Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
Monday, April 20, 2015   




Reform battle looms to win hearts, minds
A battle is looming between the government and pan-democrats for the hearts and minds of Hong Kong people over political reform.

Backing for package climbing, finds poll
Support for lawmakers to pass the political reform package that adheres to Beijing's August 31 decision has been steadily rising, according to a survey by a pro-establishment group.

HK top place among Oz students for diversity
Australian undergraduates under their country's New Colombo Plan have named Hong Kong as one of the more popular destinations for studies, an education-sector lawmaker said yesterday.

Good night, sleep tight and in tune
Most Hong Kong people are in bed before 1am and awake by 8am. But many may not sleep for as long or as well as doctors recommend.

Correction still looms
The cut has given another shot in the arm to investors, analysts say, after China's stocks regulator denied at the weekend it intended to depress the market.

China cuts banks' reserve ratio to boost lending
China's central bank has cut by one percentage point the level of funds that commercial banks must hold in reserve - the second such move this year to boost lending.

Deals barrage launched to pump up spending
More than 10,000 retail outlets, restaurants and malls will take part in a five- week campaign to attract tourists and hopefully boost consumer spending by 20 to 30 percent.

Tough times as watch sellers wind up shops
Watch sellers are scaling back operations amid sluggish business that has been hit by fewer tourist arrivals.

Woman with decoy baby arrested over ivory haul
Mainland customs officers have arrested a young Hong Kong woman who tried to smuggle 24 ivory products in a bag while carrying a baby through Shenzhen port.

Sliding our way...
Hong Kong is to get a massive 250-meter-long water slide this summer.



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