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  1. Mainland links hold back credit rating

    Posted Sep 18th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Kelvin Chan

    ... credit ratings were held back by 'increasingly close integration with and economic dependence on mainland China' and by 'the risk of interference by Beijing'. This, it said, ... said the risks from the mainland were holding it back. 'It can't [be higher] because there's this constraint from the mainland,' Mr Chew said. 'First of all, ...

  2. US group halts visit over HK warnings

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... for information on China's underground Catholic churches. The US consulate in Hong Kong said yesterday the proposed visit had been put on hold as a result of itinerary problems. 'The US ... Religious freedom commission says China's insistence that it avoid visiting the city is an 'unacceptable' condition A high-level US government commission involved ...

  3. Tsang tunes in to bad fung shui with satellite dishes, says expert

    Posted Aug 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... of regional channels on the mainland to keep abreast of developments. But they may hold the answer to why the chief executive's popularity has plunged amid a series of controversies, despite ...

  4. Beijing's actions show cover-up: Tibet activist

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... clarification from the Hong Kong government after it refused entry to a British pro-Tibet activist during the Olympic torch relay. On Thursday the Commissioner's Office of China's Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will hold a photographic and video exhibition in its Kennedy Road office on '50 years of democratic reform in Tibet'. Ms Saunders ...

  5. Declaration's rules have not been breached: says Britain

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Naming political appointees who hold foreign citizenship does not breach the Sino-British Joint Declaration, the British consulate in Hong Kong has said. The consulate's ... government departments' should not be foreign nationals. Responding to questions from the South China Morning Post, a spokesman for the British consulate said the recent appointments of eight ...

  6. Vigil donations to help fund archive on 1989 democracy movement

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, which organised the annual vigil at Victoria Park on Thursday. 'It is amazing how Hong Kong people, despite being hard-hit by the financial tsunami, still decided to dig deep in support of the fight for a democratic China,' alliance vice-chairman Lee Cheuk-yan said. 'The donation figure and the huge turnout really showed ...

  7. Sino-Vatican ties have calmed down, says Cardinal Zen

    Posted Jun 06th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Diplomatic negotiations between the Vatican and Beijing will continue despite the row over the ordination of two mainland bishops by the state-controlled church in China ... of negotiations, but sources said while the Vatican had yet to send a delegation to China, unofficial contact was being made. But Cardinal Zen said there was unlikely to be a speedy breakthrough. 'I ...

  8. Tong proves a tonic for ties with Beijing

    Posted Oct 27th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung When members of the Vatican's high-level commission on China affairs meet this week, their attention will focus once again on how reconciliation with Beijing can proceed ... to be patriotic and change with the times. This improvement of relations- at least on the surface- may be a factor for the Vatican to consider when Tong arrives in Rome tomorrow for the China commission ...

  9. Tiananmen dissident refused entry to HK

    Posted Jun 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... flight flew over the Chinese motherland,' he told the South China Morning Post after his flight landed. 'I saw the Yellow River, the Yangtze River and my hometown of Nanchang in Jiangxi ... vindication for those killed in Tiananmen Square. 'Hong Kong is the only place in China where people can remember June 4. It is very impressive. Despite being a small place, Hong Kong ...

  10. Flu fears seen as no reason to shun march and handover dates

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... stay at home on the morning of July 1, when Beijing loyalists will hold their traditional gala march ending at the Hong Kong Stadium. 'Why should swine flu be a problem? There should ... activities would also be held to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Pan-democrats echoed the calls and urged supporters to attend their July ...




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