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  1. Making democracy the difference

    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... enhance its international status. With political reform, Hong Kong may again become a leading city of China. In the past two decades, China has used Hong Kong as a model of market economics. Now, Hong Kong's political reform could also be a reference for China to evaluate democracy. Moreover, in order for 'one country, two systems' to be a model for Taiwan, there needs ...

  2. Aid from Hong Kong?

    Posted Sep 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should Hong Kong contribute to a poor part of China - as richer coastal provinces usually do - in return for the economic support it is receiving from the central government? What should Hong Kong do to share its wealth? Write to us with your views. ...

  3. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Guangdong party boss Hu Chunhua keeps his cards close to his chest

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... of the hottest issues of the day. Three months after he became Guangdong's Communist Party secretary, it's still hard to know what to make of Hu. His low-profile, opaque political agenda and seeming reluctance to outline his own policy ideas combined to make the rising political star almost invisible at the NPC meeting, China's most important annual political event. His ...

  4. Question of the week: How do you see the relationship between China and Hong Kong?

    Posted Nov 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-kan, 15, Diocesan Boys' School The relationship between Hong Kong and China has been changing over the past 10 years. Some say that with China's rapid development, Hong Kong will soon lose out. China's economic progress is unstoppable. But Hong Kong's core values are its competitiveness and adaptability. We don't fear competition. I believe we ...

  5. South China has a chance to cure victims of fee pandemic

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Russell Barling As with all good pandemics, it appears the security fee fever that recently arose in south China has already spread to the sun-baked shores of California. But unlike most global outbreaks since the Qing dynasty, this one did not originate in south China, but last year in Europe. The early symptoms are identical, however- a cold chill in relations between port ...

  6. Distorted growth the driving force behind Hongkongers' ire

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bernard Chan Although the debate about the impact of mainlanders on Hong Kong seems to have calmed down, the basic causes remain. Indeed, a government plan to allow mainland drivers to bring cars into Hong Kong has perhaps made these issues clearer. The c ...

  7. Two grasshoppers tied on the same string

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wang Xiangwei Top US officials have had a long tradition of citing Chinese proverbs in policy speeches about China. Over the years, their speechwriters have tried to one-up one another ... visit to China in 1972, then-president Richard Nixon freely quoted Mao Zedong, and former president Ronald Reagan reportedly once quoted Chinese poet Wang Bo, saying, 'Although we reside ...

  8. Timetable could spur change in Macau too

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... on Macau residents' own efforts rather than changes in Hong Kong, a political observer said. The leader of Macau's fledgling democratic movement, legislator Ng Kuok-cheong, has targeted ... command little respect by comparison,' Mr Ng said. Parallels are often drawn between the two special administrative regions handed back to China in the late 1990s with promises of high ...

  9. Events

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Today: French Chamber of Commerce event: 'The Taiwan elections consequences, and update on the China political situation'. French Chamber. On Hing Building, Central. Italian Chamber of Commerce lunch seminar: 'The Hong Kong Office Market- Short term volatility and long term strategy'. Kinwick Centre, Central March 6/13/30/27: Canadian Chamber of Commerce ...

  10. Supermarkets' plastic-bag policy begins with staff

    Posted Mar 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not recommended to use so many plastic bags?' Thankfully, she asked the customer after me: 'Do you need a plastic bag?' I talked to the assistant manager, Henry Li, who politely explained ... Perhaps room also exists to examine preserving the countryside. JOHN YUAN, Dalian Censoring Ang Lee How sad it is to read about China's state-run television censoring Ang Lee's ...




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