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  1. US Speaker to visit Hong Kong days before June 4 anniversary

    Posted May 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the chance to take the temperature of the political environment of the city,' a Washington source close to the trip said. 'It is also an important message that Hong Kong has not been ... Greg Torode US Congressional leader and veteran China critic Nancy Pelosi is due in Hong Kong next week after a visit to the mainland just days ahead of the June 4 anniversary. Mrs ...

  2. Political Animal

    Posted Oct 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the extent of the damage caused by the May earthquake and the Hong Kong reconstruction funding, Sichuan province might have been seen as a natural destination for Hong Kong delegates of the National ... if not popularity- left both men unimpressed. Mr Tsang suggested: 'You could join some big political party... like the DAB.' Then, we suppose, she would just be a female newcomer. Would ...

  3. Days of reckoning for Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 05th 2004, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... these representatives are more conspicuous as 'messengers' of Beijing than Hong Kong advocates. Their most useful moments come only when there is a major political controversy, and their comments ... politics as applied to Hong Kong, which are sometimes lax and at other times harsh and provocative. During the 1990s when China was in dispute with Britain over governor Chris Patten's ...

  4. Political Animal

    Posted Oct 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the island's top representative body in Hong Kong- will skip its annual receptions in the city. Pro-Taiwan groups will still hold their events, including a dinner during which the organisers will raise ... promotions. But the models of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, which legislator Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee likened to a paper offering to be burnt for the dead, and the Two IFC tower- ...

  5. Hong Kong's dragon-boat democracy

    Posted Jun 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Edith Terry

    ... Edith Terry Will this be a summer of opportunity or one of discontent? Most seasoned observers of Hong Kong would quickly, if unhappily, predict the latter. The political pendulum ... in Hong Kong's political rebirth, have incendiary potential. The 15th anniversary this week of the massacre in Tiananmen Square could be the start of a downward spiral of confrontation. One ...

  6. Hong Kong should be a world vaccine producer, not consumer

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... doorstep. Hong Kong already has the expertise, capital and means to develop a leading vaccine research and production centre second to none. It just requires the political will from our government ... time as the virus will eventually become resistant. Consequently, the world looks to vaccination as its main defence against this pandemic. The Hong Kong government's own pandemic plan ...

  7. Let water plan flow, Hong Kong urged

    Posted Nov 11th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... such as Shenzhen, was just a political gesture. Yesterday, the South China Morning Post reported that Hong Kong could take less water from the province, under an idea being discussed to help fight ... Joyce Ng and Olga Wong With Guangdong suffering from drought, Hong Kong should speed up and implement its 'under-publicised' water resources management plan and introduce ...

  8. Hong Kong tourists stranded but safe

    Posted May 14th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Chloe Lai, Peter So

    ... Celine Sun, Peter So and Chloe Lai Hung Yuen-ngai was at the airport in Chengdu, ready to return home to Hong Kong, when the earthquake struck on Monday. He is still waiting, but what he ... of Hongkongers are stranded in Sichuan. At least nine flights shuttling between Chengdu and Hong Kong were either delayed or cancelled yesterday because of air-traffic-control problems in Chengdu. ...

  9. Towngas to halve prices for poor; it's 'not political'

    Posted Sep 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with anti-business sentiment. 'Our company is a caring company and has been offering various kinds of concession schemes since 1995,' she said. Towngas, or the Hong Kong and China Gas Company ... on the Legislative Council's economic development panel, welcomed the proposal, but said: 'It would be better if the scheme covered all low-income families in Hong Kong, not only those ...

  10. kevin sinclair's hong kong

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

    ... when I read the story. There was a similar confrontation on the Hong Kong border in the middle of the Cultural Revolution, a blunder which could have led to bloodshed and political eruption. ... commodity at the time along the border where British soldiers and Hong Kong police faced large contingents of the People's Army, People's Armed Police and armed militia. The Red Guards who ...




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