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  1. Immunity ruling by Standing Committee does present some problems for HK

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to say that the ruling of the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) in the Congo case applies to any immunity that may be accorded to the Central People's Government ... impact of the ruling on Hong Kong's desirability as a venue for resolving commercial disputes is a valid one. The central government represents, as it should, the whole of the country ...

  2. Election Committee polls prove to be an expensive farce

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an outpouring of sentimentality now that the old Star Ferry pier in Central is being demolished. But has anyone stopped to ask themselves if it has any abiding architectural merit? Patsy Cheng Man-wah ...

  3. Committee needs real teeth to protect harbour

    Posted May 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The committee should be given the task of seeing that this does not happen, and its ability to shape government plans should be real. The government defends its existing blueprints for the Central ... are seeking out harbour views, fresh air and respite from the concrete towers of the main business and shopping districts. Yesterday, thousands spent their afternoon demonstrating against the Central ...

  4. Committee weighs competing pier designs

    Posted Jul 18th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... submitted to the committee yesterday. The new pier will be built on the future harbourfront after the existing two piers are demolished to make way for the Central-Wan Chai bypass and related ... the new pier to the future MTR station at the exhibition centre to increase usage, as the existing piers were underused. In another paper submitted to the committee, the Central and Western ...

  5. Rural leaders laggards when it comes to committee meetings

    Posted Jan 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the latest attendance figures show. Although the right held by the chairmen of the 27 New Territories rural committees to be ex officio members of the councils has been criticised as unfair, ... but notable differences appear in participation records for committee meetings. The chairmen of rural committees had an average attendance rate of 91 per cent in full council meetings, compared ...

  6. Leading politicians, tycoons serve on Ma's funeral committee

    Posted Aug 17th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The 333-member funeral committee for late DAB chairman Ma Lik will be a veritable who's who of leading politicians and tycoons, including members of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's cabinet, the party announced last night. Among the 19 deputy directors of the committee are Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen; the deputy director of the central government's ...

  7. Committee mumbo jumbo

    Posted Apr 05th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... executive by the central government, but it was subsequently amended as the term of office of the election committee shall be five years'. 'It was decided that the issue of filling ... that the election committee formed to choose its six representatives for the Legislative Council in 2000 should also elect the city's leader in 2002. This view was aired on the Newsline TV programme ...

  8. Culture central

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Oliver Chou 1869 On November 2, Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, opens a two-storey City Hall on Queen's Road Central. It houses a library, a museum, a suite of assembly rooms ... headquarters. 1950 A City Hall committee is formed with more than 70 representatives from the community. 1953 The government agrees to build a new City Hall on reclaimed waterfront that would include ...

  9. Relocation to Central will not shut pier to ferries, museum pledges

    Posted Apr 24th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu The privately owned Maritime Museum, under criticism for its plan to move to one of the Star Ferry piers in Central, has given an assurance it has no plan to shut the pier to ferries and that there will still be plenty of public space after it moves in. The museum, now on the ground floor of Murray House in Stanley, presented its plan to a committee of the Central ...

  10. Maritime Museum will be part of vibrant waterfront at Central

    Posted May 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the relocation of the Hong Kong Maritime Museum to Pier 8 in Central. I cannot agree more with the museum's director Stephen Davies ('In same boat over museum', May 8) that for a maritime ... of the city's maritime history. My previous visits, and those by members of the harbourfront enhancement committee to other metropolitan cities like London, Liverpool, Sydney, Vancouver, San Francisco ...




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