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A smokescreen for unhealthy air

Shooting the messenger is never a good idea, especially when people's health is at stake.

Saturday, 9 June, 2012, 12:00am

A smokescreen for unhealthy air

Shooting the messenger is never a good idea, especially when people's health is at stake. Yet that is what the Chinese government seems intent on doing to US diplomatic missions, which since last year have been issuing data on the smallest and most harmful air pollution particles, PM2.5, in three cities.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The caption on Page 3 of the April 22 edition of the Sunday Morning Post on a photograph accompanying the report, 'Diplomat arrested for spying in HK'/'Ex-vice consul held for espionage', mixed up the identities of two of the people in the photograph. It said Raymond Poeteray, former Dutch vice-consul to Hong Kong, was the person on the left in the picture.

24 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Missing laptops raise alarm

British consular officials are staying tight-lipped over a break-in at the Stanley home of a senior diplomat, and on whether two laptops stolen in the incident contain sensitive information.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Discussing politics normal, British consul says amid US row

The British consul general has weighed into a row between China and the United States over the work of diplomats in Hong Kong, saying his staff discuss 'political and economic issues' as part of their duties.

'We are strong supporters of the principle of 'one country, two systems',' British consul general Andrew Seaton said yesterday.

17 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

French consulate registers 10,000th citizen in HK

The French consulate yesterday celebrated the registration of its 10,000th citizen in Hong Kong.

Fanny Duguet, the project manager for the Swiss luxury goods group Richemont, who arrived in Hong Kong at the end of August, was given free tickets for the premiere of the upcoming 'French Cinepanorama' film festival.

19 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Losing a voice

In September 1984, the same month Britain and China initialled the Joint Declaration on the future of Hong Kong, the Chinese foreign minister Wu Xueqian addressed the United Nations to explain Beijing's policies towards the then British colony, to seek international support for its unique formula of 'one country, two systems'.

12 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

US consulate accused of encouraging secession

A senior official from Beijing's liaison office has lashed out at the US consulate in Hong Kong for stirring up trouble and trying to encourage the city to secede.

30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Cable cites Beijing succession fears

Shanghai's leading intellectuals expressed uniformly negative views of Vice-President Xi Jinping's leadership abilities, and concerns about the prospects for needed political reforms if he succeeds Hu Jintao, according to a leaked US diplomatic cable.

8 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

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