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  1. slice of life

    Posted Mar 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... have stood a chance if it had had to rely on 'the real voters of Hong Kong'. Sour grapes? Mrs Church was not the only news of interest to women that week. The Hong Kong Council of Women passed unanimously a resolution to abolish concubinage and establish monogamy in Hong Kong. The resolution, plus exact recommendations on how to solve the legal nitty-gritty, were sent ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted Aug 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... early yesterday. The Hong Kong-based Yee Hoi Tung Number One, carrying nine fishermen- all from Hong Kong or the mainland- overturned 29km off the northern port of Keelung. Officials from Taiwan's National Rescue Command Centre said they were still searching for three missing crewmen, while five fishermen were rescued. The vessel's Hong Kong owner, Yeung Shui-ming, was among ...

  3. Looking back on past achievements and the challenges that lie ahead

    Posted Jul 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... July 1 marked the 12th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong to China. Looking back I think most Hong Kong residents will be satisfied that, as promised, we have been allowed to live ... in mind, as I said, that during the first 10 years of SAR rule we had largely enjoyed social stability and prosperity. That changed last year when Hong Kong was affected by the beginning ...

  4. It's a first as CCTV covers the Victoria Park candle-light vigil

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... anything about the pro-democracy movement in 1989. Under the headline '40,000 Hong Kong residents attending vigil to mourn killed compatriots in the earthquake', the report gave a brief description of the annual event and carried six photographs. It said many Hong Kong residents went to Victoria Park to mourn the earthquake victims. 'The vigil lasted for about two hours. ...

  5. Inept queries let officials dodge scrutiny

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Was it political censorship or just a proper response to lawmakers with a habit of asking loaded or clumsily phrased questions that confuse everyone? Legislative Council president Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai tried to shield Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing from having to answer hostile questions during a Legco meeting. Both, after all, are known for their close ties ...

  6. A year of progress and challenges

    Posted Jan 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ...'s political awakening. A growing activism emerged almost as soon as Sars departed. Last year, it gathered steam. The notion that Hong Kong is an economic rather than a political city is hard ... be forming. And, as always, Hong Kong will be vulnerable to changes in the external factors that are currently helping our economy. All eyes will be on the US and its deficit this year. Political ...

  7. The world awaits

    Posted Jan 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of buying political capital overseas and regarded as the prerogative of sovereign countries. Yet, it would be a shame if Hong Kong, having been a beneficiary of foreign aid when it was poor, were ... Despite its non-sovereign status, Hong Kong needs to boost its standing on the international stage with a more dynamic external relations policy, writes C.K. Lau Policy addresses ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. liberal studies

    Posted Sep 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading comprehension 1 What concern did legislators express in regard to the Manila hostage crisis? a. Government support to Hong Kong people in the emergency was insufficient. b. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen failed to follow diplomatic rules in calling Philippine President Benigno Aquino. c. Hong Kong needs swifter ways of talking to foreign governments when handling ...

  10. Towards being masters of the nation

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... between the mainland and Hong Kong in terms of the political and legal systems. It is important to preserve Hong Kong's values and freedoms so 'two systems' is safeguarded within ... Frank Ching Recently, the Hong Kong government was taken aback by the public clamour for newly minted undersecretaries to give up their foreign nationality, although by law they were ...




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