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  1. A parallel universe

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... this parallel body to the Hong Kong government is justified because, under the Basic Law, there are issues relating to the central authorities and the Hong Kong special administrative region that should ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourism boss James Tien in warning over Shenzhen entry permit influx

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Olga Wong

    ... million Shenzhen permanent residents who are already allowed to apply for multi-entry permits for Hong Kong worked as parallel traders, buying goods in the city and selling them on the mainland. ... of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong. The Federation of Trade Unions, whose candidate in New Territories East is Ip Wai-ming, called for better communication between Hong ...

  3. It is better to close loophole rather than scrap all Legco's trade-based seats

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... July 20). It is been revealed that some companies that vote in trade-based seats have been registered at the same address. One academic described it as a 'suspicious phenomenon'. Obviously this introduces an unfair element in the election, if one voter has a number of votes. Some people have suggested that the best way to resolve this problem is to scrap all trade ...

  4. Trade union stalwart joins battle for a 'super seat'

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee, Tanna Chong and Tony Cheung The battle for the five Legco 'super seats' in September's election is heating up, with a heavyweight of the Beijing-friendly Federation of Trade Unions joining the fray last night. One of its two honorary presidents, Chan Yuen-han, will lead two other candidates in contesting the seats, which were created in the functional ...

  5. C.Y.'s core team 'a trade-off'

    Posted May 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tammy Tam tammy.tam@scmp.com Politics is the art of compromise. During the past few weeks, few have understood this infallible law better than Leung Chun-ying, Hong Kong's future leader, who has been busy forming his core team. One major consideratio ...

  6. Leung remains silent on trade seats

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... on that.' Functional constituencies are chosen by a narrow electorate but Leung proposes increasing the number of voters for the 30 trade-based seats for the legislature in 2016. The next chief ...

  7. Plenty of horse trading on the way as race for chief heats up

    Posted Jun 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... months of our chief executive election. As we know, every key post in China comes as a result of horse trading. Your man can become the head of the National Development and Reform Commission if my man gets this or that job. The job of chief executive is no exception. The problem is that there isn't anyone at the horse-trading table yet. While Xi Jinping will be the next party ...

  8. New People's Party chief Regina Ip calls for trade seats to be reformed

    Posted Jan 11th 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... the lawmaker and former secretary for security was asked whether she supported abolishing the trade-based seats in the Legislative Council. The answers to that question have become a litmus test ... circumstances].' The trade-based constituencies, elected by trade bodies, sector members and professionals, carry far less electoral mandate than their geographical counterparts. The major pan-democratic ...

  9. British envoy relishes third posting in ever-changing city

    Posted Apr 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... trade unit in what was then the British Trade Commission, adding up to 10 years in the former colony. Mr Seaton's familiarity with the city and China in general has taught him there is only ... been specific issues where we've raised concerns... but the view we've taken has been a positive one. 'It's not possible to draw parallels between the situation ...

  10. Elsie Leung warns of crisis over trade seats

    Posted May 28th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Paggie Leung

    ... electorates based on trade and professional sectors- were introduced by the colonial government in 1985. They were at the centre of a massive row between the colonial administration and Beijing after then- governor Chris Patten pushed through amendments for the 1994-95 elections- dismantled after the handover- that turned the trade-based seats into de-facto directly elected seats by giving ...




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