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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Good times

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is not unique to Hong Kong. Over the past five years, Tsang allocated some HK$20 billion to address poverty. Following this redistribution of wealth, tax rebates and welfare rises, the income disparity ... Albert Cheng At an exhibition in Beijing to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover, Vice-President Xi Jinping praised outgoing chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen ...

  4. Unofficial history finds voice in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... but he refused because he was confident in the promise of 'one country, two systems'. How right he has proved to be: Hong Kong has retained its unique position as the only city in China ... Mark O'Neill Last Wednesday, two Hong Kong publishers launched Decadence Mandchoue, a book of racy memoirs by a British nobleman who lived in Beijing from 1898 until 1943 and had ...

  5. Democracy march a show of conviction

    Posted Jan 13th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Beijing when the overall political and economic situations are just fine. Such pragmatic thinking is widespread. It says something about the uniqueness of Hong Kong's democratic movement. ... Chris Yeung Since Hong Kong embarked on the path of democracy in the early 1980s, demonstrations and rallies to demand a quickening of the pace of change have become an all-too-familiar ...

  6. Measured response on suffrage is needed

    Posted Jan 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the entire legislature in 2020. This is a unique opportunity for Hong Kong to revamp its future electoral systems. All parties should work towards that goal. The democrats should put aside ... By announcing a timeframe for universal suffrage in Hong Kong a decade away, Beijing hoped to reduce contention and encourage the political parties to work together. Instead, the decision ...

  7. Anxiety can bring out the best in us

    Posted Apr 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... growth. The seemingly obvious way out is to fully integrate into the Pearl River Delta but, in doing so, some fear that Hong Kong will lose its uniqueness and become just another Chinese city. ... to the Yangtze River Delta, and it earnestly needs Hong Kong's participation. For our part, if we carry on dilly-dallying, we will soon lose out to Shanghai. Hong Kong can have a unique role working ...

  8. The value of speaking out

    Posted Jun 07th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... trustworthiness and transparency; and pluralism and tolerance. Hong Kong's unique status and important role in the modernisation of China will be lost if these values are eroded away, the group ... Chris Yeung Less than a month before the first anniversary of the 500,000-strong July 1 rally, Hong Kong is overwhelmed by deep anxiety and a loss of direction about its future. Today, ...

  9. Singling out foreigners is an attack on Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 17th 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... for a delay while seeking new ways to explain that representative government will not work in Hong Kong. As they do so, an intriguing lifeline has been thrown to them by Cheng Jie, a mainland academic who was seconded by the National People's Congress Standing Committee to carry out research on the Basic Law. In an article in the Hong Kong Journal, she concludes that 'a great ...

  10. Soul-searching to boost competitiveness

    Posted Nov 25th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... development of major cities such as Shanghai, the unique and strategic role of Hong Kong in the development of China can only be maintained if it stays at the top of its game. Mr Wen's words ... line- that he was happy the Hong Kong government had made progress on economic development, democracy and improving livelihoods. He did not mention universal suffrage, the district council ...




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