Michael Tien Puk-sun

Hong Kong's dissidents blow their cover as champions of democracy

Michael Tien Puk-sun. Photo: David Wong

It turns out that a former political assistant of Michael Tien Puk-sun was a "spy" for the pan-democratic camp while he worked for Tien. No, I haven't been watching too many James Bond movies, nor do I have an overly vivid imagination.

Friday, 7 June, 2013, 1:13am 1 comment

City's NPC delegates to highlight parallel trading woes

Illustration: Henry Wong

A tighter grip by mainland authorities on parallel traders tops the wish list of Hong Kong deputies to the national legislature and leading political advisory body. Tightening controls on traders, who take everything from baby formula to electronics from Hong Kong for resale across the border, will be among several proposals but forward by local delegates at the National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference plenary meetings.

2 Mar 2013 - 3:52am

Culture of capitulation rules in Legco, Michael Tien says

Michael Tien Puk-sun

Pro-establishment lawmaker Michael Tien Puk-sun has criticised a prevailing "culture of capitulation" in the legislature, in which the opposition resorts to personal attacks and obstructionist tactics to derail government ideas.

Such behaviour was partly to blame for bringing development to a "virtual standstill".

14 Jan 2013 - 4:21am

Who said it?

Tahirul Qadri

It's difficult to say whether the military is involved, but definitely his agenda suits the military and its historical control over power

Analyst Raza Rumi, on Pakistani religious scholar Tahirul Qadri's "Long March" rally


There seems to be a disturbing lack of civility towards office-holders and even fellow legislators

14 Jan 2013 - 3:31am

CY Leung urged to tackle housing and labour issues in policy address

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Photo: Sam Tsang

Leung Chun-ying will focus on housing, poverty and other livelihood issues when he delivers his maiden policy address, according to DAB leader Tam Yiu-chung, who discussed the issue with the chief executive at a dinner last night.

But anyone expecting a handout is likely to be disappointed.

14 Jan 2013 - 12:27pm 1 comment