Ripped from the Headlines: Hong Kong News Today

All this and it costs more, too!

SCMP

 

l   HK: 2.7 percent rise in MTR fares from June

-Rail operator will have to give concessions to passengers for delays over half and hour

 

l   HK: HK generates small dip in greenhouse gas emissions

-Switch to cleaner fuel by power companies cited

 

l   HK: Bid to stop endless debate on budget

 

l   HK: Dock contractor sweetens pay offer

 

l   China: Beijing lays out security priorities

-Defense white paper vows stronger military and criticizes US pivot to Asia-Pacific

 

l   China: New call for top leaders to declare assets

 

Sing Tao

 

l   MTR to raise fares by 2.7 percent

 

l   Food and Health Secretary says government will not stop sales of mainland chickens

 

l   Leung Chun-ying urges potential budget filibuster supporters to think of the public interest

 

Caixin

 

l   Defendants in the Gelin Company gutter oil case get heavy sentences

 

l   Goldman Sachs: China’s debt-to-GDP ratio will continue to rise

 

l   Citic Securities’ Executive General Manager for Fixed Income for unclear “economic problems”

 

l   CIRC raises the upper shareholding limit for individual shareholders of insurance companies from 20 percent to 51 percent

 

 

Xinhua

 

l   77 confirmed H7N9 cases and 16 deaths

 

l   Housing land plan for this year points to 50 percent increase from 2012 but a decrease from 2011

 

l   State Council says that food standards clean-up to be finished by end of the year

 

l   Over half of investors think their second-quarter situation will improve, and almost 80 percent are worried about the restart of IPO activity

 

l   Ministry of Foreign Affairs responds to the “Pacific Dream” of the US

 

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