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Hong Kong still without answers one year after Edward Snowden saga

Hong Kong still without answers one year after Edward Snowden saga Relations between Hong Kong and the United States took a big hit with the Edward Snowden saga, and while they appear to have warmed since then, the long-term impact is harder to assess. The ramifications of the city's brief encounter with the realities … […]

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El Nino now ’90pc likely to strike this year’, causing change in Hong Kong’s weather patterns

The El Nino weather patten that would likely push back Hong Kong’s typhoon season and bring more rain to the region is now 90 per cent likely to arrive this year, according to fresh weather forecasts. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Mother and Son Win Hong Kong Bowler of the Year

Mother and Son Win Hong Kong Bowler of the Year HONG KONG—Top Hong Kong bowler Ken Chan and his mother Anna made history when they became the first ever mother and son Bowler of the Year in the same season in Hong Kong. Their achievement was based on another record-breaking result … Full News here – […]

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Thousands of Hongkongers march in memory of June 4 on hottest day of year

Thousands of Hongkongers braved a hot weather warning on the hottest day of the year on Sunday to march for democracy and commemorate the 25th year since the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Developer Vincent Lo to chair Airport Authority, but only for one year

Property developer Vincent Lo Hong-sui is taking over as chairman of the Airport Authority after Marvin Cheung Kin-tung abruptly quit citing his health. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Record year for tax intake – but stamp duty down

The government collected HK$ 243.5 billion in tax in the 2013-14 fiscal year, breaking the previous year’s record, but the revenue chief predicts intake will drop slightly in the current year. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Improvement in air quality stalled last year: report

Annual concentrations of certain major air pollutants have been slashed since a regional air quality monitoring partnership between Hong Kong and Guangdong began tracking levels in 2005, new results show. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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New electronic system will put patient health records online by end of year

A long-delayed system which will allow private and public doctors to share patient health records will be online by the end of the year, the government said yesterday. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Shark fin trade from Hong Kong to China drops almost 90 per cent in one year

Re-exports of shark fin from Hong Kong to mainland China dropped almost 90 per cent last year, a green group has revealed. The dramatic decrease comes amid a crackdown on extravagance and corruption in China, as well as a ban on transportation of shark fin on major airlines. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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H7N9 bird flu vaccine can be ready end of year, says health minister

A new human vaccine against deadly H7N9 bird flu is expected to be available in the city by the end of this year, said the health minister today. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Dock strike: Few changes a year after longest walkout in Hong Kong’s history

The moment Stanley Ho Wai-hong stepped out of the taxi into the dirty air at the Kwai Tsing Container Terminals, memories of last year’s 40-day dock strike came flooding back. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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‘It’ll be easier to remember our anniversary’: Valentine’s Day marriages way up on last year

 986 lovebirds set to tie the knot on an unseasonably cold February 14, four times as many as last year.  Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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HK joins London New Year celebrations

The Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office in London joined the London Chinatown Chinese New Year celebration with a “flying lion” display that wowed the crowds in Trafalgar Square, Chinatown and Shaftesbury Avenue on February 2.   The office also welcomed the Year of the Horse with a Chinese New Year reception yesterday.   Office […]

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Albert Chan denies charges in relation to New Year protest

Lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip should be cleared of public order offences unless the prosecution could prove he “organised” an unauthorised protest on January 1 and that it involved more than 30 participants, his counsel told a court on Tuesday. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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KC Chan eyes good year for local market

Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury Prof KC Chan expects the Hong Kong economy will do better in the Year of the Horse than it did last year.   Speaking to reporters today at the the local stock exchange’s first session in the Lunar New Year, he warned of the potential for market volatility […]

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