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  1. Think 'one country'

    Posted Oct 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Deng Xiaoping's 'One country, two systems' was a master stroke. Now we need to define a new vision. The supreme leader never intended the concept to become an obstacle ... with access to the Chinese market. Very few Hong Kong companies benefit from the new rules. More important, why is a trade agreement required for a city within a country? One way forward is to treat ...

  2. Netherlands backs diplomat in adoption row

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... consulate-general and the country's department of foreign affairs amid outrage in the city and the Netherlands. The Sunday Morning Post this week revealed that the diplomat, Raymond Poeteray, and his ... resident and she only speaks Cantonese and English,' she said. Mr Poeteray will return to the Netherlands today, where, the source said, he would be required to explain his actions ...

  3. Lam frets over one country, two leagues

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... more legs- next month and in October. The rider with the highest points aggregate will take part in the World Cup final in the Netherlands next year. Both Lams, as well as Hong Kong's ...

  4. Talkback

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Hong Kong. Coming from the Netherlands, I think Hong Kong really is a wasteland when it comes to cultural expression. The only galleries I know of are in Stanley and Central, ... rule, like the one in the Netherlands. This means, 3 per cent of the budget of a construction project, funded by the developer, has to go to public art. This has resulted in the most ...

  5. Report unfair on 'world-class' philanthropist

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

    ... in 'Slavery of interns', (March 15). In The New England Journal of Medicine, October 28, 2004, researchers from Harvard reported a 36 per cent increased risk of serious medical errors and 5.6 ... report can be found on http://www.swedish.org/19952.cfm. ERIC SPAIN, Lantau Does anyone care? I was staggered to learn from the Environmental Protection Department that the air quality ...

  6. Time for child commission well overdue in Asia's most caring city

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was the first country to establish such a commission, in 1981. No other country in this part of the world, with the exception of Australia and New Zealand, has one. We should take the lead - it would ...

  7. Hong Kong assigned crucial middleman role

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Reports by Michael Taylor Dutch companies doing business in the region have always valued entry possibilities to the mainland QUEEN BEATRIX- the Netherlands' head of state- celebrates ... industries. The Netherlands is also the source of a disproportionately large amount of direct foreign investment in countries around the world. In Hong Kong, Dutch investments come in third, with only ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Apr 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but there are also disadvantages. Likewise, Hong Kong's system has both pluses and minuses. For example, we have political gridlock. The beauty of 'one country, two systems' is that we can ... of the country's next five-year plan. There are many examples elsewhere of jurisdictions enjoying a high degree of autonomy from a nation. Take the relationship that both the Cayman Islands and the Isle ...

  9. Delegates to call for renminbi to be made legal tender in HK

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... thing to do politically, as it embodied the country's sovereignty in the city. The paper also suggested the tax-exemption period for Hongkongers working on the mainland be extended from 183 days to 270 days, and that Beijing invite financial management experts from the city to take part in the country's financial co-operation with foreign countries. ...

  10. We need more than just services

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... interesting point. Many European countries have outsourced their primary food production. But they are beginning to realise this was not such a good idea as now they are reliant on third parties ...




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