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  1. 'HK must work with Beijing on political change'

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Klaudia Lee and Ravina Shamdasani Legco told to accept situation by constitutional affairs chief Pro-democracy lawmakers should 'understand and accept' that Hong Kong needs to co-ordinate with Beijing on the city's constitutional development as it is not a sovereign state, the constitutional affairs chief said yesterday. Stephen Lam Sui-lung also warned that Hong Kong ...

  2. Low-key observance in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 10th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Taiwanese groups in Hong Kong staged low-key celebrations yesterday to mark the Double Tenth anniversary, with a public appeal for unity and better cross-strait relations. ... of China. Speaking at one ceremony, Taiwan's de facto envoy to Hong Kong, Pao Cheng-kang, managing director of the Chung Hwa Travel Service, said he hoped to continue playing the role of acting ...

  3. The wisdom of Hong Kong people

    Posted Jan 29th 2005, 12:00am by Margaret Chu

    ... and political systems, the city is showing obvious signs of economic recovery and increasing political maturity. It is perhaps no accident that Hong Kong has developed from an insignificant fishing ... low turnout should be a reminder to political partisans that the people of Hong Kong have a good deal of healthy common sense and healthy sentiments. Lip service and manipulation ...

  4. Protesters demand full apology outside consulate in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 16th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung More than 100 activists yesterday protested outside the Japanese consulate in Hong Kong to mark the 60th anniversary of victory over Japan in the second world war. Waving ... atrocities. The Hong Kong Coalition for Preserving the History of World War II in Asia condemned the Japanese government for 'white-washing' the invasion of China, which resulted in millions ...

  5. Public may be asked opinions on city's political development

    Posted Jul 01st 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung A white paper on Hong Kong's political development to go hand in hand with any constitutional reforms in the coming years may be issued for public discussion. Chief ... a 'deciding role' in how the reforms should proceed. 'But that doesn't mean Hong Kong is a puppet,' he said. 'Actually, the central authorities would not handle most ...

  6. It's time to foster party politics, says Emily Lau

    Posted Jun 13th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... and to flourish,' she said. 'That would facilitate democratic development and would be good for Hong Kong and good for China.' Political parties in the ruling coalition should also be ready to pay ... to Hong Kong programme. She said one of Mr Tsang's biggest challenges in the next two years was to improve the system of governance. Ms Lau said he should form a ruling coalition ...

  7. The weak in politics

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... The East Wing West Wing crew are back on the boards, still inspired by the goings-on that pass for culture and politics in Hong Kong, writes Carrie Chan THERE MAY BE flagging interest ... criticism against the Hong Kong media, using Commercial Radio's ousting of Albert Cheng King-hon as a springboard. Then came West Kowloon, first shown in April. Lam says that unlike most local ...

  8. Hong Kong courts have no power to consider successor's tenure, says scholar

    Posted Mar 09th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... on the political structure is vested in the central authorities, a mainland scholar said. Rao Geping, senior research fellow with the Institute of Hong Kong and Macau Affairs, told the South China Morning Post that the method for electing the chief executive, including a successor to one who left office prematurely, was related to Hong Kong's political structure. 'It's ...

  9. Hong Kong's declining confidence in Beijing

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... and that he would be made a vice-chairman- so starting the speculation that he would step down as chief executive. There is no doubt that for someone as senior and high-profile as Hong Kong ... Tung now in Beijing, having left Hong Kong on Wednesday, discussions could take place on these final issues. But what could these issues be, especially given that face-saving measures have ...

  10. Party seeks to reduce the barriers to political change

    Posted Oct 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn The Democrats yesterday put a proposal to Chief Secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan seeking to reduce barriers to constitutional development if universal suffrage in 2007 was impossible. But the Democratic Party insisted it was not backtracking on dema ...




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