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9 hrs ago | Korea Herald

Black-clad democracy activists stage som...

More than 1,000 activists paraded through Hong Kong's streets on Sunday carrying huge lengths of black cloth, in a somber protest against a recent decision by Beijing that crushed the city's hopes for full democracy. Democracy activists in the former British colony had expectations Hong Kongers would be able to vote for their leader cut short in August when China announced plans for a highly restricted form of universal suffrage.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

South China Morning Post

CY warns pan-dems will 'have a case to answer' if they block universal suffrage plan

The Hong Kong Chief Executive election of 2017 will pick the top official of Hong Kong for the fifth term. According to the National People's Congress Standing Committee's resolution in 2007, the election may be implemented by the method of universal suffrage.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Sun-Star

Seares: Obama playing golf, PNoy smiling at hostage scene

U.S. President Barack Obama last Sept. 7 admitted it did not look good when front-page photos of the president smiling and relaxing in a golf buggy at a course just minutes after commenting on the beheading of an American journalist.

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Bloomberg

Hui Denies Favoring Sun Hung Kai When He Was HK Official

Rafael Hui, accused of taking bribes from the billionaire brothers who run Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. , denied being favorably disposed to the Hong Kong developer when he was the city's No. 2 official.

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City Paper's Baltics Worldwide

Hong Kong market opens up for Lithuanian dairy products

Competent authority of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China has officially approved the certificate of importing Lithuanian dairy products, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Lithuania's State Food and Veterinary Service .... Read more...

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Nation

Will Hong Kong see China deliver its promises?

China is warning Britain in no uncertain terms not to stick its nose into Hong Kong affairs, despite the fact that the two countries co-signed the Sino-British Joint Declaration in 1984 and registered it with the United Nations as an international treaty whose terms will last until 2047. But 30 years is a long time.

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Hospitality Net

Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore Launches Social Mobile Programme With WeChat To Engage Guests In Asia

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts 28/F Kerry Centre, 683 King's Road, Quarry Bay Hong Kong, Hong Kong Phone: 2599 3000 Fax: 2599 3131 Visit Website Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore has become the first hotel in Singapore to engage with guests in Asia via WeChat , the world's fastest growing social application that changed the way people connect and communicate with each other. To celebrate this new partnership, the hotel has launched a "Share and Win" campaign to encourage users to share the news of this initiative.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Hong Kong activists 'astounded' by Chinese official's comment

"The fact that you are alive shows the country's civility and inclusiveness," Zhang Xiaoming, the director of China's Liaison Office in Hong Kong, was cited as saying. HONG KONG: Hong Kong pro-democracy activists have expressed their anger after it emerged that a Chinese official dismissed their protest movement in a blunt comment last month.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

South China Morning Post

Relaxing labour importation laws will benefit Hong Kong

The latest official study of Hong Kong's future manpower needs estimates a net shortage of 118,000 by 2022, partly because of a mismatch between job skills required and education levels. Manpower projections have proved wide of the mark in the past.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Foreign Affairs

Big Trouble in Little China

When China announced last week that it would not permit open nominations for the post of Hong Kong chief executive in 2017, it marked a turning point in one of the most serious crises to affect the city since it was handed over by the United Kingdom in 1997 with a promise that it could retain its own way of life for 50 years. According to the Sino-British Joint Declaration on Hong Kong, by which the city was returned to China, Beijing promised to allow Hong Kong to retain its basic capitalist economic system and social institutions until 2047.

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Pollution Online

Co-Operation Agreement On Regional Air Pollution Control And...

The Cooperation Agreement on Regional Air Pollution Control and Prevention among Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao came into effect recently . The governments of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau jointly signed the agreement with a view to fostering tripartite co-operation on air pollution control and prevention, and continuing to improve the air quality in the Pearl River Delta region.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

Big News Network.com

Analysts: Insecurity Behind Tough Hong Kong Election Rules

Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news. With a traditional newspaper format, more than 100 sites were established each with a newspaper-type name to cover the highest-ranked regions, countries, cities and states.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Dog 'cleaned' in washing machine sparks anger in Hong Kong

Hong Kong police said they are investigating after a man posted online photos of a dog trapped in a churning washing machine. HONG KONG: Hong Kong police said Sunday they had launched an animal cruelty investigation after a man joked online about killing a dog by trapping it inside a churning washing machine.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

The Age

Hong Kong's democracy and identity on the line in protest call

A protester stands beside a sign that translates as "disobedience" during a rally organised by Occupy Central with Love and Peace. Photo: Bloomberg Hong Kong: The totality of one-party rule in China means most senior Communist Party officials can probably expect to go through entire careers without encountering serious political dissent firsthand.

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Global Voices Online

Hong Kongers See an Anti-Democratic System. Beijing Officials See Democracy, Chinese-Style

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone. Mainland Chinese political cartoonist @remonwangxt proclaimed the decision marks the end of "one country two system" with his latest drawing in Twitter.

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Voice of America

Hong Kong Students Discuss Class Boycott

Pro-democracy activists clash with the police during a protest outside the hotel where China's National People's Congress Standing Committee Deputy General Secretary Li Fei is staying, in Hong Kong, Sept. 1, 2014.

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Circulation

Elevated Circulating Lipocalin-2 Levels Independently Predict...

From the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai Clinical Center for Diabetes, Shanghai Diabetes Institute, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Diabetes Mellitus, Shanghai Key Clinical Center for Metabolic Disease, Shanghai, China ; and Department of Medicine, State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy , University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

jdsupra.com

Bitcoin - Haven In Hong Kong? - Part Ten

"Virtual currencies" in general, and bitcoin in particular, continue to attract media attention as well as intense public and regulatory scrutiny. The regulators seem to have realized that the bitcoin genie is out of the bottle with an intention to stay and, whilst the currency may be virtual, the associated implications for the national and global economy are tangible and far-reaching.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

AME Info

Shurooq explores investment opportunities with Invest HK

The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority recently welcomed a delegation from Invest Hong Kong , the department to promote foreign direct investment for the Hong Kong SAR government. The visit aimed at exploring ways in which to activate an MoU signed between Shurooq and Invest Hong Kong in 2013, under the terms of which both parties had agreed to forge a strategic investment partnership to increase foreign investment and business activities in their respective regions.

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South China Morning Post

Former Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa says 2017 vote will be - real' democracy

The Hong Kong Chief Executive election of 2017 will pick the top official of Hong Kong for the fifth term. According to the National People's Congress Standing Committee's resolution in 2007, the election may be implemented by the method of universal suffrage.

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