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Oscar handed eight-match ban for sparking CSL brawl - Football

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Oscar handed eight-match ban for sparking CSL brawl - Football

- HONG KONG (Reuters) - Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar was handed an eight-match ban by Chinese football authorities on Thursday for his role in a brawl that broke out during Shanghai SIPG's draw with Guangzhou R&F at the weekend. The Brazilian, who moved to China for a record transfer fee in January, was also fined 40,000 yuan (4,622.12 pounds) by the Chinese Football Association in the latest move by the country's authorities to stamp out indiscipline

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HK’s changing demographics  - Regional

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HK’s changing demographics - Regional

- HONG KONG: A flood of Chinese bankers is changing the social fabric of Hong Kong, as they rapidly expand their footprint in one of the world’s premier financial centres, even as Beijing struggles to tame the former British colony politically. Twenty years after Hong Kong’s handover to Chinese rule, scores of mainland professionals are filling the elite financial ranks of Hong Kong, while a series of lay-offs at Western banks has led to an exodus of expatriates

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Shanghai lose ground on leaders after ill-tempered draw - Football

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Shanghai lose ground on leaders after ill-tempered draw - Football

- HONG KONG (Reuters) - Shanghai SIPG and Guangzhou R&F were both reduced to 10 men after a fight broke out in their 1-1 draw on Sunday that left Guangzhou Evergrande four points clear at the top of the Chinese Super League. Both sides were a man down for the entire second half after Guangzhou's Li Tixiang and Shanghai's Fu Huan were sent off after a brawl following second-placed SIPG's equaliser just before the break

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Chinese bankers flock to Hong Kong as expats retreat

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Chinese bankers flock to Hong Kong as expats retreat

- HONG KONG: A flood of Chinese bankers is changing the social fabric of Hong Kong, as they rapidly expand their footprint in one of the world's premier financial centres, even as Beijing struggles to tame the former British colony politically. Twenty years after Hong Kong's handover to Chinese rule, scores of mainland professionals are filling the elite financial ranks of Hong Kong, while a series of lay-offs at Western banks has led to an exodus of expatriates

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A parking space in Hong Kong sold for $664,300

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A parking space in Hong Kong sold for $664,300

- No, that's not a typo. It's official, residents of New York City, San Francisco, London, Paris and Tokyo have lost their right to complain when it comes to property costs: A parking space in Hong Kong just broke a record when it sold for HK$5.18 million—that's $664,300. The space, clocking in at 188 square feet, is in a parking garage adjacent to a high-end residential building, the Upton

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A parking space in Hong Kong sold for $664,300

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A parking space in Hong Kong sold for $664,300

- No, that's not a typo. It's official, residents of New York City, San Francisco, London, Paris and Tokyo have lost their right to complain when it comes to property costs: A parking space in Hong Kong just broke a record when it sold for HK$5.18 million—that's $664,300. The space, clocking in at 188 square feet, is in a parking garage adjacent to a high-end residential building, the Upton

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AVA says Ma Ling luncheon meat safe, after antibiotics found in Hong Kong sample

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AVA says Ma Ling luncheon meat safe, after antibiotics found in Hong Kong sample

- SINGAPORE: The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has assured consumers here that the Ma Ling brand of luncheon meat meets local food safety standards. This follows a study by Hong Kong's consumer watchdog which found that a sample of Ma Ling premium pork luncheon meat contained residues of a veterinary drug known as sulphonamide antibiotic. If taken in large quantities in humans, it could cause reactions such as hives, rash, swollen face, mouth and tongue

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Hong Kong freedoms being eroded: Patten

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Hong Kong freedoms being eroded: Patten

- Hong Kong - Hong Kong's last British colonial governor Chris Patten said Thursday the city's autonomy was slipping away, with less than a month before the 20th anniversary of the city's handover. Patten was governor of Hong Kong when it was handed back to China by Britain in 1997 under a semi-autonomous deal protecting its freedoms for 50 years. But 20 years on, there are serious concerns Beijing is disregarding the handover agreement designed to safeguard the city's way of life

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Even before Anbang chairman detained, some banks halted its products

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Even before Anbang chairman detained, some banks halted its products

- BEIJING/HONG KONG China's Anbang Insurance Group, whose chairman was detained late last week, said on Thursday that its products were still being sold through banks, although employees at some lenders said they had stopped selling them, in some cases months ago. A spokesman for the acquisitive insurance giant, which made headlines with its 2015 purchase of New York's Waldorf Astoria hotel, said banks were still distributing its products

