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It’s time for radical political groups in Hong Kong to face hard political realities

A Post op-ed recently castigates the rise of radical anti-democracy groups. They keep interfering with “the otherwise peaceful forums, rallies, demonstrations and protest marches” of pro-democracy groups and often hurl verbal abuse at them. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Sign of the times? It’s no surprise to locals

“Do not leave your children unsurprised.” That was the government’s advice to English-speaking parents on a warning sign at Victoria Park. Those who read Chinese were instead advised not to leave their children unsupervised. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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It’s now cheaper to send expats to Hong Kong than to mainland

It is now cheaper to send an expatriate to Hong Kong than to cities on the mainland, a human resources consultancy’s latest survey shows. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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It’s time for the Hong Kong government to take a tough line on Lamma ferry tragedy

Since the people of Hong Kong have demanded compensation, retribution and high standards of accountability of Philippine authorities over the Manila hostage crisis, we should apply the same standards and outrage to those responsible for the Lamma ferry crash. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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It’s time to drop Hong Kong’s political reform sideshows

The more uncompromising pan-democrats have made public nomination their be-all-and-end-all. Mainland authorities have insisted publicly any chief executive must be a “patriot”. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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It’s official: bureaucrats speak a different language

Go ahead, fuel the already hostile sentiment between Hongkongers and mainlanders. That’s what the Education Bureau did on its website by dismissing Cantonese as “a Chinese dialect that is not an official language”. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Air in Sham Shui Po ‘so polluted it’s unsafe': green group

Half of the residents in Sham Shui Po breathe in more pollutants than the World Health Organisation deems safe and government figures are not showing the real picture, an environmental concern group says. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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It’s crowded enough already! Locals not keen on predicted 70m tourists

While a Tourism Commission report has suggested Hong Kong can cope with a projected 70 million visitors in 2017, residents and tourists seemed less confident yesterday. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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It’s time for calendar makers to bring themselves up to date

I have just finished doing something politically correct, albeit not very environmentally friendly. What is worse, I find myself doing the same thing every year at this time. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Health chief says it’s possible more Hongkongers have H7N9 bird flu

Food and Health Secretary Dr Ko Wing-man on Thursday did not out the possibility that more Hongkongers might be have the deadly H7N9 virus after a Hong Kong patient came down with the avian flu following a mainland trip. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Poor and elderly in Hong Kong? It’s worse than you think

Hong Kong’s elderly are not only the poorest people in the city, they are among the poorest in the developed world. Close to a third of people aged 65 and over are classified as poor, according to calculations released by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service yesterday. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Do these two know what it’s like on the other side?

Whose side should Public Eye take? The side of property tycoon Ronnie Chan Chichung, who slammed the financial secretary as a great sinner for hoarding instead of spending the people’s money on social problems? Or John Tsang Chun-wah, who defended himself with the tired line that he must spend public money prudently? Full News here […]

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It’s never a dull day at the concert with McDull

Live music, storytelling and animation are much-loved features of Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s McDull project. But to tell six stories through 15 segments of orchestral music within 75 minutes is a daunting task, and the laughter elicited from the 1,400 audience members, young and old, was a testament to the mastermind behind the production. Full News here […]

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It’s not an ad, it’s a tribute, says Bruce Lee’s daughter as she hits back at critics

In an exclusive interview with the Post, Bruce Lee’s daughter Shannon Lee has responded to criticism, saying that a recent Johnnie Walkie ad starring her father’s likeness is meant to be a tribute Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Chongqing showing Hong Kong it’s back in business after Bo scandal

Chongqing mayor Huang Qifan will lead a large business delegation to Hong Kong early next week to attract new investment as the mainland city seeks to rebound from the scandal-tainted era of its former party boss Bo Xilai . People familiar with the matter said Huang would promote several sectors, including financial services, public housing, […]

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