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  1. Activist fights uphill battle on walking trails

    Posted Dec 15th 2010, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Ironically, the news came shortly after a survey of the council's transport committee found the Old Peak Road railings were opposed 16-8 by members, which one councillor said spelled the end of the project. 'I was thrilled to know our effort had killed the Old Peak Road project. The district councillors are listening,' said Leung, a walker turned activist. 'But suddenly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733399/activist-fights-uphill-battle-walking-trails
  2. Veg smuggling claims a hoax and we may sue, says Shenzhen

    Posted Oct 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... saying they believe the allegations were a hoax. But local vegetable traders said the incident, witnessed by a district councillor who visited the Nanshan distribution market undercover, reflected loopholes in how mainland authorities issue labels for vegetables exported to Hong Kong. Vegetable traders and North District councillor Jimmy Law Sai-yan said early this month ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695974/veg-smuggling-claims-hoax-and-we-may-sue-says-shenzhen
  3. News - Hong Kong

    Councillor may lose after court says he breached election rules

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 02:12pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit A district councillor could lose his seat which he won by just two votes in an election in 2011 after a court on Friday ruled he had breached election rules during his campaign. The Court of First Instance ruled that Edward Leung Wai-kuen’s victory in the Yau Tsim Mong district council election two years ago was invalid and now a by-election should be held. Leung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1197124/councillor-may-lose-after-court-says-he-breached-election-rules
  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    State Councillor Yang Jiechi tells Vietnam to stop 'hyping up' oil rig tensions

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:04pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com Sharp remarks by State Councillor Yang Jiechi suggest little progress was made in resolving oil rig dispute in meetings with Hanoi officials Vietnam ... coast, in remarks indicating that the two countries are still trapped in a diplomatic quagmire over the South China Sea. State Councillor Yang Jiechi was in Hanoi for the highest-level talks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1535514/china-vietnam-both-seek-ease-tensions-south-china-sea
  5. The people's lawmakers?

    Posted Apr 09th 2005, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... I asked Legislative Council president Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai to count the number of attending councillors. As a result, the meeting had to end because the quorum (one-third of members present) had not been met. This was different from the circumstances in January, which led to another meeting being aborted, when democratic councillors observed a moment of silence in memory of former premier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/495839/peoples-lawmakers
  6. News - Hong Kong - LANDFILLS

    What a load of rubbish: councillor says government is fear mongering over landfills

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:05am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Landfills: are officials just talking rubbish? The government has been scaremongering by saying the Tseung Kwan O landfill will overflow by next year, a Sai Kung district councillor says. Christine Fong Kwok-shan said the tip might last until 2020, given that its remaining capacity was 7 million cubic metres in 2012- only 1 million cubic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1487186/what-load-rubbish-councillor-says-government-fear-mongering-over
  7. Appointed councillors decry plan to take away voting rights

    Posted Nov 10th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Eva Wu, Fanny W.Y. Fung and Ambrose Leung Government-appointed district councillors yesterday said a constitutional reform proposal which could rob them of their right to stand ... see the creation of five new district council constituencies, in addition to the current one in the legislature, filled by elected district councillors only. The chairman of Sham Shui Po ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697836/appointed-councillors-decry-plan-take-away-voting-rights
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    District councillors slam plan to rezone Stanley sites for luxury flats

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 04:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Government accused of selling public resources to cater to the rich District councillors slam Stanley rezoning plan District councillors have criticised ... drew heat from seven out of 10 district councillors at the meeting. "They are selling off valuable Hongkongers' assets to build 200 luxury flats," Lei Tung councillor Lo Kin-hei ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1462072/district-councillors-slam-plan-rezone-stanley-sites-luxury-flats
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democrat councillor Ted Hui injured by his own council's guards

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Democrat Hui injured by his own council's guards Democratic Party district councillor Ted Hui Chi-fung was allegedly injured in a scuffle with security ... to eject him. The HK$150,000 is the bulk of HK$250,000 granted to the council by the government to promote the Basic Law. Hui alleged a conflict of interest because several councillors were members ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1464188/democrat-councillor-ted-hui-injured-his-own-councils-guards
  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Sha Tin district councillor seeks to launch city's first bicycle-share system

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 10:04am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Although policymakers refuseto embrace cycling as a green mode of transport for the city, a district councillor is gearing up to launch a bike-sharing scheme ... and inexpensive form of transport, Yeung's first motion as Sha Tin district councillor in 2008 was to propose that the council introduce a bike-sharing and rental scheme. Sha Tin district, stretching ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1456267/sha-tin-district-councillor-seeks-launch-citys-first

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