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  1. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Hong Kong cannot afford a city state of mind

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 11:14am by Peter Guy

    ... just that. Hong Kong's political and business leaders have driven themselves into an intellectual cul de sac that prevents the city from advancing beyond the old pre-1997 economy. ... visiting mainland tourists are only a symptom of a defensive posture that stifles reform, entrepreneurship and innovation. Heading into the 1997 handover, Hong Kong business and political leaders ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must stand its ground against resurrection of Article 23

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:29am by Albert Cheng

    ... ground against the resurrection of Article 23 Basic Law Committee member and law professor at Peking University Rao Geping said at a recent political forum in Hong Kong that the nominating ... contrast to the massive noise generated in 2003. The silence is deafening. If the most politically aware of our society choose not to speak up, Hong Kong will certainly wither and die in silence. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Long Hair Leung Kwok-hung flies back to Hong Kong after row at Shanghai airport

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 11:35pm by JEFFIE LAM, FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... by Hong Kong lawmakers to Shanghai to meet state officials got off to a disastrous start yesterday, with three pan-democrats including "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung deciding to turn back ... and returned to Hong Kong last night. I hope the incident won't seriously affect the way the visit is being conducted Jasper Tsang Yok-sing He had arrived in Shanghai wearing a T-shirt bearing ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TELECOMS

    Communication authority denies political pressure over Hong Kong's 3G

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 04:48am by Ng Kang Chung

    ... operators- CSL, Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT), Hutchison Telephone, and SmarTone- whose licences will expire in October 2016. China Mobile does not have a 3G licence in Hong Kong but rents ... "It will open the gate for communist Chinese capital to penetrate Hong Kong's telecommunications sector," she said. Her party colleague Ronny Tong Ka-wah questioned whether ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Tiananmen Square activist refused entry to Hong Kong to attend June 4 museum opening

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:46pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com One activist was denied entry a fourth time as he tried to visit the June 4 museum Hong Kong accused of blacklisting dissidents Hong Kong's Immigration ... in Hong Kong "It proves that there is a blacklist in Hong Kong which tries to block" dissidents, Yang said of his case. "The list is not decided by Hong Kong's government ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - AUDIT COMMISSION

    Not enough land to build 200,000 flats in Hong Kong, Audit Commission warns

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:01am by FANNY FUNG

    ... its housing target, with a strong political will. "Plot ratios may have to be relaxed a bit … It will also depend on how strong opposition is from local residents affected," he said. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs vision more than universal suffrage

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 06:32pm by ANDREW BURD

    ... Andrew Burd Andrew Burd says a single-minded pursuit of universal suffrage in Hong Kong encourages the neglect of workable solutions for our social ills Beyond politics A recent editorial ... in order to save China". One thing he would have learnt is that, in Western politics, promises are a matter of expediency rather than commitment. Universal suffrage in Hong Kong ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    A long road to a pan-democratic chief executive for Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 06:02am by Alex Lo

    ... nomination in 2017. It would rather risk prolonged political turmoil for Hong Kong. Can or will Beijing offer some guarantee that our election system will evolve towards public nomination or one ... That is the normal state of affairs. Hong Kong people must realise that as well. Yet, in the acrimonious debate over the system for electing the chief executive in 2017 and thereafter, both sides act ...

  9. Business - Money

    Graft crackdown fuels concerns over laundering in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by Toh Han Shih

    ... "In helping new mainland clients invest overseas, one of the key considerations of the facilitators in Hong Kong is knowing the client, whether the client has political links or political ... The risk of handling tainted mainland money is a rising concern among Hong Kong's legal and financial circles, given the anti-corruption crackdown. In Hong Kong, law firms and companies ...

  10. News - World - CANADA

    Hong Kong-born Olivia Chow's challenge for Toronto mayor against wildman Rob Ford

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:39am by Ian Young

    ... Kong." Chow's political views were forged by grass-roots activism. In her recently published memoir, My Journey, she referred to her political awakening alongside fellow Hong Kong-born activists, who campaigned successfully for Canada to help the Vietnamese boat people in the late 1970s. "We were all born in Hong Kong, where no political dissent was allowed," Chow wrote. ...




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