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  1. News - Hong Kong

    HK has a role to play in East China Sea disputes, analysts say

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tokyo's handling of the matter. Under the Basic Law, Beijing is responsible for foreign affairs issues that involve Hong Kong, but the chief executive can conduct relevant external affairs ...

  2. Fool's pride

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Frank Ching The Basic Law stipulates that the Hong Kong government shall 'on its own, formulate policies on the development and improvement of education'. Yet the idea of national education, which is arousing such controversy, was evidently conceived not by the government here. It was proposed in Beijing by President Hu Jintao. At a dinner on June 30, 2007, ...

  3. What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... And govt house is Hongkongers' property not Leung's residence. Any major modification of that property should gain public approval first through Legco. ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is necessary, because of their minor nature. It is often a matter of judgment. The previous owner of this property on The Peak has confirmed that he built the basement before the property was sold to Mr ... believed, in China; the new cultural creativity; the progress towards an open and law-abiding society, and so forth. Now Alex Lo berates the Hong Kong people for failing to applaud what he calls ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Constitutions are not fixed in stone I refer to the letter by K. M. Chong ('Small- house grant elevated to constitutional right under Basic Law', June 28). The main thrust ... be regarded as an attack on it. What was not mentioned is that freedom of speech is protected under Article 27 of the Basic Law. There is nothing in the Basic Law that specifically prohibits ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... smoking, especially bar staff, and it is against the law to smoke in bars and restaurants in Hong Kong. My son was astonished and not a little upset to find out that the law is being flouted so openly. In Colombia, a country which has a negative reputation regarding law and order, there is a similar law and it is, apparently, strictly adhered to. In Hong Kong, the police appear to have ...

  7. Speech seen as call to end split

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to properly address issues concerning people's livelihood and social tensions,' he said of the first issue. The second and third areas were upholding the authority of the Basic Law ... of implementing the principle of 'one country, two systems' and maintaining a high degree of autonomy under the Basic Law. 'The origin and purpose of the central government's policy ...

  8. Tsang's term chimes with strong housing market

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Hong Kong's property market has had its strongest five-year run since the handover, with secondary home sales reaching new highs during the administration of former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. Data compiled by Centaline Property Agency show that total sales value in the secondary property market surged to HK$1.59 trillion during ...

  9. Continuing unrest could see Article 23 shelved again

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to understand why the enactment of national security legislation under Article 23 of the Basic Law is a touchy subject for them. Without such legal restraints, our dissidents have been enjoying ... theoretician of non-violent action, Gene Sharp. Lau Nai-keung is a member of the Basic Law Committee of the NPC Standing Committee, and also a member of the Commission on Strategic Development ...

  10. Tsang smiles his way through imperfect ending

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... agreement amid accusations he had been given a favourable rate on the property. He has ruled out writing his memoirs or commenting on the new government's performance. ...




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