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  1. 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 ...

  2. Anger at Xinhua version of attack on journalists

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan The Hong Kong Journalists Association hit out at claims by mainland officials that reporters who were attacked outside the home of jailed tainted-milk activist Zhao Lianhai ... of the report, because it tells only their side of the story.' The Hong Kong reporters were kicked and punched outside the Beijing housing estate of Zhao on December 10. An RTHK reporter was slapped ...

  3. Thousands expected for pan-party protest rally

    Posted Aug 27th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Tens of thousands of marchers are expected to flood Hong Kong streets on Sunday in a demonstration organised by the main political parties to demand justice for those killed ... Yiu-chung, chairman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, said it was being held because 'many people wanted to do something to allow everyone ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hongkongers' trust in the city's government has dropped by 12 percentage points from two months ago, according to a poll by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme. Among ... to be the city's next chief executive. Tien's earlier remarks about 'cadres ruling Hong Kong' drew a strong reaction from executive councillor Leung Chun-ying, known for his close ties ...

  5. Public fickle on electoral reforms

    Posted Jan 08th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... functional constituency voted on by district councillors- an idea 56.7 per cent of the respondents support. Meanwhile, a University of Hong Kong survey of 1,028 people found concern about political problems in Hong Kong has tripled- to a post-handover record 12 per cent. Both surveys had margins for error of plus or minus 3 per cent. ...

  6. UK minister urges dissidents' release

    Posted Jun 04th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... and every year'. He said China's respect for human rights would help create stability and growth, which was in Britain's interest. A spokesman for the British consulate in Hong Kong ... the spokesman said. Mr Miliband's comments were hailed by Hong Kong activists as a reflection of international concern over the yet-to-be-vindicated 1989 pro-democracy movement. Legislator Lee ...

  7. HK's US$4.2b contribution to scheme questioned

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... The Hong Kong government will seek approval from the Legislative Council's Finance Committee in the next few months for its commitment, which is part of China's US$38.4 billion ... statement of finance ministers of the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations plus China, Japan and South Korea on May 3. However, there was no mention of it on the Hong Kong ...

  8. Voice of reason

    Posted Feb 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... monitored Hong Kong politics for more than 10 years, maintains that Mr Tsang is not the hardliner many perceive him to be. 'People who really pay attention to Hong Kong politics would know ... believes he has a role in helping to map the city's political future. 'I am now in a position that offers me a platform to talk with the parties, the Hong Kong government and the central ...

  9. Rights report dismissed as 'propaganda booklet'

    Posted Jan 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Lawmakers and civil rights groups yesterday dismissed a government report to the United Nations on the human rights situation in Hong Kong as a mere 'propaganda pamphlet'. The report, prepared for the UN Human Rights Council's first periodic review for China and Hong Kong, was criticised at a meeting of the legislature's constitutional affairs ...

  10. Officials responsible for Manila hostage fiasco must be punished

    Posted Dec 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I wish to respond to the Philippine tourism secretary's latest statements, which seem intended to assure a recovered flow of Hong Kong tourists to the Philippines. During my trip ... is part of a group of concerned Hong Kong people and organisations called the Hong Kong Campaign for the Advancement of Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines. We visited the Philippine ...




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