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  1. Political winds reshape HK's top job

    Posted Dec 12th 2010, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... of the head of the city since Hong Kong's reversion to China. It can be argued that the job of the chief executive of Hong Kong has grown lighter in some ways. Since the reunification, ... as the poster child of free trade and the free market philosophy became increasingly eclipsed, if not marginalised utterly, by the much greater clout now wielded by China and other turbo-charged ...

  2. People's charge to the ballot box will spur wind of political change

    Posted Sep 11th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... analysts and officials point out that the elections will not upset the overall balance of power in Legco. Most anticipate the pro-democracy camp get ting about 25 to 27 out of a total of 60 seats. ... of governance, Beijing's fourth-generation leadership under President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao must have taken note of the wind of change in Hong Kong politics. Publicly, mainland officials ...

  3. Wind farm would destroy great beauty of area

    Posted Feb 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I read with horror the plans to ruin one of the most perfect views in Clear Water Bay with the construction of an unsightly wind farm on the Ninepin Islands ('UK firm plans wind farm ... by 'progress'. While I am totally in favour of using wind to produce a pollution-free energy source, it somewhat defeats the object of 'green' energy if the location of the turbines ruins ...

  4. Nominations reveal 'distinct' power blocs

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the Heung Yee Kuk, the powerful rural affairs body, where Leung received none. However, the kuk's chief, Lau Wong-fat, said on Tuesday that 'nominations and voting are two separate matters', and that its members had not yet decided how they would vote next month. In total, valid nominations for Tang and Leung were 378 versus 292. An analysis by the South China Morning Post ...

  5. The power of public opinion

    Posted Apr 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Regina Ip The outcome of the Hong Kong chief executive election is nothing short of a seismic change. Leung Chun-ying, the chief executive-elect, played an important role in Hong Kong's reunification with China both before and after 1997. Yet, not having been appointed to any significant public body since the reunification, establishment elites have tended to look upon ...

  6. Eye on the polls, politicians bend to the populist wind

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Albert Cheng This is an election year for Hong Kong; following the chief executive election in March, the Legislative Council polls will come round in September. Those are expected to be hotly contested because there will be 10 additional seats- five in t ...

  7. China must shake off the victim mentality

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Schell adds: 'But it is also dangerous, because it derives from China's old weaknesses rather than its new strengths. The era of Japanese militaristic and imperialist power has long ... of a world power, which deserves respect. Demonstrations are fine, but they should be conducted in a dignified way, not resorting to violence. Because of their proximity, China and Japan are like ...

  8. A city with some sway, if not hard power

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... evidence, procuring the appearance of witnesses and so forth. Hong Kong, as a special administrative region of China, naturally does not have any hard power on its own. But if power is defined ... government, which means the key actors in dealing with matters pertaining to Hong Kong as part of China's foreign affairs must be diplomats of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ...


    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of society. Because the city lacks a unique role in the economic development of the Pearl River Delta, Hong Kong's function as a bridge between China and the world will gradually fade away with the rise of Shanghai, Beijing and other major cities in China. Under rapid economic change and globalisation, the next generation must be equipped with the knowledge and skills to face change ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, South China Morning Post, August 17, 2012

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for implementing the national education subject in our schools. I think it is a reason for not having this course introduced. Hong Kong is part of China, but has separate rights when it comes ... a nation, you study its history, culture and language and as regards China that is already done in the current curriculum through Chinese history, Putonghua and liberal studies. As we have ...




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