NEW! 6/12/2013 9:53:59 PM EST
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The Standard reports small and medium enterprises have expressed strong concerns over the Occupy Central movement, the chief executive of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce said yesterday. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=134560&sid=39804563&con_type=1...
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6/12/2013 9:50:48 PM EST
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Chief Executive CY Leung concludes his three-day visit to New York today, June 12, New York time. In the morning, Mr Leung met with business leaders from Hong Kong and the US at the opening session of the Hong Kong-United States Business Council Plenary...
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6/12/2013 9:48:23 PM EST
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SCMP reports US whistle-blower Edward Snowden yesterday emerged from hiding in Hong Kong and revealed to the South China Morning Post that he will stay in the city to fight likely attempts by his government to have him extradited for leaking state secrets....
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6/12/2013 9:39:51 PM EST
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The President of the Legislative Council (LegCo), Mr Jasper Tsang, continued his visit to the United Kingdom (UK) Parliament on June 11 (London time). On the second day of his visit, Mr Tsang called on the Lord Speaker, Baroness D'Souza, to exchange views...
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6/10/2013 10:21:37 PM EST
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The Constitutional & Mainland Affairs Bureau said today the Government received 1,048 data requests under the Code on Access to Information in the first quarter of 2013. The total number of requests received since the code’s introduction in March...
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6/10/2013 10:19:51 PM EST
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SCMP reports Edward Snowden's decision to use a city under Chinese sovereignty as his bolthole after blowing the whistle on US cyber-snooping has been widely questioned. But legal experts says Hong Kong's elaborate extradition procedures and regard for...
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6/10/2013 10:12:59 PM EST
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SCMP reports the publicity battle between three television stations hoping to start broadcasting on free-to-air channels is heating up amid talk that the government may grant new licences only to "winning" bidders. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1257994/pccw-gets-tuned-free-tv-tug-war...
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6/10/2013 10:04:08 PM EST
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SCMP reports all six branches of the disciplined services have withdrawn from the committee that oversees civil servants' salaries, deepening the row over the widely unpopular pay rise offered by the government last week. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1258077/all-six-disciplined-services-join-boycott-over-unpopular-pay-rise...
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6/10/2013 9:51:14 PM EST
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New York Daily News reports Edward Snowden, the former CIA technician who unabashedly leaked word of the U.S. collecting phone records and internet data, may be a lot less secure in Hong Kong than he believes. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/nsa-leaker-edward-snowden-face-extradition-hong-kong-article-1.1368209...
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6/9/2013 10:39:28 PM EST
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Chief Executive CY Leung said the Government is sincere and determined in launching a consultation on constitutional reform for 2017, and it is not necessary to express views through illegal action. Speaking to reporters at the airport before leaving for...
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6/9/2013 10:26:59 PM EST
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The Standard reports the Occupy Central movement is bound to neither be peaceful or legal. That is the blunt warning from Chief Executive Leung Chun- ying, who said action will be taken to maintain law and order. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=134475&sid=39789701&con_type=1...
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6/9/2013 10:22:33 PM EST
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SCMP reports the city's chief prosecutor says victims of indecent assault in some cases should show their attackers compassion if it is their first offence. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1256732/chief-prosecutor-kevin-zervos-urges-compassion-first-time-sex...
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6/6/2013 9:57:07 PM EST
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Customs & Excise officers seized 2.1kg of cocaine worth $2.01 million and arrested an 18-year-old man at the airport yesterday. They stopped the man to examine his luggage and found the cocaine in a false compartment in his suitcase. The man arrived...
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6/6/2013 9:54:50 PM EST
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Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man says civil service unit heads have discretionary power, which can be used to make decisions regarding training civil servants to meet operational needs. In response to a media enquiry about the approval for...
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6/6/2013 9:49:12 PM EST
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The Standard reports accepting restaurant gifts worth HK$5,000 has cost a senior cop his freedom, his job and up to HK$6 million in pension. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=11&art_id=134416&sid=39778249&con_type=3&d_str=20130607&fc=8...
