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  1. Have you read the Joint Declaration?

    Posted Sep 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... no confidence in the Chinese government because of its poor record in running the country during the previous three decades. But China stuck to its position that it would not recognise ... that it would recover Hong Kong in 1997 under the 'one country, two systems' policy. Sir Geoffrey's announcement, conceding British acceptance of China's plan for Hong Kong, ...

  2. People vs Article 23

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

    ... Words by Legco's Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee in 'Safeguard the rule of law, not socialism' (South China Morning Post, May 7) inspired the poem below. Ms Ng wrote: 'It seems strange that Hong Kong should pass a law to punish anyone with life imprisonment for unseating the socialist system of China . . . After all, the whole point of 'one country, two ...

  3. One country?

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the media. Wang reportedly warned the pro-government participants against trying to bolster their chances in September's Legislative Council elections by kicking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying ... meeting with local officials to discuss local elections made me wonder again where exactly the line lies between this one country and its two systems. Leung blurred the already blurry line when he ...

  4. Reject kuk's call for country park enclaves compensation

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The war cry by the Heung Yee Kuk for more compensation for conservation of country park enclaves must be shot down at once. The zonal compensation for resumption of agricultural land ... (in case property development rights are depreciated) and betterment (payment in case of measures improving development potential) have been studied and a detailed report was produced in 1992 ...

  5. Panel of Judges

    Posted Oct 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong Society of Financial Analysts Phil Neilson, Chief executive, The Henley Group Peter Sullivan, Country chief executive, Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Wong Kwok-ho, Executive director ...

  6. The pace of change

    Posted Aug 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the momentum to promote democracy and the maximum political freedom allowed under 'one country, two systems' and the Basic Law. However, I have reservations about Mr Lee's method and pace in pursuing these noble objectives. When Deng Xiaoping announced 'one country, two systems', he meant 'one country' to be paramount and 'two systems' ...

  7. Rushing into democracy is dangerous

    Posted Jul 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... New laws in any country are made to protect good citizens and put bad ones in jail. If one is not thinking of committing treason or subversion under the Article 23 law, why be afraid? ... on the 'one country, two systems' concept. After all, Hong Kong belongs to China. Besides, China will eventually also follow suit and have democracy, but it all takes time. Rushing into things ...

  8. Vote winner

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When Deng Xiaoping invented the 'one country, two systems' formula, he did not have Hong Kong in mind. In fact, he wanted to use the system as an enticement for Taiwan ... a mockery of 'one country, two systems'. Instead of winning the confidence of the Taiwanese people and bringing Taiwan back to the fold, the Tung administration's management of Hong ...

  9. Trust Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... government. They are too sophisticated to accept a government which establishes its legitimacy by appealing to love of country and glory of race. The current weak leadership and critically deficient ...

  10. Let free enterprise reign

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... adversely affecting the private sector. Prime examples of the predatory public sector are the Housing Authority and the Hospital Authority. No country has adopted this radical change, but nowhere else has tried 'one country, two systems' either. Hong Kong people are famed for their entrepreneurial spirit. We are fed up because big government is crushing our traditional spirit ...




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