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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing will keep a close watch on Hong Kong's electoral reform: Maria Tam

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:25am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Beijing will keep a close watch on reform: Tam The central government will be very closely monitoring the city's political reform, a prominent Beijing loyalist has warned. Basic Law Committee member Maria Tam Wai-chu was interpreting remarks that Zhang Xiaoming, Beijing's top representative in Hong Kong, made on Thursday. "The political ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Universal suffrage not same as direct election, Maria Tam tells city

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 04:46am by Tony Cheung

    ... that the nominating committee is the only official body [empowered] to put forward candidates," Wang said. Also speaking at the forum, Basic Law Committee member Maria Tam Wai-chu agreed. She said ... unreasonably … while a direct election means there shouldn't be any medium [working between voters and candidates] making the election indirect; they are two different ideas," Tam said. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HONOURS

    Basic Law panel member Maria Tam receives Grand Bauhinia Medal

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Maria Tam, who said nomination of candidates not universal right, among four to get Bauhinia Basic Law panelmember receives city's top award Political heavyweight Maria Tam Wai-chu, who recently sparked controversy with her remarks on universal suffrage, is one of four people who have won Hong Kong's highest honour. Other recipients ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    Beijing-loyalist Maria Tam says the right to be elected is not universal

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 08:25pm by Phila Siu, Stuart Lau, Colleen Lee

    ... Basic Law Committee member Maria Tam Wai-chu yesterday weighed in on the debate over how universal suffrage should be implemented in 2017, saying an interpretation of the Basic Law by Beijing ... on Hong Kong. The report expressed concern at the "lack of a clear plan to institute universal suffrage" and possible limits on who can stand for election. Tam said the UN's ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - BASIC LAW COMMITTEE

    Veteran Maria Tam rules out Basic Law Committee role for Stephen Lam

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Patsy Moy

    ... of the Basic Law Committee as had been rumoured, veteran committee member Maria Tam Wai-chu said. Another member, Johnny Mok Shiu-luen, a senior counsel, also told the South China Morning Post that he had not heard of Lam, 57, being mentioned as a replacement for Leung, 73. "The Hong Kong members in the committee will all serve another term," Tam said. "The rumour is wrong. ...

  6. NPC deputy Maria Tam admits she has cancer

    Posted Mar 05th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee NPC deputy Maria Tam Wai-chu yesterday confirmed she was suffering from ovarian cancer. Ms Tam, 58, the vice-convenor of the Hong Kong delegation to the National People's ... me,' she wrote in a statement. Ms Tam, who is also a Basic Law Committee member, has been an NPC deputy since 1998. She and Ng Ching-fai were elected vice-convenors of the delegation ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang says his work should be appreciated slowly

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 12:00am by Maria Giovanna Vagenas

    ... Maria Giovanna Vagenas Many viewers find Tsai Ming-liang's ongoing art project challenging, but his work needs to be watched patiently to be understood Planet of the traipse The latest phase of filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang's ongoing experimental art project Walker takes the action (or the lack of it) to Marseille, where a monk, played by actor Lee Kang-sheng, is seen ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD LOCARNO

    Postcard: Locarno

    Posted Aug 25th 2013, 12:00am by Maria Giovanna Vagenas

    ... Maria Giovanna Vagenas The 66th Locarno Film Festival ended last week with the unveiling of the award winners to an enthusiastic audience in the 8,000-seat, open-air Piazza Grande. Italian journalist-film historian Carlo Chatrian, the Swiss event's new artistic director, can look back proudly on this year's 11-day festival as one of the best editions in recent years. Yet when, ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Basic Law Committee's Maria Tam, on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights   I just want to clean up Manila and put its affairs in order before retiring Joseph Estrada, ...

  10. Sport - Tennis

    Sluggish Maria Sharapova stumbles out of US Open warm-up event

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 11:34am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Montreal French Open champion Maria Sharapova’s preparations for the US Open suffered a setback on Thursday as she was ousted from the WTA hard-court tournament ... back against the wall throughout the whole match. Always came back from behind. It was a tough match. I thought my opponent played a really good match Maria Sharapova “Even though I felt like ...




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