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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Ageing Hong Kong plans more childcare centres to encourage mothers back to work

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 06:39am by Olga Wong, Gary Cheung

    ... the workforce. Hong Kong's workforce is expected to start shrinking in 2018. According to Social Welfare Department statistics, there were 690 places at subsidised childcare centres providing ... to their homes. "Still, we welcome the measure," Leung said, adding that Tseung Kwan O and Tuen Mun were prime districts for young civil servants. Wu Mei-lin, coordinator of the Hong Kong Women ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1647247/childcare-centres-planned-boost-workforce-new-mothers-hong-kong
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1632526/generation-gap-hampers-efforts-direct-occupy-protests-hong-kong
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Deng Xiaoping was all for autonomy for Hong Kong, but not for elections

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Deng all for Hong Kong autonomy, but not elections On a 1993 visit to Hong Kong to promote her biography of her father, former paramount leader Deng Xiaoping, Deng Rong said he had often hoped to visit the city when it reverted to Chinese rule in 1997. "My father told me he wanted to go to Hong Kong, even sitting in a wheelchair, if he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1579590/deng-xiaoping-was-all-autonomy-hong-kong-not-elections
  4. News - Hong Kong - ANALYSIS

    Beijing 'set to take hard line on Hong Kong's 2017 chief executive election'

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by Gary Cheung

    ... national security as Hong Kong moved towards universal suffrage. "Beijing's top priority is to prevent people who confront it or even call for toppling the Communist Party from being elected chief executive. Hongkongers may not be able to comprehend this kind of consideration," the source said. The source, who has knowledge of Beijing's thinking on Hong Kong, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573114/accord-chief-executive-poll-less-likely-npc-set-take-hard-line
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS: ANALYSIS

    Will Hong Kong accept universal suffrage in 2017, in hope of increased democracy later?

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 11:36am by Gary Cheung

    ... the chief executive nominating committee be more representative? “We believe most Hong Kong people are pragmatic and want early introduction of ‘one man, one vote’.” Lam stressed in an article ... the chief executive by 'one person, one vote' in 2017,” she wrote. However, the government source agreed that a hardline stance from the Standing Committee would limit the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562563/will-hong-kong-public-accept-universal-suffrage-2017-hopes-greater
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549263/hong-kongs-faith-one-country-two-systems-risk-tsang-warns
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1521256/thinktank-tells-beijing-number-mainlanders-visiting-hong-kong-could
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519713/june-4-1989-events-china-still-have-profound-effect-hong-kongs
  9. News - Hong Kong - SINO-BRITISH NEGOTIATIONS

    Deng Xiaoping urged London to persuade HSBC to stay in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 03:14am by Gary Cheung

    ... Xiaoping urged the British government three decades ago to persuade the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank not to relocate from Hong Kong in order to maintain investor confidence in the city. His call ... which moved its legal domicile from Hong Kong to Bermuda in March 1984, and rumours that the bank was moving its capital out of Hong Kong. "He [Deng] hoped the governor could persuade ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1399349/deng-xiaoping-urged-london-persuade-hsbc-stay-hong-kong
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1316212/parties-split-over-amendments-hong-kong-property-tax-bill

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