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  1. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    Washington backs off from pressing Beijing on Hong Kong political reform

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 11:42pm by Teddy Ng

    ... from HK clash over 2017 Washington has spoken out about its desire to see Hong Kong move forward in its democratic development- but also believes that the issue is an internal affair for China, according to several sources. US National Security Adviser Susan Rice raised the issue of Hong Kong during her visit to Beijing earlier this week, sources said. But it was only a side issue among ...

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    Beijing diplomat warns UK consul not to 'meddle' in Hong Kong politics

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 05:20am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... British envoy in Hong Kong has hit back at Beijing's warning that London should stay out of Hong Kong's politics, saying Britain has "a wide range of interests" in the city ... was responding after China's foreign ministry commissioner in Hong Kong, Song Zhe, issued a statement over the weekend, asking Britain not to poke its nose into Hong Kong's constitutional ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing warns US to stay out of Hong Kong politics

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 07:09pm by Tong Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com US warned to stay out of city's politics Beijing's top diplomat in Hong Kong has warned the American consul general to steer clear of the debate ... The report added: "Song emphasised that the development of Hong Kong's political system is its own internal affairs. Foreign governments and officials should not interfere. "The ...

  4. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Philippine Congressman Winston Castelo calls for retaliation against Hong Kong in hostage tragedy row

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 03:59am by Raissa Robles

    ... Hong Kong. Casiple, executive director of the Institute for Political and Electoral Reform, said many lawmakers believed retaliatory sanctions could pressure Hong Kong officials to reopen ... of the embassy's political section, sent an e-mail to Philippine media defending Hong Kong's actions against Manila. In the e-mail, Hua said the bus hostage tragedy "affects the feelings ...

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    Beijing upset after Martin Lee and Anson Chan meet Joe Biden at the White House

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Johnny Tam

    ... "Hong Kong is now in a sensitive political reform period. [We] would hope the US would be cautious of their words and actions regarding Hong Kong affairs and not let Hong Kong issues impede ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Beijing upset over pan-democrats' White House visit Beijing's Foreign Ministry representative in Hong Kong has accused the United States ...

  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    State Councillor Yang Jiechi to visit US ahead of Obama trip

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 03:57am by Angela Meng

    ... the relationship, or stabilise it," Jean-Pierre Cabestan, a professor of political science at Hong Kong Baptist University, said. The last time China hosted the meetings was in Shanghai in 2001, ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Regional tensions, the global economy and protests in Hong Kong are likely to top agenda of state councillor's meetings with US officials Top diplomat ...

  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Premier Li Keqiang unlikely to make political headway during British visit

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:44am by Cary Huang

    ... an important economic and even political partner for China, so Li's visit would emphasise these aspects. He said Cameron might raise recent developments in Beijing-Hong Kong relations ... issues, although, as usual, human rights, Tibet and Hong Kong would be on the agenda. Differences surfaced again in April when a British Foreign Office document criticising China's ...

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    Wife of Hong Kong missionary feared detained in North Korea appeals for government help

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 03:38pm by Christy Choi

    ... to China. Both John Short, who has lived in Hong Kong for 50 years, and his wife, who has lived here for more than 30 years, are Australian passport holders. He’s not political and there’s ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Wife calls on government to help after Christian evangelist husband, 75, goes missing on visit to North Korea to distribute religious pamphlets Hong Kong ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    C.Y. Leung's visit to US is heavy on trade, light on politics

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... University professor who studies political science and is familiar with the US-Hong Kong relationship, attributed the lack of meetings with top US officials on Leung's schedule ... on bolstering trade. During his three-day trip to New York, Leung is due to attend trade promotion events organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. The highlight of his tour will be his ...

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    Filipinos concerned Hong Kong visa sanctions against officials might affect them

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 03:59am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... affect more than just officials visiting Hong Kong. The government last week announced that official and diplomatic Philippine passport holders- up to 800 of them visit the city each year- would ... to take care of people coming to the Philippines as we are taken care of by the people in Hong Kong." But she added the sanctions should not affect ordinary citizens. Eman Villanueva, ...




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