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Prized Hong Kong parking space sold for record US$664,000

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Prized Hong Kong parking space sold for record US$664,000

- HONG KONG: Its property prices are famously sky-high but now a Hong Kong parking space has been sold for an eye-watering HK$5.18 million (US$664,200) in what local reports said was a world record. The space is on the first floor at a luxury apartment complex near the harbourfront in the west of Hong Kong Island, according to records from the city's Land Registry

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Une place de parking vendue près de 600.000 euros à Hong Kong

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Une place de parking vendue près de 600.000 euros à Hong Kong

- Du jamais vu dans le monde de l'immobilier. Une place de parking a été cédée à Hong Kong pour la somme de 5,18 millions de dollars hongkongais (593.000 euros). Il s'agit d'un espace de 17,5 mètres carrés situé au premier étage d'une luxueuse propriété du bord de mer, dans l'ouest de l'île. Il a été acheté par Kwan Wai-ming, directeur exécutif d'une société d'investissement, rapporte le South China Morning Post qui parle d'un record mondial

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Prized Hong Kong parking space sold for record S$916,044

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Prized Hong Kong parking space sold for record S$916,044

- HONG KONG — Its property prices are famously sky-high but now a Hong Kong parking space has been sold for an eye-watering HK$5.18 million (S$916.044) in what local reports said was a world record. The space is on the first floor at a luxury apartment complex near the harbourfront in the west of Hong Kong Island, according to records from the city’s Land Registry

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Hong Kong car park space sells for record US$664,200

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Hong Kong car park space sells for record US$664,200

- HONG KONG: A parking spot in Hong Kong was sold for HKUS$5.18 million (US$664,200), setting a record in the city where authorities are struggling to contain soaring property prices. The financial hub is one of the most expensive property markets in the world and private home prices have been hitting record highs for six months in a row. The parking space in western Hong Kong Island was sold to Kwan Wai-ming on May 31, records at the Land Registry show

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Soccer - Late Syrian goal leaves China on the brink

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Soccer - Late Syrian goal leaves China on the brink

- HONG KONG: China's hopes of qualifying for next year's World Cup finals hang by the thinnest of threads after an injury time goal from Ahmed Al Saleh saw Syria hold Marcello Lippi's team to a 2-2 draw on Tuesday evening. Second half goals from Gao Lin and Wu Xi looked set to give China the win after Mahmoud Al Mawas had put the Syrians in front in the 12th minute when he scored from the penalty spot

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Typhoon Merbok moves away as Hong Kong escapes major damage

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Typhoon Merbok moves away as Hong Kong escapes major damage

- HONG KONG: Typhoon Merbok spared Hong Kong any major damage as it pounded the financial hub with heavy rain and strong winds before moving further inland on Tuesday towards southern China. Financial markets, schools, businesses all resumed normal operations on Tuesday, a day after hundreds of thousands of workers scurried home early as authorities hoisted the No. 8 typhoon signal. The No

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Typhoon Merbok moves away as Hong Kong escapes major damage

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Typhoon Merbok moves away as Hong Kong escapes major damage

- Typhoon Merbok spared Hong Kong any major damage as it pounded the financial hub with heavy rain and strong winds before moving further inland on Tuesday towards southern China. Financial markets, schools, businesses all resumed normal operations on Tuesday, a day after hundreds of thousands of workers scurried home early as authorities hoisted the No 8 typhoon signal. The No 8 storm signal means that winds with mean speeds of 63 kmh (40 mph) or above are expected, with gusts possibly topping 180 kmh (110 mph)

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NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman heading to North Korea

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NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman heading to North Korea

- HONG KONG AND WASHINGTON (CNN) — NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman is expected to arrive in North Korea Tuesday, according to two officials in that country who spoke to CNN. CNN spotted Rodman at Beijing International Airport, where he declined to answer questions. Rodman would be arriving in Pyongyang at a time of heightened tension between Washington and Pyongyang, which is currently detaining four Americans

