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  1. Beijing brings HK into line on state immunity

    Posted Aug 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... dispute between the Democratic Republic of Congo and United States-based fund FG Hemisphere Associates. Congo claimed it was immune from prosecution in Hong Kong, triggering the argument ... It's official: in its first interpretation of the Basic Law requested by the Hong Kong courts, Beijing concluded that the city must follow the mainland's law on state immunity. ...

  2. A state tradition of airing its political view

    Posted Jan 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong and Daniel Sin When it concerns the city's political development, the central government has a tradition of letting its views be heard through the press. So the way ... must be conducive to maintaining the executive-led political system and allow a balanced participation by different sectors in Hong Kong. They should also be compatible with the principle ...

  3. Stephen Lam swaps politics for theology

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... secretary Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee formed the Savantas Policy Institute think tank after completing her master studies at Stanford University in the United States. She is now a lawmaker and chairwoman ... believe this is the right time to leave the political scene.' He said both Leung and central government officials had asked about his intentions after the election in March, and he told them ...

  4. We respect rule of law in Hong Kong, say state officials

    Posted Mar 10th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung and Gary Cheung in Beijing Beijing hit back swiftly at the United States yesterday for questioning its commitment to Hong Kong's rule of law following a decision to interpret the Basic Law last year on the chief executive's term. State officials said the interpretation by the National People's Congress Standing Committee was an indispensable part ...

  5. Dysfunctional politics

    Posted Feb 17th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as an example, pointing out that even the US president is not 'democratically' elected by the people. The electoral college vote system was designed by the founders of the United States as a way to preserve the union of what was then a fragile federation of states, by giving small rural states the same political weight as bigger states. More than 200 years later, the demographics ...

  6. US envoy sees progress towards full suffrage

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... and inclusive public debate about Hong Kong's political future that was on show during the campaign 'further expanding' during Leung's term. 'I have gotten to know Mr Leung ... the consulate's long-standing political contacts. When asked about local fears that Leung is a Communist Party member- a charge denied by Leung- and that Beijing is getting too involved in Hong Kong ...

  7. Panel inquiry soon on ex-housing chief

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung Lawmakers plan to set up a select committee by the end of the year to investigate former housing chief Leung Chin-man's employment at New World China Land. A Legislative Council preparatory committee meeting yesterday defined the scop ...

  8. League set to be first HK political party with overseas branch

    Posted Aug 26th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The League of Social Democrats will become Hong Kong's first political party with an overseas branch, after its leadership finalises the plan at a meeting tomorrow. The decision was made after a trip to North America by party chairman Andrew To Kwan-hang and fellow leaders, who signed up dozens of new members in Canada and the United States. These members ...

  9. Impartial adviser or political tool?

    Posted Jul 07th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung The Central Policy Unit (CPU), billed as the Hong Kong government's top think-tank, has been embroiled in controversy over its alleged role as a political tool against ... At the centre of the controversy is a survey, covering a wide range of political and election issues, commissioned by the unit in the middle of last month. A copy was leaked to the Chinese-language Ming ...

  10. Political Animal

    Posted Dec 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He may not get a chance to meet Santa this Christmas, but surely a get-together with state leaders is the next best thing. After opening up all the presents the pan-democrats will have sent ... speaker, in January, will be Dr Joseph Lian Yi-zheng, outgoing chief columnist of the Hong Kong Economic Journal, who was forced to quit the Central Policy Unit in 2004 after dissenting from ...




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