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  1. News - Hong Kong - SCMP DEBATE

    Colonial flags a symbol of resentment, not a call for Hong Kong independence

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 03:34am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com The display of colonial-era flags in recent protests is more about an anti-mainland feeling than a substantial movement for independence, most of this week’s ... of growing “pro-independence” voices in the former British colony. Lu Ping, former director of the State Council’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, said in a letter to the South China Morning Post ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pro-Establishment factions in scramble for support of independents

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... woos independents Political groupings within the pro-establishment camp are working behind the scenes to court independent lawmakers to strengthen their clout. The scramble for support is also ... Synergy, admitted having approached some independent lawmakers to join it- an attempt seen as a defence against a possible revival of the Breakfast Group spearheaded by Leung's supporters. ...

  3. HK Land bullish on office market

    Posted Mar 04th 2011, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Hongkong Land, the largest landlord in Central, yesterday said its underlying profit grew 4 per cent to US$810 million in 2010, helped by rising rents. The company's net profit grew to US$4.74 billion last year from US$1.81 billion in 2009, while its ...

  4. Judicial independence of vital importance

    Posted Jan 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong people enjoy basic freedoms that set our city apart from the mainland, thanks to the preservation of the rule of law. Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang, in the job since ... on the importance of the independence of the judiciary and the separation of powers is important. It is a reminder that these principles lie at the heart of Hong Kong's separate system. Vigilance ...

  5. Independent consultant to review performing arts funding

    Posted Mar 13th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The government will commission an independent consultancy next month and May to review funding for the performing arts. Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs Esther Leung Yuet-yin said ... Kong Repertory Theatre, Chung Ying Theatre Company, Zuni Icosahedron, Theatre Ensemble, Hong Kong Dance Company, Hong Kong Ballet and City Contemporary Dance Company. The 10 groups together ...

  6. Ruling underscores Legco's independence

    Posted Sep 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... clarification of the law. A broader, but no less important, issue was also raised by the case: how the courts should interpret our city's constitution, the Basic Law. Mr Justice Andrew Cheung ... of Hong Kong', supported the lawmakers' powers in the name of good governance. Yesterday's judgment upholds Legco's independence, and affirms the common law principle ...

  7. Coalition pushes for independent RTHK

    Posted Apr 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... freedom in the city. 'RTHK should be de-linked from the government structure and transformed into a truly independent public broadcaster,' Ms Mak said. The debate over the future of RTHK ... The push for RTHK to be an independent public broadcaster has intensified with a coalition of journalists and human rights groups planning protests. The Save RTHK Campaign says a report ...

  8. Letters

    Posted May 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the city remain steadfast in the belief that universities in Hong Kong are elitist. In fact, our economy desperately needs a lot more graduates than its current tertiary institutions produce. ... countries have to offer. This will attract people from all over the world and provide more trade and other business opportunities for China. Expo has also benefited the city's urban ...

  9. HK seeks to lure Shanghai visitors

    Posted Jun 01st 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng in Shanghai About one-quarter of the Tourism Board's HK$62 million mainland marketing budget for this year has gone towards summer promotions targeting Shanghai's wealthy residents and families as well as World Expo visitors. The almo ...

  10. Shanghai and HK sign deal on financial links

    Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Hong Kong and Shanghai have reached an understanding over financial co-operation, months after the mainland city rolled out an ambitious plan to become the nation's ... to both cities.' Tu's tone eased the atmosphere of competition that has existed between the pair since the State Council announced last March a plan to position Shanghai as a world ...




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