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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Former premier Zhu Rongji lifts lid on talks with CY Leung

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Zhang Hong, STEPHEN CHEN

    ... of Leung Chun-ying, now Hong Kong's chief executive, on the core reform issues of land ownership and housing. Leung, then a young surveyor at British real estate firm Jones Lang Wootton, is the only Hong Kong politician mentioned in the book, but it is an indication of his close ties with the mainland. Zhu (pictured) has kept a low profile since he retired a decade ago and avoided ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law Society defends white paper on Hong Kong after harsh words from Bar Association

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 05:25pm by Tony Cheung and Phila Siu

    ... Tony Cheung and Phila Siu Law Society backs Beijing white paper on autonomy The Law Society endorsed Beijing's contentious white paper on Hong Kong yesterday as a "positive" ... security and China's interests. The white paper, released by the State Council last week, emphasised Beijing's "comprehensive jurisdiction" over Hong Kong, and said its autonomy ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    New Law Society chief Stephen Hung vows to keep a low profile

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:17pm by Joyce Ng

    ... will be willing to hear from any members on matters that are conducive to the proper running of the Law Society. "Lawyers are like Hong Kong people, many of whom are the silent majority. ... at an extraordinary general meeting, following his controversial remarks about Beijing's white paper on Hong Kong. While the paper was widely seen as a threat to judicial independence, Lam, without ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Thousands join Hong Kong students' democracy protest as classroom boycott begins

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:12am by STAFF

    ... Tony Cheung and Jeffie Lam Organisers will today take their fight to the doors of the Hong Kong government Thousands join student protest as boycott starts Students will take their fight ... turnout is encouraging," secretary general Alex Chow Yong-kang said. "This is not just a matter for the students, but for Hongkongers as a whole." Watch: Thousands of Hong Kong ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong students prepare to kick off classroom boycott; hundreds of academics supportive

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 08:38pm by SAMUEL CHAN, TIMMY SUNG

    ... the advancement of democracy in Hong Kong stifled and suppressed," read the statement, which by yesterday had been signed by 382 university staff, including 297 teaching staff. "Our hope in Hong Kong's future lies in the passion and spirit shown by our young people and their willingness to take up the mantle in the fight for democracy and social justice," it read. "Yet, while ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Solicitors vote to unseat Law Society president Ambrose Lam

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 11:40pm by Joyce Ng

    ... recent white paper on Hong Kong. A no-confidence motion in Ambrose Lam San-keung was passed by a wide margin, with 2,392 votes for and 1,478 against. The rules of the Law Society do not state ... and solicitors marched in protest against the document. A second resolution called on the Law Society to issue a statement that the rule of law and judicial independence are Hong Kong's core values ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law Society elects Stephen Hung as president as Ambrose Lam resigns

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 11:40pm by Joyce Ng

    ... after first speaking in Chinese. Lam drew criticism in June for describing Beijing's white paper on Hong Kong as a "positive" document. The document categorised judges ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Ambrose Lam confirms he will step down after vote of no confidence Law Society elects Stephen Hung as president A criminal lawyer more vocal about trade than ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Solicitors step up pressure on Law Society president Ambrose Lam

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:57am by Joyce Ng, Stuart Lau and Peter So

    ... and Thomas So Shiu-tsung, could be reached for comment yesterday. Lam drew flak after he voiced support in June for Beijing's contentious white paper on Hong Kong while the society ... that the white paper had a "translation issue" in categorising judges among those "who administrate Hong Kong". The department said that while the white paper did not suggest ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law Society meets to decide president Ambrose Lam's fate

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by JOYCE NG AND PATSY MOY

    ... yesterday when asked if he had decided whether to step down. Lam drew fire in June after he voiced support for Beijing's contentious white paper, which emphasised its control over Hong Kong ... Joyce Ng and Patsy Moy Law Society meets to decide president's fate The Law Society's council meets today to decide the fate of its president, with two members suggesting he ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing to take a more active role in Hong Kong's affairs, hints Xi Jinping

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by Joyce Ng and Ng Kang-chung

    ... Law Society former president Ambrose Lam San-keung Lawyer and DAB Wong Tai Sin District Councillor Maggie Chan Man-ki Chairman of Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers Wong Kwan-yu ... man, one vote' Beijing hints at taking more active role in HK President Xi Jinping has reiterated that the central government's policies towards Hong Kong will remain unchanged ...




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