This is the possibility held out by producers of 3-D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy – perhaps the world’s first three-dimensional soft-core porn movie – who say several travel agents are hoping to include private screenings as part of their tour itineraries for mainlanders.
For most people in Hong Kong, a flat means a nest egg, refuge, family home – and usually all these things rolled into one. But for many wealthy mainlanders who have splashed out on some of the city’s priciest apartments, they mean something quite different.
The success or failure of the latest plan to reform health care financing hinges on a simple question: can a voluntary medical insurance scheme give patients a better deal? Translated, that means lower premiums, better coverage and cheaper medical services.
Five years ago Singapore signed the Comprehensive Economic Co-operation Agreement with India to reduce tariffs, avoid double taxation and collaborate in the fields of science, education and intellectual property. Hong Kong has yet to establish a governmental co-operation framework with the world’s most populous democracy.