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    Civic Party's Ronny Tong apologises for declaring shares 8 years late

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... eight years late, in defiance of Legislative Council rules. His statement came after two newspapers exposed the fact that Tong, who has served in Legco since 2004, declared company shareholdings, which he had held for a decade, only on July 13. Tong is contesting the New Territories East constituency in the Legco election on September 9 with fellow Civic Party member Alvin Yeung ...

  2. Lau Wong-fat, banker sit on fewest panels as new Legco year kicks off

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

    ... of the Legislative Council's 18 panels for its new year. And one of them is the development panel, which oversees all issues related to development of land and property across the city. Lawmakers had to indicate by Saturday last week which panels they intended to join in the new legislative year, which begins today, although they can still join or quit panels any time during the session. Lau, head ...

  3. New year, same old grievances for determined campaigners

    Posted Feb 16th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... The Lunar New Year did not signal a break for a variety of activists. Groups gathered at government headquarters yesterday to express a wide range of grievances - from more handouts ... the budget to include a HK$10,000 subsidy for old buildings to set up owners' incorporations and install security gates and surveillance cameras. Meanwhile, government officials issued Lunar New ...

  4. After 23 years, Hong Kong remembers

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheuk-yan, chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, which organised the vigil, said numbers were up 30,000 on last year and that it was 'encouraging to see more mainlanders and young people' joining the 90-minute memorial event. For 18-year-old Mok Cheuk-ngai, the candlelight vigil was his first. Mok, who moved from Guangdong two ...

  5. A glimmer of hope going into a new year

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung It's been a landmark year for Hong Kong. The avalanche of media coverage in the lead-up to the 10th anniversary of the handover, and the events of the past 12 months, were a reminder of the breathtaking changes we have seen in the past decade. Continuing a recovery that began in 2004, the economy has recorded impressive growth this year. Property prices, at least ...

  6. 1997-2007 A New Weekly Series Reviewing HK's 10 Years Since the Handover

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Part 1 Overview 1997 July At midnight on June 30, Hong Kong reverts to China after 156 years of British rule. At first light on July 1, 4,000 PLA troops crossed the border. Last governor ... the provisional legislature June Tung Chee-hwa announces a four-part package to salvage the economy, in particular the property sector July Serious blunders mar the opening of the new airport at Chek Lap ...

  7. New Year rally tops expectations

    Posted Jan 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... the New Year yesterday with a larger-than-expected crowd marching through the streets in support of universal suffrage. Organisers claimed the event drew 100,000 people, five times their original ... of the current administration to pursue democratic advancement in accordance with the Basic Law. 'The government will make full use of the coming three years to address the issues of constitutional ...

  8. Kennedy and Lau keep Hong Kong flag flying

    Posted Dec 17th 2006, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... victory over England's Ian Honnor and Mark Walton. The other semi-final, to be contested this morning, will be between Ireland and New Zealand. The final is scheduled for 2pm. Ireland edged ...

  9. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Feb 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the front page photograph of the Legislative Council's Lunar New Year reception, published on February 19, we mistakenly identified legislator Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung as former lawmaker Eric Li Ka-cheung. We apologise for the error, which was caused by a photographer. ...

  10. Political drama sequels and reruns aplenty at this year's Book Fair

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip, Jennifer Cheng and Tanna Chong The city's political battles will reverberate at this year's Book Fair, when publishers release more books on current affairs than in previous years, written by both those in government and their critics. Jimmy Pang Chi-ming, owner of publishing house Sub-Culture, even goes so far as to say that he expects 'this year ...




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