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  1. Liberals meet Beijing official

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... The central government official who last week warned Hong Kong to remain a city of life, not strife, had less to say about stability yesterday and nothing about recent protests when he met ... the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement signed with the mainland and the investment-for-residency scheme announced recently by the Hong Kong government. Mr Tien said Mr Zou asked his assessment ...

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    Exco chief Lam Woon-kwong's grand ambition: a call for grown-up policymaking

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung

    ... Lam Woon-kwong still has one unfulfilled dream for Hong Kong - to help lay the foundations for the city to overcome its many social problems, from housing woes to the challenges of an ageing population. Seven months on from his appointment as convenor of the Executive Council, Lam remains confident Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying can pave the way for a more prosperous Hong Kong ...

  3. Political conflict seen lessening in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Bringing in full democracy could give Hong Kong's rulers and their political opponents the broad popular backing both currently lack, the government's chief political adviser ... that the community lacked a common sense of political destiny, he said. Conflict between the rich, the poor and the middle classes had affected Hong Kong's stability and confidence, Professor Lau said. ...

  4. The triumph of the middle class

    Posted Oct 08th 2003, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... it will pose a new challenge to the government and parties alike. Anthony Cheung Bing-leung is a professor in public administration at City University of Hong Kong and chairman of SynergyNet, a policy ... In the aftermath of July 1, the central government has paid special attention to middle-class sentiments in Hong Kong. First, Chen Zuoer, deputy-director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs ...

  5. Shows of anger that brought change

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... to introduce sweeping reforms - or collapse. Many observers in Hong Kong are now pondering whether Tuesday's historic march of 500,000 people - a protest that may have been large enough to prompt the downfall of governments in some countries - will have any far-reaching impact on the city's socio-political landscape. In Hong Kong, landmark social movements in the past three decades have ...

  6. Tung urged to drop balanced-budget target

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... saying people were already burdened by the economic downturn. The representatives also called for a high-level commission to tackle poverty, after Hong Kong's growing gap between rich ... consultations yesterday following the mass protest against the government and the proposed national security laws on July 1. Speaking after an hour-long meeting with Mr Tung, Hong Kong Council of Social ...

  7. Charity leaders in Beijing

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Forty representatives of a Hong Kong charity organisation flew to Beijing yesterday to meet officials. The trip marked the start of a series of visits to the capital by local professionals and politicians. They are the first batch of Hong Kong professionals and politicians to be invited to visit the capital since the mass protest against the proposed national security laws and the government ...

  8. Scheme to hire mainland workers dropped

    Posted Oct 14th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... for every new job they create for a Hong Kong worker has been dropped after strong opposition from unions. Union and manufacturers' representatives agreed yesterday to end discussions ... zero-tariff treatment under the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (Cepa). 'It will do Hong Kong society no good to discuss any labour importation scheme for the time being,' she said. ...

  9. Indifference threatens workshop on rights

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... The commission's project officer, Wong Chi-yuen, said human rights awareness after July 1 was not as high as people generally believed. 'Some believe that we have a new Hong Kong after July 1, one ... in Hong Kong, as well as reviewing the campaign's strategy and future direction. Women's and labour rights and the environment will also be covered. There will also be topical ...

  10. Lawmaker accused of drafting biased survey

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... A lawmaker has been criticised for sending out a survey allegedly biased towards the government, to gauge attitudes on Article 23 legislation. But Lau Ping-cheung, who represents ... China Morning Post, begins by stating that Hong Kong 'shall' enact legislation against subversion and other state crimes under Article 23 of the Basic Law. It includes a table compiled ...




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