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Hong Kong couple win right to bury stillborn son
Hong Kong couple win right to bury stillborn son A grieving couple in Hong Kong have finally been granted permission to pick up the body of their son for burial after he died during a miscarriage in the 15th week of pregnancy. The deceased foetus, named Wally, has been held at a public hospital in the city since April. "It's bittersweet, of course, but I'm relieved that we've been able to get closure," he said   Read More ...
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Oscar handed eight-match ban for sparking CSL brawl - Football
Oscar handed eight-match ban for sparking CSL brawl - Football HONG KONG (Reuters) - Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar was handed an eight-match ban by Chinese football authorities on Thursday for his role in a brawl that broke out during Shanghai SIPG's draw with Guangzhou R&F at the weekend. The Brazilian, who moved to China for a record transfer fee in January, was also fined 40,000 yuan (4,622.12 pounds) by the Chinese Football Association in the latest move by the country's authorities to stamp out indiscipline   Read More ...
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Brumby: Hong Kong's return to China a resounding success
SYDNEY – Hong Kong's return to China 20 years ago has been a resounding success, and there is "much to celebrate" while looking back at the last 20 years, said John Brumby, former premier of Australian state of Victoria. One of Australia's most prominent business leaders and chairman of the Australia China Business Council, Brumby told Xinhua recently that the return of Hong Kong to China "has worked well   Read More ...
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Hong Kong leads the way in investment deals
Hong Kong continues to remain an important source of investment for the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone. Investors from the city have set up more businesses there than any other region or country, according to Li Wei, deputy general manager of Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone Group Co Ltd, developer and operator of the FTZ. "Hong Kong tops the rankings of the number of enterprises established in the FTZ by investors from regions or foreign countries since its inauguration in 2013," Li said at a forum on June 8   Read More ...
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'One country, two systems' stands test of time, Hong Kong first top executive says
The principle of one country, two systems has contributed greatly to Hong Kong's social and economic stability and will be a unique advantage for future development, said Tung Chee-hwa, vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Tung, the first chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, said it is normal to have heard different voices in the past two decades, "but most people know the importance of the principle and are supportive because they've seen the benefits"   Read More ...
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Incoming chief exec has high hopes for Hong Kong's future
Hong Kong's chief executive-designate, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, says she hopes the city will take advantage of China's increasing economic power to seek new impetus for its long-term prosperity and stability. Lam, the first female chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, said she is optimistic on China's future development and that Hong Kong's rapid growth as an international financial center and regional business hub could not have been achieved without the nation's economic takeoff since the reform and opening-up   Read More ...
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A piece of Hong Kong: Old and new
Editor's note: Gang wei, literally meaning Hong Kong taste, is a concept often talked about, but almost impossible to define. No one can tell what the taste is exactly, yet it can be found everywhere in the city - in the ting-a-ling of the trams, the shumai in tea houses and the burning incense in the Tin Hau Temple. As the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region celebrates the 20th anniversary of its return to China, we bring the series A piece of Hong Kong to try and explore the spirit of Hong Kong from some of the most intriguing aspects of the city   Read More ...
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Former HK chief says 'one country, two systems' undoubtedly a success
HONG KONG -- The implementation of the "one country, two systems" principle in Hong Kong is "undoubtedly" a success, former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa said in a recent interview, while confident in the metropolis's ability to deal with future challenges. Tung was sworn in as the first chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) when Hong Kong returned to China from British rule on July 1, 1997   Read More ...
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Team Hong Kong of China can win Olympic gold in Tokyo: cycling coach Shen Jinkang
Cycling coach Shen Jinkang of team Hong Hong of China believes his team can win a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. "As the 2020 Olympic Games approaching, I believe Lee Wai Sze can win a gold through hard training," Shen said in a recent interview with Xinhua. Shen, born in Shanghai in 1953, was selected into the Shanghai Cycling Team and within a year joined the cycling team of China   Read More ...
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PLA Hong Kong Garrison contributes to city's prosperity and stability (1/7)
Special combat soldiers of PLA Hong Kong Garrison show off their motorcycle skills during an “Open Barracks Day” event on March 22, 2014. The PLA garrison in Hong Kong contributed greatly to the city’s long-term prosperity and stability since Hong Kong returned to China in 1997. (Photo/Xinhua)   Read More ...
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HK's economic progress impossible without mainland's help: Chan
Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po said Hong Kong's remarkable economic development during the past 20 years would have been impossible without the nation's constant support. "Hong Kong has overcome many difficulties and achieved good economic performance since the reunification with motherland in 1997," the financial secretary said. According to official figures, Hong Kong's GDP in 2016 was HK$2.5 trillion ($320 billion), an 81 percent nominal increase from that in 1997   Read More ...
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Qing Dynasty treasures to be displayed in Hong Kong (1/8)
Qing Dynasty treasures from Beijing's Palace Museum are unveiled for the media at the Hong Kong Museum of History on June 20. (Photo: China News Service/Hong Shaokui) An exhibition featuring precious national cultural relics from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) will be held at the Hong Kong Museum of History from July 2 to Oct. 9. The exhibition, titled Longevity and Virtues: Birthday Celebrations of the Qing Emperors and Empress Dowagers, will be held in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region   Read More ...
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Joint rail checkpoint to strengthen Hong Kong-mainland links
The Hong Kong Section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL) will significantly benefit passengers and promote integration of Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland �C particularly if joint checkpoint arrangements can be implemented at West Kowloon Terminus in Hong Kong, local officials told CGTN in recent interviews. Joint checkpoint arrangements, more often referred to as "co-location" of exit-entry control facilities, would enable passengers to undergo inspections for both the mainland and Hong Kong in the same location   Read More ...
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A piece of Hong Kong: Eating to live
Editor's note: Gang wei, or literally Hong Kong taste, is a concept often talked about, but almost impossible to define. No one can tell what the taste is exactly, yet it can be found everywhere in the city: the ting-a-ling of the trams, the shumai in tea houses and the burning incense in the Tin Hau Temple. As the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region celebrates the 20th anniversary of its return to China, we bring this A piece of Hong Kong series to try and explore the spirit of Hong Kong from some of the most intriguing aspects of the city   Read More ...
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Hong Kong tenet continues to thrive
The principle of one country, two systems has been a universally acknowledged success in the past 20 years, according to Zhang Xiaoming, director of the central government's Liaison Office in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Zhang said that no matter what difficulties and challenges arise, confidence and determination in the principle will not be shaken. "The principle is designed to ensure China's sovereign rule over Hong Kong and Macao without changing their capitalist systems and existing ways of life, and it should not be misinterpreted by certain ill-motivated forces as pulling the SAR away from the country," Zhang said in a recent interview   Read More ...
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Basic Law vital to HK's success and stability
Hong Kong has maintained its prosperity and stability in the two decades since its reunification with the motherland. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has also seen the successful implementation of the Basic Law over the past 20 years. The success of Hong Kong on several fronts shows, in more ways than one, the Basic Law is the legal guarantee of its prosperous development   Read More ...
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Hong Kong tenet continues to thrive
The principle of one country, two systems has been a universally acknowledged success in the past 20 years, according to Zhang Xiaoming, director of the central government's Liaison Office in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Zhang said that no matter what difficulties and challenges arise, confidence and determination in the principle will not be shaken. "The principle is designed to ensure China's sovereign rule over Hong Kong and Macao without changing their capitalist systems and existing ways of life, and it should not be misinterpreted by certain ill-motivated forces as pulling the SAR away from the country," Zhang said in a recent interview   Read More ...
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Basic Law vital to HK's success and stability
Hong Kong has maintained its prosperity and stability in the two decades since its reunification with the motherland. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has also seen the successful implementation of the Basic Law over the past 20 years. The success of Hong Kong on several fronts shows, in more ways than one, the Basic Law is the legal guarantee of its prosperous development   Read More ...
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The secret negotiations that sealed Hong Kong's future
The secret negotiations that sealed Hong Kong's future Updated 2331 GMT (0731 HKT) June 18, 2017. Between them, a tiny twin flagpole bore the standards of the United Kingdom and the People's Republic of China. The crowd behind applauded as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang signed large red-bound documents with black fountain pens and then shook hands. With that, on December 19, 1984, the end of more than 150 years of British rule over Hong Kong was sealed and a timeline put in place for China to assume sovereignty over the city on July 1, 1997   Read More ...
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10 passengers from Hong Kong bypass airport immigration by mistake
