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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's road to universal suffrage is paved with contradictions

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Frank Ching says the uproar over British official's comment shows the complexity of Hong Kong's political development, now and in the past Road to universal suffrage ... for a British official to say that "Britain stands ready to support" Hong Kong's move towards universal suffrage when, in fact, Britain obstructed democratic development when Hong Kong ...

  2. Freedom a burden Hong Kong must carry

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Last Thursday night's candle-light vigil in Victoria Park was a reminder of just how important the role is that destiny assigned to Hong Kong. This is a city that has been ... many may feel that it is not being implemented in full. While the 'two systems' ensures Hong Kong remains different from the mainland, the 'one country' part is also being ...

  3. Beijing appointees running Hong Kong?

    Posted Mar 31st 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... People's Political Consultative Conference in Hong Kong, are very disturbing. The pro-Beijing Wen Wei Po actually reported that a 10-point agreement had been reached. Even though the reports have ... role in Hong Kong. This is a blatant violation of the 'one country, two systems' concept, which provides for 'Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong'. If such an idea were ...

  4. Communist Party should quit Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... chairman of the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong, triumphed over Fred Li Wah-ming, of the Democratic Party. Lawmakers Albert Chan Wai-yip and Leung Kwok-hung, both of the League ... issues,' he said. The Communist Party, of course, has been operating covertly in Hong Kong since before the proclamation of the People's Republic of China in 1949. A good case can be made ...

  5. HSBC brings home positive message for Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 06th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching The Hong Kong government is really pleased that HSBC is relocating its group chief executive, Michael Geoghegan, back here 16 years after moving the bank's headquarters ... Chun-wah. The decision is worth applauding. In the run-up to Hong Kong's return to Chinese sovereignty, the bank was so concerned about its future that it changed its name and identity. Having ...

  6. Tell it like it really is, Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 04th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Hong Kong's lack of autonomy in key areas of human rights was highlighted by the concerns listed by the United Nations Human Rights Committee after a two-day hearing in New York last month. For a decade, the committee has been telling Hong Kong that its legislative elections do not conform to Article 25 (b) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political ...

  7. Did only Hong Kong learn lessons from Sars?

    Posted May 26th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Hong Kong is fortunate to have contained swine flu more than a month after the outbreak in Mexico and the US. So far, all cases identified in Hong Kong- and on the mainland- were imported from North America, with no community outbreak. With memories of severe acute respiratory syndrome still fresh, Hong Kong acted decisively after identifying the first case ...

  8. Ten plagues on Hong Kong?

    Posted Feb 01st 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... the latest scourge to be visited on Hong Kong since the handover. The change of sovereignty itself, you will remember, was accompanied by flashes of lightning and peals of thunder that lasted 40 days ... the departure of the wicked 'Sinner of a Thousand Years', Chris Patten). Other plagues we have experienced are bird flu, Sars and dengue fever, none of which was known to Hong Kong previously. ...

  9. Let Hong Kong choose its leaders

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... The current crisis in Hong Kong, precipitated by the government's gross mishandling of anti-subversion legislation, highlights a key feature of China's 'one country, two ... By foisting a chief executive on Hong Kong, officials in Beijing ensured a rising tide of public dissatisfaction with their government. His growing unpopularity in Hong Kong also caused Mr Tung ...

  10. Rule of law is something we must cherish

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Last month, Hong Kong played host to the Commonwealth Law Conference. It last hosted such a conference in 1983. In the intervening years, Hong Kong had undergone a huge transformation, from a British colony to a special administrative region of China. It is unusual, and very encouraging, to see that Hong Kong continues to be linked in some way to the Commonwealth- ...




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