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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Finance chief warns lengthy budget filibuster will harm public services

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 12:53pm by FANNY W.Y. FUNG, Tanna Chong

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung and Tanna Chong Tsang issues warning on budget protest Public services may eventually be affected if an expected filibuster of the budget lasts too long, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah warned yesterday as the Legislative Council began vetting the bill. The budget has drawn a record 1,917 proposed amendments from pan-democrats. An interim fund to pay ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco sees proposal for technology bureau with HK$30 million budget

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:37am by Amy Nip, Tanna Chong

    ... Development Bureau spent more than HK$135 million on salaries alone in the last financial year. People Power lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip expressed opposition to the new bureau and would not rule out ... the plan. The new proposal would require funding four directorate-level civil service posts and three political appointees for the bureau, which would oversee the Innovation and Technology ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Bernard Chan may scale down public duties after heart operation

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung

    ... executive in 2017. But the Asia Financial Holdings president stressed that he was not ruling out taking up other public posts. Chan's high profile and strong communications skills have seen him ... this year. His terms as chairman of the Council for Sustainable Development and vice-chairman of Oxfam Hong Kong end next year. The Council of Social Service, which he also chairs, re-elects its ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Confirmed: Pan-democrats get OK for exclusive meeting in Shanghai

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:06pm by Tanna Chong

    ... at the China Travel Service yesterday. ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Unbalanced- the Codependency of America and China, by Stephen Roach

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 12:40pm by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... kept together only by a shared fear of being alone. Roach is well qualified to discuss the issue, having witnessed first-hand China's economic miracle and the Asian financial crisis while ... to a financial thriller. There is plenty of historical context, too. The current economic climate is ominously compared with that of the pre-Depression era. Roach is at times guilty of writing ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Nine more pan-democrat lawmakers sign up for delegation to Shanghai

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 05:36pm by Tony Cheung

    ... and health services representative Dr Joseph Lee Kok-long also said they would sign up. The trip, from April 12-13, will include a half-day meeting with Wang Guangya, head of the State Council's ...

  7. News - China - POLITICS

    Direct action used in Taiwan protest too risky for Hong Kong, academic warns

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:51am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... and Taiwan through economic pressure. That was why Taiwan should oppose the service trade pact with Beijing that has prompted the students to occupy the parliament in Taipei, said Leung. Nicholas Hon ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou to address public as student protesters dig in

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 08:23pm by Staff Reporter, AFP

    ... and opinions about the cross-strait service and trade pact", as well as the significance and necessity of such a pact. Since the student protesters occupied the Legislative Yuan on Tuesday night, ... cabinet sent the services trade pact to parliament because we think it will help Taiwan's liberalisation and internationalisation. We do not plan to withdraw [it]," Jiang told the crowd ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central will not back down on threat of summer protest, says organiser

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 03:47am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Summer blockade of streets back on agenda but not due to Taipei action, organiser says Protests may spur Occupy Central Occupy Central activists may still block roads in the financial district this summer- despite an earlier suggestion the action could be delayed to the end of the year- if the mainland or local authorities make decisions that rule ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hongkongers show support for Taiwanese student protesters

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by DARREN WEE, Emily Tsang

    ... a cross-strait service trade agreement. They say the trade pact will give Beijing too much economic influence over the self-governing island that the former regards as one of its provinces. Members ... and consultations with the people, and abandon the service trade agreement". Another Hong Kong activist raised more than HK$3,000 on her Facebook page in less than a day to fund her trip to Taipei ...




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