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  1. Leung aims to 'avoid' Basic Law reading

    Posted Apr 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Leung Chun-ying is 'not inclined' to seek an interpretation of the Basic Law to stem the influx of mainlanders giving birth in Hong Kong, according to a lawyer who attended talks ... Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee also attended. 'Leung initiated this discussion and seemed inclined to solve the problem without seeking interpretation of the Basic Law,' Leong, who is also ...

  2. Top court should rectify birth issue: Basic Law expert

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei The chairman of the Basic Law Committee in Beijing says the best solution to deter the influx of mainlanders giving birth in Hong Kong is to 'let the top court ... Cheung was responding to comments by influential mainland legal expert Qiao Xiaoyang, who said yesterday in Beijing an amendment of the Basic Law itself is 'not the way'. Cheung said ...

  3. Basic Law not the way to solve mainland baby issue, says top official

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong in Beijing tanna.chong@scmp.com Amending the Basic Law is an impractical way to try to stem the tide of mainland women giving birth in Hong Kong, according to Beijing's ... director of the Basic Law Committee. According to CPPCC delegate Tam Yiu-chung, Wang acknowledged the issue had had an immense impact on the mainland as well as Hong Kong. 'He said the central ...

  4. Music fest organisers refuse to detail cost

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Taxpayers subsidising post-Sars bash won't be told how their money is spent Taxpayers will fork out up to $80 million to finance the Harbour Fest as part of Hong Kong's post-Sars revival efforts - but they won't be entitled to cheap tickets ...

  5. Travellers' cash limit could rise

    Posted Aug 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Hong Kong is to seek a relaxation of restrictions governing the amount of cash mainland travellers can bring into the city. The government planned to hold talks with mainland officials on adjusting the restrictions to take advantage of the surge in visito ...

  6. Visitors out to bag a bargain

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Tourists say they look forward to shopping - and seeing their families Mainland tourists taking advantage of the relaxation of travel restrictions say they are looking forward to shopping in Mongkok and the chance to catch up with their relatives. After t ...

  7. Inventors' showcase

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Joyce Law

    ... NOW, HERE'S a refreshing thought ... How about having bus-stops throughout Hong Kong that have colourful garden plants covering their roofs that not only look good but are also able to purify the air on busy thoroughfares? Here's another one: an ...

  8. Mainland magnet factor

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Joyce Law

    ... ACCORDING TO the Hong Kong Examinations Authority, the number of candidates of the Joint Entrance Examinations for Mainland Chinese Universities jumped from 395 in 2001 to 1,028 in 2002. It shows that more and more Hong Kong students are planning to furth ...

  9. Party time as Leo returns from exile

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... A huge welcoming party greeted the return of Hong Kong's best-known luxury cruise ship in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday. After almost four months in Australia, the SuperStar Leo berthed at Ocean Terminal to the strains of a police marching band and a perfo ...

  10. Meet Legco's silent minority

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... David Li, Andrew Wong and Philip Wong prefer to keep their hands down If silence is a virtue, then legislators David Li Kwok-po, Andrew Wong Wang-fat and Philip Wong Yu-hong should be lauded for their contributions to the Legislative Council this year. Ac ...




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