The swearing-in ceremony for legislators is supposed to be a solemn event marked by tradition.
But strategic coughing, shouted slogans and a call for "comrades" to strive for a successful revolution punctuated a day packed with rhetoric and gimmicks yesterday.Thursday, 11 October, 2012, 3:30am 1 comment
DHL and the South China Morning Post launched the 23rd Hong Kong Business Awards yesterday against a stormy global economic outlook, with business leaders calling on the government to cut red tape and help small- and medium-sized enterprises weather the potentially tough times ahead.8 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
The chief executive-elect yesterday urged lawmakers girding for a mammoth filibuster that starts today to do their job and not delay the proposed shake-up for his incoming administration.
Leung Chun-ying, who takes office on July 1, said any delay would mean deferring policies that 'many people are waiting for', such as those on housing issues.2 May 2012 - 12:00am
The Hong Kong government has been accused of being 'totally irresponsible' over health risks to humans and pets by failing to control adequately the use of potentially dangerous chemicals to kill weeds and mosquitoes.11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
DHL and the South China Morning Post yesterday launched the 22nd Hong Kong Business Awards, an annual event that recognises the high- fliers in the business community.21 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
A plan to allow candidates in the November district council elections to increase spending on their campaigns up to a limit of HK$53,000 has been criticised for favouring 'richer parties'. Legislator Albert Chan Wai-yip, who recently quit the League of Social Democrats, said: 'I do not see any reason why one needs to spend so much for a small-scale election...18 Feb 2011 - 12:00am
Lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip is furious at his own party, the League of Social Democrats, for apologising for remarks he made in a Legislative Council meeting without his approval.
The New Territories West legislator said the apology amounted to suppression of dissent, saying he was not informed before it was issued.19 Jan 2011 - 12:00am
The Mega Events Fund may subsidise the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 1911 Xinhai Revolution, which resulted in the founding of the provisional government of the Republic of China and the downfall of the Qing dynasty, the Tourism Commission told a Legislative Council panel.23 Nov 2010 - 12:00am
The report, 'Lawmakers show high level of party loyalty when casting votes', published on page A2 on August 9 characterised League of Social Democrats lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip's votes against a minimum-wage bill and amendment as going against his party's line.12 Aug 2010 - 12:00am
Opponents of the HK$66.9 billion Hong Kong-Guangzhou express rail project succeeded in blocking for a second time a vote to approve funding for the line last night, triggering a deafening victory roar from thousands of demonstrators ringing the Legislative Council building.9 Jan 2010 - 12:00am
More than 100 abode seekers and their parents yesterday marched to the government headquarters in Central and held a candle-light vigil to mark the 10th anniversary of a court ruling that allowed thousands of them to stay in the city.
That judgment by the Court of Final Appeal on January 29, 1999, was overruled by the National People's Congress five months later.30 Jan 2009 - 12:00am
Shouting shows a lack of respect
Recently, in the Legislative Council, League of Social Democrats legislators Leung Kwok-hung and Albert Chan shouted their objections and yelled at the Chief Executive, prompting two adjournments.28 Jan 2009 - 12:00am
Undercover police managed to breach security at the Olympic equestrian venues in what a senior officer likened to 'Trojan Horse' manoeuvres.
Using disguises and false documents they conducted 'security audit' measures looking for loopholes at the Beas River and Sha Tin venues before and during the events.29 Sep 2008 - 12:00am
The city's schools came under fire from a lawmaker this week for 'destroying' students' childhood by scheduling internal assessments at the end of school holidays, forcing them to spend their break revising.23 Feb 2008 - 12:00am