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  1. HK autonomy at risk: Taiwan body

    Posted Jun 30th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Hong Kong risks losing its autonomy due to increased intervention from the mainland and self-restraint imposed by the city's administration, Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council has warned. In a report released to coincide with the anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China, Taiwan's top mainland policy-making body said such developments ...

  2. Low-key name change for Taiwan's top office

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung and Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan's top representative body in Hong Kong played it low-key as it officially changed its name yesterday, marking an elevation of its status after the settlement of a 45-year political standoff. In fact the only visible indication of the change of the de facto Taiwanese consulate from Chung Hwa Travel Service to the Taipei ...

  3. Row escalates over Taiwan premier's trip

    Posted Sep 18th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Eva Wu Taiwan's new premier, Wu Den-yih, is facing his first political crisis, as his loyalty and credibility are called into question just a week after ... and had been given the top cabinet post. Leung dismissed the row yesterday and said it was all to do with Taiwan's internal politics. He said a majority of the Taiwanese public did ...

  4. Mixed views on status of new finance council

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... platform for collaboration of the public and private sectors to advance Hong Kong's status as an international financial centre for the country and 'promote Hong Kong's financial ...

  5. Social Democrat policy unit plan part of journey to full party status

    Posted Aug 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung The League of Social Democrats, as part of a plan to become a full-blown political party, is forming its own policy research department. It also aims to set up district ... community work and membership liaison, and help it become a political party by the end of next year. 'We already have a social movement department to organise campaigns,' To said. ...

  6. Financial status of maids 'irrelevant'

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to give lawmakers power to decide who was eligible to permanently settle in Hong Kong as permanent residence was a 'valuable status' affecting a person's social, economic ... made no reference to them. She also said it would not be right to exclude foreign domestic helpers when other imported workers would be able to acquire the ordinarily resident status ...

  7. Taiwan-style violent political antics have no place in our Legco chamber

    Posted Jan 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In Hong Kong we used to laugh at the childish behaviour often displayed by politicians during volatile debates in Taiwan's parliament. However, we are not laughing any longer, as we now see this kind of behaviour in Hong Kong. We have seen incidents in the Legislative Council chamber with verbal abuse ('Chief hits back as more insults fly', January 16). ...

  8. Status quo to remain for chief executive candidates

    Posted Apr 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... workload for lawmakers and could provide more opportunities for talents to enter politics,' a source said. In 2005, the pan-democrats vetoed similar proposed changes. They opposed including ...

  9. Democrats oppose status quo option

    Posted Mar 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... and the legislature if there is no consensus on political reform beyond 2007. Research by the South China Morning Post found that politicians had different responses to the legal issues raised by the government taskforce on political reform. The government asked what would happen if there was no agreement on future changes. Other questions raised included how to initiate amendments ...

  10. Hong Kong's customs status at the centre of dinosaur egg row

    Posted Aug 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee A shipment of 70-million-year-old dinosaur eggs exported from Hong Kong has been impounded by Canadian authorities. The 89 eggs were bought by Canadian antiques dealer Dean Bessey for US$5,000 from the Dragon Culture antique shop in Hollywood ...




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