Legislative Council Building

Live coverage: Hongkongers join carnival, protest against national education

Amnesty International member Connie Chan Man-wai poses at the anti-national education protest in Tamar Park on Saturday. Photo: Jennifer Cheng

Updated at 11:23pm

Crowds at Tamar Park swelled as night fell. Police estimated the number of protesters reached 8,100, while organisers said as many as 40,000 attended. 

Sunday, 2 September, 2012, 8:40am

Protesters demand more space outside liaison office

Campaigners against police interference in demonstrations called yesterday for a huge flowerbed outside the central government's liaison office to be uprooted to make more room for protests.

14 May 2012 - 12:00am

Tamar visits dropped after bug alert

Three groups of visitors called off trips to the new Tamar government headquarters this month, despite official pledges that the complex has been thoroughly disinfected after the discovery of potentially fatal bacteria.

The groups dropped their plans to see the new Legislative Council building in Admiralty after the contamination was made known.

7 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Surprise reunion gives university alumni a second chance at love

Teddy Lam and May Lam were reacquainted quite by accident in front of the Legislative Council Building three years ago and exchanged business cards.

As students they lived in the same dormitory at the University of Hong Kong, but they hardly spoke.

'In fact, we barely remembered each other's name then,' says Teddy.

10 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Lawmakers may refuse to move into Tamar building

Angry legislators have threatened to not move into the new Legislative Council building at the Tamar site when it opens in September, in protest against what they call the government's belated consultation on the layout and the complex's use of public space.

12 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Marathon debate as legco has last word

Detractors often deride it as a talking shop, and as the Legislative Council building prepares to take its final bow as the crucible of Hong Kong's political discourse, it looks like they're about to get more ammunition for their argument.

9 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Legco's new base is taking shape

You might not be able to vote for all of the people who sit in it, but it will have more seats for you to watch them debate the issues that matter.

Opened to the media for the first time yesterday, the new Legislative Council chamber on the Tamar site in Admiralty remains largely a shell. But the city's new crucible of political debate is taking shape.

15 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Legco CCTV cameras intimidate the public

Sitting on top of the current Legislative Council building is the statue of a blindfolded 'Lady Justice'. Until 1985, this iconic building in Central between Statute Square and Chater Garden, was the home of the Supreme Court, hence the statue was a symbolic representation of the rule of law.

22 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Legco to seek HK$20m for relocation taskforce

The legislature will spend HK$20 million to set up a taskforce to oversee arrangements at the new Legislative Council building on the Tamar site after the new headquarters is completed.

The Legco Secretariat is also seeking additional funding to increase its permanent staff, in a move to cope with an increased workload.

26 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Smells fishy

Tuen Mun residents express their disgust at the smell a proposed fish market in their district would bring. About 80 residents held an overnight sit-in outside the Legislative Council Building in Central from late Thursday night to yesterday afternoon, demanding lawmakers reject the government's proposal to build the market at Tuen Mun pier.

7 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

New look for Tamar

The public has been invited to study the four designs put forward for the Tamar site - for the Legislative Council building and government headquarters. What do you think of the visions?

30 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Survey and construction groups support Tamar project

The surveying and construction sectors yesterday backed the government's $5.1 billion plan to build a new headquarters on the Tamar site, on the eve of a Legislative Council meeting to approve funding for the controversial proposal.

22 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Peninsula? No problem, but Legco building proves tricky

To test the English skills of Hong Kong's taxi drivers, the South China Morning Post decided to put a few through their paces.

A Post reporter spent one morning last week taking taxis across the harbour between the Peninsula Hotel and the Legislative Council building. This is what we found.

29 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Legco may make way for court

The Judiciary confirmed yesterday that it wants the Court of Final Appeal to be housed in the Legislative Council Building when the council moves.

Legco is to be moved so legislators' offices - at Citibank Tower, Admiralty and Central Government Offices - are in the same building as the council chamber.

31 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Democratic party legislators to stage ceremony

Democratic Party legislators will stage a brief ceremony on the balcony of the Legislative Council building after they have been sworn in on Thursday to mark their return to the legislature. The decision was made at a meeting of the party's 13 legislators-elect last night.

26 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

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