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  1. Miracles can happen: hold on to the 2012 ideal

    Posted Sep 24th 2007, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... At the end of the 1970s, how could anyone have imagined that China's economic reforms would progress this far? How could anyone have believed that Shenzhen, as a special economic zone, would ... Today, Chinese leaders understand that they cannot avoid the issue of democratisation. When President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao visit western capital cities, they often pledge that China ...

  2. This way forward (but don't hold your breath)

    Posted Jan 24th 2007, 12:00am by Tony Latter

    ... Tony Latter The lineage of China's five-year plans can be traced to old-fashioned communism, where the objective was to direct and control every facet of the economy. Times have changed, but the latest five-year plan- the 11th- still contains significant elements of state direction and intervention. So it is understandable that the Hong Kong government's enthusiasm ...

  3. Regina Ip holds out hope for 2012

    Posted Oct 08th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... on constitutional development,' she said in a wide-ranging interview with the South China Morning Post. 'I hope we could have it in 2012 if there's a consensus in Legco and if the package ...

  4. News - China

    China Digest

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... were made by local farmers hoping to sell them to students at the beginning of each semester. JIANGXI 15 killed in mine explosion At least 15 workers were killed in a natural gas explosion at a coal mine in Pingxiang city on Sunday afternoon, including one who was found dead yesterday afternoon, China News Service reports. A total of 38 miners were underground during the explosion, ...

  5. Legco rejects probe of 'tear gas' claim

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Lawmakers have rejected a call to investigate accusations that chief-executive-elect Leung Chun-ying suggested using riot police and tear gas in 2003 to quell protests against controversial security legislation. The Legislative Council yesterday voted down a motion to appoint a committee to look into the claims made by Leung's former rival ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, South China Morning Post, August 17, 2012

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for implementing the national education subject in our schools. I think it is a reason for not having this course introduced. Hong Kong is part of China, but has separate rights when it comes ... a nation, you study its history, culture and language and as regards China that is already done in the current curriculum through Chinese history, Putonghua and liberal studies. As we have ...

  7. A model for China if promises are kept

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... hold as a part of communist China? Would our cherished freedoms, capitalist system and rule of law survive under the novel arrangements known as 'one country, two systems'? Doomsayers ... 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. ...

  8. Kuk seeks to hold the law in contempt

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com You give them an inch, they want a foot. The government has given New Territories villagers an extra half floor as a concession, but the villagers want to keep as many illegally built floors as they please on their multi-storey ho ...

  9. Green activists fight to break business hold

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung and Tanna Chong Three supporters of sustainable development are setting out to break the hold of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce on the Election Committee to decide on the next chief executive. Markus Shaw, Stephen Wong and Dr George Cautherley, running on a platform of sustainable development and environmental protection, will submit their nomination forms ...

  10. Tycoons' dinner with Tang on hold

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Chief executive-hopeful Henry Tang Ying-yen has snubbed a dinner organised for him by a group of tycoons. The hosts, Ronnie Chan Chichung of Hang Lung Properties and Walter Kwok Ping-sheung, former chairman of Sun Hung Kai Properties, said there was 'a mishap' and the dinner scheduled for October 18 would be put on hold. The two property ...




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