Li Gang

Liaison office role for ex-Guangdong propaganda official

Yang Jian is Hong Kong-bound

Nanfang Media group chairman Yang Jian will arrive in Hong Kong this month to fill the vacancy left by central government liaison office deputy director Li Gang, who is expected to become director of the liaison office in Macau.

Thursday, 23 May, 2013, 5:01am

Why justice must be seen to be done in 'child of privilege' rape case

Li Shuangjiang and his son sing together. Photo: SCMP

Public discussion remains intense on the high-profile incident involving 17-year-old Li Guanfeng, who was detained with four others by police in Beijing last month for allegedly taking part in a gang rape. Li does not come from an ordinary family: his father is Li Shuangjiang, a senior military official famous for singing patriotic songs.

13 Mar 2013 - 3:00am

Beijing picks Hong Kong liaison office spokesman Li Gang as Macau chief

Li Gang is on move

Li Gang, deputy director and spokesman of the central government's liaison office in Hong Kong, will become Beijing's top representative in Macau early next year.

Beijing sources confirmed to the South China Morning Post yesterday that the promotion was in recognition of Li's work in the city.

15 Dec 2012 - 3:14am 1 comment

'Dough-Stick Brother' bemused by fame

Li Gang fries dough sticks in Chengdu, after improving their recipe. Photo: Chengdu Business Daily

Three years ago, a Sichuan peasant named Li Gang set up an iron skillet and a few tables at an old residential block in Chengdu and started cooking deep-fried dough sticks - one of the most common breakfast foods for Chinese.

25 Nov 2012 - 3:58am

Ferry collision triggered a collision of cultures

In a move that hit a raw nerve among many, Li Gang speaks to the press ahead of Leung Chun-ying. Photo: SCMP

The day after Hong Kong's worst ferry collision in four decades, the top story on China's primetime state television news, CCTV's 7pm Xinwen Lianbo, caught the eye of many in the city. It was about the Lamma ferry tragedy in which 39 people died.

15 Oct 2012 - 5:05am 1 comment

Beijing's eagerness to take charge undermines HK autonomy

Leung was on the scene almost immediately to evaluate the situation.  Photo: SCMP

It is extremely unfortunate that a marine tragedy that cost 39 lives has provided the cause for another row between Hong Kong and the mainland.

It is true, as Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said in his National Day address, that it is "essential for Hong Kong to develop alongside the mainland" and so confrontation is not in anyone's interests.

10 Oct 2012 - 3:18am 10 comments

C.Y. Leung's political grandstanding amid tragedy

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's hospital visit after Lamma ferry disaster gave the impression that it was all a show.

Although a commission of inquiry is to investigate the causes of the Lamma ferry disaster in which at least 38 people died and scores were injured, police have so far arrested seven crew members, including the two captains. We may see more arrests as the facts begin to emerge.

7 Oct 2012 - 7:51am 36 comments

Questions raised over mainland role in rescue and Li Gang's appearance

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying leads a moment of silence for victims of the tragedy before a press conference yesterday. Photo: Nora Tam

The mainland authorities' response to the accident, including the deployment of salvage ships, has raised questions, given that the government showed it was more than capable of handling the disaster on its own.

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, in particular, was criticised for allowing a senior figure from the central government's liaison office to play a key role.

3 Oct 2012 - 10:37am 13 comments

Fresh probe takes heat off Hu's visit

Thursday's pledge by the Hunan government to order a fresh inquiry into the suspicious death of Tiananmen dissident Li Wangyang was largely prompted by an urgent need to cool down the public outcry in Hong Kong only weeks before President Hu Jintao visits the city, say analysts and activists.

16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Angry homeowners up in arms over developer delay

Dozens of Beijing property owners protested yesterday outside the headquarters of a state-owned property developer, demanding the handover of homes they have already paid for.

'We want our apartments. Tell us why you have delayed the project,' the demonstrators shouted outside the Beijing Uni-Construction Group office.

6 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Attack arrests

Guangzhou police have arrested eight people suspected of seriously injuring a homeowner who organised protests against an estate property manager.

Li Gang, a member of an informal homeowners' committee at the Huanan New City estate, was battered so badly by five men in the assault a month ago that he required surgery to remove his spleen.

22 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Owners come home to misery and violence

It should be one of the happiest times of a family's life, but moving into a new apartment complex on the mainland increasingly marks the start of a turbulent period.

20 Mar 2006 - 12:00am