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  1. Beijing friction distant as poll draws close

    Posted Aug 31st 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... by the Games could be a plus for pro-Beijing, pro-government candidates and cost their pan-democratic rivals votes. And when it was confirmed that China's gold medallists would make Hong Kong ... that on Thursday, the government made the surprise announcement that it had struck a landmark energy deal with the mainland guaranteeing continued supplies of natural gas and nuclear power for two decades. ...

  2. Unhealed wounds

    Posted May 25th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... all.' This is how the late Communist Party general secretary Zhao Ziyang recalled one of the darkest nights in the history of contemporary China in secretly taped memoirs published this month. ... by the outburst of people power and obsessively fearful of what they saw as a western plot to topple the Communist regime in China and the socialist bloc, the ruling party tightened its political grip ...

  3. June 4 debate must be based on the facts

    Posted May 27th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... theory of a western plot against communist China, they should substantiate their claims with evidence. Meanwhile, the role of Hong Kong in supporting the student-led democratic movement was more ... if they start by knowing the past. In a joint statement scheduled to be published on June 4, a group of ex-Hong Kong student leaders hold out hope that young people will understand the facts ...

  4. Thinking critically about next era of reform

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... to Japan rather than China- the student-led movement ushered in what has been described as China's renaissance. Three decades after the Communist Party came to power, the late patriarch Deng Xiaoping spearheaded reform and an open-door policy in 1979 after the party leadership reversed policies adopted in the early decades of the new China. The path of reform since then has been ...

  5. Beijing fails to walk press-freedom talk

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... democratic countries hold regarding press freedom. Questioned by reporters after the clash on Friday, an unidentified public security official argued officers had merely been seeking to co-ordinate ... of thousands of journalists converging on Beijing in the next few weeks, the world will be watching for the new face, character and beliefs China wants to convey through its hosting of the Games. Given ...

  6. Dead fish shouldn't become political bait

    Posted Jan 07th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... fish. Presented to Hong Kong as a gift from the central authorities to mark China's staging of the Olympics (five represents the number of rings of the Olympiad), the fish also symbolised ... in the development of mainland-Hong Kong relations. From pandas and the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement, to the individual visitor scheme and gas supplies to Hong Kong, a range of issues has been ...

  7. A year of joy, sorrow- and new conflicts

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

    ... Chris Yeung Marking the 30th anniversary of China's opening up and reform policy, 2008 will be remembered for a plethora of events loaded with contradictions and thought-provoking connotations about the current state of the nation. Let's start with the positive. With its economy going from strength to strength, China may well become an economic superpower in a couple ...

  8. Reasons abound to keep candles burning

    Posted Apr 08th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Pragmatic-minded Hongkongers hold no hopes of a dramatic change any time soon. Still, many will be overwhelmed with mixed, complex feelings towards this anniversary in particular. This is partly because ... the phenomenal rise of China as a major economic power is a source of great pride to the Chinese people. But this is tempered by the lack of progress in the social and political realms. Corruption ...

  9. Maligned media still our best bet

    Posted Nov 09th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Kong that many people still tend to look to the media as an effective and trustworthy instrument for holding public officials accountable for their policy blunders, hiccups and malpractices. ...

  10. Community defines the new game plan

    Posted Jun 16th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... office moved to set the record straight. On June 7, the Hong Kong China News Agency quoted an official from the office as saying that the appointment of undersecretaries with foreign right ... of undersecretaries and political assistants, the public has shown maturity. While people feel strongly that undersecretaries should not hold foreign passports, they are less demanding of political ...




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