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  1. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL - DAY 39

    Generation gap hampers efforts to direct Occupy protests in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 01:56pm by Gary Cheung

    ... on October 21, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor told leaders of the Federation of Students that the government would submit a report to the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs ... But the proposals failed to satisfy student leaders, who insisted that Beijing retract its decision to place tight restrictions on Hong Kong's electoral methods. "We told student leaders to take ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong’s faith in ‘one country, two systems’ is at risk, Jasper Tsang warns

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 11:25pm by Gary Cheung, Joyce Ng and Jeffie Lam

    ... be done in 2022 or 2027- or even 2047- as the voices of radicals in Hong Kong would gain the upper hand and Beijing's stance would get even tougher," he said. Tsang also said Hongkongers ... in which Beijing asserted its "comprehensive jurisdiction" over Hong Kong. The Beijing-friendly politician spoke a week after the July 1 march. Organisers estimated 510,000 people took ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Think tank tells Beijing number of mainlanders visiting Hong Kong could be cut

    Posted May 29th 2014, 06:57pm by Gary Cheung

    ... government have suggested cutting the number of mainland tourists to Hong Kong. "We agree there have been too many individual travellers visiting Hong Kong in recent years, causing various kinds of inconvenience for Hong Kong residents," said a researcher whose team had submitted a report on the subject to the top leadership. "We note that mainstream public opinion in Hong Kong has ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Parties split over amendments for Hong Kong property tax bill

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung

    ... indicating support. But the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong fears the amendments will create more problems and encourage speculation. Under the bill, foreign ... sets up a company to buy the flat?" Razack asked. "Purchasing flats under a company's name is quite common in Hong Kong and the government shouldn't presume those moves ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COMMERCE

    Trade council boss talks up Hong Kong, brushes off Occupy Central protest plan

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... was a cornerstone of Hong Kong's success. While he disagreed with the civil disobedience movement, So, in an interview with Hong Kong journalists in New York, said it would be "just another form ... but it was business as usual at the time." He said the "one country, two systems" policy and Hong Kong's core values were the city's best sales pitch when it came to wooing US ...

  7. Privileged spot for Hong Kong dignitaries

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... to witness the military parade. All 15 Hong Kong members of the standing committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference will watch this morning's parade from the balcony of the tower, where Mao Zedong announced the founding of the People's Republic of China 60 years ago. Those who are granted the honour- the first for Hong Kong delegates on the CPPCC ...

  8. Hong Kong courts have no power to consider successor's tenure, says scholar

    Posted Mar 09th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung in Beijing Hong Kong's courts are not empowered to consider how long Tung Chee-hwa's successor should serve, since the power to interpret Basic Law provisions on the political structure is vested in the central authorities, a mainland scholar said. Rao Geping, senior research fellow with the Institute of Hong Kong and Macau Affairs, told the South China Morning ...

  9. Xi likely to visit Hong Kong next month

    Posted Jun 25th 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Vice-President Xi Jinping is expected to visit Hong Kong from July 6 to 8, his first visit since becoming the overseer of Hong Kong affairs in November. Asked yesterday during his visit to Qatar whether he would visit Hong Kong soon, Mr Xu said: 'I will go [to Hong Kong], but we usually decide such matters on the spur of the moment. We have a great interest ...

  10. Hong Kong could have handled term ruling

    Posted Apr 26th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Mainland official tells Law Society local courts were limited by election deadline If there had not been a rush to stage the chief executive election on July 10, Hong Kong ... be better for Hong Kong's courts to handle the legal row and seek an interpretation from the Standing Committee only if they considered it necessary, providing there was no need to rush ...




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