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Free-to-air TV licenses set to get nod
The Executive Council is expected to give the green light on three free-to-air television broadcasting licenses soon. Staff reporter 4/16/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=121544&sid=36072102&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120416



Party in manhunt
Hong Kong is moving closer to a party system of governance with two leading political groups offering to recommend members to join the government of Chief Executive-elect Leung Chun-ying. Phila Siu 4/16/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=121543&sid=36072101&con_type=3&archive_d_str=20120416



Glorious night for Simple Life
It was a total victory for A Simple Life as the movie swept the biggest four prizes at the 31st Hong Kong Films Awards last night. 4/16/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=21&art_id=121542&sid=36071725&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120416



Crucial moves to ride the wave
Despite a slowdown, China is still projected by the World Bank to become the world's biggest economy in 2030. And because of that numerous opportunities will arise that can benefit Hong Kong. 4/16/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=21&art_id=121541&sid=36071724&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120416



Boy shows appetite for helping poor
Leo Yeung Hoi-leung is only six, but he has a grown-up's vision on how to help the world. 4/16/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=21&art_id=121540&sid=36071723&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120416



IT bubble flashback
Facebook's acquisition of a new photo- sharing applications company with only 13 employees and no significant revenues for a remarkable sum of US$1 billion (HK$7.8 billion) is astonishing. Mary Ma 4/16/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=49&art_id=121539&sid=36071722&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120416



Short circuit blamed for blaze
A logistics company and its warehouse in Fan Ling were badly damaged in a third-alarm fire, which started shortly before 11.30am and was put out an hour later. 4/16/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=121538&sid=36071943&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120416



Democrats ready to put CY on spot
Political developments and Article 23 - a national security element in the Basic Law that awaits legislative action - will top the agenda when democratic parties meet incoming chief executive Leung Chun-ying a week today. Eddie Luk 4/16/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=121537&sid=36070611&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120416



Canal captures the heart and Seoul
Seoul has been one of the fastest growing Asian cities of the past half-century - rising from the horrors of the Korean War to transform itself into a modern and affluent metropolis. 4/16/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=121536&sid=36071875&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120416



Building checks to fail on a lack of inspectors
The effective date of a mandatory building inspection scheme is likely to be delayed because there is not enough time for flat owners to locate and hire inspectors. Kelly Ip 4/16/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=121535&sid=36072045&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120416



Uncertainty seen in widening exchange rate
Further flexibility in the yuan exchange rate against the US dollar could be a double-edged sword, increasing uncertainty for mainland exporters, economists said. Natallie Cai 4/16/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=121534&sid=36070869&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120416



Titanic tragedy marked 100 years on
Wreaths were cast at sea and a memorial garden unveiled in events to remember the more than 1,500 who died in the sinking of the Titanic exactly a century ago. 4/16/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=31&art_id=121533&sid=36071823&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120416



'Double standards' hit
Police were accused of "double-standards" for hampering news photographers covering a run to the central government liaison office, while allowing four TV stations to set up cameras in a flowerpot area close to the entrance. Eddie Luk 4/16/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=121532&sid=36070567&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120416



Democrats in election race
Yeung Sum expects the Democratic Party to face "an uphill battle" in this year's Legislative Council election. 4/16/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=121531&sid=36070566&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120416



Taleban attack Kabul, three other cities
Explosions and gunfire rocked Kabul yesterday as suicide bombers struck across Afghanistan in coordinated attacks claimed by Taleban insurgents as the start of a spring offensive. 4/16/2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=17&art_id=121530&sid=36072606&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120416



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