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  1. Tightened security for leaders' meetings sees flights grounded

    Posted Mar 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Beijing has strengthened air security ahead of the annual sessions of the top advisory body, which starts tomorrow, and the National People's Congress, which starts on Friday. All non-commuter flights are forbidden within 200 kilometre ...

  2. Look north for lessons in governance

    Posted Mar 21st 2006, 12:00am by Anthony Lawrance

    ... Anthony Lawrance I have always been a strong defender of the civil service in Hong Kong to those who berate it. Try the mainland, I usually say in response, and see what it's like there. But I'm starting to change my mind. It really hit me when ...

  3. Stifling protest invites trouble

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the 'one country, two systems' principle, in which Hong Kong has a separate legal and political system, they have plainly done nothing wrong. China's constitution also assures them ... not punished citizens for taking part in Hong Kong protests. It appears that undercover security police tracked Song and Zeng, who were detained for 'anti-China activities'. ...

  4. News - China


    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of grass-roots delegates should be 32 per cent, two percentage points higher than that of the previous congress in 2007. Staff Reporter Kim's uncle in Beijing to discuss economic projects North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's uncle, the man seen as the power behind the young chief, went to Beijing yesterday to discuss joint commercial projects, the North's official news agency ...

  5. Truth is crucial for smooth transition

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the West Kowloon arts hub. He comes away unharmed politically, but not unscathed. He will take office on Sunday with much to prove about his honesty and integrity. A South China Morning post survey carried out in conjunction with the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme makes plain how much work Leung has to do. Seventy per cent of respondents said the revelations about ...

  6. It's hard to categorise Leung, but he's not Donald

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung From the beginning of his interview with the South China Morning Post on Wednesday, Leung Chun-ying seized every opportunity to set himself apart from outgoing Chief Executive ... the chief executive-elect sit on a sofa in front of a pot plant. 'It's a good idea. The pot plant is the only decoration in this room. Otherwise, the backdrop would be too plain ...

  7. On the Move

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Rosalind Su Director of human resources, Rosewood Beijing Su was director of people development at The Opposite House by Swire and human resources manager, North China, for Ascott ... East Berhouet joined the InterContinental Hotels Group in 1999 and has more than 30 years of hotel management experience across the US, Europe, Hong Kong and mainland China. He will lead ...

  8. Fault lines

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... colonial and post-colonial treatment of expatriates, makes it clear that it's not a simple issue of money. There, in plain sight, are the years of pent-up feelings of resentment, ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... around the world. Voices of reason and compassion are often drowned out by exponents of social Darwinism, survival of the slickest and most ruthless. To those of China's communists who still ... a contrast from the day and a bit in Beijing, in June, 1989. On the morning of August 20, 1967, an eight-year-old girl and her two-year-old brother were blown to pieces by a bomb in North Point. ...

  10. Tycoons' exit would just leave more room for the rest

    Posted Mar 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of a capital exodus to bring Hong Kong citizens and the central government to their knees. This looked like a rerun of a failed strategy some 30 years ago. Then, China and Britain had not yet begun their negotiations on Hong Kong's political future. Fearing there might be a capital flight from China's single biggest source of foreign exchange, Deng Xiaoping specifically asked Murray ...




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