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  • This Man Will Pay You $180M To Marry His Daughter, But Here's The Catch

    11/02/2018 11:20:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Culture Hook ^ | Gigi Cummings
    Some people have it all, the life of luxury, cars, planes, diamonds, anything they want. And yet there is always something everyone wants that money cant buy. Chinese billionaire Cecil Chao, who made is fortune in luxury real-estate and property development in Hong Kong would love nothing more in life than his darling daughter to get married to the man of her dreams. But Chao's dream will never come true because his only daughter is a lesbian. So Chao is trying to come up with a plan to use his millions to pay a man to "turn" his daughter...
  • China Opens Giant Sea Bridge Linking Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland

    10/23/2018 10:05:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 23, 2018 | Austin Ramzy
    HONG KONG — China officially opened the world’s longest sea bridge on Tuesday after China’s leader, Xi Jinping, and local officials inaugurated the 34-mile structure, which crosses the Pearl River Delta to link Hong Kong with Macau and the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai. The project, which includes sections of bridge and artificial islands linked by a four-mile tunnel west of Hong Kong’s airport, went billions of dollars over budget and was delayed by two years. Chinese officials expect the bridge to significantly cut driving time between the two sides of the Pearl River, helping to achieve their vision of...
  • World Economic Forum confirms the US is great again under Trump

    10/18/2018 8:14:26 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/18 | PAUL RODERICK GREGORY
    The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2018 World Competitiveness Report ranks the United States No. 1 in global competitiveness, up from No. 3 in the past few years and its first top ranking in a decade. A high ranking matters. As the WEF reports: “Global competitiveness is determined by the set of institutions, policies and factors that determine the level of productivity of a country … And productivity leads to growth ... and improved well-being. The U.S.’s top ranking therefore suggests a lot of growth and prosperity to come." According to the Davos elite (who are no fans of Donald Trump),...
  • A doctor killed his family using a yoga ball filled with toxic gas, Hong Kong prosecutors say

    10/09/2018 10:20:14 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2018 | Lindsey Bever
    A bright yellow Mini Cooper sat parked near a bus stop in Ma On Shan, a town in Hong Kong. It was not raining that day in 2015, but the windshield wipers were still running, scraping against the dry glass; and, a passerby later said, it appeared that Wong Siew-fung and her 16-year-old daughter had fallen asleep inside the car. But 45 minutes later, the same witness said, they had not moved. The mother and daughter were rushed to a hospital, where they were pronounced dead. The account comes from court testimony reported by the South China Morning Post. Prosecutors...
  • NAFTA 2.0 and a Return to Focus

    10/04/2018 8:07:14 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 3, 2018 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    Bringing it in just under the wire, negotiators representing Mexico, Canada, and the United States announced a new trade deal, to be named the USMCA, on Sunday, September 30, enabling the replacement for NAFTA for which many have long clamored. With the agreement to switch to this new program, the three nations are taking some steps – however small – back in the direction of the goals that Free Trade Agreements have always promised to support, but which have been largely forgotten in the quest for their side effects. Free Trade Agreements, in fact, are not designed to reduce taxes...
  • Radical Activist Filmmaker Laura Poitras Shared Byline on WaPo NSA Story

    06/11/2013 5:59:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/11/13 | Alana Goodman
    The coauthor of the Washington Post’s bombshell story on the National Security Agency’s PRISM surveillance program is a long-time activist filmmaker who has railed against U.S. counterterrorism policies put into place after the Sept. 11 attacks. Filmmaker Laura Poitras, who shared the lead byline with former Post journalist Barton Gellman on the paper’s front-page NSA story, is not on the Post’s staff and is not a print reporter. Poitras has criticized the “illegal” Guantanamo Bay detention facility, described enhanced interrogation techniques as “legalized torture,” and criticized the intelligence community’s surveillance methods in her films and public comments. While traditional media...
  • China blocks US Navy ship’s port visit to Hong Kong

