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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Anti-red' sentiment takes centre stage in Legco election for first time

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by TOMY CHEUNG

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Parties exploiting fears over influence of mainland culture on city and its core values, a trend that's likely to continue, observers say 'Anti-red' sentiment takes hold in election For the first time, "anti-red" sentiment has taken centre stage in the city's politics amid the fight for Legislative Council seats- ...

  2. ICAC may probe chief executive for first time

    Posted Jan 24th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung A complaint filed by the Democratic Party with the ICAC yesterday could see the chief executive investigated by graft-busters for the first time since his office was included under an anti-corruption law. Party chairman Albert Ho Chun-yan has complained to the Independent Commission Against Corruption about what he calls a potential election scandal, allegedly ...

  3. Activists sent to camp because of HK protests

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the written judgment in a trial conducted by police. Hong Kong rights groups said it was the first time mainland activists had been punished for taking part in the city's annual march, and the first time an official document had called such participation an offence. Activists Song Ningsheng, 44, and Zeng Jiuzi, 53, will serve 14-month terms in a labour camp in Ningdu county, Jiangxi ...

  4. Ex-housing chief backed lower price in estate sell-off

    Posted Jul 21st 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... the Executive Council's bottom-line price of HK$1.15 billion. This was the first time that Mr Leung described in detail his role in the controversial sale since the row over his post-retirement job ... and he started overseeing the progress of talks after that. But he had not been directly engaged in the talks. The 'single-buyer' option was among the nine proposals. It involved ...

  5. Tung offers show of support for C.Y. Leung

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa has for the first time expressed his support publicly for incoming leader Leung Chun-ying, but pledged that he ... promise everyone that I'll never tell him what to do, what to suggest.' Tung said. It was the first time Tung has expressed his backing for Leung publicly, although he was widely viewed ...

  6. 500,000 take to the streets

    Posted Jul 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government says the national security legislation will not limit the freedoms of Hong Kong people. Yesterday, the people staged the city's biggest protest since 1989 to show they are not convinced. 'This is definitely an historic moment, as it is the first time Hong Kong people have fought for their freedom and rights. It is a day to be proud of' March organiser Richard ...

  7. Citizens' trust swings towards HK leaders

    Posted Apr 20th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Tung resignation seen as turning point in affections For the first time in four years people trust the Hong Kong government more than they trust Beijing, according ... and was down on the 51 per cent support recorded in December. About 26 per cent said they distrusted Beijing, compared with 27 per cent in February. This is the first time since October 2001 ...

  8. Wen's concern over mainland mums

    Posted Dec 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong in Beijing and Peter So Beijing has, for the first time, expressed its concern over mainland women giving birth in Hong Kong, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said yesterday. Speaking during his four-day briefing in the capital, Tsang said his discussions with Premier Wen Jiabao marked the first time the issue had been raised at central government level. Tsang ...

  9. 'Long Hair' may lose Legco seat after jail sentence

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... they called a de facto referendum on universal suffrage. Lawyer Linda Wong Shui-hung, for the students, told the court the conviction was the first time a law banning noisy, disorderly behaviour and displays of abusive words had been used against protesters. It was also the first time that 'joint enterprise liability'- where a group can be jointly liable for the a crime ...

  10. Public says speech has failed

    Posted Jan 09th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Public satisfaction with the policy address fell below the pass mark of 50 out of 100 for the first time, a University of Hong Kong poll has found. The survey, which interviewed 1,040 people immediately after Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa delivered the address, found the satisfaction rating was 49.4 points. Only 12 per cent of respondents believed the address ...




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