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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time for an honest debate about Hong Kong's place in the nation

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... distinctly unfashionable to say so, the relative lack of contact between Hong Kong and the rest of China bred something approaching envy north of the border and a sense of superiority to the south. ... prejudices, ethnic differences and linguistic divides. Yet what is so remarkable about the current debate in Hong Kong over the influx of mainlanders is how little people acknowledge that the response ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Let Hong Kong lead on road to democracy

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by JIEH-YUNG LO

    ... Jieh-Yung Lo Jieh-Yung Lo says ensuring Hong Kong becomes fully democratic, and keeping it this way beyond 2047, will shine a light for the rest of China Working model For China to successfully embrace democracy, Hong Kong should remain a special administrative region after 2047, with the election of the chief executive and all members of the legislature by universal suffrage ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SCMP DEBATE

    'Tough task' to set limit on tourists to Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... it will be extremely difficult for the government to determine the maximum number of tourists Hong Kong can accommodate, as officials try to calm public anger at the influx of mainland visitors. Last month authorities on both sides of the border reached a consensus on a plan allowing 4.1 million non-permanent residents of Shenzhen easier access to Hong Kong through multiple-entry visas. The Hong Kong ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Tap social media to connect better with mainlanders

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by SUSAN CHAN

    ... also caused controversy at home. There are many reasons why relations are strained. Hong Kong alone will not be able to solve the problem. But as a special administrative region of China, ... Susan Chan Susan Chan says reaching out via weibo, to explain our policies, can improve relations Tap social media to better connect with mainlanders The past few years have seen ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Department of Justice's proposal on right of abode is worrisome

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Worrying twist on right of abode Hong Kong's rule of law is facing yet another serious challenge. After months of speculation, the government revealed how it intends ... ruling 11 years ago confirming the right of abode for babies born to mainlanders in Hong Kong. The move is highly controversial in that the issues concerned do not seem to fall outside ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Abrasive, loveable Hong Kong

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by Kelly Yang

    ... to applaud Joy Yang for her courage in penning her recent op-ed on the discrimination she has experienced in Hong Kong. I, too, was born on the mainland and there have been times when I've got ... that happened. Meanwhile, my positive experiences with Hongkongers have ballooned and I've come to have a deep respect for our city. When I arrived in Hong Kong seven years ago, I did not expect ...

  7. Most individual travellers obey law

    Posted Oct 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Just 17 out of 200,000 mainland tourists are detained for crimes in Hong Kong Just 17 of the more than 200,000 mainland residents who have come to Hong Kong as individual ... of mainland travel rules would lead to increased crime in Hong Kong. Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong told legislators the arrests represented an insignificant portion of the mainlanders who had visited Hong ...

  8. Silver medals and ping-pong diplomacy

    Posted Aug 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zinedine Zidane, from Algeria, was said to have had a positive effect on reducing racial tensions in the country. In Hong Kong, relations between ethnic groups are largely harmonious, although ... the mainland in the Athens Olympics has brought glory to Hong Kong. Ko Lai-chak and Li Ching, who came here about four years ago, won silver in the table-tennis doubles. Hopefully, their achievement ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - WORLD AFFAIRS

    Hong Kong thriving as Asia's hot spot for diplomacy

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... headquarters, because of their roles as international centres. But Hong Kong's unique role as a non-state and a conduit for trade and foreign relations both internally and with the mainland mark ... as Asia's hot spot for diplomacy Growing diplomatic activity in Hong Kong has made it one of the most cosmopolitan centres in the world. Figures obtained by the Sunday Morning Post show that 12 ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must honour obligations if it is to keep way of life after 2047

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... rescind 'one country, two systems' Eye on the future The Basic Law is a two-way street: it enshrines residents' rights, and identifies responsibilities. Although Hong Kong's ... in the legal world lacked a proper appreciation of the relationship between Beijing and Hong Kong. The Basic Law, of course, provides an interface between the two legal systems, and for Yuen to seek ...




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