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  1. Beijing loyalists welcome probe of activist's death

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau, Johnny Tam, Danny Mok and Peter So Beijing loyalists have welcomed the news that Hunan provincial police are setting up a panel to probe the death of high-profile dissident Li Wangyang. But pan-democrat Lee Cheuk-yan, chairman of the Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, was sceptical of the move and feared Beijing was stalling for time. Lee, who ...

  2. Beijing loyalist turns on Tsang

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and report it to Beijing for a decision. FTU lawmaker Pan Pey-chyou said: 'When the proceedings are over, Tsang's term will be over... it would not have much meaning.' Dixon Sing Ming, ...

  3. Beijing rethinks its HK policies

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... recent visit to Beijing. Liao Hui, the long-time Hong Kong expert within the mainland's top leadership, was absent from Leung's meeting with Premier Wen Jiabao. This triggered ... Ying-yen. A week later, former Hong Kong chief executive Tung Chee-hwa, a Leung supporter and perhaps Beijing's most trusted expert on Sino-US relations, gave a speech on China's economic ...

  4. Leung pays another visit to Beijing liaison officials

    Posted May 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the spotlight for its role in local affairs, may be an attempt to numb the public's sensitivity to his contact with Beijing officials. 'The two-hour visit was to discuss some final work ... officials, who were rumoured to have canvassed votes for him. Leung denied the rumours and said he was discussing his visit to Beijing to receive his formal appointment. 'I cannot rule out ...

  5. Leung heads for Beijing to confirm appointment

    Posted Apr 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying will fly to Beijing tomorrow for his first official visit to the capital, two weeks after he won the city's top job, ... and Vice-President Xi Jinping during the trip. Leung will spend three nights in Beijing- giving him one day longer than incumbent Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was accorded when he received his letter of appointment ...

  6. Crisis the result of Beijing's failure to vet the candidates

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wang Xiangwei If there is one thing certain about the political storm hitting Hong Kong and reverberating in Beijing, it is that very few people would have expected this to happen even ... committee of 1,200 largely pro-Beijing business and political elites, just like the two previous chief executives were chosen following clear direction from Beijing. But no one in Hong Kong, let ...

  7. Beijing set to end the bickering

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chow Chung-yan chungyan.chow@scmp.com Beijing will make its preference for Hong Kong chief executive known within two to three weeks, according to a source close to the central ... Beijing has already decided on its preferred candidate, which most people believe to be Henry Tang Ying-yen. In fact the central leadership has never spoken with one voice on the matter, although ...

  8. 'Beijing pulling the strings in Tang affair'

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kowloon Tong mansion has made a mockery of Hong Kong's election system, a public forum heard yesterday. The incident clearly shows that Beijing has been orchestrating the election campaign ... such a big scandal, all Mr Tang did the next day was to visit mainland officials at the Beijing Liaison Office, instead of facing the people and explaining himself? 'That's because he knows ...

  9. Delegates await word of Beijing's thinking on race

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong in Beijing and Peter So Speculation is mounting that Vice-President Xi Jinping will today drop hints about who Beijing backs for chief executive when he meets the city's deputies to the nation's top political advisory body. Lew Mon-hung, a local delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, said he believed Xi- Beijing's top ...

  10. Beijing gets its two-horse race as Tsang backs out

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tammy Tam tammy.tam@scmp.com After days of apparent indecision, Tsang Yok-sing- Legislative Council president and a Beijing loyalist- finally said yesterday he would not run for chief executive of Hong Kong. The outcome of all that wavering could not have pleased Beijing more. Tsang's step back from the brink not only allows Beijing to secure its desired ...




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