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  1. September 27, 2013

    Rare treasures

    Nine years ago I interviewed the Englishman at the head of AXA Millésimes, the wine division of the French insurance group....

  2. March 15, 2013

    ‘Mortal’ Tang cannot finish his Burgundy

    Henry Tang, the politician whose campaign to become Hong Kong chief executive was derailed by revelations of a wine cellar...

  1. May 28, 2012

    Spotlight turns on Hong Kong graft agency

    Since it cleaned up Hong Kong’s police force, which had links to syndicated crime in the 1970s, the territory’s...

  2. April 18, 2012

    Hong Kong leader plans economic shift

    Hong Kong’s incoming chief executive says his government will play a bigger role in the economy, in a departure from the...

  3. April 6, 2012

    In a hole? It’s time to stop digging

    I have a Zimbabwean friend who could double for Crocodile Dundee. Once, much to my mystification, he told me he was amazed...

  4. March 26, 2012

    Hong Kong’s vote

    Leung Chun-ying won the election to become chief executive of Hong Kong with 689 votes, one-ten-thousandth of the 6.89m...

  5. March 25, 2012

    HK winner harnessed anger over inequality

    Leung Chun-ying was helped to victory in Hong Kong’s chief executive election by his ability to harness rising anger in the...

  6. March 25, 2012

    Leung wins Hong Kong election

    A property consultant with three decades of close ties to Beijing has won Hong Kong’s most rancorous, divisive and...

  7. March 23, 2012

    Hackers attack Hong Kong online poll

    An online public vote, designed to give Hong Kong people a voice in advance of Sunday’s closed election for the territory’s...

  8. beyondbrics

    March 9, 2012

    London headlines

    * Chinese inflation rate drops to 3.2% * Greek debt swap support close to 95% * China protests at India cotton export ban...

  9. The World

    March 7, 2012

    Fine wine gives Hong Kong's politicians a hangover

    Hong Kong is a city in the grip of an obsession. The city’s wealthy elite are fixated by fine wines. The wine-drinking...

  10. March 7, 2012

    ‘One man, one vote’ plea for HK poll

    Henry Tang, the former Hong Kong civil service head whose campaign for chief executive has been hit by scandal, has said...

  11. The World

    March 1, 2012

    Managed democracy gets exciting in Hong Kong

    By David Pilling in Hong Kong The election for Hong Kong chief executive, the rather po-faced name the business-minded city...

  12. February 29, 2012

    Hong Kong’s Tsang faces corruption probe

    Hong Kong’s anti-corruption watchdog has launched an investigation into Donald Tsang, the territory’s chief executive,...

  13. February 22, 2012

    China cannot ignore the will of Hong Kongers

    Rarely can an election with so few voters have provided so much fun to so many people. A committee of just 1,200 of Hong...

  14. February 20, 2012

    Hong Kong’s poll

    The party apparatchiks in Beijing must be looking at the “election” for Hong Kong’s next chief executive with horror. The...

  15. February 20, 2012

    Tang presses ahead with Hong Kong run

    Henry Tang, Beijing’s favoured candidate in the election next month to be Hong Kong’s chief executive, formally filed his...

  16. February 17, 2012

    Wine spills on Beijing’s favoured candidate

    Beijing’s hopes of orchestrating next month’s election for Hong Kong’s chief executive were unravelling on Friday, undone by...

  17. September 28, 2011

    Hong Kong succession takes shape as Tang quits

    Hong Kong’s top civil servant Henry Tang resigned on Wednesday, saying he was considering standing for election next March...

  18. March 4, 2011

    Hong Kong picks UK architects for arts hub

    British architects Foster and Partners have won the contract to design a HK$22bn arts and cultural hub in Hong Kong. Lord...

  19. November 18, 2009

    Hong Kong outlines plan for poll reform

    A majority of Hong Kong’s legislators will be popularly elected for the first time in the territory’s history under a set of...

  20. August 9, 2007

    Asian immigrants conquer US

    Everyone knows about the Asian miracle in Asia. China and India's stratospheric growth are by now the world's worst kept...

  21. June 25, 2007

    Tsang ally gets Hong Kong financial role

    Donald Tsang, Hong Kong's chief executive, has appointed one of his closest allies to be the territory's financial...

  22. February 28, 2007

    Hong Kong predicts slowdown for 2007

    Hong Kong’s government on Wednesday said it expected economic growth to dip as low as 4.5 per cent this year as official...

  23. January 10, 2007

    Hong Kong deal for renminbi bonds

    China’s State Council will allow renminbi bond issuance in Hong Kong, Henry Tang, the territory’s financial secretary, said...

  24. July 25, 2006

    Patten plays hardball with the Chinese

    In the mid-1990s the FT's man in Hong Kong had a clear view from his office of the tennis court at Government House, where...

  25. July 25, 2006

    Observer: Still nimble

    Back in the 1990s, Observer's man in Hong Kong had a clear view of the tennis court at Government House, where the colony's...

  26. July 24, 2006

    The Way We Live Now

    Patten plays hardball with the Chinese In the mid-1990s the FT’s man in Hong Kong had a clear view from his office of the...

  27. July 19, 2006

    HK looks at goods and services levy to broaden tax base

    The Hong Kong government yesterday held out the prospect of introducing a broad-based goods and services tax in a...

  28. July 5, 2006

    Hong Kong body backs antitrust shake-up

    Hong Kong should introduce a broad-ranging competition law to improve its antitrust regime and put the territory more in...

  29. July 4, 2006

    Hong Kong body backs anti-trust shake-up

    Hong Kong should introduce a broad-ranging competition law to improve its antitrust regime and put the territory more in...

  30. June 30, 2006

    Beijing to relax use of renminbi in HK

    China is to allow renminbi bond issuance in Hong Kong and permit local companies to use the Chinese currency to settle...

  31. June 29, 2006

    China to allow renminbi bond issuance in HK

    China plans to allow renminbi bond issuance in Hong Kong and permit local companies to use the Chinese currency to settle...

  32. February 23, 2006

    Income tax to be cut as HK recovers

    Hong Kong yesterday proposed to cut personal income tax as the territory's economy continued to expand and its budget was...

  33. February 22, 2006

    Income tax to be cut as HK recovers

    Hong Kong yesterday proposed to cut personal income tax as the territory’s economy continued to expand and its budget was...

  34. February 14, 2006

    IMF urges long-term fiscal plan for HK

    The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday raised its forecast for Hong Kong?s economic growth this year, and urged the...

  35. November 26, 2005

    Hong Kong lifts growth forecast to 7 per cent

    Hong Kong yesterday raised its growth forecast for the year to 7 per cent after its economy expanded faster than expected...

  36. May 30, 2005

    Pascal Lamy will build on liberalisation

    From Mr Henry Tang. Sir, In my previous capacity as Hong Kong's trade minister, I had the privilege of working closely with...

  37. May 26, 2005

    HK vote clears way for Tsang campaign

    Donald Tsang, Hong Kong's acting chief executive, resigned yesterday to campaign for election as the territory's leader...

  38. May 25, 2005

    Tsang resigns to run for top HK post

    Donald Tsang, Hong Kong's acting chief executive, resigned on Wednesday to campaign for election as the territory's leader...

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