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  1. A defining moment in Hong Kong's history

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Albert Chen

    ... their petition with China's leaders. The tragic mistakes of those days must not be repeated here. I sit on the Hong Kong Basic Law Committee of the National People's Congress Standing ... China's territorial integrity, sovereignty, unity and security, and the simultaneous affirmation of international human rights standards applicable to Hong Kong under the Basic Law. ...

  2. How the Liberals stopped a constitutional crisis

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Albert Chen

    ... As one who cares about China's national interest as well as that of Hong Kong, I salute each and every one of the legislators who contributed to forcing the government to defer tomorrow's legislative proceedings on the national security bill. They have done a tremendous service not only to the people of Hong Kong, but also to the people of China as a whole, who have a stake ...

  3. Be careful of leaders touting half-truths

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rule Hong Kong for 50 years with a high degree of autonomy under 'one country, two systems', he was already opening the China market to the outside world. Soon, he would get rid of communism.' In fact, China did not open its market to the outside world in 1982. China had just started market reform and by that time had introduced, in limited ways, wage and price reforms. ...

  4. A model for China if promises are kept

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and universal suffrage finally achieved, our city can truly become a model for China's development. ... Fifteen years ago, Hong Kong was making the final preparations for a journey into the unknown. Our city's return to China on July 1, 1997, was a source of pride, hope and celebration. ...

  5. Better ways to develop sport than hosting Games

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... in building up a prominent sports profile. They have well-equipped sports facilities and a diverse and sustainable learning environment for students to flourish and develop according to their talents ... the motions, trying to please legislator Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, a member of the International Olympic Committee and the son of the late Henry Fok Ying-tung. The older Fok was an influential pro-China ...

  6. Kuk in bid to legalise dumping

    Posted Sep 09th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... for development.' Victor Sit Fung-shuen, director of the Baptist University's Advanced Institute for Contemporary China Studies, who led the study, said it would also explore ways to develop abandoned ... Joyce Ng Rural leaders have laid out a plan to legalise dumping on private farmland, which they said would help absorb the huge amount of spoil to be dug out of infrastructure projects- ...

  7. What a ride it's been

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Niall Fraser 1- July 1, 1997 At midnight on June 30, Hong Kong reverts to China after 156 years of British rule. The last colonial governor, Chris Patten, sails out of the city soon after ... chaos reigns, with operational problems involving flight information systems, cargo handling, personnel training and passenger terminal infrastructure causing major problems that are not fully ...

  8. SCMP Debate

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... about the benefits. Problems arise when officials and 'political businessmen' seek mainland endorsement by pushing certain projects, including some giant infrastructure developments ... degree of autonomy been undermined? Q2. Has Hong Kong become too reliant on the mainland in the light of cross-border economic integration? How can Hong Kong develop its economic ties ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Feb 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the island in 1946 and has been hoping to improve the local infrastructure to facilitate its maritime rescue work and emergency medical assistance in that region. Mr Chen's visit to that island ... troops stationed there. As Mr Chen said in his speech at the opening ceremony for the airstrip, although the South China Sea is rich in natural resources, the most important thing to cherish ...

  10. What she'll focus on...

    Posted Oct 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Economic development Use 10 major infrastructure projects to drive the economy. Livelihood Review foreign domestic helper policy, abolish maid's levy, increase allowance for the elderly and the total value of medical vouchers. Education Require Chinese history at secondary level. Allow more schools to teach in English. Environment Adopt the WHO's air quality ...




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