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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Message from Xi to Hong Kong: think of national interest

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Tony Cheung

    ... to uphold the interests of the nation and the city. "Compatriots in the Hong Kong and Macau special administrative regions should put emphasis on the country, Hong Kong and Macau's overall ... of Hong Kong and Macau," he said. Last March, about two weeks before Hong Kong's chief executive election, then vice-president Xi had also told delegates to the legislature that the city ...

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    Hong Kong needs to get real on national interest

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... it in his maiden speech as head of state to urge Hong Kong and Macau to rally behind the country. No doubt he has intended a heavy dose of patriotism and love in his formulation. He wants to say ... been emphasising the importance of patriotism as a criterion to pick leaders to run Hong Kong during the National People's Congress in Beijing, which ended on Sunday. But perhaps it would ...

  3. News - China

    Wen devotes fewer words to Hong Kong, Macau at NPC

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... of the central government's liaison office in Hong Kong and a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference presidium, said the fact Wen's remarks were shorter ... Observers say the fact Wen said less about SARs doesn't mean their significance has lessened Premier Wen Jiabao gave relatively short shrift to Hong Kong and Macau in his final work ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Missing activist involved in anti-Japan rallies in Hong Kong may be in Macau

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... mainland activist is seeking help to look for her in Macau and Shenzhen, after she vanished after a visit to Hong Kong 2-1/2 weeks ago to co-ordinate an anti-Japan protest. Wu Chengfang, 43, disappeared on the way back to Shenzhen on the night of September 12 after a Hong Kong meeting with activists who had sailed to the disputed Diaoyu Islands, which Japan calls the Senkakus. Wu's ...

  5. Political reforms likely in Macau

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... elected, 10 indirectly elected and seven appointed lawmakers. Indirectly elected seats are similar to functional constituencies in Hong Kong. As many as 87 per cent of more than 153,000 people ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Macau is likely to go ahead with political reforms as a public consultation has found most residents supportive of the proposed legislative and election changes, ...

  6. Macau told not to tag along with Hong Kong on universal suffrage

    Posted Apr 01st 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... political development differs from that of Hong Kong,' Mr Lu said. 'The Basic Law must be obeyed.' Parallels are often drawn between the two special administrative regions, which were ... Fox Yi Hu Leading mainland experts on the mini-constitutions of Hong Kong and Macau have warned against any rush to bring universal suffrage to the former Portuguese enclave. The experts ...

  7. Macau holds many lessons for Hong Kong

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

    ... Comparing the relative fortunes of Hong Kong and Macau has become a popular pastime since their reunification with the mainland. In this tale of two cities, the one across the water has had the happier story to tell. While Hong Kong has lurched from one constitutional crisis to another, survived a devastating Sars outbreak and endured a painful economic slump, our neighbour ...

  8. A political lesson for business from Macau

    Posted Sep 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... running for election may not sit well with the people of Hong Kong, where directly elected legislators would rather be seen as speaking out for the common people than for big business. In mature ... are former mainlanders who have just acquired the right to vote. They were clearly keen to exercise that right. Macau's changing economic and political landscape has certainly added spice ...

  9. Hong Kong to gain EU centre as bloc expands Chinese horizons

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Liana Cafolla

    ... several documents on mutual relations and how the EU could be involved in helping Hong Kong's political and economic development. 'Hong Kong is an example of the open regulation ... of the grouping of nations that was founded with the treaty of Rome. But with 30,000 people tipped to tour the EU office during its annual opening, the EU's Hong Kong representative was focused more ...

  10. Financier challenged for top political post

    Posted Sep 17th 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... told the South China Morning Post earlier this year. 'I established the Hong Kong office at the age of 20 in 1962. At that time Macau was going through a recession.' Mr Au, whose family came from Xinhui in Guangdong, attended primary and secondary schools in Macau. After leaving school in 1958, he attended a banking course in Hong Kong and expanded his father's bank ...




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