Deportation of gangster suspect on agenda at final JLG meeting

The extradition of a suspected member of Big Spender's gang from Bangkok to a Guangzhou jail will be discussed at the final meeting of the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group (JLG) today.

Wednesday, 8 December, 1999, 12:00am

JLG talks

The last Sino-British Joint Liaison Group meeting will be held today at Government House. The group began meetings in 1985.

7 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

JLG won't intervene

Britain conceded yesterday that the controversy over the ruling was an area that could not be discussed by the Joint Liaison Group.

At the last JLG meeting to be held in London, British Ambassador Alan Paul said he accepted that judgments made by the Court of Final Appeal were a matter only for Hong Kong and the mainland.

18 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Joint objectives

The continuation of the Joint Liaison Group until 2000 was a by-product of the Joint Declaration negotiations, a gift by Beijing in return for Britain reluctantly allowing the bilateral body to establish a base in Hong Kong far earlier than London would have preferred.

3 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

'Limited' British influence after handover

A top British negotiator yesterday admitted Britain would have a limited role after the handover, despite its presence on the group monitoring the Joint Declaration.

Speaking after the last session of the Joint Liaison Group (JLG) before the handover, British team leader Hugh Davies said Britain could impose diplomatic pressure in cases of China violating the agreement.

31 May 1997 - 12:00am

Swansong meeting for British JLG chief

Hugh Davies will lead his last round of Joint Liaison Group (JLG) talks at a plenum next week before leaving the post in the autumn.

The three-day session starting on Wednesday is the 40th since 1985 and will be the last plenum of the diplomatic body before July 1.

22 May 1997 - 12:00am

Reveal JLG documents, officials urged

Britain and China have been urged to explain how they see the future of the Joint Liaison Group in the wake of the row over its post-handover role.

18 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Chinese JLG team to streamline work

The Chief Executive-designate and his team will gradually take over issues now being handled by Chinese officials in the Joint Liaison Group.

Chinese JLG member Chen Zuo'er said the Chinese team headed by Zhao Jihua discussed with Mr Tung last week how to streamline its work.

9 Jan 1997 - 12:00am


'It is up to you if you want to plan sports events when the Olympic Games are on.' - Senior China adviser Raymond Wu Wai-yung, arguing that the Lutheran conference, planned a week after the handover did not need JLG approval 'I think it would be a wise step for the British side.' - Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Chen Jian, hoping for an announcement that SAR passport-holders will be allowed

3 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Major obstacles drag out JLG talks

ALTHOUGH negotiators claimed good progress had been made during this week's Joint Liaison Group meeting, there was no sign of any breakthrough on the major issues of right of abode, franchises of Container Terminal 9 and new mobile phone licences.

Both sides admitted that progress on these contentious issues had been minimal.

10 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Phone blame on British

THE British were yesterday blamed for delays in introducing six new mobile telephone licences because of their failure to provide the Chinese with enough information.

An official from the Chinese side of the Joint Liaison Group (JLG), who refused to be named, accused the British of indulging in 'megaphone diplomacy' by pressing the issue through the media.

9 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Firm stand over phone licensing

HONG KONG needed six new mobile phone licences, even though China had suggested it was too many, a leading British official said yesterday.

British team leader at the Joint Liaison Group (JLG) Hugh Davies said the Government had not changed its position.

8 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Air services agreement with the Philppines

A NEW air services agreement with the Philippines is the last remaining one to be secured before the handover of Hong Kong to China.

Nineteen agreements have been secured to date, and although approval from the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group (JLG) is still needed for several of them, the Philippine deal is the last that needs to be drawn up in order for flights to continue.

3 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Treaty talks success

JOINT Liaison Group (JLG) experts have made major progress on the mechanism for the application of more than 200 international agreements on Hong Kong after the changeover.

Speaking at the end of a two-day meeting, Chinese representative Wang Weiyang said the agreement would be announced at next week's full meeting of the JLG.

2 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

JLG 'vital to transition'

BRITISH and Chinese officials are adamant the Joint Liaison Group (JLG) will remain the major vehicle for the resolution of transitional issues after the inauguration of the Preparatory Committee.

24 Jan 1996 - 12:00am