10 passengers from Hong Kong bypass airport immigration by mistake Japanese budget airline Vanilla Air said 10 passengers on one of its flights from Hong Kong entered Japan without going through immigration due to misguidance at Narita International Airport on Sunday night. The company had contacted the 10 passengers by Monday evening and requested them to clear immigration at the airport. The transport ministry issued a strong warning to the airline and demanded that it report the cause and preventive measures to the ministry by Friday   Read More ...
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Hong Kong experiencing influx of mainland Chinese bankers
HONG KONG A flood of Chinese bankers is changing the social fabric of Hong Kong, as they rapidly expand their footprint in one of the world's premier financial centres, even as Beijing struggles to tame the former British colony politically. Twenty years after Hong Kong's handover to Chinese rule, scores of mainland professionals are filling the elite financial ranks of Hong Kong, while a series of lay-offs at Western banks has led to an exodus of expatriates   Read More ...
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A piece of Hong Kong: Getting around
Editor's note: Gang wei, or literally Hong Kong taste, is a concept often talked about, but almost impossible to define. No one can tell what the taste is exactly, yet it can be found everywhere in the city: the ting-a-ling of the trams, the shumai in tea houses and the burning incense in the Tin Hau Temple. As the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region celebrates the 20th anniversary of its return to China, we bring this A piece of Hong Kong series to try and explore the spirit of Hong Kong from some of the most intriguing aspects of the city   Read More ...
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20 years prove success of 'one country, two systems': official
HONG KONG - Twenty years is enough to provide compelling evidence for the success of the "one country, two systems" principle in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), a central government official based in Hong Kong told Xinhua in an interview. In April, President Xi Jinping described the "one country, two systems" principle in the HKSAR as a "great success   Read More ...
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Tourism - bouncing back from the trough
The Hong Kong Tourism Board is going the extra mile to see that the “Pearl of the Orient” continues to glow, with tourism having taken a beating for more than a year. Future resources will be concentrated on luring more high-yield overnight tourists and diversifying tourism products by offering night tours, arts and cultural tours, as well as green tourism. [Jerome Favre / Bloomberg] Hong Kong's pummeled tourism business may have seen light at the end of the tunnel after more than a year in the doldrums, following the most spectacular growth recorded since the handover   Read More ...
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Tin Shui Wai witnesses dramatic development of Hong Kong (1/8)
Buildings are seen in Tin Shui Wai in Hong Kong, south China, June 6, 2017. Over the past 20 years, Tin Shui Wai has witnessed the dramatic development of Hong Kong. The year 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)   Read More ...
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HK’s changing demographics - Regional
HK’s changing demographics  - Regional HONG KONG: A flood of Chinese bankers is changing the social fabric of Hong Kong, as they rapidly expand their footprint in one of the world’s premier financial centres, even as Beijing struggles to tame the former British colony politically. Twenty years after Hong Kong’s handover to Chinese rule, scores of mainland professionals are filling the elite financial ranks of Hong Kong, while a series of lay-offs at Western banks has led to an exodus of expatriates   Read More ...
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Hong Kong parking spot sells for $664K (U.S.)
Hong Kong parking spot sells for $664K (U.S.) HONG KONG—In many places, $664,000 can buy you a nice house. For that price in Hong Kong, you can buy a slab of concrete, roughly 17 feet long and 11 feet wide, to leave your luxury car. Hong Kong is now home to a very expensive parking spot, the latest sign of a property market run amok. Even in a city well accustomed to costly real estate, the price spiral has confounded the most experienced observers   Read More ...
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Chinese bankers flock to Hong Kong as expats retreat
Chinese bankers flock to Hong Kong as expats retreat A flood of Chinese bankers is changing the social fabric of Hong Kong, as they rapidly expand their footprint in one of the world's premier financial centres, even as Beijing struggles to tame the former British colony politically. Twenty years after Hong Kong's handover to Chinese rule, scores of mainland professionals are filling the elite financial ranks of Hong Kong, while a series of lay-offs at Western banks has led to an exodus of expatriates   Read More ...
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Hong Kong girl with huge voice wows US talent show [VIDEO]
Hong Kong girl with huge voice wows US talent show [VIDEO] Deciding on a career may be the last thing a nine-year-old needs to worry about, but Celine Tam Tsz-kwan's path to success already seems laid out. After making a name on mainland China and in Hong Kong with her powerful singing voice, Tsz-kwan showed there were no boundaries to her ambitions by stunning the audience and judges in the latest edition of America's Got Talent   Read More ...
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Shanghai lose ground on leaders after ill-tempered draw
Shanghai lose ground on leaders after ill-tempered draw HONG KONG: Shanghai SIPG and Guangzhou R&F were both reduced to 10 men after a fight broke out in their 1-1 draw on Sunday that left Guangzhou Evergrande four points clear at the top of the Chinese Super League. Both sides were a man down for the entire second half after Guangzhou's Li Tixiang and Shanghai's Fu Huan were sent off after a brawl following second-placed SIPG's equaliser just before the break   Read More ...