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6/6/2013 9:43:00 PM EST
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SCMP reports human error was to blame for the hot air balloon disaster in Egypt that killed nine Hongkongers in February, a criminal investigation has found. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1254733/egypt-balloon-crash-killed-19-hongkongers-blamed-human-error...
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6/5/2013 10:53:50 PM EST
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The Standard reports a pro-Beijing lawmaker has demanded the Legislative Council exercise its special powers to probe former Executive Council member Barry Cheung Chun-yuen's Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=11&art_id=134379&sid=39771083&con_type=1&d_str=20130606&fc=7...
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6/5/2013 10:49:16 PM EST
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Russia has begun processing APEC Business Travel Cards under a scheme, that aims to enhance business travellers' mobility within APEC economies, the Immigration Department said. Including Russia, there are 19 economies participating in the scheme. The others...
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6/5/2013 10:08:04 PM EST
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The Standard reports police have arrested a woman driver on suspicions her jeep hit a herd of cattle on a deserted Lantau road - killing eight. Two cows were injured. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=134395&sid=39772132&con_type=3...
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6/4/2013 10:04:20 PM EST
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SCMP reports a former soldier of Israel's elite anti-terrorist unit who admitted laundering more than HK$150 million of golden bars and diamonds in Hong Kong provided admirable service to the military, a court heard yesterday. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1253549/launderer-gold-bars-commendable-soldier-israel...
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6/4/2013 9:57:49 PM EST
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The Standard reports all liquor bought by the Independent Commission Against Corruption during the tenure of Timothy Tong Hin-ming will be put up for auction. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=134341&sid=39764316&con_type=1...
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6/4/2013 9:54:07 PM EST
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SCMP reports the annual Hong Kong candlelight vigil to mark the 24th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown was brought to an abrupt end last night by heavy downpours and a power failure. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1253633/candles-rain-mark-june-4-vigil-hong-kongs-victoria-park...
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6/4/2013 9:50:27 PM EST
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The Government has made pay offers, to take effect retrospectively from April 1, to the staff sides of the four civil-service central consultative councils, Secretary for the Civil Service Paul Tang announced. Briefing reporters, Mr Tang said civil servants...
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6/3/2013 10:37:10 PM EST
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SCMP reports participants in tonight's candlelight vigil in Victoria Park must send a united message to President Xi Jinping that Hongkongers will insist on justice over the Tiananmen Square crackdown, organiser Lee Cheuk-yan said yesterday. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1252862/organisers-hk-vigil-june-4-urge-united-call-justice...
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6/3/2013 10:33:29 PM EST
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The Standard reports a High Court judge has quashed a lower court's ruling and decided to free a League of Social Democrats member convicted of attacking a policewoman last year. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=4&art_id=134292&sid=39757479&con_type=1&d_str=20130604&fc=2...
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6/3/2013 10:25:24 PM EST
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SCMP reports a 66-year-old apparently male patient made a stunning discovery when he sought treatment for swelling in his abdomen. The swelling was a cyst on his ovary and he was in fact a woman. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1252857/man-66-goes-doctor-and-finds-hes-woman...
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6/3/2013 10:11:19 PM EST
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The Standard reports civil servants may know as early as today whether they will be getting pay rises recommended by their unions or the 2.55 to 3.92 percent suggested by the pay trend survey. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=134304&sid=39758880&con_type=1...
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6/2/2013 10:04:35 PM EST
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The Standard reports a transportation worker was arrested hours after a mainland student on holiday was raped in a hostel in Tsim Sha Tsui's Chungking Mansions. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=4&art_id=134249&sid=39754719&con_type=1&d_str=20130603&fc=1...
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6/2/2013 10:01:39 PM EST
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Prosecutors must act fairly and properly, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and honesty, says Director of Public Prosecutions Kevin Zervos. These were the words of his welcome address at the 12th Heads of Prosecuting Agencies Conference, which...
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6/2/2013 9:59:28 PM EST
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Police have arrested a 25-year-old man after his car allegedly hit and killed a 45-year-old motorcyclist in Lantau South today. The car was travelling along South Lantau Road towards Mui Wo, and collided with the motorcycle near San Shek Wan at 1.45pm....
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