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  1. A fire under Hong Kong politics

    Posted May 08th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... the opposition camp,' he said. The new body looks likely to fire up Hong Kong politics. Wong is confident that it will win about 15 to 20 per cent of the vote in elections. Given all the familiar ... in politics and the community at large. But, while they may remain at the social and political periphery, their clamouring has increasingly developed a stronger appeal. The sharp turnaround in Hong ...

  2. Hong Kong needs to reassert its political autonomy

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... influence over our internal affairs. The people of Hong Kong, not Beijing, should be the judges of our chief executive's performance. Second, Beijing meddles in our local politics by currying favour with the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong and the Liberal Party. Under such circumstances, the need to assert our political autonomy is heightened. ...

  3. Polite New Yorkers put Hong Kong to shame

    Posted Jun 21st 2006, 12:00am by Lauren Crothers

    ... on a busy street; and saying 'thank you' to customers in a shop. Overall, the results showed that Hong Kong was not very friendly- coming in 25th place, with New York, surprisingly, claiming No 1 spot. But in Asia we were the best at holding doors, came in third (out of eight) when helping to pick up dropped papers, and sixth when thanking customers. Tackled by a Hong Kong ...

  4. Libby Wong: A Hong Kong Original

    Posted Mar 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Former government official and politician Elizabeth Wong Chien Chi-lien (right) talks about her life and latest novel, Rainbow City. Today, 12.30pm- 2pm, Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, $150 (members), $180, includes lunch. ...

  5. Hong Kong can learn lessons from Singapore, says Tsang

    Posted Jul 18th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday expressed admiration for the efficiency of Singapore's government, and said Hong Kong people should not drag out important ... sector for the public service. He said Hong Kong could draw lessons from Singapore in many areas. 'When they carry out important policies and infrastructure projects, they attach great ...

  6. Question of the week: Is Hong Kong ready for democracy?

    Posted Mar 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... economy is important as it brings political stability, and Hong Kong certainly meets these requirements. In a strong economy, society develops non-governmental organisations to supervise ... regarding Article 23 of the Basic Law. A proper democracy also requires dispersed power. In Hong Kong, the Legislative Council is made up of people from different professions and political parties, ...

  7. The case for political shyness

    Posted Jun 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to public service, membership in political parties in Hong Kong is regarded more as a liability. This applies particularly to political parties deemed to have poor ties with Beijing. It says a lot ... barrister and legislator Ronny Tong Ka-wah, to debunk the widely held misconception that the membership list was confidential information. As there is no political party law in Hong Kong, the major ...

  8. Dishonourable politics will not buy Tamar credibility

    Posted Apr 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... unconscionable governments worldwide do this under the pretext 'this is politics', it is dishonourable. The more the Hong Kong government proceeds down this road, the more obvious ... The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong and the Democratic Party have suggested they will blindly vote in favour of spending $5.13 billion on a building of unknown width, ...

  9. Chinese embassies help Hong Kong residents flee to Syria

    Posted Jul 18th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Hong Kong residents fled to Syria from missile-torn Beirut with the help of Chinese embassies on both sides of the border. Chinese authorities made arrangements with Syria to allow visa-free access to mainland Chinese and Hong Kong people entering at the border, an official at the Chinese embassy in Beirut said. The official, who gave his name as Mr Chi, said ...

  10. Hong Kong not impervious

    Posted May 05th 2006, 12:00am by Anne Hyland

    ... Anne Hyland In September 2002, an undercover US agent working in Hong Kong exposed a drugs-for-missiles plot that involved the sale of four Stinger missiles destined for terrorist organisation al-Qaeda. Three men were arrested and extradited to the US, and last month two of the men were sentenced. The men were charged with providing material support to a foreign terrorist ...




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