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  1. Beijing academic urges HK lawmakers to block costly express rail link

    Posted Oct 04th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... building it. You have democracy in Hong Kong; your legislators should stop it from happening.' He suggested getting the job done much more cheaply by increasing the frequency of the current ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou Hong Kong should consider improving the existing railway service running between Hung Hom and Guangzhou instead of building a high-speed rail line, according ...

  2. Small but effective: the new breed of activists

    Posted Jul 25th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... and simple, focused messages are establishing their own brand of democracy in Hong Kong. Their causes are diverse- youth rights, the environment, independent media- but they share one common factor: ... on members' bodies rather than distributing pamphlets to make their points about negative labelling. Lam Oi-wan, an editorial member of Hong Kong In-media, also thinks established political parties ...

  3. Gay group might not lead rally

    Posted Jun 21st 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... It is believed The Frontier is one of the groups opposed to the arrangement. But its convenor, Emily Lau Wai-hing, could not be reached for comment. Verdy Leung Wai-yee, of the Hong Kong Informal ... Dikky Sinn and Chloe Lai Opposition to role at forefront of march intensifies Amid growing opposition, gay rights activists may not lead the July 1 pro-democracy march after all, ...

  4. Tension remains high after series of attacks in Xinjiang

    Posted Aug 15th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Minnie Chan

    ... yesterday they had found no explosives on the man. However, the Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy said the bomb was real. ...

  5. State leaders to miss WTO meeting

    Posted Oct 11th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Quinton Chan

    ... not invite guests at all.' He said the move to exclude him was outrageous. 'I was elected by the people of Hong Kong, I have a mandate. It is discrimination against democracy.' ... of the National People's Congress, who will attend the Parliamentary Conference on the WTO being held in parallel with the ministerial meeting, a Hong Kong government source has revealed. ...

  6. Harbour activists unveil own plan for Tamar HQ

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... demonstrations. This plan, jointly presented by think-tank Civic Exchange and the Designing Hong Kong Harbour District, includes a proposal for breaking up four major pieces of commercial land along ... the authorities can [accommodate them] at the current offices at Government Hill,' said Designing Hong Kong Harbour District organiser Paul Zimmerman. The government will conduct a review ...

  7. Taking it to the streets

    Posted Dec 06th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... of the pro-Beijing Hong Kong Legal Forum and also a local delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. 'The pro-democracy camp doesn't see me as one of them because ... to do so. The position paper is based on research by the University of Hong Kong and opinions expressed in July at a public hearing held at Lee Tung Street- commonly known as Wedding Card ...

  8. Guangdong may ease restrictions on visiting pan-democrats

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Chloe Lai

    ... Chun-yan said. 'Although we have no plans to stay behind or do anything inappropriate during the trip, we might consider not going at all if we are discriminated against.' The Hong Kong ... one-off home-return permits. Some of them said they would try to raise democracy issues and talk about the June 4 Tiananmen Square crackdown during the trip. But the Democrats were unhappy ...

  9. More power expected at district level

    Posted Sep 14th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Gary Cheung

    ... seats to district councillors would be in line with the principle of developing Hong Kong's political system in a 'gradual and orderly' fashion, because most district councillors ... executive, the sources said. They described the idea as an answer to the public's call for wider participation in the electoral process. A pro-democracy district councillor said some mainland ...

  10. Deal gives Hong Kong the edge over rivals

    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Cepa will bring valuable opportunities for Hong Kong businesses and professionals, and will give local companies competitive advantage over their foreign rivals, business leaders said last night. 'This is a very good agreement, the 273 items of goods that will enjoy zero tariffs covers 90 per cent of our exports. This gives Hong Kong manufacturers advantages even after ...




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