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  1. Beijing tips Tang to be Hong Kong's next chief

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... called for the ouster of Hong Kong's police chief, claiming authorities used excessive force to keep protesters away from Li, who is himself slated to be China's next premier. Rights ... security imposed for a visit to Hong Kong by vice-premier, Li Keqiang, last month, a report said on Tuesday. Tang is the current chief secretary. He saw his ratings plummet after police used pepper ...

  2. Manila's ignorance of Hong Kong affairs an insult

    Posted Aug 30th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... tourists should go to the Philippines. Incompetence in the Philippines is by no means limited to the police force. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer and commentator. ... There seems little doubt that the eight Hong Kong tourists who perished need not have died were it not for the incompetence of the police, who provoked the hijacker- former senior inspector Rolando ...

  3. 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 Patten, bows out; the first chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Tung Chee-hwa, is sworn in August Signal No 9 is hoisted for Typhoon Victor. Briton Tom Larmour perishes ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Police chief talks down security posting

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Police Commissioner Tsang Yam-pui, widely tipped to be a candidate for secretary for security, yesterday described such suggestions as 'purely speculation'. Mr Tsang was speaking ... be willing to accept new challenges after retiring from the force. Mr Tsang has also compared the legislation on Article 23 to an armoury - something which might not be used but which is necessary ...

  6. Hong Kong's system is running on empty

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... reputation for authoritarian Machiavellianism, may be forcing Hong Kong finally to make that crucial choice about our political future. ... 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 ...

  7. New chief executive will have to rebuild trust of sceptical Hong Kong citizens

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Although the chief executive election produced a mandate for Leung Chun-ying to govern Hong Kong in the next five years, his mandate is naturally limited because of the 'small-circle election'. The election campaign brought out so many scandals and revelations that the entire political system of Hong Kong is heading towards deep distrust in the coming years. In view of the deep ...

  8. Malicious computer attacks on the rise

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... online,' he said. 'Some involve threats and demands from outside Hong Kong.' The police investigation of the case would involve examining computers belonging to both the suspects ... of Hong Kong's public opinion programme, which was extended to Saturday because of disruption caused by the hacking. The suspects, both Hongkongers and aged 17 and 28, have been released ...

  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. Flu forces Tung to skip receptions

    Posted Feb 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa is suffering from flu and has been told by his doctors not to attend two Lunar New Year receptions today, his office announced. Mr Tung, 67, was yesterday also forced to break his daily routine of working from 7am to 11pm, when he returned home to rest in the early evening. A spokeswoman said Mr Tung's absence from the public functions ...




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