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  1. Hong Kong's search for identity

    Posted Jun 24th 2004, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Christine Loh What is the July 1 rally really about? It is about a clash of cultures between Hong Kong and the mainland. We were assured of 'Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong' as a core part of the transfer of sovereignty to the mainland. Hong Kong people were also promised that their lifestyle would remain unchanged for 50 years. We should note that the wording used ...

  2. Attempt to soothe Hong Kong fears

    Posted May 14th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Premier Wen Jiabao has again urged Hong Kong people to have confidence in the central government and the city's future. At the end of his European tour in Ireland, he said he hoped Hong Kong people would strive to improve the economy and their livelihoods. 'Confidence means having confidence in the future of Hong Kong, in the 'one country, two ...

  3. Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 09th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... The story of Hong Kong's Olympic journey, as recalled in conversation with Alvin Sallay by the man who dedicated much of his life to the endeavour, A. de O. Sales Every story needs a beginning, especially one that narrates the Hong Kong Olympic adventure. And the genesis of our Olympic journey lies in four swimmers- Cynthia Eager, Irene Kwok Kam-ngor, Sunny Monteiro and John ...

  4. Can Hong Kong walk on two legs?

    Posted May 14th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung These days, it is a case of 'one country, two discourses' regarding what will make Hong Kong thrive, as the experiment of 'one country, two systems' enters murky waters. On Saturday, about 300 people attended a conference entitled Lessons to learn: governing Hong Kong, with the sub-theme of strengthening government leadership [and] enhancing ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 'I'll put Hong Kong's needs above my career'

    Posted Oct 13th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... deliberate on how to resolve the problems facing Hong Kong and improve the city's governance. 'I will have no future if I do not do my job well.' Mr Chan, who joined the Legislative ... Chan is also chairman of the Hong Kong Council of Social Services. Mr Tung said Mr Chan's valuable business and social welfare contacts would enable him to bring a fresh perspective ...

  7. All China awaits you, Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau Nai-keung I am writing from Harbin, in Heilongjiang province, the last stop of the Hong Kong delegation's visit to northeastern China. The delegation is led by Liao Hui, vice-chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office. In seven days, we have visited four cities in three provinces. During ...

  8. An alarm bell for freedom of speech in Hong Kong

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

    ... The departure of Albert Cheng King-hon, Wong Yuk-man and Allen Lee Peng-fei from their radio programmes sounds an alarm bell for Hong Kong's freedom of speech. Although Messrs Cheng, ... after July 1, 1997, public remarks critical of the Chinese Communist Party would still be tolerated in Hong Kong. If Beijing's agents have used dirty tactics to achieve its goals, ...

  9. Hong Kong must declare nothing but genius in the Asia Cup

    Posted Jul 11th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... for the first time. Perhaps Hong Kong's intrepid band of cricketers should follow his lead as they enter uncharted waters this week. Hong Kong must be bold and declare that they will not be cowed, ... tomorrow- two days earlier than planned- to keep their historic date against the big boys of Asian cricket. They must seize the moment and perform boldly. No one is expecting Hong Kong to win ...

  10. Hong Kong Island

    Posted Jul 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong Island Voter population: 618,451 Number of sears: Six Turnout in 2000 Legco polls: 42.3% Districts: Central and Western, Wanchai, South Eastern Candidates/lists declared to date: ... Lai-tai (I) Tsang Kin-shing, Chung Chung-fai, Tang Chui-chung (I) DP: Democratic Party DAB: Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong I: Independent ...




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