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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Autonomy of Hong Kong is safe, says liaison office chief Zhang Xiaoming

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Tony Cheung

    ... Beijing's "one country, two systems" policy on Hong Kong will not change even if universal suffrage cannot be achieved in the 2017 chief executive election, the central government's ... against the promise of a high degree of autonomy for Hong Kong laid down 30 years ago. But he also stressed the need to consider changes in Hong Kong elections from the "perspective ...

  2. News - China - BO XILAI TRIAL

    Corruption follows well-tested pattern

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com Given the risks involved, crooked high-ranking officials rely on relatives and trusted businessmen to ferry bribes to safekeeping Corruption follows ... that his wife Gu Kailai's personal wealth exceeded 40 million yuan a decade ago. Gu was a renowned lawyer in the 1990s and owned a law firm with several offices across the mainland. To avoid ...

  3. News - China

    Xi Jinping reassures liberals with renewed call for broad reform

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 07:31pm by Zhang Hong

    ... with the impression that he is not keen on further reforms. But now he might be trying to dispel such speculation," said Zhang Lifan , a Beijing-based political affairs analyst. "What he said ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central plan gets Hong Kong affairs chief's thumbs down

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, JOSHUA BUT

    ... A mainland official who oversees Hong Kong affairs says Hongkongers prefer not to see the city being "messed up" when asked about a law academic's proposal to block roads in Central district. Wang Guangya, director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, made the remarks in Shenzhen before meeting yesterday with a group of lawmakers loyal to Beijing. "I think Hong Kong ...

  5. HK affairs office for Guangdong

    Posted Feb 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou The central government has approved establishing a standalone Hong Kong-Macau Affairs Office for Guangdong, a source said. The province's Hong Kong-Macau affairs are now handled by the Guangdong Foreign Affairs Office, whose director-general also serves as Hong Kong-Macau Affairs director-general. The office has a staff of only six or seven ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong sending unprecedented 12 deputies to NPC committee meeting

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung and Peter So

    ... or three who have attended past sessions in which Hong Kong affairs have been discussed. The invited deputies include Basic Law Committee member Maria Tam Wai-chu; legislators Ma Fung-kwok, Martin ... the views of Hongkongers. He was speaking after meeting Yin Xiaojing, deputy director of Beijing's liaison office in Hong Kong, and said Yin urged NPC deputies at today's meeting between ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing blasts Macau's planned Occupy-style referendum as 'invalid and unconstitutional'

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:19pm by Reuters

    ... as meaningless a proposed referendum on democracy in its southern gambling hub of Macau, a poll that would follow in the footsteps of a similar informal vote in nearby Hong Kong. Three activist groups ... were arrested after a later sit-in. The former British colony of Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule in 1997, followed two years later by the Portuguese-run enclave of Macau, now ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    It's official: Macau chief executive Fernando Chui will seek re-election

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 02:59am by Stuart Lau

    ... top aide, Secretary for Administration and Justice Florinda da Rosa Silva Chan, is expected to step down, having been in office since Portuguese rule ended in 1999. Unlike Hong Kong ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Macau chief executive launches re-election bid Macau's chief executive, Dr Fernando Chui Sai-on, will formally launch his re-election bid today amid ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Stop talk of PLA and foreign interference in Hong Kong affairs

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:17am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Stop talk of PLA and foreign interference Are people on both sides of the political divide getting a tad too paranoid? Here is a letter from Hong Kong by one ... not an unreasonable belief. But then it descended into what we may fairly call paranoia. "There are signals that the Hong Kong [SAR] government is preparing for a crackdown on the pro-democracy ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Top Hong Kong officer defends police right to free expression

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Joyce Ng, Amy Nip

    ... was not the best way to fight for universal suffrage. July 1 protesters make their point outside Hong Kong police headquarters A month since they were arrested, some of the July 1 protesters gathered ... there have been many groups coming out to slander Occupy Central as violent, creating chaos in Hong Kong. Through this rally, we want to get our protesters to explain their experiences and to have ...




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