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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Amid visa doubts for US journalists, does China value objective reporting?

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 12:52pm by Frank Ching

    ... or reference materials, based entirely on foreign news reports. If reporters in all countries had to submit to self-censorship, such a journal would have much less value. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer and commentator. frank.ching@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter: @FrankChing1 ...

  2. Beijing needs to shed light on Macau bans

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... within Macau's autonomy. Barring Hong Kong residents who have not been involved in criminal activities jeopardises tourism, which is a pillar of Macau's economy. Moreover, the timing ... Frank Ching Now that central government officials are looking into Macau's barring of certain visitors from Hong Kong, hopefully some clarification will be forthcoming. It also helps ...

  3. Time to make most of cross-strait thaw

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Hong Kong's new policy of developing closer relations with Taiwan was conceived in Beijing rather than Government House. Still, it is the right policy and is long overdue. In 1949, after communist troops swept Nationalist soldiers off the mainland and onto Taiwan, they continued marching south but stopped at the Hong Kong border. They could easily have taken over: ...

  4. Not sweet enough

    Posted Jun 01st 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... implications of Beijing's decisions. It has made clear that it will not accept the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement signed by Beijing and Hong Kong because, it said, it did not want ... an offer the Taipei government has rejected. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer and commentator frank.ching@gmail.com ...

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    Development of party politics will help support reform after 2017

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:50pm by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Frank Ching says Hong Kong needs to enact a political party law and allow the chief executive to be politically active to support reform Next step At long last, a Chinese leader has acknowledged the Basic Law's stipulation that the method of selecting the chief executive shall be specified "in the light of the actual situation" in Hong Kong ...

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    Hong Kong's road to universal suffrage is paved with contradictions

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Frank Ching says the uproar over British official's comment shows the complexity of Hong Kong's political development, now and in the past Road to universal suffrage ... for a British official to say that "Britain stands ready to support" Hong Kong's move towards universal suffrage when, in fact, Britain obstructed democratic development when Hong Kong ...

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    Taiwan can play peacemaker in South China Sea disputes

    Posted May 20th 2014, 06:41pm by Frank Ching

    ... to differentiate himself from mainland China and be a peacemaker. While Taiwan's views may not bind the mainland, they will carry weight. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer and commentator. ...

  8. Ma faces first stirring among KMT ranks

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer and commentator. frank.ching@scmp.com ... charter flights between the two sides and the beginning of large-scale tourism from the mainland. Ironically, the biggest challenge facing Mr Ma has not come from Beijing or the opposition ...

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    Beijing must make clear it is prepared to be friendly towards Taipei's allies

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 07:33pm by Frank Ching

    ... on the opening of a trade mission while preserving formal relations with Taiwan. All three parties appear to have accepted this new situation. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer and commentator. ... foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said "China had no contact with Gambia previously" and learned about the decision by President Yahya Jammeh "from the foreign media". ...

  10. Real aid for African friends

    Posted Jul 13th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... was promoting tourism to eight African countries. Such is the priority Beijing accords to Africa that, each year, the Chinese foreign minister's first official overseas trip is always ... combating the corruption that is so rampant in certain African countries, so that much of the external aid to Africa never reaches the people for whom it is intended. Frank Ching is a Hong ...




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