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Hong Kong Ombudsman slams student loan scheme over 13000 default cases

Hong Kong Ombudsman slams student loan scheme over 13000 default cases The government's student loan scheme is open to exploitation, the Ombudsman said, highlighting 13,000 default cases recorded over the past three years involving at its peak HK$ 200 million in unpaid debts. Over half of the unpaid debts came from the … Full News here […]

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Hong Kong regulator feels heat over decision on dual-class shares

Hong Kong regulator feels heat over decision on dual-class shares What have Jack Ma, Li Ka-shing and a Dodge automobile got in common? Skip the jokes about the unlikeliness of Asia's richest men travelling in an American muscle car and Hong Kong's bankers, investors and lawyers could find out soon. Asia's most … Full News here […]

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Hong Kong hawker appears in court over death of hygiene officer

Hong Kong hawker appears in court over death of hygiene officer A hawker accused of killing a hawker control officer in Central four days ago did not enter a plea when he appeared at Eastern Court this morning. Rashid Khan, 36, a Pakistani national who holds a Hong Kong identity card, faces one count of […]

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Watch: A Bus Dangles Over Hong Kong's Peninsula Hotel

Watch: A Bus Dangles Over Hong Kong's Peninsula Hotel A new public art installation piece in Hong Kong by British artist Richard Wilson features a replica of a 1960s-era Harrington Legionnaire bus balancing on the edge of the roof of the Peninsula Hotel in Kowloon. The inspiration for the work, on display … Full News […]

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Hong Kong warns over digital currencies amid alleged bitcoin fraud

Hong Kong warns over digital currencies amid alleged bitcoin fraud The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) said in a statement late on Monday that the case "may involve fraud or pyramid schemes," adding: "Given the highly speculative nature of Bitcoin, we have all along urged the public to exercise extra caution when … Full News here […]

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HK$6.6m illegal cigarettes seized at Hong Kong border; over 160 people arrested

HK.6m illegal cigarettes seized at Hong Kong border; over 160 people arrested Hong Kong law states that each traveller can bring a maximum of 19 cigarettes into the city without having to pay tax. Some smugglers circumvented the enhanced inspections at border checkpoints by coming into the city by sea. "A smuggling syndicate … Full […]

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Over half of bosses in Hong Kong plan to hire in 2015

Over half of bosses in Hong Kong plan to hire in 2015 Employers in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan remain optimistic about their hiring activities this year, according to a new report by Michael Page. Polling 2,000 bosses across all three regions, the salary and employment outlook for Greater China identified … Full News here […]

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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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Getting washed up over indoctrination of Hong Kong children

Getting washed up over indoctrination of Hong Kong children A little bit of military-style discipline never hurts anybody, especially if they are teenagers in Hong Kong. We live, after all, in an age of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, online addiction, over-empowered adolescents, indulgent parents and … Full News here – Read more on South China […]

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Hong Kong boss cut Indonesian maid's finger in row over dog, court told

Hong Kong boss cut Indonesian maid's finger in row over dog, court told A boss enraged by her new maid's attempts to keep a barking dog quiet took a knife and cut the Indonesian helper's finger, the District Court heard on Thursday. In the latest in a string of high-profile cases centring on alleged mistreatment […]

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Hong Kong media tycoon arrested over protests

Hong Kong media tycoon arrested over protests HONG KONG: Jimmy Lai, a pro-democracy newspaper tycoon, was arrested and released by police Wednesday (Jan 21) after turning himself in, the latest figure targeted in a broadening investigation which protest leaders describe as harassment. Tension … Full News here – Read more on Channel News Asia

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Ex-university student leaders argue over Hong Kong independence

Ex-university student leaders argue over Hong Kong independence Two generations of student leaders at the University of Hong Kong crossed swords on Sunday over the issue of Hong Kong independence, after Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying accused the current students' union of advocating self-determination for the city … Full News here – Read more on South China […]

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Hong Kong tennis official blasts 'bullying and intimidation' by WTA over

Hong Kong tennis official blasts 'bullying and intimidation' by WTA over … The Hong Kong Tennis Association has accused the women's world governing body of "bullying and intimidation" after being fined US$ 10,000 for making "disparaging" remarks about Eugenie Bouchard for her last-minute withdrawal from the inaugural … Full News here – Read more on South […]

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UPDATE 1-Hong Kong stock exchange seek to reassure investors over

UPDATE 1-Hong Kong stock exchange seek to reassure investors over … (Recasts with details on Hong Kong exchange's new settlement system). By Michelle Price. HONG KONG Jan 7 (Reuters) – The Hong Kong stock exchange plans to launch in March a system fix that would help foreign funds work around China's settlement … Full News here […]

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Hong Kong's protests are over, but the fight over free speech has just begun

Hong Kong's protests are over, but the fight over free speech has just begun The Umbrella Movement's pro-democracy protests have only widened the divide between Hong Kong's largely pro-Beijing local news coverage and a few pro-democracy media outlets. The protests have also shown that many of the city's citizens—particularly … Full News here – Read more […]

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