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  1. Chief justice faces more than legal challenges

    Posted Apr 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... are unique to Hong Kong and the 'one country, two systems' concept. The tenure of the first chief justice, Andrew Li Kwok-nang, was therefore defined by some groundbreaking judgments which ... It is a great testimony to our senior judges in administering justice and preserving judicial independence in Hong Kong that one often forgets that in many ways our own judicial system ...

  2. A boost for Hong Kong's image abroad

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and 'patriotism', albeit not the blind, robotic kind, but a more enlightened sort. Certainly, the stuff of world cities. Hong Kong must be unique in the world as the greatest diplomatic battlefield. ... Purely from an international perspective, the July 1 demonstration did much to enhance Hong Kong's image, and it did not cost the tourism board a single dollar. There is nothing more ...

  3. Replace the chief executive's advisers

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the people who got Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa into this mess. Given that Hong Kong's public governance is the real issue, the resignations of Antony Leung Kam-chung and Regina Ip Lau Yuk-see ... role Hong Kong can play in China's growth. The effectiveness of any measures such as the reshuffling of responsibilities, Mr Tung's stepping back from daily affairs, or the addition ...

  4. 'One country, two currencies' boosts economic integration

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... government's pledge to keep Hong Kong's uniqueness under Chinese sovereignty. So far, only the slowly evolving designs of Hong Kong banknotes have reflected Hong Kong's change of political ... Chris Yeung The central government's decision to allow Hong Kong banks to accept business in renminbi will further enhance the visibility of the currency in daily life here. For many ...

  5. Thatcher regrets not seeking new HK lease

    Posted Jun 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was quoted as saying in the radio interview. 'But when this proved impossible, I saw the opportunity to preserve most of what was unique to Hong Kong through applying Mr Deng's idea ... Staff Reporter Former British prime minister Baroness Thatcher says she regrets failing to persuade Beijing to let Britain lease Hong Kong for a longer period. Lady Thatcher, who visited ...

  6. Checks and balances

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... Grantham, who felt Hong Kong's unique circumstances, as a part of China, made the conventional democratisation process unviable. After the riots of 1966 and 1967, Sir David Trench came ... of general interest pertaining to Hong Kong's long-term welfare. In this lies Hong Kong's unique constitutional challenge. Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee is chairperson of the Savantas Policy ...

  7. Patriot games

    Posted Nov 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The chief executive has asked Beijing to get Hong Kong involved in the nation's 12th five-year plan at an early stage. Given its unique qualities, what contribution can the SAR make to the national blueprint? Write to us. ...

  8. Blank disapproval

    Posted Mar 29th 2007, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... of the 'small-circle' election. And what about the people? We were given a unique Hong Kong experience to remember- a campaign without an election. Christine Loh Kung-wai is chief executive of the think-tank ... for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, which controlled 111 of the Election Committee's 796 votes. After the meeting, the party said it was certain that all its members would nominate Mr Tsang. ...

  9. Don't diminish the Basic Law's standing

    Posted Apr 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not mean it has to be used. 'One country, two systems' is unique, as Hong Kong's return to the motherland is a unique form of decolonisation. But the idea that former colonies have ... The interpretation of the Basic Law has exposed the legal tensions and contradictions that are an unavoidable feature of operating two systems within one country. In Hong Kong, the Basic ...

  10. Don't rely on China

    Posted Sep 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... region will erode Hong Kong's uniqueness as an international city, making it just another Chinese city. As we know, Hong Kong's freedom of speech and rule of law and its anti-corruption ... In the past seven years, it seems painfully obvious that our road to greatness is a dead end. Hong Kong has experienced a serious downturn, unemployment has hit a higher-than-ever rate ...




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