Political Endorsement

Lawmakers in last-ditch bid to alter election reform bill

Lawmakers are making last-ditch efforts to amend the 2012 election plan ahead of Wednesday's Legislative Council meeting, where a marathon debate is expected in the finale of Hong Kong's constitutional reform.

Monday, 28 February, 2011, 12:00am

Patten tipped to be new chairman of BBC

Chris Patten, the last governor of Hong Kong, is set to be named the new chairman of the BBC.

British Prime Minister David Cameron is understood to have approved Patten's appointment as the head of BBC Trust, the broadcaster's governing body, several British newspapers reported yesterday.

20 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Father of China's modern navy dies

Liu Huaqing, an influential party elder and founder of the country's modern navy, died yesterday. He was 95.

The general, who championed the nation's blue water navy fleets, died in a hospital in Beijing, China Central Television said yesterday.

15 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

KMT in last-minute push before mayoral elections

Taiwan's Kuomintang made a last-ditch effort to encourage supporters to vote in elections today for the mayors of five special municipalities, which are seen as a midterm test of President Ma Ying-jeou and his mainland engagement policy.

27 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

HK politicians voice support for milk activist

Politicians in Hong Kong - including leading Beijing loyalists - expressed support yesterday for the release of Zhao Lianhai .

12 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Democrats face losing battle over reform plan

Major roadblocks stand in the way of lawmakers who want to roll back the government's reform plan for the chief executive and Legislative Council elections in 2012.

9 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Constitutional crisis looms over landfill fracas

Hong Kong may be heading for a constitutional crisis.

The Legislative Council asserts that it has the right to overturn an order by the chief executive, despite government advice to the contrary. If it votes to do so, the government will take the issue to court. And if it loses in Hong Kong, it is likely to appeal to the National People's Congress.

12 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Liu Xiaobo wins Nobel Peace Prize

Jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo won this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to push for greater freedom on the mainland - a move that could galvanize the struggling democracy movement and challenge one-party rule.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee praised Liu, 54, for his 'long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China'.

9 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Political Animal

When a summer break leads to fallout

7 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Battle intensifies in Pok Fu Lam poll

3 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Former president Estrada cancels HK holiday

Former Philippine president Joseph Estrada cancelled a holiday to Hong Kong this weekend - saying it would be insensitive - as he fumed over the mishandling of the hostage tragedy.

The movie star turned politician questioned the 'conspicuous absence' of Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim - a political rival - in the crisis.

29 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Aquino allies with former foe

The labyrinthine nature of Philippine politics was on full show yesterday as President Benigno Aquino forged a political alliance with his assassinated father's former jailer and saw his late father's lawyer join the opposition.

27 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Democrats propose broad eligibility for new seats

Anyone with substantial links to district councils should be free to run for the extra five seats for the district council functional constituency, the Democratic Party has proposed.

14 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

From a devil to a human

Chiang Kai-shek has been captured by a rebel general and negotiations to release him have failed. He writes a final statement to the Chinese people.

'After my death, the spirit of China will not die and the Chinese race will continue its revival day by day. I believe in this, so I can die in peace.'

11 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Tycoons, politicians, officials line up for city's top awards

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen will announce today honours for more than a dozen current or former top officials, politicians and tycoons.

But the annual honours list has brought accusations of favouritism as several leading pro-Beijing figures and a close ally of Tsang line up for gongs.

1 Jul 2010 - 12:00am