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  1. Cepa's 'generous' benefits praised

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

    ... Pact's advantages for manufacturers are just the start, John Tsang says Hong Kong's trade minister is confident the industrial sector will be satisfied with the details ... the beginning of Cepa's benefits for Hong Kong's economy. Speaking after a special Executive Council meeting on the free-trade package, Mr Tsang said: 'I hope people will be very happy ...

  2. Think-tanks to discuss city's future at seminar

    Posted Sep 11th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Three independent policy think-tanks will hold a seminar on Monday to discuss the way forward in light of the mass demonstrations in July. The seminar, entitled 'Hong Kong's past, Hong Kong's future: more than an economic city', would be a platform for people from various walks of life to express their views, the organisers said. Paul Yip Kwok-wah, ...

  3. Legislators losing resolve over Sars inquiry

    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Jimmy Cheung

    ... offered to hold another inquiry. Some lawmakers revealed yesterday they had been asked by senior officials whether they would drop plans for a Legco investigation if the chief executive formally appointed a committee of inquiry. The Liberal Party and the Hong Kong Progressive Alliance have already said the Legco inquiry would no longer be necessary if an independent inquiry team ...

  4. Attempts to dilute bill are dismissed

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

    ... saying it would still undermine rights and freedom. The Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB) urged the government to amend several controversial parts of the national security ... the bill in a final vote. The government should shelve it. People in Hong Kong should be allowed to decide when and how the law is enacted Unionist legislator Lee Cheuk-yan said: 'The problem ...

  5. The protest goes to Legco's doorstep

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Klaudia Lee

    ... 50,000 call for the chief executive to quit as people take to the streets for the second time in just over a week Tens of thousands of people rallied in the heart of Hong Kong last night ... than 30,000 people gathered for the occasion. The outpouring of discontent followed the historic 500,000-strong protest on July 1, the biggest seen in Hong Kong since the lead-up ...

  6. Critics say public anger will only deepen in time

    Posted Jul 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... elections. Ma Lik, a Hong Kong deputy to the National People's Congress, said the fact that hundreds of thousands took to the streets was a sign of mounting opposition to Tung Chee-hwa's ... He urged the government to address the people's concerns. Allen Lee Peng-fei, Hong Kong deputy to the National People's Congress, said the protest would deepen the sense of crisis ...

  7. Gradual democracy right for HK: Wen

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... That will safeguard rights and freedoms, the premier says, while a minister pledges timetable for political change Hong Kong needed 'gradual development of democracy' to safeguard the rights and freedoms it enjoyed under the Basic Law, Premier Wen Jiabao said yesterday. It is the first time a senior national leader has spoken of democracy in Hong Kong since the July ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Mainland protester who attended July 1 rally beaten up trying to return to hk

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... 1 rally in Hong Kong was beaten up by a security officer while on his way back to the city to speak out against the abuse suffered by fellow dissidents. Li Yanjun, 49, a peasant from Nanning , Guangxi province, said yesterday he was pummelled for about 10 minutes before being taken to a police station last Tuesday in Shenzhen. He made it to Hong Kong the next day and held a press ...

  9. Has Hong Kong become irrelevant to China?

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... Anthony Cheung Bing-leung is a professor of public administration at the City University of Hong Kong and chairman of SynergyNet, a policy think-tank ... Six years after the glamour of Hong Kong's handover to China, the city has been back in the world news because of the public protest on July 1. Conventional wisdom has always been ...

  10. Six Exco members may be replaced after poll

    Posted Jul 01st 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Six Executive Council members are unlikely to be reappointed to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's cabinet after the Legislative Council election in September. ... Liao Cheung-sing and Laura Cha Shih May-lung - are likely to stand down. All but Mr Lee were appointed during the tenure of former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa. A source close ...




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