Alastair Goodlad, Baron Goodlad

Goodlad in HK for talks

ALASTAIR Goodlad, the British Foreign Minister responsible for Hong Kong, said he would not be meeting any Chinese officials during his three day visit to the territory.

Monday, 9 January, 1995, 12:00am

Prepare for the worst

SOUR comments from the Director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office on the state of Sino-British relations are so frequent they no longer carry much impact. It is clear that China has no enthusiasm for co-operating with the architect of the territory's political reforms, even though working together is critical to Hong Kong's future.

25 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Fraud probe

FORMER Carrian group boss George Tan Soon-gin, facing fraud and corruption charges, will probably know his fate by next year, according to Alistair Goodlad, the British minister responsible for Hong Kong.

28 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Goodlad urges closer ties

BRITAIN'S Hong Kong minister Alastair Goodlad yesterday called for greater Sino-British economic co-operation.

He was responding to remarks by Vice-Premier Qian Qichen that China wanted ''comprehensive co-operation'' - a hint that the political relationship could have an impact on trade and the economy.

20 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Goodlad content with trip details

THE British minister with special responsibility for Hong Kong Alastair Goodlad yesterday said he was happy with the Chinese arrangements for his trip to Beijing. This is despite the fact that China abruptly cancelled a meeting between him and the top Chinese official in charge of Hong Kong Lu Ping on Saturday. Mr Goodlad refused to answer other questions.

18 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Talks with Qian signal closer ties

CHINA'S Foreign Minister, Qian Qichen, will meet British minister Alistair Goodlad during his Beijing visit which begins tomorrow, in a further sign of improving Sino-British relations.

Mr Qian will hold talks with Mr Goodlad on Friday afternoon, Chinese and British officials confirmed yesterday.

13 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Expat police assured over relatives' jobs

EXPATRIATE police officers who serve after 1997 have been given an official assurance that their relatives in Britain's civil service will not be subject to discrimination.

However, overseas officers are still seeking details on terms and conditions of police work in the Special Administrative Region (SAR).

11 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Goodlad to brief Governor

BRITISH Minister in charge of Hong Kong affairs Alastair Goodlad will brief Governor Chris Patten and his top aides on his maiden trip to China after a six-day visit ends on July 20, sources said yesterday.

8 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Visit by Goodlad may improve ties

LEGISLATORS believe the visit of the British minister responsible for Hong Kong, Alastair Goodlad, to China next month will help the working relationship of the two countries on non-political issues.

United Democrats legislator Yeung Sum said it showed China and Britain could get down to business on Hong Kong again, increasingly important as the handover neared.

13 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

UK moves to repair China ties

BRITAIN and China will next month take a major step towards putting the political reform row behind them, with a surprise visit to Beijing by Foreign Office Minister Alastair Goodlad.

12 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Legislators threaten boycott

SOME legislators have threatened to boycott meetings with Britain's Hong Kong minister Alastair Goodlad, after describing yesterday's talks as a waste of time.

Independent legislator Emily Lau Wai-hing said she was very disappointed that Mr Goodlad did not give concrete answers to the questions asked.

13 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Goodlad visits

THE minister with special responsibility for Hong Kong, Alastair Goodlad, arrives today for a two-day visit. He will meet the Governor and other officials.

11 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Hooked by Elsie's free meal lure

WE think things have reached a sorry impasse when dear Elsie Tu, chairwoman of the Legco House Committee, has to virtually go on her hands and knees to get a few honourable members to join her at dinner with Alastair Goodlad, the British minister with special responsibility for Hong Kong.

30 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Suggestion dismissed

THE Governor, Chris Patten, yesterday dismissed as hypothetical suggestions that Britain and China would re-negotiate any part of an agreement on political reform rejected by the Legislative Council.

3 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Legco gets chance to amend deal

LEGISLATORS are to be given the chance to amend any agreement between Britain and China on the 1994-95 electoral arrangements, which would then be returned for further discussion.

2 Jun 1993 - 12:00am