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  1. Kuk seeks to hold the law in contempt

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com You give them an inch, they want a foot. The government has given New Territories villagers an extra half floor as a concession, but the villagers want to keep as many illegally built floors as they please on their multi-storey ho ...

  2. Green activists fight to break business hold

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung and Tanna Chong Three supporters of sustainable development are setting out to break the hold of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce on the Election Committee to decide on the next chief executive. Markus Shaw, Stephen Wong and Dr George Cautherley, running on a platform of sustainable development and environmental protection, will submit their nomination forms ...

  3. Tycoons' dinner with Tang on hold

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Chief executive-hopeful Henry Tang Ying-yen has snubbed a dinner organised for him by a group of tycoons. The hosts, Ronnie Chan Chichung of Hang Lung Properties and Walter Kwok Ping-sheung, former chairman of Sun Hung Kai Properties, said there was 'a mishap' and the dinner scheduled for October 18 would be put on hold. The two property ...

  4. Government on hold over Beijing's view on maids

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Martin Wong martin.wong@scmp.com The government will consider seeking Beijing's interpretation of the Basic Law on the rights of abode of foreign domestic helpers only if it loses a landmark court challenge. The judicial review granted a group of Fil ...

  5. By-election bid put on hold in latest U-turn

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to end the practice of holding by-elections by filling Legco midterm vacancies with the next-best-placed candidates in the previous election, regardless of political affiliation. ...

  6. Legco numbers row put on hold for now

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The row over how many lawmakers are required to attend a Legco meeting before the official quorum is satisfied has been put on hold for now, after Legco president Tsang Yok-sing set a higher threshold without defining the actual number. The problem emerged after five lawmakers from the Civic Party and the League of Social Democrats resigned last week- which called ...

  7. Immobile minds that are holding back Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 30th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... sports' interests. But also I do not doubt that he holds this position because his father, Henry Fok Ying-tung, was a major business and political figure. Feudalism has its place in decentralised, ... 10 years since I raised the issue in these columns. And the now the government has made a decision! Well done, lads. There's mobility for you. This is just a week of events holding back ...

  8. Miracles can happen: hold on to the 2012 ideal

    Posted Sep 24th 2007, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... Following the release of the green paper on constitutional development, leaders of the pro-Beijing united front have been trying hard to lower Hongkongers' expectations. Executive Councillor Cheng Yiu-tong openly declared that universal suffrage woul ...

  9. Regina Ip holds out hope for 2012

    Posted Oct 08th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee said yesterday she would not give up hope of seeking a consensus in the legislature and Beijing's blessing on the introduction of universal suffrage in 2012. 'I believe we should have universal suffrage, the soo ...

  10. Vigil's dismal turnout can't hold a candle to July 1 fireworks

    Posted Jan 10th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... the vigil's organiser, the Civil Human Rights Front, an umbrella group which includes most of the pro-democracy camp in and outside of Legco, still plans to hold another rally. Good luck, I say. ...




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