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  1. Beijing sees a handy straw man in 'Occupy Wall Street' protests

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang What do the Chinese people think of the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement as it spreads to many countries? What lessons can people learn and what ideas are they swapping with each other in the limited public sphere allowed by the central government? Last Monday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said Beijing had noticed the movement and its opinions, ...

  2. Many government departments would be willing to use renovated west wing

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... At the same time that the Antiquities Advisory Board recommended retaining the former central government offices as a heritage compound, the government announced it was sticking to its ... looking for space. Most perplexing is that, in parallel, the government has been given approval from the Town Planning Board to occupy yet another eight precious waterfront sites, this time ...

  3. Activists refuse to leave Queen's Pier

    Posted Jul 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam About a dozen activists who have been occupying Queen's Pier for some time in protest against the government's decision to demolish it refused to leave the site yesterday. Police had asked them to leave so the public could watch the handover anniversary fireworks from the pier. The activists said this was not sufficient reason to require them to leave ...

  4. No consultation on lease to ministry

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... councillors. It said in a letter to Central and Western District Council that the lease of the site in Borret Road, Mid-Levels, was a private treaty grant so 'according to precedence, no consultation is needed'. The lease allows the ministry to occupy the site, for HK$1,000 until June 30, 2047, when the transition phase of Hong Kong's change of sovereignty ends. ...

  5. Who said it?

    Posted Nov 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I told them I don't want to start a conversation about capitalism after 3am Jojo Wong Kei-ching, one of the longstanding members of the Occupy Central group You should not wait for an invitation... If they are willing to meet the highest standard, then any country is welcome U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk on China considering joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership Despite his ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Students launch Occupy camp against controversial national education lessons

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... the authorities into scrapping national education lessons. Members of Scholarism, a group of primary and secondary school students, say their "Occupy Tamar" campaign will be an ultimatum ... "Occupy Tamar" coincides with the National Education Parents' Concern Group rally on Saturday, which follows a similar protest last month. Critics say the controversial policy goes ...

  7. How it came to this

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

    ... 2002 Legco approves Central reclamation phase 3, which would tear down Queen's Pier 2004 The High Court allows the reclamation to go ahead November 11, 2006 The Star Ferry pier is moved to its new location December 12 The clock tower at the old Star Ferry pier is demolished December 14 Police expel activists who are occupying the pier. An activist is charged by police ...

  8. PLA newspaper presses need for party loyalty

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of former head of state Liu Shaoqi; and Zhang Haiyang, political commissar of the army's Second Artillery Corps and son of former Central Military Commission member Zhang Zhen. Those rumours ... discipline violations' and stripped of his membership of the party Politburo on April 10. The recent rash of PLA Daily articles, which have occupied the front page and opinion columns, have ...

  9. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY: ANALYSIS

    China stance is central to the battle for Asean's soul

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent greg.torode@scmp.com Group's failure to produce a communiqué on South China Sea disputes is raising questions about its unity and the implications for Beijing Debate on Asean's future unfolds Welcome to the b ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The limits of central banking

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Andrew Sheng

    ... Andrew Sheng Andrew Sheng says an overreaching monetary policy only delays the inevitable and dents banks' credibility While politicians fiddle, central bankers seem only to be adding fizz to bubbles Central banking used to be an august profession- highly respected, almost revered, mainly because central bankers looked after everybody's money. But now that Wall Street ...




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