Issue: September 02, 2014   (Archive)
Tuesday, September 2, 2014   



Well, she would say that, wouldn't she?
You can hardly blame the new Miss Hong Kong, Veronica Shiu Pui-si, from trotting out the line that she's a proud Hongkonger who supports the election system as proposed by Beijing. What else could she be expected to say?

Sites warned on using singer's name
Several mainland online shops are using the name of disgraced Taiwan actor and singer Kai Ko Chen-tung in the hope that internet browsers will come across their products when searching for his name.

Marine parks to shield white dolphins
Plans to designate southwest Lantau and the Soko Islands as marine parks were announced yesterday, 12 years after they were first gazetted.

Female tutor, 21, on teen sex rap
A 21-year-old female tutor has been charged with having sex with a 15-year- old boy.

First-day chaos for kids as cross-border system falters
Scores of children living across the border were late for classes on the first day of the new school year.

Student chiefs on move for mass class boycotts
Massive class boycotts at universities involving thousands of students will be launched in mid-September, a student leader said.

Fighting words nudge public to make stand
The Democratic Party said yesterday it will join the Occupy Central movement and vote against the political reform proposal in Legco.

Gaming revenue takes hit as high rollers play it safe
Macau's gaming revenue in August came in below estimates for a third straight month of declines, while the number of visitors to Hong Kong in July saw double-digit growth.

Car-hire giant leads $10b IPO race
Five firms will open their retail books this month to raise nearly HK$10 billion.

Former bourse vice president dies
Former Hong Kong Stock Exchange vice president Herbert Hui Ho-ming passed away on Saturday. He was 56.



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