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  1. Beijing has laid down new rules for the game of political reform in Hong Kong. Last night, Donald Tsang said: let's play

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung in Beijing and Jimmy Cheung The chief secretary last night declared Hong Kong people's demands for political change were still alive after Beijing ruled it had the power ... [and] build a consensus so Hong Kong's political development can move forward.' He said the calls for change were clear. 'The general view is that [the public] believes ...

  2. New chief executive will have to rebuild trust of sceptical Hong Kong citizens

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... election'. The election campaign brought out so many scandals and revelations that the entire political system of Hong Kong is heading towards deep distrust in the coming years. In view of the deep ... political reform and Article 23 of the Basic Law will test his degree of autonomy vis-a-vis the central government in Beijing. Finally, the people of Hong Kong will adopt a wait-and-see attitude ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Lawmakers welcoming Diaoyu activists in Hong Kong heckled

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... there to show their support like everyone else. Among the candidates who showed up at the Tsim Sha Tsui pier were Lau Kong-wah of the Beijing-loyalist Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, James To Kun-sun of the Democratic Party and Frederick Fung Kin-kee of the Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood. They are among those running for five new so-called ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Conflict of interest disclosures need to be more specific for Hong Kong politicians

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the British Virgin Islands and its subsidiaries hold a foreign branch of the surveying giant DTZ. Leung has only said the branch's operation does not touch on Hong Kong or the mainland, ...

  5. End of small-house policy can see Hong Kong become 'one place, one people'

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... applied to the land there. This political difference was abolished by the Joint Declaration signed between the Chinese and British governments in 1984 by which the whole of Hong Kong became one special administrative region of China. The New Territories then became politically the same as any other part of Hong Kong. This fundamental political change should have prompted an immediate ...

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    Arts Development Council accused of ignoring views of artists in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... and solicitor Jimmy Siu See-kong. The concern group had previously launched a letter-writing campaign to encourage artists to express views to the council, a statutory body set up by the government ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong election laws favour big parties, says candidate

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... promotion." There are five slates and two individuals running for the super seats. They include two Democratic Party slates led by Albert Ho Chun-yan and James To Kun-sun; Lau Kong-wah and a slate led by two Starry Lee Wai-king, from the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong; one from the Federation of Trade Unions under Chan Yuen-han; and one from the Association ...

  8. Hong Kong's system is running on empty

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is either greater authoritarianism or full democracy. Hong Kong people must choose. Our hybrid governing system is not without political genius. It is an amalgamation of British colonialism ... reputation for authoritarian Machiavellianism, may be forcing Hong Kong finally to make that crucial choice about our political future. ...

  9. Political drama sequels and reruns aplenty at this year's Book Fair

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of 2,000.' Another book that Pang expects to be popular is Hong Kong Education is Dying- a compilation of viewpoints by academics, professors and secondary school teachers on the current state ... and poems, the book illustrates Hongkongers' respect for the man. All revenue will go to Li's sister. To celebrate its centenary, Chung Hwa Book will publish more Hong Kong-themed books ...

  10. Hong Kong's second in command must be top-notch

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... matter who is in the top post or whether he has political wisdom or is genuinely committed to serving Hong Kong; he still has no mandate or political legitimacy. However, the importance ... in appointing his lieutenant, for the sake of the people of Hong Kong, and the integrity of the administration. Albert Cheng King-hon is a political commentator. taipan@albertcheng.hk ...




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