    09/25/2018 7:41:39 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/25/18 | Michael Burke
    China on Monday denied a United States Navy permission request for a port visit next month to Hong Kong, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. The decision to deny the port visit comes as tensions between the U.S. and China escalate on both economic and military fronts. The ship, the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group, is currently in the East China Sea, according to the Journal. The ship has been at sea since August and can hold as many as 1,600 Marines and sailors on board, the newspaper reported. China also canceled an upcoming meeting between top naval officers from...
  • Two more people diagnosed with dengue fever in Hong Kong, raising total to 26 cases this year

    08/26/2018 8:56:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    The latest updates meant nine of the local cases either live on or had visited the island of Cheung Chau, while the remaining 17 had gone to the popular Lion Rock Park or Wong Tai Sin, the district where the park is located, since the first case was reported on August 14. Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said on Sunday hygiene officials would go to Cheung Chau starting Monday to spray insecticide around all homes and schools, before the new academic year begins on September 3. Workers had already been doing this within 500 metres of each Cheung Chau patient’s...
  • Hong Kong politician: Trump should target us in trade war with China

    08/16/2018 10:04:23 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    CNBC ^ | Aug 15, 2018 | Kelly Olsen
    A controversial Hong Kong politician wants the United States to sanction his city as part of its ongoing trade war with China in hopes of somehow achieving his dream of independence and democracy. Andy Chan Ho-tin says China poses an increasing existential threat to local rights and freedoms since British colonial rule ended in 1997. He has become a local lightning rod, criticized by many for advocating independence but also seen as a symbol of free speech after Chinese and Hong Kong officials called for a public address of his this week to be canceled. In that address, he called...
  • In a speech that Beijing tried to stop, Hong Kong independence advocate lashes out

    08/14/2018 11:26:27 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    CNBC ^ | Aug 14, 2018 | Kelly Olsen
    A pro-independence Hong Kong politician whose party is under threat of a ban lashed out at China in a closely watched Tuesday speech, drawing immediate criticism from local authorities. Andy Chan Ho-tin, a member of the Hong Kong National Party, has been at the center of controversy over free speech and Hong Kong's autonomy. The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Hong Kong, which invited him, came under pressure itself from the central government in Beijing as well as local authorities to cancel the event. Dozens of protesters gathered outside the club in central Hong Kong amid heavy police presence as what...
  • Number of Hong Kong McDonald's 'McRefugees' sleeping in restaurants has skyrocketed

    08/07/2018 12:53:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 6, 2018 | Alexandra Deabler
    The number of non-homeless people sleeping in McDonald’s restaurants across Hong Kong in southeast China has increased six-fold over the past five years, a new study has found. The study, organized by Junior Chamber International’s Tai Ping Shan, was conducted in June and discovered that 334 people have slept in a McDonald’s restaurant nightly over the past three months — a six-fold increase from a study conducted in 2013, which showed only 57 people routinely slept in McDonald’s. According to the research, reported by South China Morning Post, 84 of 110 24-hour fast food branches had seen regular overnight sleepers....
  • In a first, Chinese-ruled Hong Kong moves to ban separatist group

    07/17/2018 11:09:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 17, 2018 3:18 AM | Venus Wu
    Hong Kong on Tuesday kick-started a process which could lead to a ban on a group that promotes secession from China, the first time since the former British colony’s return to Chinese rule in 1997 it has sought to outlaw a political organization. The move against the Hong Kong National Party comes at a time authorities have ratcheted up pressure on young democracy activists, some of whom have been jailed, and denounced any pro-independence action as an illegal challenge to Communist Party rulers in Beijing. The Security Bureau wrote a letter to the founder of the party, Andy Chan, telling...
  • U.S. boots Hong Kong from top spot and reclaims title of world’s most competitive economy

    05/29/2018 7:15:29 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 22 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | May 19,2018 | Frieda Powers
    President Trump is making good on his promise to make America great again as the nation roared back to reclaim the title of the world’s most competitive economy. The U.S. beat Hong Kong for the top spot, retaking the position for the first time since 2015, according to Switzerland-based IMD World Competitiveness Center’s annual rankings, Bloomberg reported. Faster economic growth as well as scientific and technological innovation launched the U.S. up from 4th place last year, as the nation scored best in international investment, domestic economy and scientific infrastructure sub-categories. “The renewed top ranking aligns with the positive U.S. growth...
  • Trump White House accuses China of 'Orwellian nonsense'

