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  1. Hong Kong's parade of political apologies

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... they made that provoked immediate public outrage across the political spectrum. Apologising in public now threatens to become a political ritual in Hong Kong. It is not an accident that all three ... officials apologise or confess is when they are set for a downfall. It's quite the opposite in Hong Kong. With Liberal Party chairman James Tien Pei-chun and Chief Executive Donald Tsang ...

  2. Who'll be Hong Kong's political Valentine?

    Posted Jan 20th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... to a live, televised debate. He said it would match his people-led style of governance against Mr Tsang's 'paternalistic' style. 'The people of Hong Kong have waited far too long ... had yet to approach them, warning that he should not take their support for granted,' the committee member said. Wong Kwok-kin, a Hong Kong deputy to the National People's Congress, ...

  3. Belgrade sees answer for Kosovo in autonomous Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the will of its democratically elected government.' Mr Jeremic was confident the two seemingly conflicting political wills could live together peacefully. He pointed to Hong Kong as an example. ... Chow Chung-yan For many people, Hong Kong and Serbia may seem worlds apart, but the Balkan state's new foreign minister thinks this city's experience serves as a useful reference ...

  4. Hong Kong on canvas

    Posted Mar 27th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau A local artist is exhibiting some of his paintings to share his views on life and politics in Hong Kong. Sculptor and painter Choi Cho-kwong gets inspiration for his art from his life experiences. Having lived in Hong Kong since he was a child, Choi feels strongly about the city's vibrancy. Some of his paintings portray the city's nightlife. 'Hong ...

  5. One-party dominance could be the bleak future for Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Hong Kong politics. The Beijing and leftist camp is using its financial and manpower clout to monopolise the Hong Kong political arena. This obviously raises questions about universal suffrage. ... Last month's district council elections were hailed as a victory for the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong and for the pro-China independents. ...

  6. From catwalk king to self-imposed exile: Xu Jiatun's seven years in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... June 1983 Xu Jiatun arrives in Hong Kong by train from Guangzhou to become director of the local branch of Xinhua, Beijing's de facto embassy. Sporting sun glasses and a short-sleeved ... tells the Hong Kong-Macau Work Committee Beijing should 'cultivate a group of pro-China capitalists in Hong Kong and Macau'. From 1983 to 1985, Mr Xu is instrumental in arranging ...

  7. Hong Kong people are mature enough for real democracy

    Posted Jul 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The green paper on constitutional reforms is designed to please the mainland authorities, rather than fulfil the Hong Kong people's desire for democracy. Beijing and our own chief ... Hong Kong, it keeps moving the goalposts. In his fine article, Stephen Vines said that 'the level of debate on democratic reform has been reduced to farce as the opponents of change ...

  8. Talkover/Handover- Dialogues on Hong Kong Art 10 Years After 1997

    Posted Jul 10th 2007, 12:00am by John Batten

    ... Political issues get scant mention- as do social issues such as Sars, unemployment, the widening wealth gap, the destruction of heritage buildings, the internet and pollution. 'Hong Kong ... John Batten Talkover/Handover- Dialogues on Hong Kong Art 10 Years After 1997 1a space, Cattle Depot Artist Village Reviewed: Jul 7 There's a surfeit of handover-related exhibitions ...

  9. The political realities of foreign influences

    Posted Nov 19th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... influence in Hong Kong politics. According to the local Chinese press, Wang Zhenmin told a conference at Stanford University that the National People's Congress Standing Committee was studying ... Council by-election. These events, conducted in the public domain during a sensitive time in the political season, have illuminated Hong Kong's unique and valuable characteristics. The fact ...

  10. Warning against meddling in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 16th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee President Hu Jintao yesterday warned against any 'external forces' interfering in Hong Kong and Macau affairs, as he pledged his support to the governments' efforts to develop the economies, improve livelihoods and advance democracy in the two regions. With speculation mounting that Beijing could soon make its stance clear on whether Hong Kong ...




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