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  1. 6 acquitted over liaison office rally

    Posted Dec 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the compound of the central government's liaison office. Lawmakers 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung and Lee Cheuk-yan, activist Richard Tsoi Yiu-cheong and three others were among members ... In the District Court, Magistrate Anthony Yuen Wai-ming said the prosecution relied on an assertion by Liang Xiong, head of the liaison office's administration and finance department, that the office ...

  2. Provinces drag feet on closure of liaison offices

    Posted Jun 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li About half of the provincial governments have failed to announce detailed plans and timetables for the closure of liaison offices in Beijing, meaning a likely delay ... liaison offices, including 436 set up by county-level government agencies. No official statistics are available, but state media outlets reported yesterday that most of the liaison offices had ...

  3. Police arrest woman for assault after champagne celebration sprays liaison office guard

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters A woman celebrating Liu Xiaobo's winning of the Nobel Peace Prize with 19 other activists outside the central government liaison office yesterday was arrested after ... champagne.' Police said Ip (pictured) was arrested for common assault. She was granted HK$500 bail and told to report to the police next month. 'I can't believe the liaison office is so ...

  4. Liaison offices tout their worth to Beijing

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

    ... Ng Tze-wei Dealing with emotional petitioners accounts for more than 80 per cent of the workload of low-level liaison offices in Beijing, according to liaison officers interviewed by mainland media, as authorities confirmed the news of a pending shutdown of these offices by June. Xinhua yesterday confirmed an earlier media report that liaison offices in the capital that were ...

  5. 6 arrested for liaison office protest

    Posted Mar 12th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... liaison office on Christmas Day. One of them, Richard Tsoi Yiu-cheong, vice-chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, described the arrests ... the compound of the liaison office in Sheung Wan. They will appear in Eastern Court next Thursday. The Civil Human Rights Front accused the police of 'white terror' by arresting protesters ...

  6. Liaison offices face closure in anti-graft drive

    Posted Jan 25th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Mainland authorities are moving to close thousands of liaison offices set up by regional governments in Beijing as they are increasingly viewed as a hotbed for official ... for the closure of liaison offices set up in Beijing by low-level government agencies. The liaison offices, which started out as a hometown networking place, have quickly taken on the role of a lobby ...

  7. Charge towards liaison office 'may set alarm bells ringing in Beijing'

    Posted Jan 04th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The charge towards the central government's liaison office at the end of Friday's march for democracy may spark concerns in Beijing that Hong Kong people may have ... group of people. Two policemen and a protester were slightly injured when a small group of activists broke through a police cordon and charged towards the liaison office. Protesters in Hong Kong ...

  8. Liaison official squirms under questioning

    Posted Jul 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng An official from the central government's liaison office, giving evidence at the trial of six activists accused of unlawful assembly, repeatedly refused to give direct ... on trial at Eastern Court. The prosecution and defence did not dispute that two security guards from Onward Security, contractor for the liaison office, cut yellow ribbons as protesters were tying ...

  9. Activist acquitted of assaulting policeman

    Posted Nov 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng An activist accused of kicking a policeman's knee during a rally to mark the second anniversary of riots in Tibet was acquitted of assaulting an officer. Yuen Wai-tak testified earlier in Eastern Court that designer Derrick Benig, 21, kicked him outside the central government's liaison office on March 14. Magistrate Li Kwok-wai said the officer ...

  10. Officers sent to hospital after being sprayed- with flour

    Posted Dec 29th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... police officers were sent to hospital yesterday after corn flour sprinkled at a protest outside the central government's liaison office got in their eyes. They join the traffic officer who collapsed after being slapped by Amina Bokhary, and a liaison office security officer who claimed assault after being sprayed with droplets of champagne. No one was arrested in the incident ...




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