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  1. Unfair society

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

    ... universal suffrage as a remedy for the blatant favouritism shown for big business and the failure of Hong Kong society to deliver a fair deal for much of the population. This is a message ... It is surprising that in the debate over universal suffrage, few people directly mention the 800-pound gorilla in the room: Hong Kong's highly polarised income structure. As the city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/444940/unfair-society
  2. A stable society needs a little bit of contention and controversy

    Posted Mar 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... If this were so, it would indeed also be true that there is no point in having two people contend against each other for the post of chief executive of Hong Kong. Their differences could only be ones ... with one unified voice. The best we can hope for is a majority voice and even this will be a slim majority most times. You could say that Beijing has discovered this about Hong Kong. It thought ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/493899/stable-society-needs-little-bit-contention-and-controversy
  3. The flaws in Beijing's notions of Hong Kong

    Posted May 25th 2007, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Hong Kong society has developed, producing a more assertive civil society despite the worst government efforts to prevent this from happening. Indeed, it may be argued that the cosy ... Stephen Vines Lu Ping, one of the mainland's leading players in Hong Kong affairs during the handover, has provided telling insights into Beijing's thinking and inadvertently ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/594168/flaws-beijings-notions-hong-kong
  4. The media and people of Hong Kong must frame debate for its next leader

    Posted Jul 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Rafferty Congratulations: Beijing, through Wang Guangya, the mainland's top man in charge of Hong Kong, has realised that a chief executive without popular support is more of a dead duck than a lame duck as far as being able to run this complex, cosmopolitan, deeply Chinese yet international, traditional yet modern city. Wang, director of the Hong Kong and Macau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/974859/media-and-people-hong-kong-must-frame-debate-its-next-leader
  5. Hong Kong can be trusted with democracy

    Posted Apr 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... internationally. Hong Kong has economic prosperity, a free press, a cosmopolitan society and a well-educated population. Professor Wang, however, applies different standards. He says, for example, there is no consensus in Hong Kong on the introduction of universal suffrage. This is correct. But there will always be different views in society. It's rare to have consensus on important political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/546616/hong-kong-can-be-trusted-democracy
  6. Hong Kong still needs its dollar peg

    Posted Jul 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong has had a charmed ringside seat as speculation about a revaluation of the Chinese yuan waxed and waned. Now that Beijing has made its historic decision to revalue and the fallout is set to work its way through our economy, there will be winners and losers. Over the past year the expectation of a revaluation of the yuan has added momentum to Hong Kong's economic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/509296/hong-kong-still-needs-its-dollar-peg
  7. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Hong Kong journalists, activist beaten outside home of wife of dissident Liu Xiaobo

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu, Dennis Chong

    ... Verna Yu in Beijing Campaigner also attacked and taken away after trying to visit wife of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo HK journalists beaten while filming activist Two Hong Kong journalists were beaten by unidentified men in Beijing yesterday while filming Hong Kong activist Yang Kuang's attempt to visit Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo's wife, who has been under extralegal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1186681/hong-kong-journalists-activist-beaten-outside-home-wife-dissident-liu
  8. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong journalists attacked in Beijing

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 07:38pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Two journalists from Hong Kong were attacked by unidentified men on Friday in Beijing while trying to interview the wife of Nobel Peace Prize winner and dissident Liu Xiaobo, one of their colleagues said. The two journalists were cameramen working for Hong Kong television stations. One cameraman from TVB was pushed to the ground, then punched ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1186468/two-hong-kong-journalists-attacked-beijing
  9. Educated mainland workers 'a threat'

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com More young Hong Kong professionals think their Beijing counterparts pose a challenge in the job market than vice versa, even though both groups believe ... 'that Hong Kong professionals still have many opportunities to work on the mainland', Li said. The survey was conducted between April and July last year among workers who had graduated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005138/educated-mainland-workers-threat
  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hague Conference office not a gift for Hong Kong from Beijing, says official

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... official's claim that its opening of an Asia-Pacific office in Hong Kong was a "gift" from Beijing. Hans van Loon, secretary general of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, said the city was chosen purely for its judicial autonomy and separation of powers. Its Hong Kong office opened last week. "I think we should stick to the fact that there has not been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1106888/hague-conference-office-not-gift-hong-kong-beijing-says-official

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