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  1. 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 ...

  2. Central government is not doing Hong Kong any special favours

    Posted May 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to flatter Beijing or fear being thought disloyal. Maybe out of patriotism they are trying - rather too hard - to make the central government more popular or appreciated among Hong Kong people. ... It would be far healthier to be honest and tell it like it is. Can anyone imagine the city leaders of London or New York fawning over central government decisions and pretending they are gifts from ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... poverty and education. They are, in fact, three central pillars of my policy platform. The gap between the rich and the poor in Hong Kong has indeed been widening in recent years. The problem ... and mainstream news commentators who used to occupy the traditional left-wing and right-wing regions of the political/ideological spectrum are gradually reverting to libertarianism. They are liberal ...

  4. Central bank vulnerable with no rules to govern top spot

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... with Shirley Yam When Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah insists on not giving a clear term of service to the city's central banker, he is ignoring reality in both the political and financial arena. Surprises and uncertainties are opportunities for speculators. The early leak of the forced retirement of central banker Joseph Yam Chi-kwong and the attack on the peg that followed ...

  5. Heritage focus falls on Tung's new offices

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

    ... That means it is not declared as a monument but deemed to be a building of some merit. The building was previously open to the public when occupied by the Hong Kong Design Centre from 2001. ...

  6. Anson Chan calls for more openness

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... she be promoted to chief secretary. Chan occupied the No2 post from 1993 to 2001, first under British colonial rule, then during the administration of Hong Kong's first chief executive, ...

  7. Continuing unrest could see Article 23 shelved again

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lau Nai-keung Leo Goodstadt, the head of the Central Policy Unit before the handover, has talked about the colonial administration facing the 'constant menace that Hong Kong would ... that it may be ungovernable could well become a self-fulfilling prophecy. But as part of China, there is no chance of it happening; the central government will see to that. This is exactly why our ...

  8. Fool's pride

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the subject of national education, reiterating a desire to 'strengthen students' sense of national identity'. The central government also did its part. Two months before Hu's ... as many people identified themselves with Hong Kong than with China. This was troubling to the Chinese government. Hao Tiechuan, the publicity chief of the central government's liaison ...

  9. A failure to bring home the bacon

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Kwun, president of the Federation of Public Housing Estates and former member of the Housing Authority. 'I am not saying public housing should occupy all the prime sites, ...

  10. Speech seen as call to end split

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com The central government is concerned about conflicts within the Beijing-loyalist camp, analysts and politicians say, as maintaining social harmony topped ... of implementing the principle of 'one country, two systems' and maintaining a high degree of autonomy under the Basic Law. 'The origin and purpose of the central government's policy ...




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