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  1. Bringing HK a step closer back to the fold

    Posted Aug 04th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... their thoughts to the central government. Not surprisingly, most of the views he heard from deputies to the National People's Congress, members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative ... Frank Ching The visit by Du Qinglin, head of the Communist Party's United Front Work Department, to Hong Kong suggests that the party will become more active here and will function ...

  2. Too many or too few people?

    Posted Feb 24th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... children with the right of abode that it created panic in the population and then asked the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress to overturn a ruling of our Court of Final ... Frank Ching Ironic, isn't it? Hong Kong appears to be heading for severe economic woes because the population is no longer growing. Too many of our women, it seems, are not getting ...

  3. Two steps forward, one step back

    Posted Mar 09th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing, at a press conference held to mark the opening of the annual session of the National People's Congress, reiterated Beijing's opposition to the bilateral ... range of areas to the benefit of the two peoples.'; Beijing, of course, continues to adhere to its principles, in particular where the sensitive issue of Taiwan is concerned. But the Chinese ...

  4. Beijing appointees running Hong Kong?

    Posted Mar 31st 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... The administration has confirmed that there have been discussions with the liaison office on improving communication with National People's Congress and CPPCC delegates. So, even ... People's Political Consultative Conference in Hong Kong, are very disturbing. The pro-Beijing Wen Wei Po actually reported that a 10-point agreement had been reached. Even though the reports have ...

  5. You should be ashamed

    Posted Aug 09th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... the members of the council and the consent of the chief executive, and they shall be reported to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress for the record.' Thus, Hong Kong could, on its own, change the way in which it chose its legislators. This was confirmed by Lu Ping, former director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office. The People's Daily's ...

  6. The price of intervention

    Posted Jun 18th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... understandably, much longer, what it says about Hong Kong is also of interest. 'China';s National People's Congress has undercut Hong Kong's autonomy and self-governance by its recent ... Washington conferred permanent normal trade relations on China before it joined the World Trade Organisation. Up to then, the annual debate on whether to renew China's trade status provided ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Development of party politics will help support reform after 2017

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:50pm by Frank Ching

    ... Fortunately, Zhang also said that 2017 will not mark the end of reform. It is unfortunate that the chief executive's report to the National People's Congress Standing Committee is silent ... leader has acknowledged the Basic Law's stipulation that the method of selecting the chief executive shall be specified "in the light of the actual situation" in Hong Kong ...

  8. If it's broken, fix it

    Posted Apr 19th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... judgment. Nonetheless, it is understandable why the lawyers are angry. To them, the law is clear and needs no interpretation from Beijing. In the right-of-abode case, the National People's ... Frank Ching Hong Kong's legal community is planning another silent march today. Wearing dark suits, lawyers will solemnly walk from the High Court in Pacific Place to the Court ...

  9. Don't close any doors

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... leader to stage a public protest. But such gestures are likely to be counterproductive. This is what happened last year when Qiao Xiaoyang, deputy secretary-general of the National People's ... provincial leaders. For most of the democrats, this will be the first opportunity to meet a top central government official and to be allowed to visit the mainland. Hong Kong's democrats have ...

  10. Two steps forward...

    Posted Aug 31st 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... such event was the recent sitting of the country's legislature- the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. The session was told that next month, for the first time, a public ... at the national level, provincial legislatures have been holding them for some time. One of the first was in Guangzhou, in September 1999, when the provincial people's congress held a hearing ...




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