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  1. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    Row over cross-border parallel traders in Hong Kong sparks online debate

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Cross-border traders row sparks online debate Protests by residents in North District to drive mainland parallel traders away have triggered heated debate ... carrying bulky items on the MTR. "It is understandable that residents in Sheung Shui feel harassed by the influx of these parallel traders, but I do not agree that protests should be launched ...

  2. Beijing warns of 'trade war' over US currency bill

    Posted Oct 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... disastrous consequences. China, the fastest-growing major economy, has been suggested as a potential saviour of the teetering global economy. 'A trade war would complete the parallel between ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Beijing has warned Washington that it risks triggering a trade war with legislation being considered by the US Senate that would punish China ...

  3. Hong Kong's officials must inhabit a parallel universe

    Posted Feb 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... examples of official lunacy, and a generous helping of large ones. But you get the picture. No doubt all these cases of government insanity make perfect sense in the parallel bureaucratic universe ...

  4. A parallel universe

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... this parallel body to the Hong Kong government is justified because, under the Basic Law, there are issues relating to the central authorities and the Hong Kong special administrative region that should ...

  5. Parallel review on reforms ruled out

    Posted Jan 09th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... in the Basic Law. Democrats leader Yeung Sum urged Mr Tung to launch a public consultation in parallel with the Beijing consultation. Unionist legislator Lee Cheuk-yan, one of the organisers ...

  6. Vietnam War parallel in Iraq

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The war on Iraq is pointless. Americans are getting killed because Iraqis do not want them there. It seems all too similar to the Vietnam War, where so many Americans got involved and then, as the conflict progressed, people jeered at them. At this time, ...

  7. State leaders to miss WTO meeting

    Posted Oct 11th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Quinton Chan

    ... Kong for the opening of the World Trade Organisation ministerial conference in December, amid security concerns over protests and riots. The only leader to visit will be a vice-chairman of the National People's Congress, who will attend the Parliamentary Conference on the WTO being held in parallel with the ministerial meeting, a Hong Kong government source has revealed. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SCMP SURVEY

    Few trade and pro-Beijing Legco candidates answer survey

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by Peter So, Colleen Lee

    ... Peter So and Colleen Lee Few would-be Legco members for functional seats can be bothered to respond to survey Trade candidates lukewarm on 'outside' issues Functional ... a questionnaire covering wide-ranging contentious topics on political and social problems. However, only 12 of the 53 candidates running for traditional trade-based seats responded. A member of a watchdog ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrat candidates vying for trade-based seats up for election battle

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Pro-democracy aspirants hope to profit from their election tussles with establishment candidates Democrats contesting trade seats ready for poll scuffle Pan-democrat candidates vying for two trade-based seats in the Legislative Council election next month hope to benefit from the tussle, where the pro-government incumbents are being challenged by new ...

  10. Trade union stalwart joins battle for a 'super seat'

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee, Tanna Chong and Tony Cheung The battle for the five Legco 'super seats' in September's election is heating up, with a heavyweight of the Beijing-friendly Federation of Trade Unions joining the fray last night. One of its two honorary presidents, Chan Yuen-han, will lead two other candidates in contesting the seats, which were created in the functional ...




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