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  1. 'Beijing pulling the strings in Tang affair'

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and that Hongkongers' views are not being respected, according to City Forum speakers in Victoria Park yesterday. 'The main problem that Hong Kong faces today is that Hongkongers don't get to vote ... and pro-Beijing, will get to choose the city's next leader. 'The election campaign has degenerated into a power struggle among different factions in the pro-Beijing camp,' Leong said. ...

  2. Leung and his allies should realise the true extent of Hongkongers' anger

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in governing the city even for just a day? Leung took the initiative to lead a team of senior officials to stage visits in a number of districts to better understand their needs on his second day in office. If he thought it would help boost his popularity and resolve the city's social problems, he was wrong. Leung needs to face the reality and stop trying to avoid addressing the real ...

  3. Two-thirds say city worse off than in '97

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So and Gary Cheung Almost two-thirds of Hongkongers and long-term residents think the city has become a worse place since the handover, a poll for the Sunday Morning Post shows. ... per cent of those questioned by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme believe the city has become a better place since the end of British colonial rule, down from 39.9 ...

  4. Early nod by Beijing for city's new chief

    Posted Jul 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Beijing may have to indicate its preference for the next chief executive sooner than it likes- as early as October- in order to ease in-fighting among its allies in the pro-government camp, according to a Hong Kong politic ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... still rely on tourism, the re-export trade and foreign investment for growth. Critics do not appreciate this, and it is wrong for them to compare him to the mayor of a city. When he is greeted ... It is about preserving the city's dignity. Of course a practical approach should always be adopted, but the choice of accommodation must not damage the image of Hong Kong abroad, and the correct ...

  6. Hangover from our handover status quo

    Posted Jun 29th 2007, 12:00am by Mei Ng

    ... a hangover. Beijing's assurance of 50 years of the status quo for Hong Kong is perhaps the reason for our hangover from the handover. Hong Kong is still a city of paradox, suffering from a split personality. It aspires to be a world-class city, but it retreats to a second-class mentality on city planning. The disintegrated harbourfront development, the road-dominated city planning, competing ...

  7. C.Y's challenging juggling act

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Fifteen years after the handover, Hong Kong is embracing its third leader, Leung Chun-ying, with hope- and an equal measure of fear. While the city ... on Thursday, and took the opportunity to reassure anxious and frustrated Hongkongers that he could lead the city through the challenges ahead. 'I know that the road ahead is bound to be rough ...

  8. Election notebook

    Posted Aug 19th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... platform makes the expected pledges to maintain the city's competitive edge but also further stresses his 'whole-hearted support to all forms of government assistance that create ... voters, her team has used work by Wong's company again- a cartoon featuring its four candidates. Let's see whether it will bring her any luck this time. A case of seeing red in Victoria ...

  9. Now we need action on the arts hub project

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they will serve not only artists and art lovers; some 23 hectares of public open space will be set aside, making it a de facto central park that will rival Victoria Park. The arts hub project was first ... Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen had to shelve the plan during his first term. Yet Mr Tung was not completely wrong; no world city worthy of the name goes without a vibrant arts and cultural scene. ...

  10. City urged to boost co-operation with Taiwan

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Hong Kong may lag behind mainland cities in cross-strait co-operation if it does not accelerate efforts to liaise more with Taiwanese cities and counties, visiting Taipei county chief Chou Hsi-wei says. The magistrate, who was in Hong Kong for two days to promote cultural exchanges, made the comment as he ended a two-day trip. He said his county had already built ...




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