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  1. Legislators can help solve cross-border issues

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a Hong Kong resident having his wallet pick-pocketed across the border, with the loss of his ID card, can be a traumatic experience. A small room on the Chinese side of immigration, manned ... legislators to four cities in Guangdong province. He urged some of his democratic-minded colleagues to use this opportunity to discuss with mainland officials livelihood issues which affect Hong Kong ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. What it meant to be back over the border

    Posted Sep 28th 2005, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... When Donald Tsang led lawmakers to Guangdong, it was a chance for dialogue and an appreciation of how Hong Kong's near neighbour has changed. Five pro-democracy legislators give Norma ... ago. I was in Beijing to support the June 4 movement, and I was detained on June 5. I was only allowed to return to Hong Kong on June 8 and I was the last one out of Beijing- the others were ...

  4. Steady as she goes for Hong Kong policy

    Posted Oct 24th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... accelerate Hong Kong's pace of recovery from a prolonged slump. Economic integration and cross-border co-operation were strengthened significantly. Socially and culturally, Beijing stepped up ... Chris Yeung Some new hands will be on the helm of Beijing's policy on Hong Kong, after last week's retirement of vice-president Zeng Qinghong from the Communist Party's top ...

  5. In praise of Hong Kong's paranoia

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Anthony Lawrance

    ... Anthony Lawrance John Woo could not do a better job of directing Hong Kong's customs police at the border crossings. The way they stand there, nonchalantly alert- chatting among ... prevails here in discreet surety. Their mainland counterparts must have watched enough of the Hong Kong director's movies by now to be able to imitate their roles half as well. Yet they seldom ...

  6. Ten Years On- Key events in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 97 July At midnight on June 30, after 156 years of British rule, Hong Kong reverts to China. First light on July 1 finds 4,000 PLA troops crossing the border. The last governor, Chris ... border into the mainland. Despite intensive searches, he was not found August Right-of-abode protesters are enraged when they lose legal challenges to stay in Hong Kong. They ignite thinner ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. A royal pointer for Hong Kong's hybrid politics

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong seems to have acquired the worst of both worlds. We have an allegedly elected head of government but that election is notoriously rigged and confined to a small circle of participants; meanwhile, the head of state is far away in Beijing, effectively chosen in secret by a small cabal of Communist Party grandees. Of the two heads of government in Hong Kong so far, one ...

  9. Tsang's style of government has contributed to Hong Kong's decline

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Allan Zeman's comment on the mainland's progress compared to Hong Kong is ironic ('Mainland outpacing HK, Zeman says', May 21). First, nobody in the present ... to be contradicting these comments. Second, in the same article Zeman still affirms Henry Tang Ying-yen as playing a continuous role in Hong Kong, especially with a possible attempt at the chief ...

  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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