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Tsang quiz on trip to Macau is out for now
Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has escaped legislators' scrutiny - for now - over his weekend trip to Macau that saw him hobnobbing with tycoons and staying on a luxury yacht. Eddie Luk 2/22/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=119965&sid=35492116&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120222



Maids appeal homes in on abode impact
The Basic Law confers powers to control immigration, the government argued yesterday at the start of an appeal hearing against a lower court ruling granting the right of abode to foreign domestic helpers. Alice So 2/22/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=119964&sid=35495308&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120222



Popularity of Tang tumbles after scandal
Henry Tang Ying-yen's popularity has dropped to its lowest level since Chinese University began a poll on chief executive hopefuls. Phila Siu and Eddie Luk 2/22/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=119963&sid=35497505&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120222



Kuk daughter just 'ordinary friend'
Henry Tang denies having had an extramarital affair with Esther Lam, saying they are just friends. Eddie Luk 2/22/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=119962&sid=35492738&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120222



Mainland babies rarely stay but may return
Almost all mainland couples take their locally born babies back across the border, with only 1percent staying on with relatives, the latest census figures show. 2/22/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=119961&sid=35497061&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120222



Numbers grow as we show our age
The population of Hong Kong reached 7.07 million as of June last year, about 360,000 more than a decade ago, according to the latest census figures. Kelly Ip 2/22/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=119960&sid=35496581&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120222



Flu-jabs plea to parents with boy, 8, critical
An eight-year-old boy remains in critical condition after coming down with influenza and scarlet fever, the Centre for Health Protection said last night. Alice So 2/22/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=119959&sid=35494765&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120222



Just a wee bit longer
Ladies, relief is in sight from long queues and having to cross your legs outside crowded toilets. Phila Siu 2/22/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=119958&sid=35497139&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120222



Cops find marijuana farm in flat
Police yesterday discovered a thriving marijuana farm inside a sixth-floor flat in To Kwa Wan. Candy Chan 2/22/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=119957&sid=35494305&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120222



Incentives urged to lure investors
Gates are open but doors remain closed for business exchanges between Hong Kong and the mainland. Kenneth Foo 2/22/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=119956&sid=35491488&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120222



KMB is rolling along with much cleaner story
How the Kowloon Motor Bus fleet has cut pollution in the past two decades has been revealed by its principal engineer, Kane Shum Yuet-hung. 2/22/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=119955&sid=35494314&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120222



Linsanity dunks the stereotype
Linsanity Linfatuation ... Yes, I have been watching the amazing and rapid rise of basketball player Jeremy Lin in the past few weeks. 2/22/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=119954&sid=35494950&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120222



Rules relax for major shareholders
Major shareholders of listed mainland companies will be allowed to boost their stakes further following changes being made to disclosure and reporting obligations from March 15. Grace Cao 2/22/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=1&art_id=119953&sid=35495914&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120222



Loans flag mainland policy easing
Further monetary easing may be on the way if new bank lending this month in the mainland falls from January levels and capital inflows ease, economists said. Natallie Cai 2/22/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=1&art_id=119952&sid=35496174&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120222



Job figures bring cheer - for the time being
Hong Kong's unemployment rate fell further, while the number of people in the workforce reached a record high, thanks to greater demand for labor during the Lunar New Year. 2/22/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=1&art_id=119951&sid=35494359&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120222



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