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Fully occupied? Hong Kong's protest hotel

Fully occupied? Hong Kong's protest hotel Tucked away in an apartment building on a quiet side street of Hong Kong's busy Causeway Bay district, this small hotel is a shrine to the Umbrella Revolution. Freelance translator Stephen Thompson rented the apartment in early December, in the same … Full News here – Read more on CNN

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Second Hong Kong hiker dies in a week as woman, 45, is swept off rocks in Sai

Second Hong Kong hiker dies in a week as woman, 45, is swept off rocks in Sai … A second Hong Kong hiker has died in a week after a woman fell into the sea as she climbed a cliff near a popular beauty spot on Sunday. Lau Yin, 45, was pulled into the sea […]

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Hong Kong student leaders report to police over democracy protests

Hong Kong student leaders report to police over democracy protests The former British colony of Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule in 1997 under a "one country, two systems" formula that gives the city more autonomy and freedom than the mainland, with the eventual goal of universal suffrage. The protesters are … Full News here […]

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Dismissing Hong Kong's disability taboo

Dismissing Hong Kong's disability taboo In a sense, Lee and the 15 or so people involved with the project have been "neglected" in one way or another by Hong Kong society, all of these people have struggled to get by because they all have intellectual disabilities. Despite the pride she has … Full News here […]

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In Hong Kong, a World of Menus

In Hong Kong, a World of Menus I go to Rome and I know that there will be prosciutto in my days, bucatini in my nights. I go to Lisbon with an uncontestable agenda of the shellfish and the sausage that the Portuguese cook so enviably. I go to Hong Kong with no foregone conclusions […]

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Hong Kong estate agents' watchdog cracks down on ballot 'loans' to prospective

Hong Kong estate agents' watchdog cracks down on ballot 'loans' to prospective … The Estate Agents Authority says it has "reined in" the practice of agents offering cashier's orders to prospective buyers so they could enter property sale ballots, following a rise in complaints. While the authority did not discuss individual cases … Full News […]

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How to avoid offshoring this year: back office jobs set to stay in Singapore

How to avoid offshoring this year: back office jobs set to stay in Singapore … Back-office staff at banks in Singapore and Hong Kong haven't faced the best job market over the past three years. Amid the recent Asian boom in middle-office roles (driven by regulatory expansion) and front-office jobs (powered by the region's … […]

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Hong Kong's iconic dolphins sinking under 'develop first, conserve later' approach

Hong Kong's iconic dolphins sinking under 'develop first, conserve later' approach Marine traffic in Hong Kong's western waters has doubled since 1999. The current high-speed ferry routes traverse prime dolphin habitats around Lantau Island, increasing the risk of the animals being hit, injured or killed. Scars and marks, possibly … Full News here – Read […]

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Hong Kong shares post biggest rise in 3 weeks

Hong Kong shares post biggest rise in 3 weeks Jan 21 (Reuters) – Hong Kong shares rose on Wednesday, in line with most Asian markets, as mainland stocks had big gains and investors expect China to make stimulus moves to boost economic growth. The Shanghai Composite Index produced its biggest … Full News here – Read […]

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Hong Kong Editor, Attacked Last Year, Expresses Hope for Future of News Media

Hong Kong Editor, Attacked Last Year, Expresses Hope for Future of News Media Since the newspaper editor Kevin Lau Chun-to was attacked with a cleaver last year and left bleeding on a Hong Kong street, he has embodied fears that the city's long tradition of journalistic independence is under assault. Hong Kong journalists have … Full […]

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Puma apologises for 'D7689' Hong Kong marathon photo targeting CY Leung

Puma apologises for 'D7689' Hong Kong marathon photo targeting CY Leung Puma removed the photo from its official Facebook page after it received a complaint. Photo: SCMP PicturesSportswear company Puma has apologised for a catty Hong Kong Marathon marketing stunt that appeared to have its claws out for Chief Executive … Full News here – Read […]

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Hong Kong losing allure for mainland tourists as popularity of Japan and

Hong Kong losing allure for mainland tourists as popularity of Japan and … "Our forecast implies only a 4 per cent visitor compound annual growth rate to Hong Kong over 2013 to 2020, versus 14 per cent for other destinations," said Aaron Fischer, regional head of consumer research at CLSA. The company cut last year's […]

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Hong Kong tries to woo overseas offspring of former residents

Hong Kong tries to woo overseas offspring of former residents The Hong Kong government is seeking to entice the children of former residents — thousands of whom live in the Metro Vancouver area — by offering one-year visas allowing them to work in the former British colony. According to an article in the South … […]

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ATV could lose rights to soccer matches in Hong Kong

ATV could lose rights to soccer matches in Hong Kong The HFKA has tackled medical costs for Wong, but in future, clubs are likely to be asked to join a scheme being worked out between the association and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Sports Medicine and Health Sciences Centre for the treatment of injured … Full […]

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Hong Kong sailor helps Dongfeng Racing to history-making Volvo Ocean Race

Hong Kong sailor helps Dongfeng Racing to history-making Volvo Ocean Race … Dongfeng Race Team created history on Tuesday by becoming the first boat from China to win a leg of the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race, with Hong Kong crew member Cheng Ying-kit singled out for special praise for his part in the victory. They […]

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