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Hong Kong financial planners barred from World Cup semi-final over 'fake' tickets

Hong Kong financial planners barred from World Cup semi-final over 'fake' tickets Four financial planners on an incentive trip to the soccer World Cup in Brazil were refused entry to the Netherlands-Argentina match after being told that their tickets were fakes. The four were awarded the trip by employer Convoy Financial Services … Full News […]

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HK arrests 5 from group behind pro-democracy march

HK arrests 5 from group behind pro-democracy march HONG KONG — Five people from a Hong Kong activist group that organized a giant pro-democracy rally this week were arrested Friday on charges of blocking traffic, obstructing police and violating traffic safety. The group, the Civil Human Rights Front, … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Smoothest of transitions from Hong Kong to planet football

Smoothest of transitions from Hong Kong to planet football The Sao Paulo early evening sky was a haze of pink and blue as I opened my bleary eyes for a first glimpse of Brazil. Thirty hours and back-to-back long-haul flights from Hong Kong via Istanbul had left me stiff and weary, but that sky seemed […]

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Another psychiatric patient held after chairs ‘thrown’ from high-rise building

A psychiatric patient has been arrested after five chairs were allegedly thrown from a high-rise apartment building in Yau Tong on Thursday morning, according to police. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Man killed by falling chair thrown from roof of Mong Kok building

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a passer-by was killed by a chair that fell from the roof of a six-storey building in Mong Kok early on Tuesday. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Occupy Central not worth it, says Peter Woo of Wharf, a likely loser from protest

The chairman of developer Wharf (Holdings), Peter Woo Kwong-ching, says he does not expect the central government to make any concessions in the election of Hong Kong’s chief executive or on electoral reform. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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‘Living fossil’ at risk from waste water in country park enclave: scientists

Waste water from a building site in a Sai Kung country park enclave is polluting a stream rich with wildlife including creatures known as “living fossils”, residents and scientists believe. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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East meets East as Art Basel Hong Kong connects artists from the Middle East

East meets East as Art Basel Hong Kong connects artists from the Middle East … The Australian had the last laugh, however, when her One Stop Knock-Off Shop, a tongue-in-cheek take at Art Basel Hong Kong on the commercialisation of art and the flourishing fake designer goods industry in China, made a tidy profit thanks […]

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East meets East as Art Basel Hong Kong connects artists from the Middle East with new collectors and curators

Art Basel Hong Kong had not even opened to the public by the time that Anastasia Klose’s T-shirts branded with the slogan “Art | Blasé” sold out. She says the idea is … Full News here – Hong Kong News latest RSS headlines – Hong Kong News.net

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37 held for extorting money from lunchbox hawkers at construction sites

A series of raids after a 10-month undercover operation has crippled two triad gangs who pocketed millions of dollars a month by extorting money from food hawkers, police say. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Hong Kong considers limiting influx of tourists from mainland China

Hong Kong considers limiting influx of tourists from mainland China By Billy Chan, Moxy Ying and Vinicy Chan. Hong Kong may limit tourist arrivals as an influx of Chinese visitors stokes discontent, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said. The city may need measures to “slow the gains in tourist arrivals or stop increases … Full News […]

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Tourist from Tunisia loses bag full of cash at Starbucks outlet

A tourist from Tunisia lost a bag with US$ 60,000 in it after leaving it on a chair while he went to the counter to buy a cup of coffee at a Starbucks outlet in Central today. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Hong Kong going from tycoons to state capitalism?

Hong Kong going from tycoons to state capitalism? HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — Hong Kong's model of crony capitalism is facing increasing pressure. But is it likely to get something better, or find it replaced with China's model of state-capitalism? Right now, it appears no one is happy with the way the … Full News here – […]

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Doubts cast over whether To Kwa Wan well is from Song or Yuan dynasty

The dating of an ancient well has cast doubt on the research methods behind and scientific basis for the government’s decision to preserve it in situ. Some say the decision about the find at the site of a station in To Kwa Wan, on the MTR’s Sha Tin-Central rail link, was hasty. Full News here […]

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Education chief learns from Finland

Secretary for Education Eddie Ng has met educators and visited institutes in Finland to learn about the country’s practices and development plans as a leader in education.   Finland’s Ministry of Education & Culture Permanent Secretary Anita Lehikoinen briefed him on the country’s education policies and strategies. Mr Ng also met Helsinki Mayor Jussi Pajunen, […]

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