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Saturday, August 30, 2014

South China Morning Post- Hong Kong


Six people were injured when a gas explosion blew out the windows and air conditioner of a third-storey Yuen Long apartment, spraying shards of glass across passers-by.
31 Aug 2014 - 4:11am
With Beijing expected to confirm a tough framework today for the 2017 chief executive election, both sides of the political divide have stepped up the rhetoric.
Updated 31 Aug 2014 - 8:53am
Hong Kong needs to address an "unreasonable" imbalance in the nominating committee for the 2017 chief executive election, a Beijing legal scholar told the Sunday Morning Post.
Updated 31 Aug 2014 - 9:02am
For the first time in the history of the Hong Kong Police Force, the number of expatriate officers on the 28,000-member force will drop next year to fewer than 100.
31 Aug 2014 - 4:25am
One of the city's most popular tourist destinations has become a hunting ground for unscrupulous taxi drivers who are flouting the law right under the nose of police.
Updated 31 Aug 2014 - 9:18am
The last ferry pulling out from the old Wan Chai Pier on Friday night closed the door on 48 years of history.
31 Aug 2014 - 4:40am
The man who co-discovered the deadly Ebola virus says the chance of the epidemic in West Africa spreading to Hong Kong is "very, very small" because of the city's experience in dealing with...
31 Aug 2014 - 4:40am

Opinion

As Britain raised its terror threat alert to the second-highest level in a five-tier system, an international expert said Hong Kong faced a much greater threat of an attack due to the globalised...
31 Aug 2014 - 5:51am
Macau casino croupiers began an unprecedented campaign of industrial action for better working conditions - the first such move in the former Portuguese enclave's history.
31 Aug 2014 - 4:23am
About a quarter of the city's 28,000 police officers will be deployed on Sunday when some 1,000 Occupy Central protesters are expected to gather outside the government headquarters in Admiralty....
30 Aug 2014 - 2:58pm
The foreign ministry has issued a tough warning against foreign interference in Hong Kong affairs ahead of Sunday's decision by Beijing on the city's electoral reform.
30 Aug 2014 - 4:35am
High property prices and inadequate infrastructure were more serious threats to Hong Kong's competitiveness than Occupy Central, speakers at the SCMP's Redefining Hong Kong debate said yesterday...
30 Aug 2014 - 3:16am
Cathay Pacific passengers should brace for possible industrial action after the association representing cockpit crew stepped up its preparations for a work-to-rule protest.
30 Aug 2014 - 3:00pm
A top aide to Next Media founder Jimmy Lai Chee-ying yesterday denied he approached Labour Party lawmakers in an attempt to lobby them to speak in a Legislative Council debate on press freedom in...
30 Aug 2014 - 4:53am
A lack of protection for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is deterring talented workers from moving to Hong Kong, a top diplomat said yesterday.
30 Aug 2014 - 3:24pm
Lawmakers who vote against the government's proposal for the 2017 chief executive election will shoulder the historical responsibility if they block universal suffrage, Chen Zuoer said yesterday...
30 Aug 2014 - 4:30am
Hong Kong tourists may be among 56 people who were injured, several critically, when their tour bus hit a road divider and flipped over on a mountain highway in Canada.
30 Aug 2014 - 3:26am
Lawyers for two people convicted of laundering a total of HK$230 million insisted in court yesterday that there was no evidence the money was the proceeds of crime.
30 Aug 2014 - 4:49am
In the late 1960s, Peter Lo Wai-hung would stand by a football pitch in Tsz Wan Shan near Wong Tai Sin, where groups of young men played games or just lounged around.
30 Aug 2014 - 4:51am
Modelled on Britain's Special Air Service, Hong Kong established the Special Duties Unit in 1974 to conduct counter-terrorism work, hostage rescue and other high-stakes tactical operations.
30 Aug 2014 - 4:30am
In the face of a shrinking and changing media advertising scene, the government must consider market sustainability as a whole when deciding whether to issue new television licences, the Court of...
30 Aug 2014 - 4:57am
The government should consider capping the number of candidates at either two or three when it amends legislation for the chief executive poll in 2017, a source familiar with the national...
30 Aug 2014 - 4:30am
How the police cracked down on China’s largest independent film festival - and what it could mean for creative industries in Hong Kong. 
30 Aug 2014 - 5:02am
A top official at the equality watchdog who helped members of his church to oppose reform of anti-discrimination laws has damaged the credibility of the body, its chairman said. 
30 Aug 2014 - 4:15am
A group of colleagues yesterday came together to take part in the city's biggest Ice Bucket Challenge yet, as 200 people doused themselves in iced water to help take donations for local motor...
30 Aug 2014 - 5:00am
A decorator convicted of using a self-assembled airgun to spray five flats in Yuen Long with metal ball bearings - breaking windows and hitting one passer-by - was sentenced to 30 months in jail...
30 Aug 2014 - 4:58am
Occupy Central is a civil disobedience movement which could see Hong Kong's financial district paralysed by protesters demanding democratic elections. To help explain the differing opinions and...
29 Aug 2014 - 9:09pm