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  1. Power leaks

    Posted May 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... counted in British-ruled Hong Kong, along with the rule of law. In particular, the administrative officers were, from time to time, targeted as the main culprit of the failure of governance. All ... officer system represent? In the colonial era, these officers were the 'political officers' of the sovereign, in much the same way as their counterparts in other former British colonies ...

  2. Tang admits having illegal structures

    Posted Feb 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to him on the results. The two properties are registered under overseas-based companies based in the British Virgin Islands. Bluehouse Investments bought No 5A for HK$46.5 million in 1996 ...

  3. Taiwan seeking to lure Tsang for island visit

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... had no plan at this stage to visit Taiwan. That followed a Taiwanese newspaper report suggesting he could visit the island in May. The report quoted Hong Kong officials in Taipei saying Tsang ... the honorary chairman of the Hong Kong-Taiwan Economic and Cultural and Promotion Council, visited the island in 2010. Veteran China watcher Johnny Lau Yui-siu said a visit by the chief executive would ...

  4. Political Animal

    Posted May 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... After that leak, time for a little analysis As pan-democrats try to find out who leaked information from a closed-door meeting, at which Legco president Tsang Yok-sing is said to have ... Not quite. It hasn't stopped one participant 'analysing'- not leaking mind you, just analysing- what else 'might have been said' at the meeting. For example, it's only ...

  5. Talking points

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... bureau, while creating a third bureau for cultural affairs. Britain, Argentina mark 30 years since Falklands war The Falkland Islands' legislative assembly will hold a referendum on its ... British foreign minister, Jeremy Browne, is visiting the Falklands. Tony Blair to discuss faith in HKU speech Former British prime minister Tony Blair, founder of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, ...

  6. SCMP Debate

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... suffrage. The right to elect and dismiss representatives of government is an inalienable right of a citizen recognised by the United Nations. It is in the Sino-British Joint Declaration ...

  7. Letters

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the northern New Territories and outlying islands, many people, from city slickers to rural residents, are pretty relaxed. They feel that the cattle should be allowed to roam where they want, ...

  8. Talking points

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... having to grow through an embryonic stage the way stem cells do. Slimming chain in shape for market debut Perfect Shape, a Hong Kong-based slimming chain incorporated in the Cayman Islands, makes ... in the British media. Bankers' pay has become a sensitive issue in Britain, with Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Stephen Hester last week deciding to waive his GBP1 million bonus after public ...

  9. House scandal hits C.Y. ratings

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... we cannot rule out that some information was leaked by [incumbent] officials. Beijing does not want to see any aftermath left [by such events] so it wants Leung and Tsang to resolve ...

  10. Former teacher helped with land issues pre-1997

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com When she was asked to meet the chief Chinese representative to the Sino-British Land Commission, Sun Yanxing, in September 1985, Melinda Ko Shuen-hing had ... Hongkongers to take part in negotiations between Beijing and London over leases of Hong Kong land in the run-up to the handover. The commission was needed because a provision in the Sino-British Joint ...




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