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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROTOCOL

    Police chief Andy Tsang defends failure to announce visit to Beijing

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Police chief defends silence on trip Police Commissioner Andy Tsang Wai-hung, under fire for failing to make public in advance a visit to Beijing ... after Secretary for Education Eddie Ng Hak-kim was accused of keeping a visit to the capital secret. Tsang arrived in Beijing for a three-day visit on Monday, but police only announced it late ...

  2. July 1 march has morphed into a road to nowhere

    Posted Jun 29th 2009, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... remarkable were its results: Article 23 legislation was scrapped, Beijing took notice and the then-chief executive, Tung Chee-hwa, stepped down. The political triumph of people power in the 2003 ... to that is the biggest conundrum faced by organisers so far: the battle with the international media for 'legitimacy' - at least one that matters to Beijing. In order to get the same press treatment, ...

  3. Beijing loyalist turns on Tsang

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and report it to Beijing for a decision. FTU lawmaker Pan Pey-chyou said: 'When the proceedings are over, Tsang's term will be over... it would not have much meaning.' Dixon Sing Ming, ...

  4. Leung pays another visit to Beijing liaison officials

    Posted May 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the spotlight for its role in local affairs, may be an attempt to numb the public's sensitivity to his contact with Beijing officials. 'The two-hour visit was to discuss some final work ... officials, who were rumoured to have canvassed votes for him. Leung denied the rumours and said he was discussing his visit to Beijing to receive his formal appointment. 'I cannot rule out ...

  5. Beijing backing for HK as yuan trading centre

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung and Tanna Chong in Beijing, Colleen Lee Beijing supports Hong Kong's drive to develop into an offshore yuan trading centre, Premier Wen Jiabao reiterated yesterday. ... that promise in March last year through the five-year plan to 2015. Wen (pictured) did not mention the chief executive election scheduled for March 25 nor state Beijing's preference for any ...

  6. HK lags behind beijing on air pollution: lobby

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at all its monitoring stations by March, a week after Beijing pledged to make similar data publicly available. Former lawmaker Christine Loh Kung-wai, of Civic Exchange, said the mainland's ... senior officials lack the understanding and courage to set demanding [objectives] and to use them as a tool to address the epidemic of public health impacts.' Beijing will publish its PM2.5 ...

  7. Beijing envoy criticises HKU poll

    Posted Dec 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com A senior Hong Kong-based central government envoy has criticised as 'unscientific' and 'illogical' the way questions were posed in a recent University of Hong Kong survey that found that locals identified t ...

  8. Hu's stunt backfired due to a lack of trust

    Posted Jan 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (HK$90) a month rent for a 45 square metre flat when similar homes in Beijing cost at least 2,000 yuan a month. Except that it was all true. The woman pays five per cent of the rent of around ...

  9. HK not reliant on Beijing for favours, says Tsang

    Posted Aug 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Hong Kong does not depend on favours from Beijing, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said. His comments come after Vice-Premier Li Keqiang announced a series ... that local leaders were weak. 20b yuan The initial quota that Beijing has set for approved foreign asset managers to invest in mainland securities ...

  10. Beijing behind security lockdown for Li's trip, Legco president says

    Posted Aug 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... been under pressure to ensure the VIP did not see or hear anything he did not want to see or hear,' Tsang said. 'Whenever an important official from Beijing visits Hong Kong, those ...




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