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  1. Hong Kong heading for crisis of credibility over IPO frauds

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Goodstadt praises the hands-on prudential approach of Hong Kong's regulators. He credits it with preserving the stability of the city's banking system during the 2008 financial crisis ... with Tom Holland Leo Goodstadt is a smart chap. He was deputy editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review in the old magazine's glory days, and he headed the Hong Kong government's ...

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    Arts Development Council accused of ignoring views of artists in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... to the more than 7,000 artists they represent. They also want the council to name the candidate it will vote for after it makes its decision on Friday. ... community and dismissed its excuse. The group launched a campaign earlier this year to oust Timothy Fok Tsun-ting- who later announced he was stepping down as the sector's representative ...

  3. Tactical move?

    Posted May 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing is taking up the question of right of abode for 7,000 mainland-born children of Hong Kong parents who were previously denied this right. Some analysts say this is a vote-getting exercise ahead of the Legco elections. What do you think? Share your views: write to us. ...

  4. Parties ignored housing crisis, watchdog says

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com A watchdog has criticised Hong Kong political parties for lacking a consistent policy on housing over the past decade. Catholic Monitors released a report ... sharply in recent years and grievances about developers' shady sales practices became widespread, Catholic Monitors said. Watchdog member Lina Chan Lai-na faulted Hong Kong parties- including ...

  5. Crisis the result of Beijing's failure to vet the candidates

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wang Xiangwei If there is one thing certain about the political storm hitting Hong Kong and reverberating in Beijing, it is that very few people would have expected this to happen even ... committee of 1,200 largely pro-Beijing business and political elites, just like the two previous chief executives were chosen following clear direction from Beijing. But no one in Hong Kong, let ...

  6. Elsie Leung warns of crisis over trade seats

    Posted May 28th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Paggie Leung

    ... agreed with the views of Li Gang, a deputy director of the central government's liaison office in Hong Kong, that the proposal would trigger doubts over whether it was in line ... Gary Cheung, Fanny W. Y. Fung and Paggie Leung A former top government legal official has warned of a possible constitutional crisis over moderate pan-democrats' proposals to reform ...

  7. After 23 years, Hong Kong remembers

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheuk-yan, chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, which organised the vigil, said numbers were up 30,000 on last year ... years ago, said he knew almost nothing about what happened in Tiananmen Square 23 years ago until he started researching the incident after arriving in Hong Kong. 'I didn't even know ...

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    Tighter rules urged over declaration of interest for Exco members in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Holdings but declined to say what it is called, what it does or where it operates, except to say that it is not involved in business in Hong Kong, the mainland or Taiwan. Leung said in his ... in the foreign branch, he may still have a say in DTZ Debenham Tie Leung - a Hong Kong-managed DTZ subsidiary. In a response on Monday to media reports about his holdings, he said the foreign branch only ...

  9. Judicial crisis must not happen again

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong overcame the crisis and moved on. But that would have been much more difficult to achieve if the top five judges had all resigned. The impact would have been devastating. ... Of all the Hong Kong files made public by WikiLeaks recently, there is one of deep significance. A cable to the US state department said five judges of the top court seriously considered ...

  10. Credibility crisis engulfs Leung

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Leung's administration. 'Leung has too many enemies and too few friends, which is shaking the governance of Hong Kong,' he said. Civic Party lawmaker Tanya Chan said Leung must ... Political parties and academics said yesterday's resignation of secretary for development Mak Chai-kwong, over the possible abuse of a civil service rent-subsidy scheme, had weakened ...




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