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3Novices:Hong Kong leader’s glowing report card omits key failings

Hong Kong’s outgoing chief executive Leung Chun-ying has produced a glowing report of his five years in office, citing among his accomplishments the booming economy and the “orderly” ending of the Occupy protests and the Mong Kok riot.
Conspicuously absent in the 90-page report was an accounting of his government’s inability to bring about political reform and achieve its public housing targets.
“I had strong feelings when I worked on this report,” Leung said…
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3Novices:Don’t rely on family wealth and natural gifts, Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing advises graduates

Hong Kong’s richest man, Li Ka-shing, has cautioned people who only yearn to “win at the starting line” – by being born into family wealth or being gifted – that destiny is not guaranteed.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony of Shantou University in eastern Guangdong on Tuesday, the tycoon said young people were doomed to fail if they put all their hope on family wealth and natural gifts.
Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong’s richest man, rejects retirement claims
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3Novices:‘Law to stop abuse of China’s national anthem would extend to Hong Kong … but in revised form’

Any legislation adopted on mainland China to punish abusers of the national anthem will be applied to Hong Kong but local lawmakers have the right to vet and shape it to the city’s context, according to an adviser to Beijing on the city’s mini-constitution.
Elsie Leung Oi-sie, chairwoman of the Basic Law Committee under the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, said on Tuesday that if the recently proposed law was passed, it would unlikely extend to Hong Kong as it…
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3Novices:Focus on economy not politics, Chinese vice-president tells Hong Kong business leaders

Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao said on Tuesday that Hong Kong had an irreplaceable role to play in national development, urging the city to divert energy from political controversies to economic issues.
In a meeting with a delegation of Hong Kong businessmen in Beijing, Li said the most outstanding and important problem facing the city was how to speed up its development.
He was later quoted as saying that the city needed to transform and innovate, as it had spent a lot of energy on…
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3Novices:Hong Kong woman tells court how she had to relearn how to walk after horrific beauty treatment

A woman had to spend months relearning how to walk after undergoing an “unnecessary” cancer treatment that left her limbs numb, a Hong Kong court was told on Tuesday during a manslaughter trial involving a Causeway Bay beauty clinic.
Wong Fung-kwan, 62, told the High Court that even now, five years after receiving the treatment, “it is still a problem for me. I always feel heaviness in my feet”.
“It is like I have received an anaesthetic injection,” she added…
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3Novices:20 years on from the handover, maestro keeps his faith in Hong Kong’s bright musical future

The conductor of Hong Kong’s flagship orchestra says he has decided to stay on after witnessing 20 years of ups and downs and growing regional competition.
Yan Huichang, recently promoted to artistic director for life of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, says the memories of a city on the brink of the handover from colonial rule two decades ago are still fresh in his mind.
“Fate was kind to me when I started my work at HKCO on June 1, 1997,” Yan, 63, told the Post. “If I…
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3Novices:Average Chinese executive pay cheques crossed 1 million yuan for the first time in 2016

Executives at China’s publicly traded companies had a bumper year in 2016, with the average annual salary among the highest-paid C-suite managers crossing the million yuan mark for the first time, while a majority of industries received pay raises, according to a survey.
The average 2016 remuneration of the highest-paid executives rose 9 per cent to 1.02 million yuan (US$146,300) per annum among China’s publicly traded companies, according to data by the accounting firm Deloitte, in…
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