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  1. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Cherish Victoria Harbour as Hong Kong's richest resource

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... Jennifer Cheng As swimmers raced in it yesterday, it is worth noting how much we owe Victoria Harbour Cherish the fragrant harbour as Hong Kong's richest resource As I walked down the steps to the Lei Yue Mun public pier in my swimsuit, my thoughts turned briefly to that famous black-and-white photograph of swimmers diving into Victoria Harbour, cross-harbour ferries and high ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Local concerns complicate hopes of a cap on visitors

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Tammy Tam

    ... of designated mainland cities to visit Hong Kong as individuals rather than in tour groups on the individual visit scheme to help the economy rebound after severe acute respiratory syndrome. ... interests, rather than one or two ministries in Beijing. There are now 49 cities covered by the individual visit scheme. In fact, local interests have emerged as a key sticking point for Hong Kong ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Will Taiwan become a new Hong Kong- or vice versa?

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Tammy Tam

    ... Tammy Tam Protests in Taipei raise a string of questions about city's future and Beijing's approach Will Taiwan become a new Hong Kong- or vice-versa? As Taiwanese students ... well in the city. Whatever the conclusion of the Taipei protest, its impact on Hong Kong is obvious. Besides raising questions about Occupy Central, it gives cause for reflection on Hong ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Do Lu Ping's comments reveal Beijing's hidden bottom line?

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:16am by Tammy Tam

    ... as the city's leader in 2017, hopefully through universal suffrage. Thus, the latest from a retired yet widely recognised Hong Kong affairs authority on the long-debated definition of "loving ... their negotiation tactics. To keep the negotiations going forward is in the interests of our city. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Politics and economy in Hong Kong can move forward hand in hand

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:26am by Tammy Tam

    ... as Premier Li Keqiang did not touch on the city's hotly debated ideas for constitutional reform- nor, of course, did the reporter from a pro-establishment Hong Kong daily who was picked to ask a question. Li focused instead on how the city should and could enhance its competiveness amid growing challenges from the mainland and the region. This is seen as deliberate: as the premier ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    In politics, the pursuit of perfection may be all in vain

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:05am by Tammy Tam

    ... Chi-yuen, head of the city's constitutional affairs, suggested last week that the government would explore the possibility of inserting a clause in its eventual proposal for universal suffrage ... of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, reportedly told local delegates to the National People's Congress in Beijing recently. Some may not like Beijing's warning, yet in a city ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CITY BEAT

    Zhang Dejiang gives political warriors plenty to chew on

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 04:28am by Tammy Tam

    ... of autonomy" from Premier Li Keqiang's maiden work report was widely noted, Hongkongers must also be alert to his unusual choice of adjectives when he called on the city "to implement the Basic Law in a comprehensive and accurate manner". The use of these seldom-heard words makes clear Beijing's growing concern that some in the city are doing otherwise, and that debate ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Conflict between Leung Chun-ying and John Tsang Chun-wah can spur debate on city's future

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:30am by Tammy Tam

    ... Tammy Tam Top two's differences on city's spending should stir up debate What happens to a government when its leader and its financial chief seem to be at odds; not about ... especially on how to manage the city's more than HK$700 billion financial reserve, although both claim they have good working relations. Their conflicting views seemed even more obvious after ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Expect more clues on 'bottom line' for electoral reform

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 05:17am by Tammy Tam

    ... in the coming year. Recent years have seen the meetings cast a more attentive eye over Hong Kong, often setting the tone for Beijing's policies towards the city and turning the lianghui ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Is financial chief John Tsang ready for a budget backlash?

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:45am by Gary Cheung

    ... that the city's fiscal reserves of HK$734 billion will run dry in about 20 years if nothing is done to ease the financial burden of dealing with an ageing population. According to the forecast ...




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