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  1. Friendly fire

    Posted Jun 14th 2010, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... be led that way. A chief executive who is really just the chief scapegoat for every social and political problem will do nothing for Hong Kong. Alice Wu is a political consultant and a former ...

  2. Group to press Tung on children's rights

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... A Hong Kong pressure group is to call on Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa to appoint an ombudsman to monitor children's rights more closely. The Society for Community Organisation (Soco) says it will submit an official request to Mr Tung after the Housi ...

  3. Lawyers accused of Basic Law shortcomings

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... of understanding of the mini-constitution, a state leader claimed yesterday. National People's Congress chairman Wu Bangguo said some members of Hong Kong's legal sector were used to interpreting ... quoting Mr Wu. 'It's a reflection of their lack of understanding of the Basic Law and the mainland legal system,' he said, quoting Mr Wu. The chairman, whose remarks were made ...

  4. NPC warns on HK autonomy

    Posted Jun 07th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Denise Hung in Beijing, Albert Wong and Jimmy Cheung City only has the powers laid down in Basic Law, says Wu Bangguo The head of the National People's Congress has issued an unambiguous reminder to Hong Kong over the limits to its power: it only has as much autonomy as already laid down by Beijing. Wu Bangguo told a forum to mark the 10th anniversary of the implementation ...

  5. Basic Law 'misunderstood in HK'

    Posted Jun 08th 2007, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung National People's Congress chairman Wu Bangguo's reminder about the limits to Hong Kong's autonomy would help guide the upcoming debate on the city's ... of the Basic Law', was among members of the pro-Beijing camp who interpreted Mr Wu's remarks as trying to ensure that Hong Kong proceeded on the right track. Professor Xu said the remarks ...

  6. NPC chief had elections in mind, Basic Law panellist confirms

    Posted Jun 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Basic Law Committee members who heard Wu Bangguo speak in Beijing on Wednesday. Ng Hong-mun said the 12 members of the Basic Law Committee- a Beijing-appointed body responsible for advising ... anniversary of the Basic Law's implementation. Mr Ng, a veteran NPC deputy, noted that some in Hong Kong had taken universal suffrage to be a matter for the city to decide. He said Mr Wu had been ...

  7. Media is taking us into dangerous terrain

    Posted Aug 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Congress Wu Bangguo, who said on June 6 that Hong Kong's 'high degree of autonomy is not intrinsic, but is authorised by the central government. The special administrative region shall ... Mr Wu's entire speech. Afterwards when interviewed for a response, I reminded reporters that it was necessary to take the speech as a whole. Knowing the Hong Kong media, ...

  8. A harsh reminder of the political reality

    Posted Jun 11th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has acted swiftly to allay fears about Hong Kong's autonomy in the wake of remarks by National People's Congress chairman Wu Bangguo at a conference marking the 10th anniversary of the Basic Law's implementation. He told reporters on Thursday that the issues of separation of powers and residual powers had been made ...

  9. Beijing to discuss Law over Congo's immunity

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in a meeting from August 24 to 26, it emerged after NPC chairman Wu Bangguo chaired a meeting in Beijing yesterday. Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung forwarded the court's request to the Hong ...

  10. Trust in Beijing dives after autonomy remark

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Wu Bangguo's comment on HK's powers weakens backing for central government The Hong Kong public's trust in the central government and the 'one country, two ... The survey of 1,016 people was conducted between June 8 and 12 and followed Wu Bangguo's comments of June 6. The sampling error was plus or minus 3 per cent. University of Hong Kong pollster ...




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