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  1. 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 ...

  2. Putting a price on 'yes' votes for political reform

    Posted May 28th 2010, 12:00am by Paul G. Harris

    ... for the democrats among their core followers. If the package fails to pass, the government will blame the democrats for the lack of political progress. Hong Kong's democrats are trying hard to win ... Paul G. Harris The June 23 Legislative Council vote on the government's constitutional reform package is shaping up to be a no-win situation for Hong Kong's pan-democrats. ...

  3. Let water plan flow, Hong Kong urged

    Posted Nov 11th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... such as Shenzhen, was just a political gesture. Yesterday, the South China Morning Post reported that Hong Kong could take less water from the province, under an idea being discussed to help fight ... Joyce Ng and Olga Wong With Guangdong suffering from drought, Hong Kong should speed up and implement its 'under-publicised' water resources management plan and introduce ...

  4. Direct elections will not ruin Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong could be 'ruined' by the election of the chief executive by universal suffrage in 2007. What I do see is how Mr Li amassed his fortune under past stable political systems. ... emperors and then the British Empire. Why the sudden rush to embrace universal suffrage? Do we need Republic of China-style politics in Hong Kong? Would it not be better to develop democracy ...

  5. How to protect Hong Kong's biodiversity

    Posted Jan 01st 2004, 12:00am by Bryan Bachner

    ... Bryan Bachner For the greater part of the last 150 years, there have been two general perceptions about Hong Kong's biodiversity: that it was either limitless, or of marginal value ... of their own private land and ignore the public commons. This approach is beginning to change. The diversity of Hong Kong's biological legacy gives it an environmental richness that also touches ...

  6. Hong Kong needs new form of capitalism

    Posted Apr 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with Chinese political culture'. While I feel that this is a good description of the current Hong Kong approach, it is clear that such capitalism can only further increase the income inequality ... Institute ('A Chinese chief par excellence,' March 26). Ms Chu's main point, that Tung Chee-hwa was an outstanding chief executive of Hong Kong, was completely overlooked by these two ...

  7. Getting the facts right on pollution in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter 'Hong Kong's air, beach pollution is worsening' (September 2), by Gerry Ball. I hope that he can get his facts right before rushing into any long-term decision, much less advising others, on whether to stay in Hong Kong. It is far from the truth, as Mr Ball asserted, to say Hong Kong's air pollution is four times the level ...

  8. Political Animal

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reform process, options for the election of the chief executive in 2017, introduction of national security legislation (Article 23), the role of political parties, and Hong Kong ... an all-time favourite slogan of Tony Blair about his wish to follow a 'third way' in leading Hong Kong out of its economic woes. But the chief executive, who met the former British prime ...

  9. Hong Kong should begin to conserve water now

    Posted Nov 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the letter headlined 'Run HK like a business- an accountable one' (October 30) that Hong Kong will only be successful if it is run like a business, not a political state. If he could answer ... The article headlined 'Farm weathers the drought' (October 29) reported widespread drought in Guangdong with water flows in the Dongjiang, upon which Hong Kong relies for 77 per ...

  10. Hong Kong's air, beach pollution is worsening

    Posted Sep 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The headlines for most of this year regarding pollution in Hong Kong need an urgent and honest response from the government. In 1999, Hong Kong and Guangdong agreed to try to address ... to be published) that shows that Hong Kong's air pollution is double acceptable limits for developed countries. It is four times the level of Singapore (itself sandwiched between two sizeable ...




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