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  1. Departing diplomat praises Hong Kong's fighting spirit

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... in cross-strait relations, Mr Keith said how the policy of 'one country, two systems' played out in Hong Kong would have a bearing on Taiwan's reunification. 'Clearly, Hong Kong's ...

  2. 'Long Hair' held trying to enter mainland

    Posted Apr 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Lawmaker and activist 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung was turned away at the border yesterday when he and his supporters tried to stage a protest against Beijing's interpretation of the Basic Law. Mr Leung, long banned from enteri ...

  3. Courts 'must not rule on chief's term'

    Posted Mar 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung and Ambrose Leung A mainland Basic Law drafter says it is up to Beijing, as legislators demand notice if an NPC interpretation is sought A mainland drafter of the Basic Law said yesterday that Hong Kong's courts should not hear any legal ...

  4. Reading between the lines reveals the meaning of words

    Posted Jan 21st 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... a taskforce to consult with the NPC officials and the HKMAO on 'principles and legislative process' relating to changes. The central government has not yet spelt out which principles ...

  5. New official promises to uphold two-system policy

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Yang said. 'They are also very concerned with foreign affairs relating to Hong Kong, and require the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its subsidiary office in Hong Kong to steadfastly ...

  6. Why Li took tax-free idea to Beijing

    Posted Sep 29th 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... The tycoon says he bypassed Hong Kong's leaders with his job-creation plan because they could not settle a land dispute Li Ka-shing says he put the idea of a special tax-free industrial zone on the Hong Kong-Shenzhen border directly to President Hu J ...

  7. The open road

    Posted Jun 29th 2010, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... of the two-thirds legislative majority necessary to pass the reform. Such a doomsday scenario was not without reason, given the history of relations between Beijing and the democrats. However, this time, ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Retail sales down again Weak local consumer demand, fewer tourists and a lack of free plastic shopping bags hurt July's retail sales, which shrank 5.5 per cent in value from a year ago to about HK$22.81 billion, government data shows. July was the si ...

  9. Sad reality of being politically incorrect

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... there was tacit blessing for the entry of controversial figures such as Mr Leung. It is no secret that relations between Beijing and the pan-democratic camp remain uneasy, three years after a landmark ... barred, has shed some light on the political complexity of relations between the mainland and Hong Kong - or 'internal relations', as Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying calls it. ...

  10. Think-tanks plan forum to pin down candidates' platforms

    Posted Mar 26th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Three policy think-thanks are planning to stage an election forum so candidates for chief executive can showcase their policies. SynergyNet, Civic Exchange and the Hong Kong Policy Research Institute want to hold a forum even if acting Chief ...




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