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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Final address must tackle housing issue

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in 2003. In a random telephone survey conducted by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme since September, 69 per cent of about 1,000 respondents said housing was a 'very important' issue for Tsang to address, followed by health care policy (60 per cent). Tsang, in a rare admission, said in a radio programme on Saturday there had been shortcomings in government ...

  4. Hong Kong can't afford a class war

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... After all, Mr Tung has put forward a spate of ideas to promote Hong Kong as, among other things, a cyberport and a Chinese medicine hub. The original ideas behind the plans are now practically ... cultural and creative industries. But it may take years before that amounts to anything. In contrast, the problem of poverty in Hong Kong is clear and present. However, the mere fact that Mr Tang ...

  5. Hong Kong needs more than a healthy economy

    Posted Sep 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as being the most urgent are those related to making Hong Kong a better place in which to work and live. Improving the environment, easing poverty, and furthering health-care reform were among ... not back away from initiatives, even those which are long-term. There is a need for concrete policy proposals to meet the many challenges Hong Kong faces. Mr Tsang should also bear in mind ...

  6. Drama, yes. New health minister, no

    Posted Oct 08th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... to the post. Political commentator Johnny Lau Yui-siu said the blunder was probably the result of a mistake on the Hong Kong side. 'I don't think there is any dispute over the candidate ... Ella Lee Tung calls off announcement of Yeoh Eng-kiong's successor The appointment of a health minister turned into a mixture of suspense, drama and comedy yesterday when the chief ...

  7. 'Incrementalism' is the price Hong Kong has to pay: think-tank chief

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Sarah Monks

    ... done in the post-colonial era because in the colonial era the government was the only political power in Hong Kong and it encountered no challenge from other political parties,' he said. 'Even before the handover, the colonial power found it difficult to accomplish its goals.' Professor Lau likened Hong Kong to the US, where he said the term 'demosclerosis' had ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must act now to create a comprehensive population policy

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The latest population projections from the Census and Statistics Department put into sharp focus challenges for Hong Kong that we are well aware of but have done little to address. Society ... in Leung's zero-quota policy for mainland women not married to Hong Kong men giving birth here. That there will be so few wage earners financially responsible for so many without incomes ...

  9. Ageing Hong Kong is coming up short

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... and London. Four years on, Hong Kong's population stands at 7.1 million and the city is struggling to cope with both an ageing population and low fertility rate. University of Hong Kong ... by 2030. Hong Kong's fertility rate is among the lowest in the world, dropping to a historic low of 0.9 births per woman in 2003. Despite a rebound to 1.1 in 2010, it is still far below ...

  10. Hong Kong's system is running on empty

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is either greater authoritarianism or full democracy. Hong Kong people must choose. Our hybrid governing system is not without political genius. It is an amalgamation of British colonialism ... a Hong Kong citizen today- barring the lack of his right to vote- is as free as anyone living in a full democracy. As the city's mayor, the chief executive leads a government that can ...




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