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  1. Courts urged to settle residency issues

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... says the Liberal Party- one of the latest suggestions made to tackle the influx of mainland mothers in Hong Kong. People would challenge the government through legal means as soon ... in Hong Kong enjoy right of abode in the city, regardless of their parents' immigration status. Lau said the court might make a different decision now considering the city's current ...

  2. Issues with mainlanders 'inevitable', official says

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Beijing's top man in Hong Kong says people should not 'make a fuss' about conflicts between city residents and mainlanders, which are inevitable given the large number of tourists arriving. The remarks by Dr Peng Qinghua, director of the central government's liaison office in Hong Kong, came a day after chief executive-elect ...

  3. Mainland mum issue 'settled In 1993'

    Posted Jan 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... had over the issue at the time. 'The right way to address the [mainland mothers] issue is not to ban them from coming to Hong Kong, but to not grant their babies right of abode ... their children to become permanent residents with Hong Kong passports and entitle them to education and health-care benefits. Professor Benny Tai Yiu-ting, a constitutional law specialist ...

  4. Important issues at stake in Hong Kong Island by-election

    Posted Oct 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and history, as well as experienced in governance. She is one we can trust to stand for the good of Hong Kong and China, free of personal motivation. I do not think it was necessary for Mrs Ip to make ... to open a channel of communication with someone who knows Mr Tsang well and is aware of his shortcomings. I believe this is the role best suited to Mrs Chan, as 'Hong Kong ...

  5. Pan-democrats issue ultimatum on reform plan

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... The groups also criticised Beijing for trying to 'split the pan-democratic camp' by engaging it in a dialogue with no result, and said the Hong Kong government was only concentrating its ... sector, said no officials from either Hong Kong or Beijing had approached him. 'As for how to vote, I will follow the lead of my pan-democratic allies,' said Lee, who is a member ...


    Posted Feb 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HKGCC Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce Functional constituencies should be maintained because they provide Legco with the necessary expertise in scrutinising bills and policies. ... but let's assume there is some, although not a lot. The government says 2017 is when Hong Kong can select its chief executive. Hong Kong must tie this down. The crux of the reform discussion is what ...

  7. Next on the agenda, the issue of a legacy

    Posted Feb 05th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... citing health reasons. Mr Lee, one of the two pan-democrat legislators who attended the forum yesterday, is keen to see Mr Tsang fulfil his aspirations. 'If people remember Tung Chee-hwa ...

  8. Government becomes the election issue

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... of elective politics, he moved to pull contentious issues off the political agenda. The consultation on health care financing reform was split into two phases. In the first round, completed recently, the government gave no indication as to its preferred model, to avoid providing a platform from which critics could seek political mileage. A number of controversial issues including a minimum wage, ...

  9. Bring on a more flexible health scheme

    Posted Jun 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... savings scheme should not be launched yet, as Hong Kong is still recovering from the economic downturn. Current low incomes would undoubtedly affect workers' willingness to join. I suggest ... march for democracy in Hong Kong. The pro-democracy camp has watered down its stand and in doing so its members have betrayed the people of Hong Kong. It is unity that wins battles in politics. ...

  10. Exco chief sound on what ails Hong Kong...

    Posted Jan 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The scenes that greeted last night's Legislative Council debate on the rail link to Guangzhou tell us much about the level of political discourse on so many important issues in Hong ... the debate has not moved forward. The discussion, like so many in Hong Kong, has descended into a near-farcical political tussle with the usual entrenched positions being taken and little ...




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