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  1. Torch carried on wave of patriotism

    Posted May 04th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung This time 19 years ago, Hong Kong was gripped by growing anxiety about events unfolding in Beijing, after students there mourned the death of Communist Party chief Hu Yaobang in the spring of 1989. As calls by the students for an open, free and democratic China went unheeded, Hongkongers, driven by patriotism and hope for progress in their motherland, took to the streets en ...

  2. Political icon urges strength amid adversity

    Posted Jul 07th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung and Ng Kang-chung Anson Chan Fang On-sang has dismissed fears her departure from elective politics will deal a body blow to the pan-democratic camp in September's Legislative Council election. She hoped the democrats would be more united in tougher times, and said she was confident in the wisdom of people using their ballots to elect representatives who could ...

  3. Trickle-down effects of a cross-strait thaw

    Posted Apr 21st 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... to abandon old thinking and devise a new strategy for the benefit of Greater China. Chris Yeung is the Post's editor-at-large. ...

  4. Henry Tang's tentative trip on thin ice

    Posted Jun 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung It is almost six years since Henry Tang Ying-yen joined the government, then led by Tung Chee-hwa, as a political appointee. Reflecting last week on his political journey, Mr Tang said he was still learning new things - and still feels he is walking on thin ice. He certainly was when he weighed into the row over the government's new political appointees. Mr ...

  5. Democracy 'not in pocket', warns Anson Chan

    Posted Dec 17th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung and Albert Wong Legislator Anson Chan Fang On-sang has urged people not to give up the fight for universal suffrage in 2012 until there is a clear timetable for the implementation of 'one person, one vote'. Mrs Chan, a former chief secretary, has cautioned people to note that neither the central government nor the Hong Kong government has made a commitment ...

  6. The price of attracting new political talent

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung There is never a good time to propose a pay rise for legislators. And, given the public's generally negative image of our lawmakers, the idea of raising their salaries ... to be unworthy of their rewards, they can always be voted out of office via the ballot box. Chris Yeung is the Post's editor-at-large. ...

  7. Moves that muddy political waters

    Posted Oct 14th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung It verges on politically naivety for anyone to argue against the assertion that politics is dirty. Although politics need not be dirty, it often looks nasty. When it comes to elections, the fight for power and fame can get ugly. Two episodes last week have cast a shadow over the fair and clean elections which have made Hong Kong people feel proud since the city's ...

  8. Policy hampered by bad case of myopia

    Posted Feb 21st 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Shortsightedness in both the government and the public over economic development and tax structure is to blame for the lack of long-term strategy in public finance, according to a leading economist. Professor Tang Shu-hung, head of the economics departmen ...

  9. Patriot games just the beginning of Beijing hard ball

    Posted Feb 18th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... The writing is on the wall. Forget about the official rhetoric - the depth of discontent within the central government over the political development of Hong Kong since the handover has become clear over the past few months. If the first dialogue between ...

  10. Media's power comes with responsibility

    Posted Jan 11th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Last year might have been the most difficult for Hong Kong people in recent memory. The media is no exception. Advertising revenue fell sharply. Circulation dropped. Pay cut. You name it. That said, media professionals should feel a sense of achievement f ...




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