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  1. Lack of autonomy shackles museum to political correctness

    Posted Feb 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Museum of History. Since the handover, it has been devoid of autonomy and there is no public accountability. The museum is government-run, and was probably under unprecedented political pressure when it came to devising its permanent exhibition, 'The Hong Kong Story'. It appears that this exhibition has shunned politically sensitive issues for fear of enraging the Beijing ...

  2. Bulb saga shows Tsang is politically in the dark

    Posted Oct 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has, understandably, come under fire from lawmakers across the political spectrum over a potential conflict of interest arising from his energy-saving ... political instincts- which is more than can be said for the chief executive. In his policy address on Wednesday Tsang unveiled plans for a HK$100 cash coupon scheme to encourage people to buy ...

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    Planned joint maritime security exercise shows Asean can lead

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 06:35pm by MARK VALENCIA

    ... is trying to transform itself into a "political-security community" by 2015. Many in the West think this is a bridge too far. Indeed, Asean has long been dismissed as nothing more than a talk shop. Some predict that US-China rivalry will dominate regional political affairs, increase instability and erode the grouping's political and security centrality. Cracks are already ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Hong Kong banks used to launder cash by Mongolian network

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode Tens of millions of dollars in corrupt funds moved through the city in an operation linked to country's former president and unrelated syndicates HK banks used ... accounts in Hong Kong and Singapore are a favourite means by which corrupt Mongolians move funds to the US, Britain and the rest of Europe. A dossier of the evidence linking the banks ...

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    Legal route to resolve South China Sea dispute a political minefield

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... managed, could lead to political fallout Challenge for all The legal process begun by the Philippines to challenge claims by China to the South China Sea surprised the region. International arbitration is allowed under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, but the move adds urgency and new elements to a trying political scene. Relations between the two nations over competing claims ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Geo-political tension threatens South China Sea cruise market: experts

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Geo-political tensions in the South China Sea are threatening growth in Asia's burgeoning cruise holiday market, industry experts say Political shockwave hits cruises Military and political tensions in the South China Sea are threatening the development of Asia's burgeoning cruise holiday market, shipping and travel experts say. Dr Liu ...

  7. 'This is the most important lesson I have learnt'

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... This is the most important lesson I have learnt in my life. I'll never forget it. I have been in the government for 45 years. I have always believed in the virtue and corruption-free nature of our ... Kong politics. This makes me understand that the public's trust can be destroyed overnight. [But] I hope regardless if you believe in me or not, you must keep faith in Hong Kong's ...

  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    US navy accused of 'harassing' carrier Liaoning in South China Sea incident

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 11:30pm by Cary Huang, AP

    ... with Shanghai University of Political Science and Law. Jingdong Yuan, a regional security expert with the Centre for International Security Studies at the University of Sydney, said: "The intention ...

  9. Complacent leaders must shed indifference to people's plight

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by poverty, oppression, corruption and a feeling of hopelessness in the face of government and fat cats' lack of interest in the plight of the people. An angry public response is only ... that have no boundaries. Excesses, corruption and incompetence are thus increasingly being exposed. Hong Kong is fortunate in that it is a wealthy society without oppression, reasonably free ...

  10. For some, the rules don't apply

    Posted Dec 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Philip Bowring The implicit corruption of the Hong Kong political system has been on full display in recent weeks at various levels of importance. It had seemed encouraging that Carrie Lam ... such petty police corruption is rare. The orders not to enforce stopping and parking rules come from much higher up, from the political level, and are often aimed at making life easy for important ...




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