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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lack of availability of English-language election information

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... contested Legislative Council election in years, every vote could matter- including those from Hong Kong's 450,000 non-Chinese residents. However, only half of the 74 lists of candidates ... ballots- six have provided English material. The exception is the list headed by independent candidate Pamela Peck Wan-kam. On Hong Kong Island, which has the highest non-Chinese population, nine ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Canvassing materials should be in English and Chinese

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... about whether they will keep a close watch on the government in defending a bilingual environment, upon which Hong Kong's continued success is built. ... away from the ballot box if they feel alienated. At stake is more than just the voter turnout and the right to information. Hong Kong prides itself on being an international city well versed ...

  3. English takes back seat in press releases

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... such as event lists and picture captions. Hong Kong Journalists Association general secretary Chong Hiu-yeung urged the government to raise the ratio of English press releases to Chinese versions. ... news organisations. 'Such attitudes are not conducive to an open government,' Eu said. 'There have been fewer bilingual press releases since the handover in 1997, ...

  4. Candidates find it hard to get their message across in English

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... candidates' names and slogans in English. Some candidates maintain bilingual election websites but distribute Chinese pamphlets. On Hong Kong Island, which has the highest non-Chinese population, five ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Peter So English may be one of Hong Kong's two official languages, but voters who do not speak or read Chinese will have a tough time finding out where ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - DEMOCRACY

    Will a democratic China harm Hong Kong?

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 09:36am by Chang Ping

    ... Chang Ping Once democratised, China could hurt Hong Kong even more. This is what Dr  Horace Chin Wan-kan, a core member of the "nativist" movement in Hong Kong, told Hongkongers ... for reason. "What we Hongkongers need is not a democratic China, but to build Hong Kong into an autonomous city-state first, merging the British culture with a restored Chinese culture," ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing concerned about national identity in Hong Kong youth

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Gary Cheung

    ... to be "gravely concerned" that Hong Kong youth lack a sense of national identity. A Hong Kong deputy to the National People's Congress, Michael Tien Puk-sun, said yesterday that the issue ... themselves as Hongkongers instead of Chinese. Some have even waved the old Hong Kong flag, and there was strong opposition to the introduction of national education." Tien said that after ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Young Hong Kong blood among new CPPCC appointees

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... standing committee in Beijing. Among over 2,200 CPPCC members, Hong Kong delegates filled more than 200 of the seats, roughly the same proportion as served in the five-year term that is expiring. Prominent new delegates include Thomas Pang Cheung-wai, secretary-general of the Beijing-friendly Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong; the president of the Chinese ...

  8. Aid bid leaves Nepali student lost for words

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... The case highlighted a pattern of government insensitivity to the needs of ethnic minority students and a flawed bilingual policy, said Fermi Wong Wai-fun, the founder of Unison Hong Kong ... to the Race Relations Unit under the Home Affairs Bureau about the government's flawed bilingual policy two years ago, but the situation had not improved. The recent complainant, Gurang Sunjay, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leung tells forum that Hong Kong must unite to overcome obstacles

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Chanting slogans wont' solve anything, C.Y. says Hong Kong's problems need to be solved through uniting people and not by chanting slogans, ... and education. Several asked Leung how he would mend rifts in society and end his integrity crisis. "Hong Kong needs to be united, in order to solve the problems that have arisen in society. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Love China or leave, Lu Ping tells Hong Kong's would-be secessionists

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Stuart Lau

    ... their Chinese nationality." So says Lu Ping, former director of the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office. "Our country, which has a population of 1.3 billion, would ... are settled abroad, or for other legitimate reasons. Lu told the Post he noted some people had waved the British flag and held up posters calling for "Hong Kong independence" at a recent ...




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