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Hong Kong ranks third in number of women in the workplace, says study

Hong Kong ranks third in number of women in the workplace, says study Community Business, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to enhancing corporate social responsibility, polled 32 multi-national companies in Hong Kong, the mainland, India, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore from October last year to March this year. Full News here – Read more on South China […]

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US human trafficking report misleading, says Hong Kong

US human trafficking report misleading, says Hong Kong Hong Kong has hit back after a US State Department report accused it of not doing enough to tackle human trafficking. The latest annual Trafficking in Persons report for the first time identified the city as a "source territory" – as well as a … Full News […]

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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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Hong Kong provides huge market for illegal betting websites, investigator says

Hong Kong’s multibillion-dollar illegal gambling habit has been built on sports betting but increasingly sophisticated online bookmakers – operating from servers around the region – are now offering punters a dizzying array of betting options. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Raymond Kwok says SHKP paid Rafael Hui HK$4m ‘to avoid looking mean’

Raymond Kwok Ping-luen claimed he paid Rafael Hui Si-yan HK$ 4.125 million, which Hui had demanded as consultancy fees from Sun Hung Kai Properties , because it would have been “embarrassing” not to pay, the Court of First Instance heard. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Grandfather says son’s family bought flat with HK$2m given for safekeeping

Man gave grandson money to look after in 2009, but family revealed last year they had spent it, court documents say. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Hong Kong needs a bigger pool of talent, says Charlie Burke

Hong Kong needs a bigger pool of talent, says Charlie Burke It will be a long and hot summer for Hong Kong's director of cricket, Charlie Burke, as he tries to expand the talent pool for a 2015 season which could include one-day internationals and first class cricket. Burke and the Hong Kong Cricket Association […]

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Peaceful Occupy Central no threat to rule of law, police monitor says

The Occupy Central pro-democracy movement would not damage the city’s rule of law as long as it remained peaceful, the chief of the police watchdog said on his last day in office. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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UK and European chambers of commerce very concerned about governance in Hong Kong, says lawmaker

The British and European chambers of commerce in Hong Kong are concerned about electoral reform and governance issues in the city, according to pan-democrats who met with the UK’s consul general today. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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City needs innovation bureau, says think tank

Professor Ni Pengfei, director of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ centre for city and competitiveness, has joined the growing chorus calling for Hong Kong to set up an innovation and technology bureau. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Clean up buildings renovation sector, Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors says

Clean up buildings renovation sector, Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors says The government needs to address growing malpractice and corruption in the renovation of old buildings, according to a professional industry group. A Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors member said it planned to suggest the government establish an … Full News here – Read more […]

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Arts hub changes ‘not possible’ despite growing costs, says Carrie Lam

Massive changes to the West Kowloon Cultural District to curtail burgeoning costs are “not possible”, despite revelations today that impact of the two-year delay in the cross-border high-speed rail on the arts hub could be much bigger than earlier estimated. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Hong Kong bordering on xenophobia, says Central Policy Unit

Hong Kong is bordering on xenophobia and its “local consciousness is moving towards narrow nativism”, a local government think tank said in a paper for advisers to the chief executive. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Bun protest not intended to hurt chief executive, maverick lawmaker says

A lawmaker who yesterday took part in a protest that disrupted Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying’s question-and-answer session said his eviction from Legco was unfair. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Green sites earmarked for homes ‘full of trees’, environmental group says

About 60 per cent of the green-belt sites identified by the government for rezoning to build flats are covered by trees, a green group says, despite the administration’s claim that the sites are “devegetated”. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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