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Manhunt in Hong Kong for four suspects after mainland visitor chopped in the leg in HK$4 million daylight robbery – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostA citywide manhunt for four non-Chinese robbers was under way after a mainland visitor was chopped in the leg and robbed of a rucksack and a luggage packed with about HK$4 million in foreign currencies in a hold-up at a busy footbridge in Hong Kong on … and more …read more From:: […]

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Hong Kong proposes tougher laws to deal with international terrorist threat – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostOther proposed changes include prohibiting a person from leaving Hong Kong, or entering another state for terrorism purposes, and stopping the provision or collection of property for terrorist financing and the travel of individuals for the purpose of … …read more From:: Hong Kong News By Google News

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Hong Kong coach Liu Chun-fai wants club support ahead of Guangdong Interport Cup – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostCoach Liu Chun-fai called for the support of clubs as Hong Kong kicked off their preparations for next week’s annual Interport Cup against Guangdong. The provisional team, made up mostly of up-and-coming players, had their first practise session at … …read more From:: Hong Kong News By Google News

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Hong Kong Stocks Poised to Enter Correction as Insurers Retreat – Bloomberg

Bloomberg9 high as rising funding costs in Hong Kong and the mainland weighed on property developers and a weakening yuan turned investors off Chinese assets. The value of shares traded on the city’s stock market dropped to a four-month low on Wednesday …Hong Kong stocks extend earlier losses at noon; financials dragSouth China Morning PostHong […]

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China May Be Losing Its Cat-and-Mouse Game With Hong Kong Insurance Buyers – Bloomberg

BloombergEach time China tightens up on money flowing out of the country for purchases of Hong Kong insurance, new routes seem to emerge. In the latest clampdown, which started on Saturday, MasterCard Inc. and Visa Inc. added restrictions on purchasing all but …Hong Kong stocks fall, dented by concern over mainland policiesEconomic TimesHong Kong stocks […]

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Hong Kong and China stocks thumped lower in early going – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostChina Vanke, the country’s largest property developer, fell in Shenzhen and Hong Kong after the country’s largest property developer scrapped a white knight rescue plan involving Shenzhen Metro, which was intended to help defend the company from a …Chinese Buying Insurance in Hong Kong Said to Face Further CurbsBloombergHong Kong: Stocks open […]

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‘Clash of tai-tais’ expected in Hong Kong leadership contest – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostPeople are already calling it the “Battle of the tai-tais” as lawmaker and former security minister Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee’s bid for Hong Kong’s top job propels her towards a widely expected collision course with government No 2 Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor.Why Hong Kong’s Chief Executive will be missed – or notHong […]

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Hong Kong police water cannons unlikely to be ready for handover 20th anniversary celebrations – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostIt is highly unlikely that three anti-riot vehicles equipped with water cannons will be available for duty in Hong Kong to deal with any trouble during 20th anniversary celebrations of Hong Kong’s handover in July next year, a top police source … …read more From:: Hong Kong News By Google News

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Hong Kong must focus on finding a leader to heal the political rifts, not hugs and handshakes – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostThis governance problem is a political one, and that is the crux of Hong Kong’s ills. And it’s going to take someone who can mend political rifts, not worsen our adversarial politics, and who has the adequate trust of Beijing to not have to prove their …Interview: What happened, and what’s next, […]

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Immunotherapy with pembrolizumab deemed cost-effective for advanced melanoma in Hong Kong – EurekAlert (press release)

Immunotherapy with pembrolizumab deemed cost-effective for advanced melanoma in Hong KongEurekAlert (press release)“This is the first study to address the cost-effectiveness of checkpoint inhibitors in the management of advanced cancer in Hong Kong,” said lead author Dr Herbert Loong, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Oncology of The … …read more From:: Hong […]

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Asylum seekers who sheltered Snowden in Hong Kong at risk of being deported, lawyer warns – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostThe Sri Lankan asylum seekers who sheltered the American whistle-blower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong might be at risk of detention and deportation as their lawyer was not able to meet a final deadline imposed by the Immigration Department to file … and more …read more From:: Hong Kong News By Google […]

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One for the books: entrepreneur wants every Hong Kong child to know the joy of reading – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostAccording to a 2011 study by Boston College in the United States, Hong Kong had the lowest rate of family literacy – which refers to parents and children learning together – in the world, with only 12 per cent of parents participating in preschool … …read more From:: Hong Kong News By […]

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An emerging Asia-Pacific fintech hub: Hong Kong – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostFor decades, Hong Kong made its mark as the region’s leading financial centre, vying with New York and London for supremacy as a global nexus of money. Shaken by the Asian financial crisis, SARS, and the rise of Shanghai, gloomy predictions about Hong …Hong Kong Regulator Seeks to Increases Fintech Talent Poolfinews.asia […]

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Regina Ip pledges to defend academic freedom and allow discussion of Hong Kong independence in schools – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostChief executive contender Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee has pledged to defend academic freedom and to allow students to discuss Hong Kong independence in schools, in sharp contrast to the city’s current leader’s stance on the topic – a taboo one in Beijing’s …Hong Kong is preparing to choose a new leaderThe EconomistHong […]

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Regina Ip: back from the brink to claim Hong Kong’s top job? – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostAfter a long career in public service that has seen her popularity wax and wane, former security minister Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee is a pro-establishment candidate the Hong Kong public knows well. It is not the first time she has expressed interest in the …Hong Kong’s lawmaker and former security chief Regina […]

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Next Hong Kong chief executive should put pedestrians first, walkability advocates argue – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostWalkability advocates and experts called on the next chief executive to change Hong Kong’s mindset and government structure by introducing measures that put pedestrians first. The plea came as a study showed that public housing complex Choi Hung … …read more From:: Hong Kong News By Google News

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Fewer Hong Kong firms plan to hire staff and pay rises set to be modest in early 2017 – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostFewer companies in Hong Kong are looking to hire in the next three months compared to a year ago, although certain sectors are bucking the trend with plans to increase staffing levels over the Lunar New Year holiday. Employees in the city can also … …read more From:: Hong Kong News By […]

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At home in Hong Kong – MIT News

At home in Hong KongMIT News“The alumni scene in Hong Kong is thriving,” says Julian Lee ’97, former president of the MIT Club of Hong Kong, who estimates about 600 alumni live in the region. “We are very excited about the growing MIT presence here. It is re-energizing innovation.”. and more …read more From:: Hong […]

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Hong Kong and mainland stocks fall back in morning trade amid interest rate jitters – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostHong Kong and mainland Chinese stocks opened lower on Tuesday ahead of a possible interest rate increase when the Federal Reserve’s two-day policy board meeting winds up on Wednesday. The Hang Seng Index opened down 0.11 per cent or 25.4 …China stocks sink to month low; Hong Kong also slips on TrumpReutersHong […]