    05/05/2018 7:49:36 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Guardian ^ | 5 May 2018
    Trump White House accuses China of 'Orwellian nonsense' Beijing seeks to change US airline references to disputed territories Harsh statement released as US trade delegation returns The White House on Saturday condemned Chinese efforts to control how US airlines refer to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao as “Orwellian nonsense”. The harshly worded statement came as a high-level trade delegation led by the Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin returned from negotiations in China. The carriers were told to remove references on their websites or in other material that suggests Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau are part of countries independent from China, US...
  • Government rewrites history of Hong Kong’s 1997 handover, one inconvenient phrase at a time

    05/02/2018 3:55:12 PM PDT · by teacherwoes · 9 replies
    SCMP ^ | May 1, 2018 | Alvin Lum
    The Hong Kong government is rewriting the city’s history, one phrase at a time. After the proposed removal of the words “taking back” from school textbooks to describe the return of the city to China in 1997, the Post has learned that the official protocol office has changed its website to erase any mention of a “handover of sovereignty”.
  • Top Hong Kong officials should swear to uphold China’s constitution, says delegate to national…

    03/22/2018 9:19:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Hong Kong Free Press ^ | 20 March 2018 12:18 | Kris Cheng
    Raymond Tam, a local deputy to the National People’s Congress, has suggested that the city’s top government officials should swear to uphold China’s constitution. Tam, the former secretary for constitutional and mainland affairs, made his suggestion at an earlier meeting of the national legislature. Article 104 of the Basic Law stipulates that when assuming office, the chief executive, principal officials, members of the Executive Council, members of the Legislative Council, judges and other members of the judiciary should swear to uphold the Basic Law and swear allegiance to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. […] Article 31 of the Chinese...
  • How China and Hong Kong’s Currencies Were Shaped by Spanish, Mexican Silver Dollars

    02/25/2018 6:36:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Wednesday, 07 February, 2018 | Stuart Heaver
    Many modern East Asian currencies have roots in Ming dynasty trade and Chinese traders’ faith in the Mexican silver dollar. Attempts to dislodge it, such as the Hong Kong-minted silver British dollar, were not always successfulAt the antiques market near the old Qingjing mosque in central Quanzhou, a city in China’s south-eastern Fujian province, it is sometimes possible to purchase unusual silver objects that reveal much about the currencies in circulation in East Asia today. On one stall, crammed with opium pipes, blue-and-white ceramics and jade trinkets, is a small, dome-shaped lump of metal in a rusty tin box. It...
  • The Reverential Fear of The LORD[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/14/2018 9:29:35 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The wisdom of the ages are here to be had, But it is the spirit of understanding that will make you glad, For though wisdom is a Ruby, understanding is its light , Revealing Revelation that brings delight, And so it is when your eyes are opened to The All of Me, Through all 7 eyes of The Spirit you shall see, For truly if you retain them with out first having the Fear of The Lord, All these spirits fail to become your Faith and sword, And So it is in all your getting for wisdom to come, You...
  • [VIDEO] Two WWII Bombs Found on Hong Kong Construction Site

    02/09/2018 4:22:05 PM PST · by beaversmom · 18 replies
    For Construction Pros ^ | February 8, 2018
    Police have diffused two AN-M65 model 450kg bombs left over from World War II which were discovered by Hong Kong's railway agency MTR Corporation. The bombs were found stuck int he mud at a Wan Chai construction site where MTR is constructing a rail link for the Sha Tin-Central line. Five thousand people in the area were evacuated overnight so police bomb disposal officers could cut through the bombs' casing and burn off the explosives inside.
  • ADVANCE[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/05/2018 10:09:00 AM PST · by Jedediah
    My children do you realize all the battles we have walked through together have already made you Overcomers as David over Goliath ?! Now I desire you to take the hand of others I have placed in your path and reveal to them that I AM The KEY to all trials and I alone hold the Key to their Victories as I overcame for you in your Valleys ! Now be that buoyancy compensator for as I have been the Lifter of your Soul Now I desire you to lift up others and love them as I Love you for...