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  1. British minister to discuss HK suffrage

    Posted Jan 12th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Chu-ming, who is expected to meet Mr Rammell, welcomed the visit and said the international community should keep Hong Kong's democratisation on the agenda. 'The international community ... Ambrose Leung A senior British minister responsible for Hong Kong and mainland affairs will spend two days in the city next week, during which he will discuss democratisation ...

  2. Tien rules himself out of race for new chief

    Posted Apr 14th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... be 'good' for the post. The decision also came as the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB) praised Mr Tsang's ability to govern, saying this would make him a good leader. The Liberal leader said he ruled himself out of the race after the results of an internal opinion poll showed Mr Tsang was 10 times more popular than he was. Mr Tien denied he was being pressured ...

  3. Freedom of speech 'is under threat'

    Posted Jul 18th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Winnie Yeung

    ... calling on Beijing not to interfere in Hong Kong affairs and for local officials to defend freedom of speech. Michael Dobbie, a unionist with the International Federation of Journalists, said ... efforts to intervene in local affairs, the Hong Kong Journalists' Association says. The criticism is carried in the association's latest annual report on press freedom released ...

  4. Tsang knew of racing axe when speaking out

    Posted Jul 12th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... have mentioned his knowledge of the deal. Chan Kam-lam, of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, said Mr Tsang might have wished to take credit for the move. ... term.' Hong Kong Jockey Club chairman Ronald Arculli said the short notice the club was given put it at a disadvantage in negotiating a deal with other broadcasters. ...

  5. Cyd Ho joins crowded island race for pan-democrat votes

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... supporters on Hong Kong Island. 'At a time when the government is relying so much on political spin and cannot tell black from white, officials are managing the public rather than serving the people. I hope to bring people's voices inside [the Legislative Council chamber],' Ms Ho said as she submitted her nomination form. With the Democratic Party's Hong Kong Island ...

  6. Tsang vows to protect 'pillars of success'

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... to the international business community,' he said. Mr Tsang has also written to Hong Kong delegates to the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, ... would make a wise and decisive successor to Tung Chee-hwa, who resigned last week. In a speech after receiving an honorary law doctorate from the University of Hong Kong, Mr Tsang pleaded ...

  7. HK pays its respects to a 'good shepherd'

    Posted Apr 08th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung About 7,000 Catholics in Hong Kong last night said goodbye to Pope John Paul II, praising him as a good shepherd who loved both God and humankind. Foreign dignitaries and top government officials flocked to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception to pay their respects, in a service co-celebrated by Hong Kong Bishop Joseph Zen Ze-kiun and a senior Vatican official. ...

  8. Truths that hurt

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... for the July 10 Chief executive election, which could turn out to be a one-horse race. He wanted to raise the level of opinion surveys in Hong Kong to meet international standards, as only a handful ... could have played such a central role in the chief executive's eventual downfall. At the time, the University of Hong Kong public-opinion programme director told the world that those ...

  9. Parties gearing up for possible election battle

    Posted Mar 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... said Hong Kong's image would suffer if the government continued to fail to clarify Mr Tung's position, while legal sector representative Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee said international ... are drawing up an emergency plan for an election in view of the rapidly changing circumstances. Core members of the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong said the party would speed up ...

  10. The big race- heavyweights step forward

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Shuk-yee, who hosts a talk show on Cable TV, Leung said he would not have ruled out standing had he foreseen the challenges Hong Kong faced in the past decade. 'At the time I did not know ... an '80 per cent popularity rating'. 'There had also not been the problems frequently raised in the past few years about Hong Kong being marginalised or Hong Kong's relationship ...




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