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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Jimmy Lai aide the latest to visit ICAC

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by Clifford Lo

    ... after files were leaked to the media concerning Lai's generous gifts. Five lawmakers were caught in the ensuing political storm for allegedly failing to declare the funds ...

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    'Long Hair' denied mainland entry once more over political T-shirt

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG, Joyce Ng and Gary Cheung

    ... to June 4. At the Shenzhen seminar, Leung had planned to present books on universal suffrage to mainland officials. Despite his absence, however, there was no lack of "gifts" from the pan-democrats. Eight of them lined up with offerings for Li, Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office director Wang Guangya and liaison office director Zhang Xiaoming. The three officials received the gifts ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Liaison office staff warned not to take gifts

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Accepting presents during events such as Dragon Boat festival against Beijing's policy, staff told, but some doubt impact of warning No gifts, liaison office warns The central government's liaison office has warned its staff to "decline gifts such as food and fruit during festivities", including this month's Dragon Boat ...

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    Donation from Jimmy Lai was transferred to Labour Party this week, says Lee Cheuk-yan

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 03:20pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com A HK$1.5 million gift was not personal, Labour Party's Lee Cheuk-yan insists Lawmaker shifts Lai donation to his party A lawmaker says he has transferred a media mogul's HK$500,000 donation from his personal bank account to that of his Labour Party to fund a food-waste recycling initiative. Lee Cheuk-yan made the transfer just days ...

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    ICAC's ex-boss spent big on mainland gifts

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Former Commissioner Timothy Tong spent the bulk of the HK$220,000 he racked up in gift-giving to bureaucrats over the border ICAC's ex-boss spent big on mainland gifts More than two-thirds of the HK$220,000 the former head of the city's graft-busting agency spent on gifts during his time in office was spent on items ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Donations scandal opens can of worms for all parties, academic says

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... their interests. But if monetary gifts are granted to them via their parties, the public can be kept in the dark under the Companies Ordinance. The law, under which political parties are registered, does ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Government has wasted time opposing Occupy Central, says legal scholar

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 12:58pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... pointing to the example of Timothy Tong Hin-ming, the former head of the Independent Commission Against Corruption, who was censured for lavish spending, gift-giving and close relationships with mainland officials. “Take the fact that the [former] head of the ICAC would even attempt to explain his reasons for giving gifts and receiving them...In the past, this would never be accepted. So ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-dems to release report condemning ex-ICAC chief Timothy Tong

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:12am by Gary Cheung and Danny Mok

    ... select committee that has been probing his extravagant spending on official entertainment, trips and gifts during his five years at the helm of the Independent Commission Against Corruption from ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing officials, Hong Kong pan-democrats no closer after holding talks on political reform in Shanghai

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Tony Cheung, JEFFIE LAM

    ... Tony Cheung and Jeffie Lam in Shanghai The two sides exchange gifts with pointed political messages before liaison office chief promises to hold further talks with lawmakers Beijing, ... their differences did not last long. Sparks flew as the sides exchanged gifts- and some barbed comments- in front of the cameras at the start of yesterday's meeting in Shanghai. And the two hours ...

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    Hong Kong has the most ‘ridiculous political system in the world’, says ex-official

    Posted May 13th 2014, 06:37pm by Tony Cheung

    ... was handed over to China in 1997, "the good godmother came forward and heaped up gifts", such as the rule of law. "[But] the evil godmother, or perhaps she was merely being foolish, ...




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