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  1. Official 'fearmongers fed data' to political parties

    Posted Oct 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the rule of law,' Leong said. 'It should not spread data it dared not submit to court ... through some government-friendly political parties.' The Court of First Instance ruled last ... the ruling. Leong said there was a 'conspiracy' between the administration and some political parties in distributing the data. He was referring to government data released last week ...

  2. Political reform the key to lasting prosperity, says outgoing US envoy

    Posted Jul 12th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Hong Kong's good governance and stability would be illusory without democracy, outgoing US envoy James Cunningham said yesterday. To maintain the city's competitiveness and prosperity, the government should secure political reform, which was considered 'right and necessary' by the public, he said. In his swansong speech to a joint chamber lunch, ...

  3. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Toys and games help us get back to a simpler way of life

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 11:54pm by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com It's a high pressure world out there, but sometimes looking for your inner child- with a little help from a smart device- can ease the stress Toys and games help us get back to a simpler way of life Follow the author on Twitter: @george_chen With politics seemingly crowding out business in Hong Kong these days, Asia's largest toy fair has ...

  4. Give us a new perspective on politics

    Posted Jul 12th 2006, 12:00am by Fanny Wong

    ... Fanny Wong Does anyone familiar with local politics find it ironic that the latest impetus for greater democracy for Hong Kong should come from two ex-civil servants- former chief ... and what impact are they going to make now? Instead of harping on the ultimate goal of a speedier adoption of universal suffrage, what new ideas can they bring to rejuvenate our political system? ...

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    Singapore's political scandals put ours in perspective

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan compares our illegal structures with sex and corruption Singapore's political scandals put HK's own in perspective Singapore, like Hong Kong, prides ... become a form of entertainment. Most of us, including thick-skinned officials, have enough of a sense of humour to know when the press is exaggerating. That should help keep issues ...

  6. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong lawmakers need Shanghai trip to face up to social issues

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:27am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Pro-democrats must experience problems in mainland metropolis if they are to come back and ask if that is what awaits us in the future HK lawmakers need Shanghai trip to face up to social issues Most of the time, Shanghai just means business, but the city has also played some significant political roles in contemporary Chinese history. The Sino-US ...

  7. Our textbooks are politically biased

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to instill patriotism in us, but patriotism is more than just rejoicing in progress. It is equally important to show the negative sides of our motherland so we can understand it with a more balanced mindset. How can we learn to relate to the mainland if we are not allowed to know its political system, warts and all? Tommy Chan Chuen-hin, SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School From the Editor ...

  8. Political tomes fair game

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... parents told us they are not happy about national education [to be introduced in primary schools this September], and they want to know more about the topic,' Kwong said. Other popular books ...

  9. Political figures dismiss Foreign Ministry stance

    Posted Sep 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung, Greg Torode and Stuart Lau Local political figures ensnared in the WikiLeaks saga after talking to American diplomats have vowed to continue dialogue with the US Consulate ... Liberal Party chairman Allen Lee Peng-fei, one of the local political figures who joined meetings with US diplomats in Hong Kong, said there was nothing secret about those gatherings. 'They ...

  10. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    We need to hear more, not less, from our intellectuals

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:27am by George Chen

    ... Kristof's recent column in The New York Times- " Professors, We Need You! "- in which he urged university professors and academic researchers to be more actively involved in politics ... of us; they are people who closet themselves in offices or classrooms, so how can they know anything about our pain or happiness? I once asked a friend who, while studying for his doctoral degree ...




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