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Dream of mainland retirement loses its attraction for many

Bigger flats and lower living costs on the mainland have seen many Hongkongers retire across the border, but the Post has found the lure may be starting to fade. Ms Woo, a 67-year-old Hongkonger, was attracted by the spacious community environment at Clifford Estates in Panyu, a Guangzhou ...

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Pig washed away 20km in mudslide, downpours in China

Firemen in eastern China have helped get a 150 kg pig home safely after it was washed away in a mudslide and torrential rains over the weekend, Chinese media reported. The pig went missing for two days after heavy rain lashed Xiushui county in Jiangxi province, the news website News.qq.com ...

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Hongkongers tempted to mainland for study or for love

Going north has long been a path taken by those seeking their fortune, but increasingly young people chasing degrees or even looking for love are following in their footsteps. Many who make the move are attracted by the rapid changes the mainland is going through. By leaving their comfort zone ...

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Hong Kong-China partnership no instant cure to health concerns

Tension between Hong Kong and the mainland was high in 2003 after the deadly outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars). An infected professor, who worked at a Guangzhou hospital, spread the respiratory virus to guests at the Kowloon hotel where he was staying and on to medical staff ...

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China overtakes Hong Kong as top IPO market as listings surge

The number of listings in China has surged 303 per cent and raised 336 per cent more funds in the first-half of 2017, compared with the year-earlier period, surpassing Hong Kong as the top IPO market, according to EY. Ringo Choi, Asia-Pacific IPO leader said a total of 246 companies listed on ...

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Jury selection starts in trial of Chinese billionaire

Jury selection began on Monday in the New York criminal trial of a Chinese billionaire charged with trying to bribe United Nations diplomats to ease approval of a UN conference centre. Ng Lap Seng, 69, has pleaded not guilty to six charges, including conspiracy, since his arrest in September ...

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China and Hong Kong stocks to dip on policy, stronger yuan

China and Hong Kong stocks will likely to decline in the next three months due to the regulatory crackdown and a stronger yuan, says Credit Suisse. The Swiss bank said on Monday that as Chinese policymakers were likely to continue its deleveraging of the financial system, stocks of Chinese ...

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Chinese yuan trading weaker for 8th straight session

Onshore yuan weakened Monday morning against the US dollar, putting the Chinese currency on course for arecord 8-day losing streak. On the spot market in Shanghai, the US dollar bought 6.8419 yuan at 11.30am, up 0.08 per cent from 6.8366 late Friday. Before Monday, the greenback had strengthened ...

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China will give money, but not a home, to Middle East refugees

China will step up economic aid to help countries deal with the Syrian refugee crisis, but Beijing has no plan to provide shelter for refugees from the war-torn region, diplomatic observers said. Their remarks came amid a contentious debate among mainland internet users over the past week about ...

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PLA carrier sets off for drills and a port call in Hong Kong

The aircraft carrier Liaoning has departed Qingdao in Shandong province for a series of training exercises, the PLA Navy announced on Sunday. The carrier is expected to stop in Hong Kong early next month, following a visit by President Xi Jinping to mark the 20th anniversary of the handover of ...

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