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  1. It's our right to decide who can enter the city

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... Mike Rowse The sad passing of local democracy icon Szeto Wah provides a rare opportunity for Hong Kong to claw back some of its high degree of autonomy that seems to have been surrendered ... of public service. No one doubted his integrity, his sincerity or the strength of his convictions. He earned respect from all corners of the political spectrum. Nor was his fame limited to Hong ...

  2. Incestuous system

    Posted Aug 07th 2008, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... way to the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong. In 2004, there was an understanding between the Heung Yee Kuk and the DAB to support Mr Lau. Despite Mr Lau's ... the seat. Mr Li is legendary for spending very little time on legislative work but his voters do not seem unhappy. Mr Li is a serious banker and a senior member of the Hong Kong community. He has ...

  3. Silence is not golden for noble Tsang brothers

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... of clandestine activity. The Hong Kong government's stubborn refusal to even grant legal recognition to political parties complicates the issue. Parties can only legally exist if they register ... of neighbourhood, trades union, educational and other associations designed for the same purpose. The crowning glory of this activity is the DAB, Hong Kong's biggest political party. Because so many ...

  4. A Goliath who can't be beaten

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... the conscience of Hong Kong, retired chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang, as she too joined Mr Tsang's corner. Down and dazed, Mr Lee knows what he is up against- the real Goliath that lurks ... qualified to become chief executive. His administrative skills are said to be excellent, and his ringside seat in the government has given him a good insight into the running of Hong Kong. But most ...

  5. Smart banks try a spot of poaching

    Posted Apr 26th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... is reportedly on offer for suitable candidates. Title inflation! Maverick eyes top job An ex-con running Hong Kong? Sounds unbelievable but the 'Angry man from Chiu Chow' is testing the limits ... documents. Hong Kong law allows former convicts to run for public office five years after their release. The maverick lawmaker last week declared he would announce his candidacy for chief executive ...

  6. DAB candidate wins Wan Chai by-election

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, polled 1,061 votes in the Canal Road, Wan Chai, constituency. Her rival, Gavin Kwai Sze-kit of the League of Social Democrats, received 544 votes. Turnout ... saying political topics were not the main concern at district level. Mr Kwai, general manager of a listed company, is a former government administrative officer. He became well known in 2004 ...

  7. Jockey Club member fined for false letters

    Posted Jan 16th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Sales manager guilty of deception A court fined a Jockey Club member HK$60,000 yesterday for providing false recommendations from voting members in his application form in 2006. A Jockey Club spokesman said the club would make a decision on the ...

  8. Alliance protests at 'political suppression'

    Posted Apr 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is political suppression of the group. They claim the arrests of alliance activists for taking part in a protest against mainland leaders was politically motivated and that Hong Kong police had acted ... more than 30,000 public assemblies and processions in Hong Kong since the handover in 1997. 'It is thus evident that since the [handover], the public continues to enjoy a high degree ...

  9. An alternative vision

    Posted May 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... arguments; to turn death to life'. The new leader should also ensure that Hong Kong avoids four things, he said. Politically, Hong Kong should avoid becoming a base for subverting China ... C. K. Lau No one, including the legislator himself, expects Chim Pui-chung to become the next chief executive. But what if- against all the odds- he were to become Hong Kong's leader? ...

  10. Lawyer defends key phrase restricting protests

    Posted May 07th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... public', as enshrined in Hong Kong law, was too vague. Hong Kong's highest court would be the first to do so, he said. The term is cited as one of the permissible reasons for restricting the right to demonstrate in Hong Kong, under the Public Order Ordinance. It was on 'ordre public' grounds that veteran activist Leung Kwok-hung and two others were convicted of holding ...




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