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  1. We still don't know who to vote for

    Posted Mar 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... would 'elect a leader who enjoys support of the vast majority of the people'- a remark that some analysts suggested was a subtle indication of the central government's preference. ... also been careful to be neutral in their comments on the chief executive race, for fear that the central government will otherwise be seen as interfering in the process. 'We are feeling ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Happy Valley End Occupy Central protest I think it's high time the authorities removed the Occupy Central protesters. Their site was an eyesore from the outset and it has gone downhill from ... minibond investors are taking part in an anti-capitalist protest. Are they keeping all their compensation money under their sleeping bags now? Occupy Central protesters have made their point ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the market in Central, a move I would support, there are better options. Sell the 14 floors the Hong Kong Monetary Authority occupies in Two IFC back to the developer and move the authority to less ... that 'one country, two systems' is a success for the most part, he also stated that Hong Kong does not have genuine autonomy. His reasons are because the liaison office of the central ...

  4. 2047 is not all that far away

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... be the first priority of the central government in deciding on Hong Kong's future, but other experts are less sanguine. Chau Kwong-wing, a chair professor specialising in property development ... for decisions. Adverse possession- by which an occupant of land can claim ownership after occupying it for specified period- is also not allowed in continental law, he adds. A mainland legal expert ...

  5. Market will be for the people, minister vows

    Posted Oct 20th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The revitalisation of the historic Central Market will give the general public good access to the building, avoiding the model of previous urban- renewal projects that have ... as a breathing space and urban oasis in Central. Cheung estimated the project would take four years. First a site investigation would be conducted because plans of the market were lost in the second ...

  6. Curtail Kuk over housing- experts

    Posted Apr 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... who served as secretary for New Territories under the British, also advocates a radical policy rethink. He said small houses were out of the central administration's control ... small- about this many square feet- and they occupied private land ...

  7. VOX POP: What does July 1 mean to you? What would you like to tell C.Y. Leung?

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... for young people. Mui Kai Ping, 61, retired Occupy Central organiser I delivered a letter to Hu Jintao and C.Y. Leung yesterday with my grievances. July 1 is a chance for Hong Kong people to protest ...

  8. Plea for HK political coalition

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com A coalition government, with representatives from major political parties occupying ministerial posts, could be the answer to Hong Kong's flawed ... not be easy to persuade the central government to endorse their proposal. 'But Beijing must recognise that maintaining the status quo will only lead to a dead end.' Democratic Party lawmaker ...

  9. In search of direction

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... young person's award. Over recent years, young people also seem to have become more combative. The anti-Express Rail Link movement in 2009 and the continuing 'Occupy Central ... in the 1980s, when the colonial government set up the Central Committee on Youth. The government instead ended up accepting a non-binding Charter for Youth- an outline of principles and ideals- ...

  10. We should not be afraid to champion the Hong Kong way

    Posted Aug 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Vines The parallel universe occupied by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is often hard to explain, not least when a state leader such as Li Keqiang sweeps down from ... in which the central government can provide assistance to the city's economy. As if this were not bizarre enough, the state leaders, who come from a system where rule of law is far less ...




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