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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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Killer diseases claim 18pc more lives in Hong Kong over past decade

The top 10 killer diseases in Hong Kong cause the deaths of 18 per cent more people a year than a decade ago because of the ageing population, unhealthy lifestyles and pollution, the South China Morning Post has found. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Time for government to act over closure of kindergarten in Tin Shui Wai

Can there be a more sickening display of ruthless free-market capitalism and government incompetence than the row over the impending closure of a long-running preschool in Tin Shui Wai? Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Parents petition government as minister refuses meetings over loss of kindergarten’s premises

Parents of a Tin Shui Wai kindergarten that lost its premises after a rival school’s higher bid, petitioned outside the government headquarters today, urging the education minister to meet them in person. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Phoenix TV sued over US sex claims

Hong Kong-based Phoenix Television faced fresh legal problems in the United States on Tuesday, as two employees and a job applicant launched a legal action over claims the company failed to act on sexual harassment by a former bureau chief. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Highways Department under fire over extra HK$429.5m in highway costs

The Highways Department has come under fire over the extra HK$ 429.5 million cost incurred in building a section of the expressway linking Sha Tin and West Kowloon. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Five held over alleged luxury car import fraud

Police and customs officers arrested five people today over the alleged HK$ 2.2 million tax fraud involving the importing to Hong Kong of three luxury cars – a Bentley and two Porsches. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Lawmakers split over controversial HK$20 billion waste landfill and incinerator plans

Lawmakers remain divided over controversial proposals for a Tseung Kwan O landfill extension and waste incinerator plant in Shek Kwu Chau. They say they need more time to scrutinise the HK$ 20 billion proposals. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Lawmakers blast MTR Corp officials over express rail line’s delay

Hong Kong’s transport minister and the MTR Corporation are facing calls to come clean about the reasons for a delay in completing the multibillion-dollar high-speed railway to the border, and about how much extra it might cost the taxpayer. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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China warns US not to meddle in Hong Kong over democratic reform

China warns US not to meddle in Hong Kong over democratic reform HONG KONG (Reuters) – China has cautioned the United States not to interfere in Hong Kong affairs after Vice President Joseph Biden met two prominent pro-democracy advocates who have warned of Beijing's tightening control of the territory, state news … Full News here – […]

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Three jailed over HK$90b bogus bank documents

Three mainlanders caught with bogus bank documents purportedly worth more than HK$ 90 billion during police checks on the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (HKMEx) have been jailed for between 2-1/2 and three years. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Hongkong Land hits over 6-month high; Singapore index inches down

Hongkong Land hits over 6-month high; Singapore index inches down A man walks past a stock market board. Hongkong Land Holdings's shares surged to their highest in more than six months, while the Singapore index inched down as an escalating selloff on Wall Street spread to Asia. — ST FILE PHOTO: BRYAN VAN DER … Full […]

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Lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung refused entry to Shanghai over Tiananmen documents

Hong Kong lawmakers’ trip to Shanghai to discuss constitutional reform with state officials met with a hostile start on Friday, as Shanghai airport custom officers tried to seize political material from Leung Kwok-hung’s luggage, and he was forced to return to Hong Kong after refusing to give up the items. Full News here – Hong […]

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Live chicken may be off the menu as retailers plan boycott over price rises

Fresh chicken could be off the menu for the second time this year from Monday as a poultry traders’ association urges retailers to suspend sales in protest at soaring wholesale prices. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Three cleared over planning approval on Henry Tang’s basement

Two professionals and a contractor were acquitted of all charges relating to the construction of the illegal basement at Henry Tang Ying-yen’s Kowloon Tong house. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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