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Shanghai lose ground on leaders after ill-tempered draw - Football
Shanghai lose ground on leaders after ill-tempered draw - Football HONG KONG (Reuters) - Shanghai SIPG and Guangzhou R&F were both reduced to 10 men after a fight broke out in their 1-1 draw on Sunday that left Guangzhou Evergrande four points clear at the top of the Chinese Super League. Both sides were a man down for the entire second half after Guangzhou's Li Tixiang and Shanghai's Fu Huan were sent off after a brawl following second-placed SIPG's equaliser just before the break   Read More ...
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HK graft pair lose their final appeal
HK graft pair lose their final appeal HONG Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and ex-deputy leader Rafael Hui will serve out their jail terms after their final appeals against graft convictions were dismissed yesterday. The pair were found guilty of corruption in 2014 after a trial over a cash-for-favors scandal. In a written judgment, the Court of Final Appeal ruled that they had been “properly convicted of the offense of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office   Read More ...
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Chinese bankers flock to Hong Kong as expats retreat
Chinese bankers flock to Hong Kong as expats retreat HONG KONG: A flood of Chinese bankers is changing the social fabric of Hong Kong, as they rapidly expand their footprint in one of the world's premier financial centres, even as Beijing struggles to tame the former British colony politically. Twenty years after Hong Kong's handover to Chinese rule, scores of mainland professionals are filling the elite financial ranks of Hong Kong, while a series of lay-offs at Western banks has led to an exodus of expatriates   Read More ...
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Chinese bankers flock to Hong Kong as expats retreat
(This is part of a series of stories marking the 20th anniversary of Britain’s handover of Hong Kong to China.) * Mainland Chinese bolster ranks of investment banks. * Chinese IPOs dominate HK market. * Value of expat packages fall as Western banks cut jobs. * China firms find it easier to recruit, * Changing demographics reflected in local economy   Read More ...
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Chinese bankers flock to Hong Kong as expats retreat
A flood of Chinese bankers is changing the social fabric of Hong Kong, as they rapidly expand their footprint in one of the world's premier financial centres, even as Beijing struggles to tame the former British colony politically. Twenty years after Hong Kong's handover to Chinese rule, scores of mainland professionals are filling the elite financial ranks of Hong Kong, while a series of lay-offs at Western banks has led to an exodus of expatriates   Read More ...
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A parking space in Hong Kong sold for $664,300
A parking space in Hong Kong sold for $664,300 No, that's not a typo. It's official, residents of New York City, San Francisco, London, Paris and Tokyo have lost their right to complain when it comes to property costs: A parking space in Hong Kong just broke a record when it sold for HK$5.18 million—that's $664,300. The space, clocking in at 188 square feet, is in a parking garage adjacent to a high-end residential building, the Upton   Read More ...
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CEPA triggers export boom for HK companies
Hong Kong companies are enjoying an export boom in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, fueled by growing free trade in major products during the past 13 years. More than 75 billion yuan ($11 billion) worth of goods from the special administrative region have enjoyed zero tariffs since the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement, or CEPA, was rolled out in 2004. Up to 198 Hong Kong businesses have benefited from the deal, figures released by Shenzhen Customs showed   Read More ...
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Top clubs to keep powder dry in China's window of uncertainty
Top clubs to keep powder dry in China's window of uncertainty HONG KONG: Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande have no plans to make any additions to their squad in the mid-season transfer window, which looks set to open on Monday in an air of uncertainty because of proposed new regulations. Estimates of spending by Chinese Super League clubs in the last transfer window, which closed at the end of February, range up to US$500 million with the likes of Carlos Tevez, Axel Witsel and Oscar lured to East Asia   Read More ...
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Five British students win free study trip to Hong Kong
Five British secondary school students have won a free trip to Hong Kong to attend university summer courses after topping a design competition, according to the award ceremony held Friday. The competition, organized earlier this year by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London, invited British students to design a 48-hour travel itinerary for youth travellers visiting Hong Kong, with the aim to show how the city is unique and attractive to youth travellers   Read More ...
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A parking space in Hong Kong sold for $664,300
A parking space in Hong Kong sold for $664,300 No, that's not a typo. It's official, residents of New York City, San Francisco, London, Paris and Tokyo have lost their right to complain when it comes to property costs: A parking space in Hong Kong just broke a record when it sold for HK$5.18 million—that's $664,300. The space, clocking in at 188 square feet, is in a parking garage adjacent to a high-end residential building, the Upton   Read More ...
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