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  1. A royal pointer for Hong Kong's hybrid politics

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong seems to have acquired the worst of both worlds. We have an allegedly elected head of government but that election is notoriously rigged and confined to a small circle of participants; meanwhile, the head of state is far away in Beijing, effectively chosen in secret by a small cabal of Communist Party grandees. Of the two heads of government in Hong Kong so far, one ...

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    Young Hong Kong blood among new CPPCC appointees

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... standing committee in Beijing. Among over 2,200 CPPCC members, Hong Kong delegates filled more than 200 of the seats, roughly the same proportion as served in the five-year term that is expiring. Prominent new delegates include Thomas Pang Cheung-wai, secretary-general of the Beijing-friendly Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong; the president of the Chinese ...

  3. Post-handover Hong Kong must reassess its political priorities

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at political boundaries and turn a blind eye to mainland workers? How would a moralist reconcile the contradiction that Hong Kong's allegedly abused HK$3,580-a-month foreign domestic helpers can afford purchasing consumer products produced by HK$800-a-month mainland workers who have no access to domestic employment here? Post-reunion Hong Kong must reassess its political priorities ...

  4. Hong Kong Politics 2008

    Posted Dec 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Feb 5 Ching Cheong, Hong Kong correspondent of The Straits Times of Singapore, is freed on parole from a Guangzhou prison, 21/2 years after his arrest by mainland authorities for spying for Taiwan Feb 27 In a please-all budget, the government delivers a HK$75 billion package of tax cuts, rebates and subsidies May 20 Eight undersecretaries and nine political assistants are named ...

  5. The many paths to politics in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung They were seated on opposite sides of the host in a debate on Hong Kong's political future. But when it comes to their views about becoming politicians, the differences ... be the best way to nurture political talent. The fact that she is adamant Hong Kong deserves a better government has become a driving force in her efforts to take her political journey forward. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Americans in Hong Kong join election countdown

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... representatives for Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. Questions will be written by pupils from Hong Kong International School's advanced-placement class on US government and politics, said Jane Buck, ... join poll count down Many Americans living in Hong Kong are getting caught up in the election fever that is sweeping their countrymen and women back home. The waiting room at the American ...

  8. Hong Kong's political reform

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... President Hu Jintao says Hong Kong's political development must proceed step by step according to the Basic Law and he urges Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa to continue his government's efforts 'to improve communications with [people of] all walks of life'. What do Mr Hu's remarks mean for political reform? Write to us. ...

  9. Political conflict seen lessening in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Bringing in full democracy could give Hong Kong's rulers and their political opponents the broad popular backing both currently lack, the government's chief political adviser ... that the community lacked a common sense of political destiny, he said. Conflict between the rich, the poor and the middle classes had affected Hong Kong's stability and confidence, Professor Lau said. ...

  10. 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, ...




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