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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    League of Social Democrats' Avery Ng arrested for July 1 antics

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com League No2 arrested for antics during Hu's visit The vice-chairman of the League of Social Democrats was arrested yesterday for throwing his T-shirt off a footbridge to catch the attention of President Hu Jintao during his visit on July 1. Avery Ng Man-yuen, who faces a public nuisance charge for the protest in Tung Chung, called his ...

  2. Hu urges improved democracy within the Communist Party

    Posted Jul 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok President Hu Jintao renewed calls to improve democracy within the Communist Party on the eve of the ruling party's 88th birthday. Speaking to the party's most powerful Politburo members and the Central Committee on Monday, Mr Hu said intraparty democracy must be promoted and mechanisms improved to better supervise the world's biggest political ...

  3. Party elders urge leaders to take steps towards political reform

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... opposition, saying that only democracy and transparency can help steer the country through the current economic crisis. In an open letter addressed to President Hu Jintao and other Politburo Standing Committee members and released yesterday, they said the incumbent leaders should learn from their predecessors, including former party chief Hu Yaobang, who made daring moves towards political ...

  4. Conspiracy theories abound in the Stern Hu arrest case

    Posted Jul 31st 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... by President Hu Jintao. The second explanation is that Mr Hu's arrest was a symptom of Beijing's frustration at being a price-taker rather than a price-setter in ore negotiations. Although ... decision-making process in the Stern Hu case. Mr Hu, the general manager of mining company Rio Tinto Group's Chinese operations, was arrested nearly four weeks ago by the Shanghai arm of the Ministry ...

  5. Graft has declined, says outgoing Macau leader

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu in Macau Outgoing Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau-wah says graft, once rampant under the Portuguese administration, eased off under his leadership. 'The integrity of Macau civil servants has greatly improved in the past 10 years,' he said yesterday at his official residence, 'I can't say that we started from ground zero in 1999 in terms ...

  6. How HK handed over a dissident

    Posted Oct 18th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A Chinese US resident arrives in Hong Kong from Macau on a Malaysian passport under an assumed name, is told there is a 'problem', then, after two days' detention, is put in a car by immigration officers, whisked across the border and handed over to mainland authorities. Weeks pass with no word of his whereabouts, until his partner and the mother ...

  7. Suspect in Martin Lee plot tries to prove he has US citizenship

    Posted Sep 11th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu in Shenzhen The trial over a US$1 million plot to murder media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying and former Democratic Party chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming continued yesterday in Shenzhen, with a key defendant trying to prove his US citizenship so as not to be tried as a resident of Hong Kong. Chan Siu-ming, 60, known as 'Uncle Seven', who holds dual citizenship, ...

  8. Guangdong yet to rule on appeal in 2002 killing

    Posted Jul 19th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu The culprits in the execution-style murder of businessman Harry Lam Hon-lit in Central's Luk Yu Tea House seven years ago are still in Shenzhen waiting for long-overdue appeal judgments. The delay by Guangdong's high court in judging their appeals highlights the sensitive nature of cross-border crimes involving Hong Kong residents. An upcoming trial about ...

  9. The man who put up US$1m for Jimmy Lai hit

    Posted Aug 09th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A Hong Kong businessman living in Taiwan put up a US$1 million bounty to have media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying and former Democratic Party chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming shot on July 1, a Shenzhen court heard last month. In police evidence seen by the Sunday Morning Post, and which was presented to the court, two of the suspects on trial over the shooting plot named ...

  10. Critics query low price news group paid for office

    Posted Jul 31st 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Macau's biggest newspaper group has acquired a site from the government for a low price in a land deal formally approved last week - long after construction began on the site. Critics say the deal highlights the secrecy surrounding Macau's land sales and casts doubts on the independence of the city's mainstream media. The 2,017-square-metre Macau Daily ...




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