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  1. Seek compromise in Hong Kong politics

    Posted Jun 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... newspaper will be serving Hong Kong's highest interests in the months ahead if you keep reminding local political voices, left or right, of the advantage in lowering the rhetoric a decibel or two to allow for more meaningful dialogue. Hong Kong political party leaders should by now be mature enough to be aware that politics is the art of compromise. This quality will be in high ...

  2. A wild card in Hong Kong politics?

    Posted Jul 12th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... and Hospital Authority chief Leong Che-hung has emerged as the latest sample of perhaps the closest thing Hong Kong has to real democracy. The phenomenal success of an anti-reclamation campaign last ... Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Yeoh Eng-kiong had to go. This swift burst of emotive calls for him to resign, shortly after the release of the report last Monday, shaped the political ...

  3. Beijing has laid down new rules for the game of political reform in Hong Kong. Last night, Donald Tsang said: let's play

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung in Beijing and Jimmy Cheung The chief secretary last night declared Hong Kong people's demands for political change were still alive after Beijing ruled it had the power ... [and] build a consensus so Hong Kong's political development can move forward.' He said the calls for change were clear. 'The general view is that [the public] believes ...

  4. Taiwan impact

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Immediate speculation about the effect of Taiwan's election outcome on Hong Kong politics was that it would be a boost for the democrat camp. What impact do you think President Chen Shui-bian's victory will have on central government policy towards Hong Kong and political development and politics in Hong Kong? Write to us. ...

  5. Speak out for a middle force in Hong Kong

    Posted May 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A local political scientist has pointed out that a middle-of-the-road approach is needed to solve the problem of political reform in Hong Kong ('Middle-of-the-road party ... suffrage is not whether Hong Kong can afford this as a political experiment. As part of China, we are subject to the experiment of 'one country, two systems'. What matters most is finding ...

  6. An alarm bell for freedom of speech in Hong Kong

    Posted May 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong and the mainland. Pressure like this sounds the death knell to freedom of speech. If Hong Kong is to remain a respectable international and cosmopolitan city, political tolerance is a must. If mysterious intimidation or pressure on radio hosts persists, Hong Kong will degenerate into an insignificant Chinese city without any social and political uniqueness. The international ...

  7. Diving star denies reports of romance with grandson of Hong Kong tycoon

    Posted Sep 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... had been upset the whole day after being told of a Hong Kong newspaper report about her 'intimate talk' with the young Fok at the Shanghai Club 97 Bar at about 2am on Monday ... was in crisis and that Mr Fok, son of Hong Kong Olympics chief Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, had previously taken Guo to a karaoke party. Guo said she had not read the reports, but insisted that she ...

  8. Hong Kong's customs status at the centre of dinosaur egg row

    Posted Aug 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee A shipment of 70-million-year-old dinosaur eggs exported from Hong Kong has been impounded by Canadian authorities. The 89 eggs were bought by Canadian antiques dealer Dean ... Chinese laws applied in Hong Kong after its return to sovereignty in 1997, making it illegal to export the fossils from the city. After clarifications from the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office ...

  9. Deng believed universal suffrage was wrong for HK

    Posted Aug 14th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... suffrage would not suit Hong Kong. State Councillor Tang Jiaxuan quoted the late paramount leader as saying universal suffrage could not guarantee 'people who are patriotic and love Hong Kong' would be elected. A member of a delegation from Hong Kong, Wong Siu-yee, said: 'Mr Tang said therefore political development in Hong Kong should adopt a gradual approach.' ...

  10. 'Universal suffrage in 2007 flouts Basic Law'

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... for 'political power to the people', saying the central government had returned power to the Hong Kong people on July 1, 1997, when it reassumed sovereignty over the city. He also said the NPC authorised Hong Kong to exercise a high degree of autonomy, but not complete autonomy. 'The central government has the power to decide the development of Hong Kong's political system ...




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