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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Chris Patten and former British judge back rule of law in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:28am by Stuart Lau, Vivienne Chow and Tanna Chong

    ... back calls to preserve rule of law Two high-profile British figures with close ties to Hong Kong yesterday stepped into the debate about the city's rule of law, echoing calls from local ... waterfront was greeted by dozens of Hongkongers waving British and colonial flags, in an internet-organised event. Both flags have become symbols of protest in recent years amid concerns about ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Not recommended- scholar writes off compromise plan

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:45am by Tanna Chong, JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung

    ... "Which international standard do we want to adhere to? Is it the British standard? Or the American standard?" Wang asked. "My view is we have to create a Hong Kong-loving standard ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lost in translation? Beijing accuses Chris Patten of 'reckless disregard for the truth'

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... or the advance of democracy, has been given a bad press in the last few years." When asked how it has gone 30 years after the signing of the Sino-British Joint Declaration. Patten said: “I think ...

  4. News - China Insider - POLITICS

    No more Chanel or Emilio Pucci for princeling Li Xiaolin at congress meeting, but critics unimpressed

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 01:57pm by Amy Li

    ... Holdings and Tianwo Development, both set up in the British Virgin Islands, a well-known tax haven, in 2005. The flow of capital into the tax haven is said to have had an impact on the Chinese ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Antagonism stands in way of political reform', warns Beijing-loyal heavyweight

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 03:58am by Tanna Chong and Johnny Tam

    ... the pan-democrats nor Beijing had any incentive to make concessions over the arrangements for the 2017 chief executive election. "The presence of the British-era flag, the pro-independence movement ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Kuk need more than village clout to form a political party, members say

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 10:47am by FANNY FUNG

    ... in the National People's Congress elections.   Kuk's enduring power arose from 1898 deal with the British The Heung Yee Kuk was founded in the mid-1920s and is one of the oldest power bases ... the New Territories came to be part of British Hong Kong. After the Qing dynasty leased the "New Territories"- then the southern part of Xinan county, which is now roughly modern-day ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Former adviser warns Leung of middle-class backlash over welfare spending

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 12:55pm by Gary Cheung

    ... concerns about "creeping welfarism" and the sustainability of public finances among middle-class Hongkongers, who shoulder the lion's share of the city's tax burden. He warned ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong does not need British support on reform: Leung snubs UK offer

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, Tanna Chong

    ... Tony Cheung and Tanna Chong HK does not need British support on reform: CY Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said Hong Kong does not need British support on political reform and warned that foreign intervention could backfire in the process of overhauling the electoral system. The strong statement came a day after Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor rebuffed British Foreign ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Heung Yee Kuk ready to fight against inclusion of enclave in country park

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 04:00pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... prepare for Legco fight The rural power brokers of the Heung Yee Kuk made offerings of roast suckling pig and rice liquor yesterday to honour those who fought British colonial forces in the 19th ... Lau said the kuk would seek a judicial review if he did not. Lau said yesterday's ritual was to remind Hongkongers that indigenous villagers in the New Territories fought the British ...

  10. News - China - POLITICS

    Anti-graft tsar Wang Qishan a fan of TV series House of Cards, report says

    Posted Dec 07th 2013, 03:07am by Keith Zhai

    ... in ensuring party discipline in the legislature. The drama, adapted from an earlier British one, is about an ambitious House of Representatives majority whip who wants to take revenge on the people ...




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