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  1. Letters

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by the authorities to promote renewable energy resources such as solar, wind and water power. If there was an emergency at a mainland nuclear plant, I have doubts about the effectiveness ... at China's nuclear power stations. If information is suppressed, then people will speculate and this does not help solve the problems that may arise from an incident at a power plant. It is vitally ...

  2. Legco 'can afford legal tussle'

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of First Instance granted leave for a judicial review of the legislature's powers to summon witnesses and demand disclosure of documents. The judicial review was sought by New World China Land ... Eva Wu The Legislative Council has sufficient resources to finance its fight against the legal challenge initiated by a local property developer, a lawmaker says. Lee Wing-tat, deputy ...

  3. Checks and balances

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... Regina Ip regina.ip@savantas.org Christine Loh Kung-wai wrote recently in the South China Morning Post that the Basic Law is unique among the world's jurisdictions in entrenching ... Grantham, who felt Hong Kong's unique circumstances, as a part of China, made the conventional democratisation process unviable. After the riots of 1966 and 1967, Sir David Trench came ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... or development.' The sovereign power, the People's Republic of China, has granted to the Hong Kong SAR the power to manage and administer land here. It is the SAR government which the kuk has to deal ... conveniently forgotten Article 7 of the Basic Law which says that the 'land and natural resources within the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region shall be State property. The Government ...

  5. The power of public opinion

    Posted Apr 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong's reunification with China both before and after 1997. Yet, not having been appointed to any significant public body since the reunification, establishment elites have tended to look upon ... of his plan to resign from the Executive Council probably compelled Tang to bring forward his campaign timetable, thus depriving Tang sooner of the protection and resources he was enjoying ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Oct 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... It is plain to see Beijing's attempt at social engineering and democracy and Hong Kong is the Petri dish for its experiments. The Communist Party wishes to keep power, but its leaders are smart enough to understand changes are inevitable. Controlling that change is paramount to the people in power in China. They see Leung's antics and those in Taiwan's parliament as a hallmark ...

  7. A show that lacks any punch

    Posted May 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of their election machinery, maintained by the government with public money. They want more seats and more public resources to consolidate their power at the grass-roots level. As long as this happens, ... their role, upgrade their function and improve their composition. District councils (previously district boards) were created in the 1980s during the fight between China and Britain over the future ...

  8. Speech seen as call to end split

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and enhancing competitiveness. The fourth was strengthening human resources development. While Leung's cabinet and the Executive Council have been criticised for being filled with lightweights, Hu ... direction were to... maintain the power of the central government and protect the autonomy of Hong Kong SAR, maintain the national interest and the interest of Hong Kong people from various social ...


    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of society. Because the city lacks a unique role in the economic development of the Pearl River Delta, Hong Kong's function as a bridge between China and the world will gradually fade away with the rise of Shanghai, Beijing and other major cities in China. Under rapid economic change and globalisation, the next generation must be equipped with the knowledge and skills to face change ...

  10. Defining a democracy that works for all

    Posted Feb 06th 2011, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... to China in 1997- gave Hong Kong's democratic development a special character grounded in anxiety about possible erosion of the city's unique lifestyle and separate systems. As legislator ... on corruption and real protection for human rights against an authoritarian government. Rightly or wrongly, such an instrumental view of democracy has exerted a powerful influence on democratic ...




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