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  1. The diplomat who helped smooth a path for Hong Kong's handover

    Posted Jul 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... in 1959, followed by postings in Beijing, two postings as political adviser in the Hong Kong government, and head of the Far Eastern department in the Foreign Office. He became fixed in the memory ... Ambrose Leung Robin McLaren, the man who led the British side of the momentous negotiations for Hong Kong's handover to China, has died in London aged 75. McLaren, who passed away ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/720363/diplomat-who-helped-smooth-path-hong-kongs-handover
  2. Double Tenth Day expected to be low-key in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 05th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The celebration of Taiwan's national day in Hong Kong next Friday will be low-profile, even after the Kuomintang's political resurgence on the island, sources say. Although Hong Kong has never been politically associated with the Republic of China- as Taiwan is officially known- many Hongkongers have celebrated the event because of strong historic links. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/655100/double-tenth-day-expected-be-low-key-hong-kong
  3. Amnesty hits out at Hong Kong rights record

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang and Fanny W. Y. Fung The human rights situation in Hong Kong was far from satisfactory last year, with asylum seekers deported and activists denied entry, Amnesty International said in its annual report. The 405-page report devotes half a page to Hong Kong, while the mainland merits three pages on issues ranging from detention of protesters in Lhasa, control over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681845/amnesty-hits-out-hong-kong-rights-record
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/446925/days-reckoning-hong-kong
  5. Political Animal

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... been launched as a 'platform' for businesspeople and others to work for Hong Kong's economy, but the new political group Economic Synergy has yet to synergise its website, which ... A sarcastic jab at the 'Restart Declaration' By launching the 'Hong Kong Restart Declaration' campaign in newspaper advertisements and on website HKRestart.net, Basic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684012/political-animal
  6. Hong Kong's failure in Thailand

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

    ... Siu-kwong came in for sharp criticism over Hong Kong's slow response to the crisis in Thailand. In my opinion, the government needs to reorganise and appoint a more responsible decision-maker ... were disappointed by the response of the Hong Kong government during this time. It is certainly a concern for the residents of this city. Hong Kong does have a very good plan for rescuing its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663543/hong-kongs-failure-thailand
  7. Welcome to an unhappy Hong Kong, Premier Wen

    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... There are two interesting questions about what will happen in Hong Kong tomorrow. The first is: how many people will protest? The second is: how will Premier Wen Jiabao find his welcome in Hong Kong? One certainty, barring bad weather, is that the premier will find a lot of people on the street. Estimates range from 100,000 to even 250,000 people. However the government wants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420156/welcome-unhappy-hong-kong-premier-wen
  8. Political Animal

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

    ... to be holding meetings in air-raid shelters. More of the same for Japanese envoy Remember how the Japanese consulate issued a warning in September to Japanese living in Hong Kong to stay alert ... in a repair cost of US$200,000. In a letter to a Hong Kong contact before he arrived, Kumamaru cited Hongkongers' love of Japanese culture and food among his reasons for hoping for improved ties. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731574/political-animal
  9. State leader calls for rational debate on political reform

    Posted Mar 05th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... by the Civic Party and the League of Social Democrats, during his two-hour meeting with Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference delegates from Hong Kong and Macau. The delegates were ... Fanny W. Y. Fung in Beijing and Ambrose Leung Vice-President Xi Jinping called for rational discussion on constitutional reform 'in view of Hong Kong's interests as a whole' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/707655/state-leader-calls-rational-debate-political-reform
  10. Hong Kong must develop parties and politicians

    Posted Nov 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hong Kong government has postponed full democratisation because of the immaturity of politicians and political parties, but has it done anything to repair this situation? In fact, what ... At present, the chief executive and all high-ranking officials cannot be party men. Those members of the Liberal Party, the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Federation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/476650/hong-kong-must-develop-parties-and-politicians

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