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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing picks Hong Kong liaison office spokesman Li Gang as Macau chief

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by Staff Reporters

    ... of the Macau office would elevate him to minister. His experience in handling tough issues in Hong Kong is seen as having equipped him to cope with the various challenges Macau is facing. The former ... as its Macau minister Li Gang, deputy director and spokesman of the central government's liaison office in Hong Kong, will become Beijing's top representative in Macau early next year. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hague Conference office not a gift for Hong Kong from Beijing, says official

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... official's claim that its opening of an Asia-Pacific office in Hong Kong was a "gift" from Beijing. Hans van Loon, secretary general of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, said the city was chosen purely for its judicial autonomy and separation of powers. Its Hong Kong office opened last week. "I think we should stick to the fact that there has not been ...

  3. Abode issue is strictly HK's affair

    Posted Aug 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for our courts. Resorting to the highest state organ for a final ruling in such a case would raise concerns about Hong Kong's rule of law and separate legal system. The residency issue ... A court battle over claims by foreign domestic helpers to the right of abode in Hong Kong has not yet begun, but already the government is talking about the possibility of seeking ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong's legal profession has undeserved monopoly

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Legal profession is impeding city's holistic development Hong Kong's two legal practitioners' guilds have each issued a press release in response to former justice minister ... neither guild managed to follow this sensible counsel. Ms Leung observed that legal practitioners' misapprehension of Hong Kong's relationship with Beijing had resulted in the top ...

  5. News - China

    Beijing will use tighter rein on Hong Kong, says analyst

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... tighter control on Hong Kong regardless of the personnel reshuffle at the top next month, according to a veteran China watcher. Hong Kong-based political commentator Johnny Lau Yui-siu said ... feel Beijing's approach to Hong Kong will by and large remain stable. The much-watched transition to the fifth generation of leadership is expected to see Vice-President Xi Jinping take ...

  6. The media and people of Hong Kong must frame debate for its next leader

    Posted Jul 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... reporting covering the widest range of issues important to Hong Kong, from the price of vegetables and the cost of living to the quality of housing, education, the growing income gap, relations ... offer the first draft of history, and reporters and commentators, in the heart of the community and alive to the grander issues of Hong Kong's relations with the mainland and its place ...

  7. Hong Kong columnist meets Premier Wen

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Veteran Hong Kong columnist and former local National People's Congress deputy Ng Hong-mun has had a 90-minute audience with premier Wen Jiabao which political commentators see ... Hong Kong chief executive election and political reform. What raised more eyebrows, however, was that Wen's wife, Zhang Peili, was at an event after the meeting and was shown in one of two ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Getting a flat in new affordable housing project in Beijing like winning a lottery

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:07am by CELINE SUN; LANGI CHIANG

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing and Langi Chiang The city's latest affordable housing scheme leaves more than 140,000 applicants vying for just 2,000 homes in an outer district Buying in Beijing comes down to luck of the draw It's like a lucky draw. More ...

  9. Time for an explanation on the passports issue

    Posted May 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that those who serve in the government must love Hong Kong and China. It should not be surprised that this has now been turned against it and that questions are being raised about the loyalty ... citizens who are permanent Hong Kong residents with no right of abode elsewhere. Since political appointees will have a hand in determining government policies, it is legitimate to ask whether ...

  10. Democrat issued 10-year home-return permit

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... a 10-year permit, allowing him to join a trip by the Federation of Hong Kong Higher Education Staff Associations to the capital which began last Wednesday and ended on Sunday. The lifting of the ban ... a permanent permit is linked to the central government's initiative to facilitate a harmonious atmosphere in Hong Kong,' he said. 'I'm confident other democrats will get back ...




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