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Recyclers in Hong Kong brace for full impact of temporary ban on wastepaper collection
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 02:46

Hong Kong recyclers are bracing for the full impact of a temporary halt in wastepaper collection by local exporters from Friday. The business associat...

Mainland Chinese student in Hong Kong apologises for independence poster comments
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 22:46

A mainland student at a Hong Kong university has been forced to apologise publicly twice and pledge allegiance to his country after he criticised anot...

Racquets thrown and fingers pointed as Hong Kong’s Leo Au wins International Squash Open
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:50

There were fireworks on and off the court as Leo Au Chun-ming pulled off a stunning comeback victory from two sets down to win the HKFC PSA Internatio...

14 out of 15 children’s scooter models contain cancer-related chemical: Hong Kong watchdog
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 18:45

More than half of children’s scooters among 15 brands in the city do not meet toy safety standards, while all but one contain substances linked ...

Co-living the new norm for young professionals priced out of Hong Kong’s property market
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:43

Safe, cosy and above all, affordable: a rare thing in Hong Kong, one of the world’s most expensive places to find a home. But those are precisel...

Ex-Ming Pao journalist found guilty of taking upskirt photos of female reporters
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:44

A former principal reporter for a prominent Hong Kong newspaper faces jail after being found guilty on Wednesday of taking upskirt photos of two colle...

Cathay Pacific to save HK$2.2 billion by changing investment in new planes
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 06:48

Cathay Pacific Airways has said it will save HK$ 2.2 billion (US$ 288 million) by delaying the delivery of long-haul aircraft and switching to small...

What must Hong Kong do to rein in surging home prices?
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:45

Hong Kong’s home prices may be surging from one record high to another, but the prospect of reining them in over the next decade may not be as f...

Cathay Pacific cabin crew back extending retirement age from 55 to 60, internal ballot reveals
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:42

Cathay Pacific Airways is poised to extend the retirement age of its 9,000 Hong Kong-based cabin crew from 55 to 60 as early as next year, as a propos...

‘We go wherever people need us’: Hong Kong firemen recount saving Kowloon Peak hikers
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:44

Four Hong Kong firefighters, who stayed overnight on a cliff to rescue the mainland Chinese pair stranded on Kowloon Peak last month during a tropical...

Sixes here to stay, say organisers, and will boost Hong Kong’s status as hub for short-form cricket
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:42

Organisers of the Hong Kong Sixes are determined to ensure the tournament is here to stay and, along with the T20 Blitz, play a key role in enhancing ...

Explain this: the rise of student unions in Hong Kong – how did they come to hold such sway?
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:45

From showing solidarity with their counterparts in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, to participating in the more recent Occupy and independence mov...

Data shows extra property stamp duty no brake on soaring prices, agents say
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:43

The number of transactions requiring home buyers to pay an extra stamp duty surged to a record high in August, suggesting the measure intended to cool...

Octopus and credit card payments will soon be accepted for Aberdeen Tunnel tolls
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:51

Hong Kong drivers will be able to use their Octopus or credit cards at a second road tunnel starting later this month. All manual toll booths at Aberd...

China’s property market risks are rising, says data expert
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 06:44

Real Estate Foresight founder and chief executive Robert Ciemniak has made it his business to gather and interpret real time data on China’s res...

Hong Kong’s housing conundrum – affordable to whom?
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 04:44

We know that Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Yuet-ngor has housing as one of her key priorities and we have been told she is embarking on major d...

Guangdong’s Country Garden continues investment in Hong Kong, despite Beijing’s capital controls
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 02:46

Country Garden, the Guangdong-based property developer, has splashed out HK$ 2.44 billion (US$ 312.3 million) on a 60 per cent share of a waterfront...

HK$350 levy proposed on every property transaction to fund new management watchdog
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:43

Tens of thousands of Hong Kong property buyers face an extra HK$ 350 (US$ 19) levy on top of existing stamp duties, for every deal signed, starting ...

Drones take on increasingly important role in land, infrastructure, and property development
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 22:46

Drones are changing the face of construction, making land, infrastructure, and property development easier by providing builders unparalleled access t...

Qianhai tipped to develop into world’s fourth largest core business centre
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:47

The 26 million square metre development area within the Qianhai free trade zone on the southern edge of Shenzhen will become the world’s fourth ...

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