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  1. Media hail historic win but warn of challenges ahead

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Media from the mainland and the West took decidedly different approaches in their reports on Leung Chun-ying's election victory. Mainland media focused on the historic aspects of Leung's victory and said they hop ...

  2. Chief justice hails rule of law at opening of conference

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang yesterday welcomed the landmark return of the Commonwealth Law Conference to Hong Kong, noting that this was the first time a non-commonwealth jurisdiction had hosted the conference. It represented a recogniti ...

  3. Report hailed as a big step forward in decade-long political debate

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung, Fanny W. Y. Fung and Eva Wu Pro-government figures praised the chief executive's report to the central government as a big step forward in the decade-long debate on democratisation in Hong Kong. Lau Nai-keung, a member of the Basic Law C ...

  4. March leaders hail win on curbs

    Posted Jun 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Appeal panel rejects police July 1 rally limits An appeal board has overturned police limits on the July 1 march for democracy- a rare reversal which march organisers and human rights advocates hailed as reasserting the public's right to protest. In a judgment delivered yesterday, the Appeal Board on Public Meetings and Processions- which considers appeals against ...

  5. All hail the chief, in snappy new uniforms

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee President Hu Jintao yesterday inspected the People's Liberation Army's Hong Kong garrison at Stonecutters Island on the second day of his visit to the city for the 10th anniversary of the handover, praising his troops for contributin ...

  6. Mainland chat room visitors hail triumph for HK people

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tung Chee-hwa's shelving of national security legislation is a triumph of popular will, say some visitors to mainland internet chat rooms. Others have lamented what they see as the lack of patriotism among Hong Kong people. Many are envious of the fr ...

  7. Beijing salutes Leung's victory

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei in Beijing and Ng Kang-chung Beijing has confidence in chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying's leadership and hailed his election victory as 'open, fair and just'. Xinhua attributed the comments to an official at Beijing's liaison office in Hong Kong. As the city's new leader, Leung would 'unite all sectors of society, diligently enact ...

  8. Defining a patriot

    Posted Feb 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Communist Party (i.e. central government) are 'patriotic'. But does this imply that whoever does not say 'Hail to the Communist Party' is not eligible to administer Hong Kong? ...

  9. Soft power can trump a hard sell

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... citizens whenever he hits the streets, hailed by major pro-establishment parties as the next saviour and positively and extensively covered by Hong Kong's major tabloids, get humiliated ...

  10. Joint Declaration needed no say on suffrage, envoy says

    Posted Dec 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Declaration reached its 25th year last Saturday, with key diplomats hailing Hong Kong's current prosperity as a testament to what can be achieved through diplomacy. But the declaration has also ... a Hong Kong governor, hailed it as a 'far-sighted resolution of a unique historical problem', that had 'stood the test of time remarkably well'. Meanwhile, during a forum ...




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