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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong identity caught between political reality and insecurity

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by APRIL ZHANG

    ... April Zhang April Zhang looks at the struggles amid fears of a mainland 'invasion' HK identity caught between political reality and insecurity When many Hong Kong people ... The political answer is "yes". As for what people truly feel, Hong Kong's social conflicts offer clues. Aware of the politically correct answer to the question of identity, Hong Kong ...

  2. Beware the pull of identity politics in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the Hong Kong population took up a new nationality. To them, national identity was not inborn, but a matter of choice. Many chose to swear allegiance to the Canadian flag, but then they moved back to Hong Kong. Nothing seemed to have changed, and they somehow still managed to obtain a home return permit and travel freely in and out of mainland China as Chinese. Until now, this generation ...

  3. Taiwan impact

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Immediate speculation about the effect of Taiwan's election outcome on Hong Kong politics was that it would be a boost for the democrat camp. What impact do you think President Chen Shui-bian's victory will have on central government policy towards Hong Kong and political development and politics in Hong Kong? Write to us. ...

  4. A helping, hands-off strategy works best for Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tang Rui Hong Kong will celebrate the 15th anniversary of its return to the embrace of China this year. The past 15 years is proof that the principle of 'one country, two systems' is a success story. The central government has unswervingly implemented the principles of 'one country, two systems', 'Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong ...

  5. Record turnout for June 4 vigil

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of growing public fears that freedom in Hong Kong will be eroded when Leung Chun-ying takes over as chief executive next month. Leung repeatedly refused to answer questions yesterday about the vigil and the bloody crackdown on student protesters on June 4, 1989. Lee Cheuk-yan, chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, which organised the vigil, said ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the serious issue of 'tycoon hegemony' that they cannot see beyond their own blinkered vested interests? Their selfish actions are already creating a schism in Hong Kong society. Tang has ... that 'a new broom is needed to sweep away not just discredited Tang but the attitudes that he and his allies represent' ('Time for a Hong Kong spring clean', February 19). Frank ...

  7. Game of tags

    Posted Oct 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in Hong Kong love political labels. The Liberal Party is both pro-business and pro-establishment. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong is pro-China and pro-grass ... for labelling took root in the run-up to the 1997 handover when jitters over Beijing's meddling, exacerbated by the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, divided Hong Kong into loyalist and democracy camps. ...

  8. KMT spies infiltrated colonial police

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the southern provinces'. China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs also gave a list of alleged KIS agents to Hong Kong 'against whom they asked that action should be taken', according ... in the Astor Theatre in Hong Kong, where a mainland opera troupe had performed. Black wrote in the telegram that Beijing's 'patience [with Hong Kong]... is unlikely to be inexhaustible ...

  9. Hong Kong citizens should accept that China is moving in a positive direction

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... remember that for a vast country of 1.3 billion people, it takes time to make changes. Mr Lawrance went on to talk about the need for political change in Hong Kong- a shift of power from ... Anthony Lawrance's letter ('Chief executive-elect is definitely in tune with China's new national agenda', April 3) gave Hong Kong people a broader view ...

  10. A rising tide of nationalism raises uneasy questions

    Posted May 08th 2008, 12:00am by Margaret Ng

    ... of ferocious attacks. Stifling opposition and debate is dangerous, because when rationality is barred, darkness descends. In Hong Kong, while criticism of the special administrative region government ... such as the wide publicity given to surveys showing that the overwhelming majority of Hong Kong people did not welcome any protests or actions during the torch relay. Away from the cameras, ...




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