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  1. News - Hong Kong

    June 4, 1989 events in China still have a profound effect on Hong Kong's political scene

    Posted May 26th 2014, 11:05pm by Gary Cheung

    ... Hong Kong changed forever The 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown forever changed Martin Lee Chu-ming's political career and his ties with the mainland. Two years earlier, Xu Jiatun, then director of the mainland's representative office in Hong Kong- the political arm of the Xinhua News Agency and predecessor to Beijing's liaison office here- offered to provide Lee, who ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong's political system is imperfect but effective

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:35am by LETTERS

    ... Hong Kong's political system is imperfect but effective I refer to the report on the comments of Rachel Cartland, a former Hong Kong official under British colonial rule (" ... Order Ordinance could be used to limit freedom of speech in Hong Kong. The fact is Britain never thought to allow political development in Hong Kong until the handover loomed and it faced ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong has the most ‘ridiculous political system in the world’, says ex-official

    Posted May 13th 2014, 06:37pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Post-handover Hong Kong is a Sleeping Beauty on verge of being ungovernable: former official 'Saner political system needed to end bad dream' Hong Kong is on the brink of becoming ungovernable, and the only solution is to find the right model for electing the city's leader and legislature, a former senior official said ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS: ANALYSIS

    Hong Kong is becoming 'ungovernable' without a ruling party, says Dr Cheung Chor-yung

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... was discontent with the political system, and distrust of Leung- who is seen by some as Beijing's man in Hong Kong. In the first seven months of his term, beginning July 2012, Leung faced ... Dr Cheung Chor-yung, of City University. "It is not an overstatement to say that Hong Kong is becoming ungovernable. It is clear that the government is having great difficulties ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The politics of self-interest rules in Hong Kong

    Posted May 04th 2014, 04:15am by Philip Bowring

    ... for the public good The rules of self-protection Hong Kong has a problem with a dysfunctional political system. But a bigger obstacle to effective administration is the behaviour of the top ranks ... is 17km away. Those ultimately responsible for Hong Kong's overspend had no concern for the public interest in using public money to best effect. Initial cost estimates were understated ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Both Beijing and Hong Kong need therapy

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:24am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says to improve relations, both Beijing and Hong Kong must deal with their inner demons that prevent compromise Therapy time When emotions run high, no one expects ... on the political divide. Is the chief executive the root of this city's problems? If so, is it the office, or the person with the title? If the problem was Leung Chun-ying, then the solution would ...

  7. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Will Occupy Central send Hong Kong down the road to irrelevancy?

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 12:26pm by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Cathy Holcombe Political instability is stoking fears that the city's role as a trading and financial centre will diminish Confidence at a crossroads Hong Kong is suffering from ... in the background of the current political strife. There are countless possibilities as to why existential angst is rising again in Hong Kong. Here are a few: 1) In 1997, the last thing Beijing needed ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - PROTEST

    Post-1980s generation radicalises Hong Kong's protest movement

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... and powerful at the expense of ordinary folks. Hong Kong's social movements had always been led by political parties or unions until the campaigns in 2006 and 2007 against the demolition ... attempts by Hong Kong's government to act as if the city and the mainland were not separate places. "We are slightly different from the mainland because of our political system ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    UK report on Hong Kong 'avoids embarrassing Beijing'

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 08:50pm by Johnny Tam and Joyce Ng

    ... Johnny Tam and Joyce Ng UK report 'avoids embarrassing Beijing' Pan-democratic lawmakers have slammed Britain's twice-yearly report on Hong Kong as "weak" ... implementation of the Sino-British Joint Declaration that spelled out arrangements for Hong Kong's return to China- should have stood firm against Beijing's reinterpretation of the "one ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong police's harassment of protesters tarnishes good name of Asia's 'finest'

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 05:02pm by Albert Cheng

    ... the good name of Hong Kong's police force The Hong Kong Police Force has been hailed as Asia's finest. But does it still warrant the title, given the heavy-handed way in which it recently ... and internationally. In 2012, CNN Travel named Hong Kong as the greatest city in the world. One of the 50 reasons cited was the liberal environment in which people were allowed to "vote ...




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