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  1. Sands shift in plans for the delta's mega merger

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... defer the absorption of Hong Kong by China for 50 years, moving that deadline from 1997 to 2047. It is now 37 years from the deadline, roughly equivalent to 1960 in the colonial period when ...

  2. Heads in the sand

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are held tomorrow. It is time Mr Tien and die-hard conservatives like him take their heads out of the sand and observe how President Hu Jintao is moving China towards the rule of law and, ...

  3. Democrats seek new path amid shifting sands

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

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Ambrose Leung On the back of its success in securing amendments to the government's political reform proposals but facing a bitter split with its former allies, the Democratic Party aims to seek more dialogue with Beijing loyalis ...

  4. Citizen's duty

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Chugani Leaders who draw lines in the sand take big political gambles in that they deprive themselves of the flexibility they may need. George H.W.Bush, who was president when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990, drew a line in the sand by declaring the US would use overwhelming force to crush the Iraqis if they went on to invade Saudi Arabia. By locking himself ...

  5. Limits on Hong Kong democracy?

    Posted Mar 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is becoming manifestly clear that when China signed up for 'one country, two systems', it wanted Hong Kong as it was at the time of the joint declaration: the Hong Kong ... will they perhaps finally realise the error of mistaking loyalty for merit, of confusing stability with ossification. But by then, the sand will have run out of the hourglass. CHRIS MADEN, Tsuen Wan ...

  6. News - China

    China Digest

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... at a coal mine in Pingxiang city on Sunday afternoon, including one who was found dead yesterday afternoon, China News Service reports. A total of 38 miners were underground during the explosion, ... from 2005 to 2011. Influx of Taiwan tourists More than 119,000 Taiwanese arrived in Shanghai by plane during the summer's two-month peak travel period, which ended on Friday, China ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, South China Morning Post, August 17, 2012

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for implementing the national education subject in our schools. I think it is a reason for not having this course introduced. Hong Kong is part of China, but has separate rights when it comes ... a nation, you study its history, culture and language and as regards China that is already done in the current curriculum through Chinese history, Putonghua and liberal studies. As we have ...

  8. A model for China if promises are kept

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fifteen years ago, Hong Kong was making the final preparations for a journey into the unknown. Our city's return to China on July 1, 1997, was a source of pride, hope and celebration. ... hold as a part of communist China? Would our cherished freedoms, capitalist system and rule of law survive under the novel arrangements known as 'one country, two systems'? Doomsayers ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Apr 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tycoons outshine our politicians Anthony Lawrance is to be commended for his letter ('Chief executive-elect is definitely in tune with China's new national agenda', April 4) ... Their head-in-the-sand approach will only force Mr Leung into the establishment camp as he will need support in Legco from somewhere. In contrast, the tycoons have moved at lightning speed to realign themselves ...

  10. Hong Kong citizens should accept that China is moving in a positive direction

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anthony Lawrance's letter ('Chief executive-elect is definitely in tune with China's new national agenda', April 3) gave Hong Kong people a broader view of the city's future under 'one country, two systems'. Mr Lawrance highlighted China's era of reform. Its political evolution and endeavours to increase citizens' participation, he ...




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