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  1. Quotes of the week

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... smiles China watchers describe the communist party's security tsar Zhou Yongkang 'Cohen is going to be hung' is not agreeable to hear Singer Leonard Cohen reflects in court ...

  2. Election notebook

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tsang Hin-chi. Instead of the words, 'without the Communist Party, there would be no new China,' Mr Leung sang 'without the Communist Party, there would be no New Century Forum. ... sparking ridicule from pan-democrats. Ms Pong insists she is an independent as New Century Forum is not a political party. ...

  3. Strained ties lie ahead if Leung elected, says Ho

    Posted Mar 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... competence... I think he can be ruthless and may try to achieve his aims by all means. Needless to say, many people believe that he is an underground [Communist Party] member,' he told the South ... with pan-democrats if he is elected. Ahead of Sunday's vote in which the 1,193-strong Election Committee will pick Hong Kong's leader for the next five years, the Democratic Party chairman cast ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to 'dismember China'. Regurgitating droll communist party cliches is hardly the way to demonstrate understanding of China. It merely demonstrates the weakness of a man who is ready to express ... Suet-yi, Tai Wai Politician kowtowing to Beijing Greg Barns almost had me convinced of his argument that Australia's new foreign minister Bob Carr is a China-savvy politician ...

  5. CY's aide in a league of her own

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party? That was the infamous question that epitomised the worst excesses of McCarthyism in 1950s ... It is a long way from the Communist Party, which also co-opts young professionals, entrepreneurs and academics, regardless of their ideological belief. Rent-a-quote Democrat lawmaker Emily Lau Wai-hing ...

  6. Officials clam up when it comes to national subject

    Posted Sep 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the issue of national education, the Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong asked Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen 'why the mainland must be ruled by the Communist Party instead of letting different parties take turns to rule?' Tsang's reply was simple- see the central government's website. 'Please browse the following website for China ...

  7. Tsang pledges more briefings with officials in Guangdong

    Posted Nov 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jinping, the new head of the Communist Party's leading group on Hong Kong and Macau's affairs, to visit Hong Kong. The chief executive also met People's Bank of China deputy governor ... to brief Guangdong officials regularly about Hong Kong's plans. After a three-day visit to Beijing, Mr Tsang arrived in Guangzhou yesterday to meet provincial party secretary Zhang Dejiang ...

  8. New orders

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... overall strength of China in the past few years has emboldened the Communist Party leadership to face up to the Hong Kong and Taiwan questions squarely. 'The leadership feels self-assured ... in the political scene could not be more dramatic. In March last year, former Democratic Party chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming was a traitor- in the words of mainland Vice-Minister of Commerce An Min. ...

  9. Political Animal

    Posted May 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to show off his knowledge of the Communist Party- despite its having barred him from returning to the mainland. Lee cited a few paragraphs from a 1944 editorial in Xinhua Daily, the official mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party from 1938 to 1947, stating more than half a century ago that 'genuine universal suffrage must ensure both the right to vote and the right to stand ...

  10. Chief's comment has muddied reform waters

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Revolution saw Chinese Communist Party chief Mao Zedong use his personality cult to whip up public fervour in pursuit of his own political ends. It led to a collapse of law and order. The consequences for China were disastrous. To compare this to Hong Kong's orderly, dignified and patient pursuit of universal suffrage is ridiculous. Democratic elections are designed to prevent ...




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