a disadvantage when firms with assets in China go

Hong Kong investors at a disadvantage when firms with assets in China go … The HK$ 4.1 billion bankruptcy proceedings involving a mainland subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed decorative paper maker Qunxing Paper highlight the risks to investors of acquiring exposure to firms that have the bulk of their assets outside the city … Full News […]

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Lawyer guilty of cashing in on lucrative accident claims

A solicitor and a consultant colluded over six years to pocket some HK$ 1.5 million from 26 accident claimants, a judge concluded today. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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China Sets Hong Kong-Shanghai Trading Deal

China Sets Hong Kong-Shanghai Trading Deal HONG KONG — It was a seven-year wait, but China on Thursday finally announced a plan to allow two-way investment between the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges. For the first time, individual investors in Hong Kong will be able to use their local … Full News here – Read […]

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Alert issued on bogus website

The Monetary Authority has issued an alert on fraudulent website www.iwinghbhk.com, which purports to be Wing Hang Bank’s official site.   The bank has clarified it has no connection with the fraudulent website.   Anyone who has provided personal information to the site or conducted financial transactions through it should contact the bank on 3199 […]

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Rights reports submitted

The Government has submitted a follow-up report to the UN Human Rights Committee, responding to its concluding observations on Hong Kong’s third report on International Covenant on Civil & Political Rights.   The Government has also responded to the list of issues raised by the UN Committee on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights, regarding China’s […]

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FS to attend Beijing forum

Financial Secretary John Tsang will attend the Fourth Economic & Financial Forum in Beijing on April 25.   He will also meet officials from the Hong Kong & Macau Affairs Office, the Ministry of Finance, and the National Development & Reform Commission.   He will return to Hong Kong later that day.   In his […]

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Hunan H7N9 case reported

The Centre for Health Protection has learned of another H7N9 case, in Hunan.   The 50-year-old man is in hospital.   A total of 414 human H7N9 cases have been confirmed on the Mainland. Full News here – news.gov.hk – News Ticker

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Woman, 24, to sue dentist after ‘operation leaves her paralysed’

A young woman who ended up partially paralysed after an operation to fix her underbite is seeking legal aid to sue the dentist and hospital for compensation. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Biden meets with advocates of Hong Kong democracy

Biden meets with advocates of Hong Kong democracy WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has dropped by a meeting at the White House with two of Hong Kong's leading pro-democracy advocates. White House officials say in a statement that Biden met Friday with former Legislative Council member … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Chan hopes Beijing will judge merits of group’s electoral reform proposal

Former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang hopes Beijing will consider the merits of the electoral reform proposal she put forward before of her trip to the United States. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Hong Kong Regulator Probes Departed JP Morgan Executive

Hong Kong Regulator Probes Departed JP Morgan Executive Fang Fang, 48 years old, stepped down as J.P. Morgan's chief executive for China investment banking and vice chairman of investment banking in Asia after more than a decade with the bank, according to an internal memo circulated on March 24. Hong … Full News here – Read […]

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CityU protest demands curb on mainlanders

About 10 advocates of independence for Hong Kong marched around City University yesterday calling for a curb on the admission of mainland students at all universities in Hong Kong. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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