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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/629647/independent-consultant-review-performing-arts-funding
  2. Union wants independent body for complaints

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau A higher education staff union is calling for an elected, independent complaints mechanism to cover all institutions after a survey revealed that about 80 per cent ... and January. About 76 per cent of staff polled came from Baptist University, Chinese University, City University and the Hong Kong Institution of Education. About half of the respondents were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/669084/union-wants-independent-body-complaints
  3. Websites come under attack for pushing independence

    Posted Feb 07th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Hong Kong's economy and 'polluting' the city's society. 'The site also encourages the growth of an independence movement by agitating opinion on the internet to enable ... of the city's independence. 'They even said the design of the flag should be based on the British flag, as Hong Kong would join the British Commonwealth as an independent country,' the article ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/488473/websites-come-under-attack-pushing-independence
  4. Websites under attack over independence

    Posted Feb 07th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Hong Kong's economy and 'polluting' the city's society. 'The site also encourages the growth of an independence movement by agitating opinion on the internet to enable ... of the city's independence. 'They even said the design of the flag should be based on the British flag, as Hong Kong would join the British Commonwealth as an independent country,' the article ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/488519/websites-under-attack-over-independence
  5. Birth of Sansha city signals death of diplomacy in South China Sea dispute

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... where it knows that boots on the ground count for a lot more than expressions of ownership voiced at some meeting in a faraway capital. The establishment by China of Sansha city on Yongxing ... The island is now officially home to a bona fide Chinese prefectural city- albeit an unusually small and isolated one- as well as two military bases. About 1,000 Chinese citizens were already ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008213/birth-sansha-city-signals-death-diplomacy-south-china-sea-dispute
  6. City Briefs

    Posted Aug 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the privacy commissioner. The Independent Commission Against Corruption alleges Lam dishonestly claimed the cost of return air fares, accommodation, meals and other expenses for travel to Melbourne ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/560687/city-briefs
  7. Filmmaker seeks independent vision

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Unlike most filmmakers who focus only on shooting commercial movies, Lo Chun-yip chose also to work in independent films about politics. As a secondary school student, Lo- ... the building of the high-speed railway connecting Hong Kong and the mainland, focused his attention on society and politics. He hopes to promote wider awareness of politics through his independent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003294/filmmaker-seeks-independent-vision
  8. Our city's in good shape, no matter what they say

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... It came as something of a surprise to learn that experts at a government seminar in Guangzhou regard Hong Kong as a bad example for mainland cities to follow. We should acknowledge ... is a city of lost opportunity is probably a little harsh. We trust that this was more of a rhetorical flourish intended to make the point that we could do better and others might take heed of our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/964302/our-citys-good-shape-no-matter-what-they-say
  9. Briefs

    Posted Aug 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... HK woman found dead in Shanghai flat A 48-year-old Hong Kong woman was found dead in a flat in Shanghai's Hongkou district on Friday night, mainland police said yesterday. Police suspect she was murdered and officers are investigating. She was found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/977398/briefs
  10. City is ripe for full democracy, says constitution chief

    Posted Sep 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... secretary for constitutional and mainland affairs, was visiting district councillors in Kowloon City and Central and Western district. He heard them debate whether Hong Kong was ready for full democracy or whether direct elections in 2012 would be too soon. Mr Lam said that with an independent judiciary, a respected anti-corruption agency and a vibrantly free press, Hong Kong already had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/607004/city-ripe-full-democracy-says-constitution-chief

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