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  1. The many paths to politics in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung They were seated on opposite sides of the host in a debate on Hong Kong's political future. But when it comes to their views about becoming politicians, the differences between Audrey Eu Yuet-mee and Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee have become very small. Recalling her decision to return to Hong Kong after finishing a master's degree at Stanford University in 2006, ...

  2. Hong Kong to bask in warmer Strait ties

    Posted Mar 30th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... in May, ties between Hong Kong and Taiwan are also warming up. It will be history in the making today when Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing sets foot on the island, becoming the first Hong Kong principal official to do so since the handover. Never mind that Mr Tsang will be wearing the hat of honorary head of a Buddhist delegation from Hong Kong; the trip will herald a new ...

  3. Man of the people scores where Hong Kong leaders have failed

    Posted Jul 01st 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... when he announced the decision by the World Health Organisation to remove Hong Kong from the list of Sars-affected areas. Critics said Mr Tung had come too late and had done too little to heal ... agreement between Hong Kong and the mainland on Sunday served to symbolise new economic vigour in the post-Sars era. In many aspects, life has returned to normal. However, deep wounds in the hearts ...

  4. Election rhetoric can't conceal Hong Kong's democratic deficit

    Posted Jun 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... of the electoral system, under which only 800 members of Hong Kong's elite are entitled to vote. As if that is not ironic enough, almost half the electors have already declared their support for Mr ... out to all Hong Kong's citizens, a strong, stubborn indifference towards the so-called election will continue to prevail. The public may find the two declaration speeches, in both English ...

  5. Departing diplomat praises Hong Kong's fighting spirit

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... The United States consul-general left his post this week, confident the city is back on its feet, writes Chris Yeung When James Keith arrived in Hong Kong three years ago to take up the post of US consul-general, it was a drastically different city to the one he had left as a child. 'I had my confidence about Hong Kong shaken,' Mr Keith said. 'Because the Hong ...

  6. Hong Kong's love-hate relationship

    Posted Jun 06th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... patriotism was a main policy goal Donald Tsang Yam-kuen set out on Thursday in his first election speech. It came as Hong Kong people's love-hate relationship with the mainland takes on a different tone on the June 4 anniversary, which this year comes as a Hong Kong-based journalist faces charges of spying on the mainland. With the passing of 16 years since the bloodshed in Tiananmen ...

  7. James Wong shed light on Hong Kong's culture

    Posted Nov 28th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... CHRIS YEUNG A wave of nostalgia swept over Hong Kong last week as people mourned the passing of James Wong Jim, one of the key figures in Canto-pop culture. After graduating from the University of Hong Kong in 1963, the man of many talents played a significant part in the growth of Hong Kong culture, spirit and identity from the 1970s. His lyrics captured the mood of the times, ...

  8. Speak up, Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Hong Kong people are being urged to look for visions and ideas the three short-listed proposals for the West Kowloon cultural district development- and not to be blinded ... and a school of creative industry. 'Hong Kong people are ready to think and talk about these long-term issues. I hope our universities will strengthen their cultural studies. 'It's ...

  9. Rehab centre row requires a sensitive touch

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... rehabilitation. 'When our children make mistakes, they need forbearance,' he said '... I hope Hong Kong society generally, and the Mui Wo community in particular, can embrace these young ... students who would no longer have to spend hours travelling to schools on Hong Kong Island. With the already sensitive issue further complicated by the residents' demand for a local school, ...

  10. Voice of the people? Not yet, Mr Leung

    Posted Apr 12th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung At the age of 54, Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying is one of a shrinking number of people who have been active in politics since Hong Kong's future was put on the agenda in the 1980s. Mr Leung, a chartered surveyor, was among the first batch of professionals from Hong Kong to head north to offer their expertise to the mainland after 1979. When the drafting ...




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