Tuesday 21st February 2012

Dear Reader,

As betting exchanges are illegal in HK, we're running a rolling poll on the odds of each candidate becoming CE. We want to know what you think their chances are, not whom you want to win. Please update your bets as events unfold. Your PIN is above. Can The Granny Henry Tang survive cellargate? Does Hugely Cunning Leung Chun Ying have a chance? Your odds so far say his chance is better than Henry's at 42.6% to 41.0%, but others are now throwing their hats and handbags into the ring, seeking last-minute nominations, and the "someone else" bet has now risen to 14.5%.


Raking muck, Part 1
In the first of a multi-part series, we delve into a transaction by the HK offshoot of Xinhua, the PRC's official news agency, and the people behind it. (21-Feb-2012)


Webb on "Backchat" re Competition Bill and statutory bodies
RTHK, 15-Feb-2012

Beijing Liaison Office, Kowloon Tong
Company web site, 14-Feb-2012
Oh look - the Central People's Government Liaison Office, Kowloon Bureau, is at 6 York Road, right opposite Henry Tang's home at 5A. How convenient!

Simsen (0993) sells Mayer $300m promissory note to Lee Yuk Lun for $10m
Company announcement, 13-Feb-2012
The promissory note was part of the security for a loan amount of $76m, of which $50m was syndicated to China Properties Inv (0736). Lee Yuk Lun is Chairman and CEO of Rising Development (1004).

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