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  1. News - Hong Kong

    C.Y. Leung's challenge of convincing Hongkongers he's on their side

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... of disunion The Chinese flag has flown over the city for the past 15 years, but there's little sign that Hongkongers' struggle between their Chinese and Hong Kong identities will be resolved ... guidelines on national education should be scrapped. There was also anger when it was announced that non-permanent residents of Shenzhen would be given easier access to Hong Kong. In a related case ...

  2. You can't pull the political wool over Hongkongers' eyes

    Posted Jun 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... presenting a proper case for reform is a substantial matter that leaves a sense of unease. Hongkongers are distinctly unimpressed by politicians and very sceptical over political posturing. Thus, ... to make a case for the astuteness of Hongkongers, the argument would be incomplete. But compelling evidence is to be found in many other ways. During most of the colonial period, locals had little ...

  3. Fang's exile was nation's loss, say Hongkongers

    Posted Apr 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com Hongkongers yesterday recalled Fang Lizhi as an inspirational leader and expressed disappointment that he was never able to return to the mainland from exile ... have been denied by the government after the handover in 1997, as was the case with attempts by other exiled dissidents to visit the city,' he said. ...

  4. 83 Hongkongers in mainland detention

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

    ... the government and the mainland authorities would review the mechanism periodically to ensure it met the needs of Hong Kong residents. Meanwhile, three relatives told lawmakers about their case ... People's Court has refused to handle his father's case saying it is out of its jurisdiction, the authorities have refused to release the man. Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong wrote ...

  5. How to confuse a clear-cut political case

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... It drew heavily on this year's public consultation on political reform, and noted that more than half of Hongkongers surveyed support universal suffrage in 2012. But the report, ... stand a better chance of being accepted by the majority of Hongkongers if it were deferred until 2017. That raises a fundamental question. Public opinion surveys have consistently shown ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hongkongers' unacceptable ignorance of China's government

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan says ignorance about China's government is unacceptable Party or people's congress? It's all the same to Hongkongers A couple of weeks ago, something strange started to happen. It seemed most people I met who knew me here in Hong Kong were all asking me the same question: why wasn't I in Beijing? The explanation is simple. Around ...

  7. Make the case with referendums

    Posted Apr 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Are people in Hong Kong ready for universal suffrage? There are ways to find out. If Beijing has reasonable proof that Hongkongers are politically mature and strongly favour an amendment to the Basic Law, there is a strong possibility the central government will give us the green light. We must find out exactly what people want and how badly they want it through a few well-designed ...

  8. The case for political shyness

    Posted Jun 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... about Hongkongers' latent fears about party politics and their concerns, real or imagined, about how their membership in the so-called anti-Beijing parties might affect their careers ... the party and its predecessors have stood up to Beijing in countless instances. For its courage in expressing Hongkongers' innate distrust of the mainland's communist regime, it has earned ...

  9. Handling of asylum seekers under fire

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... not to prosecute the rape case but said they would make a case against the woman for overstaying,' Ms Ng said. 'She was the victim of a rape but she was actually punished and deprived ... Secretary for Security Grace Lui Kit-yuk confirmed the woman had filed a rape complaint with police on May 22, and the police investigated the case. 'The Department of Justice studied the case ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Republican Party pushes Todd Akin to quit US Senate race after rape remark

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Washington Under pressure to pull out of Senate race, Akin apologises for pregnancy claim Republicandefies calls to quit in rape row Republican congressman Todd Akin resisted pressure to quit the Senate race in Missouri yesterday, releasing a new ad apologising for inflammatory remarks about rape that have reinserted abortion politics into the US presidential campaign. ...




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