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  1. Searching for a unique identity

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... Anthony Cheung People power on the march? The July 1 march has, by now, become an icon, a symbol of Hong Kong solidarity, something the government under Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa has ... to absorb politics. The campaign for democracy has been labelled confrontational and steering Hong Kong away from the nation. The Tung administration has stuck to the old-style administrative ...

  2. March underscores HK's unique qualities

    Posted Jun 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's favourite pastime just now is a guessing game: how many people will march tomorrow? We'll all know the answer soon enough but let's accept ... A year ago, as Hong Kong contemplated the rare event of a mass demonstration through the centre of the city, the simmering public discontent needed a safety valve before it reached boiling point. ...

  3. After 23 years, Hong Kong remembers

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wen Jiabao himself backing the idea of taking another look at that historic event. In this sense, Hong Kong plays a unique role in the debate. As June 4 is still a taboo topic on the mainland, ... 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Power struggle: five cases that tested Hong Kong's legal boundaries

    Posted Jun 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The convictions of two protestors who defaced flags were upheld. Key quote: 'The national flag is a unique symbol of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as an inalienable part ... 1 Issue: Did the common law survive the handover? Court of Appeal, July 29, 1997 Ruling: The laws in force before the handover, including the common law, became the laws of the Hong Kong ...

  6. Hong Kong's future lies in developing its strengths

    Posted Aug 29th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... speech was primarily targeted at audiences in the Lion City, his verdict on Hong Kong has caused disquiet in some quarters. The Hong Kong government responded that the city's unique ... CHRIS YEUNG Singapore's minister mentor, Lee Kuan Yew, has made a habit of issuing public statements on the development of Hong Kong, both before and after the 1997 handover. Speaking ...

  7. Departing diplomat praises Hong Kong's fighting spirit

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... in an honest and respectful way have gone up. 'I can understand the impatience that some people feel. Other places are also dealing with the changes. In Hong Kong, you are in a unique situation ... but because of its unique role on global issues such as money laundering and the fight against the trade in illegal narcotics. 'And if Hong Kong is to continue to exercise its disproportionate ...

  8. An alarm bell for freedom of speech in Hong Kong

    Posted May 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is a must. If mysterious intimidation or pressure on radio hosts persists, Hong Kong will degenerate into an insignificant Chinese city without any social and political uniqueness. The international ... The departure of Albert Cheng King-hon, Wong Yuk-man and Allen Lee Peng-fei from their radio programmes sounds an alarm bell for Hong Kong's freedom of speech. Although Messrs Cheng, ...

  9. Has Hong Kong become irrelevant to China?

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... Six years after the glamour of Hong Kong's handover to China, the city has been back in the world news because of the public protest on July 1. Conventional wisdom has always been that unless the international community still cares about what happens here, the mainland might have one less reason to honour its pledge to keep Hong Kong intact as a separate system within 'one ...

  10. Hong Kong's autonomy is not under threat

    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the article headlined 'Business as usual? Maybe not for long' (June 19). We cannot agree with the assertion that the autonomy enjoyed by Hong Kong is under threat, ... the last seven years, with their strong support, we have successfully turned this into an everyday reality. Hong Kong remains separate and distinct from China in its economic, trade, legal ...




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