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  • Aug 21, 2014
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No need to keep citing Hong Kong's autonomy says Beijing rep, as familiar phrases are left out of premier's report

There is no need to repeat such catchphrases as “Hongkongers governing Hong Kong” or to note that the city enjoys “a high degree of autonomy” every time officials mention the principle of “one country, two systems”.

Thursday, 6 March, 2014, 4:58pm 1 comment

Andrew Li Kwok-nang wants clear timeline for talks on 2047 issues

Andrew Li Kwok-nang, who retired as chief justice in 2010, made the call when he reflected on the 30th anniversary of the "Young Professionals Delegation", which headed north to express their views on Hong Kong's future.

20 May 2013 - 5:27am 2 comments

HP chairman resigns after Autonomy deal

Hewlett-Packard chairman Ray Lane is giving up his chairmanship two weeks after investors re-elected him in a narrow majority of votes, issuing a rebuke of his oversight of the botched acquisition of Autonomy.

6 Apr 2013 - 2:49am

Defeatist talk on democracy is contrary to Hong Kong spirit

Everyone with half a brain knew that the authorities in Beijing were never going to willingly fulfil the original promise of Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong by democratic means and, indeed, the earliest declarations on this subject, from Deng Xiaoping downwards, indicated that talk of elections was very much in a qualified context.

16 Mar 2013 - 2:40am 2 comments

Beijing not interfering if Hong Kong asks for Basic Law interpretation

To many people, an interpretation of the Basic Law by the National People's Congress Standing Committee is something to be avoided at all costs because, they believe, it constitutes interference in Hong Kong affairs.

13 Mar 2013 - 3:00am 1 comment

Flagging up fears over threat to Hong Kong's autonomy

Yu Zhengsheng, a member of the Politburo Standing Committee, recently denounced Hong Kong activists who waved colonial flags during protests, and warned that "opposition" and "centrifugal forces" would not be allowed to rule the city after universal suffrage was introduced.

12 Mar 2013 - 3:14am 4 comments

An NPC interpretation is not the answer to Hong Kong's immigration problems

Eleven years after the unanimous Court of Final Appeal decision in the Chong Fung-yuen case granting Hong Kong residency to children born in Hong Kong of mainland parents, and more than 196,000 such births later, the government has made its most comprehensive move yet to address our overcrowded maternity wards and the follow-on surge in school enrolment.

18 Dec 2012 - 2:03am 1 comment

Hong Kong must find its place in a family of 1.3 billion

Shortly after the 18th Communist Party congress, Beijing officials responsible for Hong Kong and Macau lost no time to reiterate the central authorities' policies on the two special administrative regions. Of the pronouncements made, a 6,000-word article by Zhang Xiaoming, a deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, deserves special attention.

9 Dec 2012 - 10:23am 4 comments

Letters to the Editor, December 3, 2012

Air quality objectives are outdated

The government should implement new air quality standards as soon as possible.

3 Dec 2012 - 2:34am

Autonomy founder says its sales practices were legal

Mike Lynch, who founded the British software company accused by Hewlett-Packard of falsifying finances, said that while he might have used some of the contested accounting and sales methods, they were all legal.

24 Nov 2012 - 3:59am