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  1. Beijing pledges measures to boost HK economy

    Posted Apr 19th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang, Paggie Leung

    ... Authority said it would contact the People's Bank of China and the China Banking Regulatory Commission to talk about implementing the steps. Bankers and trade associations welcomed ...

  2. One country, two economies?

    Posted Jan 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for constitutional development headed by Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, convey the message that 'two systems' refers to the economies, not the political systems. Are we being told ... it sees as the political reality that the opinions of the leaders of China- the political patron of Hong Kong- should be given priority over democratisation, and this position echoes ...

  3. One country, one economy

    Posted Sep 01st 2004, 12:00am by Edith Terry

    ... 'one country, two systems'. When it was first coined, 'one country, two systems' expressed the brash pragmatism of China's early era of reforms. Against the backdrop of the cold war, the idea was that capitalist Hong Kong could coexist with China's market socialism in an economic patchwork. At the time of the Sino-British negotiations in 1984, this was a bold ...

  4. Panel on aligning economies defended as more than talk shop

    Posted Aug 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for China's development. A government spokesman insisted the summit would be a platform to come up with proposals of strategic importance. 'The panellists will come up with concrete suggestions ... will have to submit an agenda setting out follow-up actions to Mr Tsang by the end of the year. The Economic Summit on China's 11th Five-Year Plan and the Development of Hong Kong will be held ...

  5. Democracy and the economy

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tried, the economy has kept plummeting. Look at our democratic neighbours. Japan has been bogged in recession for more than a decade. Taiwan has struggled hard to keep itself afloat economically. ... speeded up the process. So he is a scapegoat. Hong Kong's role in logistics, trade and investment services will diminish now that China is in the World Trade Organisation. And Hong ...

  6. Why bother with reform when the economy is good? asks tycoon

    Posted Mar 20th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... on constitutional reform that was 'meaningless'. 'With China's backing, we have to try our best to boost the economy. Why talk so much about political reform? Hong Kong is just ... Klaudia Lee Hong Kong should concentrate on improving the economy instead of carrying out political reform, property tycoon and Election Committee member Lui Che-woo said yesterday. Mr ...

  7. HK urged to stick to its 'eternal theme'- developing the economy

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Vice-President Zeng Qinghong yesterday urged Hong Kong people to grasp the timely opportunity to develop the economy. He made the comment in Shanghai during a meeting ... that Hong Kong should not miss the chance to develop its economy. 'Either to Hong Kong or Macau, developing the economy is the eternal theme which is important to people's livelihood. ...

  8. First, take care of the economy

    Posted Sep 18th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... who was the victim of friendly fire, to borrow a military concept. Beijing is evidently pleased with the outcome, with the China Daily hailing a 'new political road map of stability' ... to demonstrate that it cares not only about universal suffrage, but that it also has ideas to help end the budget deficit and revitalise the economy, and is willing to work with the government and other ...

  9. The economy first, then politics

    Posted Sep 29th 2004, 12:00am by James Tien

    ... James Tien With the election behind us, the Liberal Party's goal is, first, to get the economy back on track. It has been recovering slowly, but it is important to keep up ... we will push constantly to make Hong Kong the region's most go-ahead city, renowned for its thriving financial markets, its value-added service economy, thriving tourism sector ...

  10. Economy's fall in 1990s a lesson for Donald Tsang

    Posted Mar 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... handing out annual salary increases of 10-13 per cent to civil servants, which the private sector had to struggle to match. Mr Tsang chose to ignore these warnings and the collapse of the economy ... of an election by universal suffrage, he is probably the best choice for the next chief executive. JOHN P. L. WONG, Pokfulam Biased view of Tung While most news media, like the South China Morning ...




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