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  1. Same road, different speeds

    Posted May 13th 2006, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... Anthony Cheung Most commentaries in Hong Kong have taken the views of mainland legal experts at a recent Basic Law anniversary seminar in Beijing as imposing preconditions ... legislation and lack of patriotic education, as proof that Hong Kong was not ready for democracy. To the legal experts, democratic rights come with national obligations. The mainland's emphasis ...

  2. Hong Kong inches along the road to gender equality in public life

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Emily Lau

    ... in the World Economic Forum's annual Gender Gap Index. While Hong Kong is not listed in the index, the small number of women in political and economic leadership positions indicates the city also has a long way to go to reach gender equality. In Hong Kong, much like South Korea, culture and societal mindsets are tenacious, and women are not considered natural leaders, particularly ...

  3. Hong Kong's roads 'make vehicle subsidy scheme a non-starter'

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not suitable for Hong Kong's roads, legislators said yesterday. They said the vehicles were unpopular because they were not designed to cope with hilly and congested conditions that involved ... of Social Democrats said 50 minibuses had been replaced by Euro IV models, but he had heard that they were off the road with problems for an average of 50 days in the course of six months. He said ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Americans in Hong Kong join election countdown

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... join poll count down Many Americans living in Hong Kong are getting caught up in the election fever that is sweeping their countrymen and women back home. The waiting room at the American ... Richter, a writer and four-year resident of Hong Kong. Richter, 47, an independent voter from Massachusetts, said she voted for Barack Obama. "I was a registered Republican for most of my life ...

  5. Hong Kong's officials must inhabit a parallel universe

    Posted Feb 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... be demolished to build a new shopping centre. Quite why Hong Kong needs another shopping mall (Wikipedia lists 78) instead of, say, a new public park, is unclear. But then replacing the Albert Road ... government ministers actually have to stand for popular election and where civil servants are routinely held to public account, then Hong Kong must be in a really desperate plight. Our government ...

  6. Banners in middle of the road must go

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong's streets will soon be less colourful, but likely safer following the government's decision to remove all public notice banners from the middle of the city's ... and Progress of Hong Kong, raised the same doubt. 'There is now less space for legislators and district councillors to communicate their messages to residents. Do these banners really pose ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong could face a maid shortage by 2017

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... are at work: the economies of Indonesia and the Philippines, which suppy the vast bulk of Hong Kong's 300,000 helpers, and rising demand for maids among the city's families. Indonesia set ... that the government is considering a plan to end deploying domestic helpers abroad by 2017 but a spokesman for the country's consulate in Hong Kong said ''it is not the intention''. ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    ‘Make it short!’: reports of verbose official’s dressing down censored

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 02:15pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... of the “undesirable work styles” the government has vowed to stamp out. The comments during the meeting on Monday were reported by the China Business Journal and the Hong Kong-based Sing Tao Daily and were ... in love with an actress. An unnamed source also told the Hong Kong-based magazine Phoenix Weekly in December that Wang was a fan of the American TV show about the ruthless world of high politics, ...

  9. Key road's cost bloats to HK$25b

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung and Tanna Chong The price tag of a road project linked to the controversial Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge has soared by 55 per cent to over HK$25 billion in the space ... for the 12-kilometre Hong Kong Link Road. That would push the total cost of the project to HK$25.05 billion. The public works subcommittee of the Legislative Council's finance committee is expected ...

  10. Pan-democrats' road to defeat paved with blunders

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The pan-democrats also totally misjudged the political mood in Hong Kong. True, there is a lot of frustration among citizens, especially the younger generations, but, starting this year, the pan-democrats ...




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