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  1. Signs of spring

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Frank Ching It is significant, and encouraging, that a key Chinese official involved in Hong Kong affairs has praised the recent presidential election in Taiwan and suggested that party politics in Hong Kong is lagging behind, with deep-seated problems. W ...

  2. Time for a Hong Kong spring clean

    Posted Feb 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is needed to sweep away not just a discredited Tang but the attitudes that he and his allies represent. This is proving a cathartic experience, and a Hong Kong spring may be at hand. Philip Bowring ...

  3. Hopes raised as HK affairs head plans spring visit

    Posted Dec 30th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... who only took up his job as director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office in October- yesterday announced his tour, which is expected sometime in spring. Wang was speaking in Beijing ... said. 'A visit to Hong Kong has been expected. Chief Executive Tsang invited me to visit when we met each other last week. I will find some time to go to Hong Kong and Macau in spring next ...

  4. Snub won't hurt vote for top post, says kuk boss

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com The battle lines have been drawn as chief executive hopefuls Leung Chun-ying and Albert Ho Chun-yan yesterday snubbed the annual spring reception ... He said he had invited Tang to such an encounter. 'I do not want to be involved in a war of words with him through the air,' said Leung, who will have a debate with Ho on a radio ...

  5. Familiar Patten

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... on the BBC radio programme Desert Island Discs, he actually chose Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time as the book he'd take with him if he were to be a castaway.) Our first encounter was in the spring of 1997, in Government House, where Alice slept upstairs in that now-deserted bedroom she showed her two boys at Christmas. Mention to people, here or in London, that it's 15 years ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leung Chun-ying is urged to declare all stock interests

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... the London Stock Exchange, Leung was granted share options of 165,000 and 478,514 at nil exercise price in 2009 and 2010 respectively. The deadlines for exercising the options are July 2013 and July ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Legal-sector candidates for Legislative Council election clash at radio forum

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Legco candidates insist that they are both pro-democracy contenders during radio forum Legal-sector pair cross swords over mainland links Two legal-sector candidates for the Legislative Council election exchanged fire yesterday over their alleged links with the mainland. Both insisted they were pro-democracy candidates. The encounter between former Law ...

  8. Leung's pregnant pause

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong husbands to give birth in the city's private hospitals in 2013 was surprising for several reasons. Not only will such a ban lead to legal disputes, but his statement was glaringly ... that by the end of April, the government was to announce an overall quota of 20,000 to 25,000 babies to be born in private hospitals for 2013. This apparently alarmed Leung, who early in the election had ...

  9. Hot favourite for legal chief keeps his counsel

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... was the youngest appointee when called to the inner bar in 2002 at the age of 36. Commenting on Leung's stunning claims that mainland babies 'born in 2013 could not be guaranteed the right of abode', Jat said: 'The NPC could either amend the Basic Law before 2013... or interpret it.' But Qiao Xiaoyang, chairman of Hong Kong Basic Law Committee of the NPC, had ruled out ...

  10. 'Zero' quota for mainland mums

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Leung said. Regarding mainland mothers, Leung said: 'I cannot guarantee that those babies born in Hong Kong in 2013 can gain [residency].' Private hospital bosses, who had been ... continue to communicate with him. Leung said his speech was not intended to interfere with or pressurise the current administration. 'I am only saying what will happen in 2013, after I have ...




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