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  1. HK eyed as head office for state firms

    Posted Aug 11th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Sasac studying proposal as overseas acquisitions turn some entities into multinationals State conglomerates could move their headquarters to Hong Kong as the acquisition of overseas assets will turn some of them into multinational corporations, according to the top official in charge of state assets. Li Rongrong, chairman of the State-owned Assets ...

  2. News - China - ECONOMY

    Shanghai vice mayor Ai Baojun to head up free-trade zone later this month

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... is scheduled to officially launch its free-trade zone, the first on the mainland, this month with a city vice-mayor heading up the project. Government sources familiar with the plan told the South ... a vice-mayor of Shanghai in charge of the city's economic and industrial development, will be named the head of the new commission to oversee the development of the free-trade zone, according ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Second state leader stresses Hong Kong's role in national security

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Gary Cheung and Emily Tsang

    ... New head-to-be of top legislature stresses city must show understanding of ‘one country, two systems’, after earlier warning on subversion A second state leader yesterday stressed ... Committee member Zhang Dejiang , who will supervise Hong Kong and Macau Affairs and head the nation's top legislature, called on Hong Kong delegates at a closed-door meeting to help deepen ...

  4. letters

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

    ... Stay informed of current events Recently, I attended the Chinese Culture and National Education Seminar Series at the University of Hong Kong. The topics were 'The status of Chinese technology and its impact on the economy' and 'The relatio ...

  5. Ip and Chan go head to head in rough-and-tumble debate

    Posted Nov 09th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... reporters how much she had enjoyed the exchanges with Mrs Ip, the public and other candidates during the 90-minute event. Both Mrs Chan and Mrs Ip made a good start by stating their platforms- both ... did not take to the streets, that Article 23 bill would be in effect today,' she said. After the debate, while Mrs Chan shook hands with the other candidates, Mrs Ip headed for the exit. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A political system heading for collapse

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE A political system heading for collapse Are we on an inexorable, if protracted, path towards universal suffrage or can it be reversed through political ... will have to take over. Will that someone be chosen through direct election by the people or by direct appointment as an emissary of Beijing? Or will the current corrosive state of affairs- ...

  7. Head to head in the great reform debate

    Posted Feb 14th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... legislator Lee Cheuk-yan hit out at the business sector for delaying universal suffrage by giving the excuse it would lead to a welfare state. 'It's true that I support more welfare ... in such a way. The United States also has a minimum wage. I don't see they have 10 years of suffering. [I] would not have won in direct elections if there was a real chance of Hong Kong undergoing ...

  8. Rising heat

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Ostensibly, Premier Wen Jiabao has stuck religiously to the principle of a gradual approach to the development of democracy in Hong Kong. Speaking on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Bali last week, he did not indicate ...

  9. Time to give Victoria a voice

    Posted Sep 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Taken for granted and abused for decades, the harbour needs protection from future needless development before it's too late, argues preservation campaigner Christine Loh Victoria Harbour was always stunningly beautiful. Like everyone else, I had tak ...

  10. Leung heads for Beijing to confirm appointment

    Posted Apr 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the chief executive-elect's office declined to reveal details of the visit. But Leung told Cable TV yesterday that he would not discuss his new team with the state leaders. 'I would ... of Commerce and the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office. He told RTHK he would convey to state leaders views he collected last week from representatives of 11 professional groups ...




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