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  1. Interest groups speak their minds

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... These are just some of the demands seen on banners being carried by the tens of thousands of marchers who took to the streets yesterday Donald Tsang, step down Henry Tang and Stephen Lam, resign Full autonomy for Hong Kong Scrap by-election reform Topple ...

  2. Five-year 'bonds' show interest in democracy

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Joshua But and Ambrose Leung Pan-democrat legislators issued 'democracy bonds' in the name of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday in an attempt to rally public support for universal suffrage ahead of a July 1 rally. The bonds, with Mr Tsang's face printed on them, state their interest rate as 'universal suffrage'. The maturity date is June ...

  3. Poll finds teenagers showing a greater interest in hard news

    Posted May 25th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Teenagers in Hong Kong are showing an increased interest in politics and national affairs, a poll on the top news stories of the past decade has shown. While similar surveys in the past have been dominated by entertainment and education, political stories took top billing behind the Sars outbreak in the poll, conducted at 90 secondary schools last month. 'Youngsters ...

  4. The author sure pulls an interesting crowd

    Posted Jul 26th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Andrew Sun The guest list for David Tang Wing-cheung's book launch on Monday at his China Club may have been more interesting than the book itself. A wild mix of characters, from Mandarin Oriental Hotel general manager Peter French to TV star DoDo Cheng Yu-ling, business movers like former AmCham head Jim Thompson to pop rascal Edison Chen Koon-hei, all showed up ...

  5. Keeping vested interests happy

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... the middle class, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen still represents vested interests. This particular monopoly lies at the heart of Hong Kong's role as a financial centre. One would expect its board to consist of a mix of interests- market practitioners, listed company board members, representatives of individual and institutional investors, and independent professionals. ...

  6. Changing of guard at Fed worth more than passing interest

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... US Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan. Because of Hong Kong's currency peg to the US dollar, our interest rates move in lockstep with America's. That means later today, when Mr ... of the US current account deficit might be inclined gradually to nudge short-term interest rates higher in an attempt to dampen consumer spending and encourage saving. In time that would mean fewer ...

  7. Lobbying for candidates 'not conflict of interest'

    Posted Apr 19th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... yesterday. Stephen Lam Sui-lung, addressing a constitutional affairs panel meeting, denied that his fellow political appointees would have a conflict of interest by campaigning. Under election laws, ... should be calculated on a pro rata basis and included in candidates' election expenses. 'There could be conflict of interest if the [acting] chief executive asks ministers to appear ...

  8. Waning interest for now, but issue of democracy won't be forgotten

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... Joseph Cheng Yu-shek No one expected the turnout at yesterday's rally to equal that of the 500,000 people in last year's July 1 march. But as organisers debate the turnout, it is clear that by Hong Kong standards it is a substantial number. Peop ...

  9. Disclosing hub bid figures 'not in the public interest'

    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Meizhou and Gary Cheung Disclosing the financial details of the three shortlisted proposals for developing the West Kowloon cultural district would hurt public interest ... he was not convinced by the chief secretary's argument that keeping the information secret would protect the public interest. Sun Hung Kai Properties executive director Alfred So ...

  10. The long shot

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng taipan@albertcheng.hk Local athletes returned from last month's Asian Games in Guangzhou with a record haul of eight gold, 15 silver and 17 bronze medals. The devotion and determination shown by individual athletes impressed Hongkongers, ...




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