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  1. Pledge on mainland cars fails to impress protesters

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... but her assurances failed to pacify hundreds who gathered to protest against the scheme. 'This [cross-boundary private cars quota] scheme will be experimental... before it becomes a permanent ... said. 'Careful consideration will be placed on safety, road volume, the environment and so on.' But more than 200 protesters who had responded to an online appeal for support gathered ...

  2. Thousands vow protest over mainland cars

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Christopher DeWolf Organisers of a protest against a controversial government scheme that would allow mainland-registered cars into Hong Kong claim nearly 7,000 people have made an online pledge to take to the streets today. The protesters, supported by a coalition of political parties, green groups and community activists who say that allowing in cars from the mainland ...

  3. Anti-Wall Street protest reaches Asia's capitals

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Asian cities, the turnout in Hong Kong's financial district was high. Some 500 protesters demonstrated on a podium next to Exchange Square in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement that began in New York on September 17 and has since spread to scores of North American cities. Police put the number of protesters in Hong Kong at 190. Organisers said there were 500. In Sydney, ...

  4. Protesters claim to speak for majority but often represent only themselves

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Many societies struggle relentlessly for more freedoms, and Hong Kong is no exception. Yet protests here, many of which are done in the name of the majority, involve only a minority and, ... to protests from a small group of students. I would surmise that the majority of HKU students had little interest, if any, in how he handled the visit by Vice-Premier Li Keqiang. Most of them were ...

  5. Factory bosses protest at pay rise

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang Denise.tsang@scmp.com Hong Kong factory owners in Guangdong are protesting about a proposed rise in the minimum wage, which they say is poorly timed and threatens the survival of the manufacturing industry. Guangdong announced last week it intended to raise the minimum wage by up to 20 per cent on January 1, the second increase in 10 months. Caught off guard by the short notice ...

  6. Hong Kong's tradition of orderly protest worth protecting

    Posted Sep 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... overstepped the mark by stifling protest and restricting media access. In addition, there are dark hints about the role of mainland security officials in this, suggesting that their intervention ... requires an understanding of the history of protest in Hong Kong. The facts of the matter are that, with the singular exception of the Cultural Revolution-inspired protests of the 1960s, involving ...

  7. Civil servants blast protest at forum

    Posted Sep 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Four major civil servants' groups issued a joint statement yesterday condemning the 'uncivilised' behaviour of protesters who disrupted RTHK's City Forum. The statement was released three days after protesters gatecrashed the consultation meeting at the Science Museum and forced Constitutional Affairs Secretary Stephen Lam ...

  8. Most back police over protest clashes

    Posted Aug 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Nearly two-thirds of Hongkongers see protesters clashing with police and obstructing traffic as too radical and unacceptable, a university poll found. More than 60 per cent of the 832 adults interviewed for the poll think protesters abusing their rights and disrupting social order was more worrying than the police using excessive force, compared ...

  9. Unruly protesters threaten our cherished values

    Posted Apr 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Protests in Hong Kong are traditionally peaceful and law-abiding affairs, mindful of the issues and respectful of the rights of others. Of late, though, demonstrators are increasingly ... protesters who have been pushing the limits and on a number of occasions overstepped the acceptable mark, either haven't understood that or are intentionally trying to erode what we hold so ...

  10. Mothers' Day brings flowers and political protest seeking residency

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei Mothers' Day had very different meanings for two 10-year-old girls yesterday: one bought flowers for her mother while the other went on a protest march seeking permanent Hong Kong residency for hers. Like many who wanted to show their love on Mothers' Day, Karen Li Ka-ying bought a rose bouquet for her mother at Mong Kok's flower market. 'I want ...




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