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Stamps have stocks licked for investors
Investors might consider investing in Chinese stamps, whose returns are sometimes better than stocks or real estate, according to a company that monitors the market. Kelly Ip 2/27/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=120115&sid=35551296&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120227



Study links obesity to lower back pain
Overweight and obese adults are significantly more likely to suffer from back pain compared to those of normal weight, a study by the University of Hong Kong has shown. Kenneth Foo 2/27/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=120114&sid=35550435&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120227



Judge us as you see fit
Facing public fury over his rental of a luxury penthouse in Shenzhen as well as his use of tycoons' yachts and aircraft for private holidays, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has set up a panel to review rules on how top officials should behave. Eddie Luk 2/27/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=120113&sid=35551310&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120227



Fans go Gaga in ticket queues
Scores of Lady Gaga fans queued up outside Tom Lee ticket outlets ahead of the public sale for her upcoming concerts. Candy Chan 2/27/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=120112&sid=35550785&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120227



Buy local cars, officials told
Spending by mainland officials on foreign luxury autos is being reined in for the first time under a new measure that is also seen to be supporting domestic brands. Grace Cao 2/27/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=120111&sid=35550322&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120227



Jeers at rape suspect show
A 28-year-old man accused of raping a young woman at Ap Lei Chau Estate last month is to appear at Eastern Magistrates' Court today. Kenneth Foo 2/27/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=120110&sid=35550443&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120227



Tsang denies license link to penthouse deal
Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has admitted he did not declare he would be renting a penthouse from a mainland tycoon when discussing his firm's application for a broadcasting license at the Executive Council. Eddie Luk 2/27/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=120109&sid=35550457&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120227



Protesters look for sharp teeth
Around 200 protesters took to the streets calling for the Independent Commission Against Corruption to investigate whether Donald Tsang colluded with tycoons and was rewarded with hospitality and gifts. Kelly Ip 2/27/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=120108&sid=35550981&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120227



Lawmakers in bid to turn up the heat
Pressure is mounting on Donald Tsang to appear before the Legislative Council on Wednesday and respond to accusations of collusion. 2/27/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=120107&sid=35550742&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120227



Way out on hand for husbands from hell
Ah Man and his wife were barely back from their honeymoon when he started showing a violent streak. He did not actually hit her but when things got difficult, he would throw things in anger. Staff Reporter 2/27/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=120106&sid=35550801&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120227



Sex assaults plea as man faces court
Police have charged a 33-year-old man with indecent assault following an incident in Central on Friday night. 2/27/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=120105&sid=35551388&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120227



Basic Law action urged to stem moms influx -
About 50 protesters marched from the former Legislative Council to the Tamar government headquarters, urging the administration consider amending the Basic Law to stop pregnant mainlanders from flocking to give birth here. Candy Chan 2/27/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=120104&sid=35550163&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120227



Tea points way to a cup of culture
When one talks about learning the culture of a new city or country, one often thinks of the most characteristic and symbolic elements that represent that place. 2/27/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=120103&sid=35550621&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120227



Hopeful throws book at design claims
Chief executive hopeful Leung Chun- ying has rejected claims that he saw the design submitted by an entrant in the West Kowloon design contest before judging it more than a decade ago. Phila Siu 2/27/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=120102&sid=35550181&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120227



Students call for Tsang to step down in HKU poll
Nearly 40 percent of respondents said Donald Tsang Yam-kuen should resign over recent revelations that he accepted advantages from tycoons, a survey of 590 University of Hong Kong students showed. Candy Chan 2/27/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=120101&sid=35550754&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120227



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