As mainland officials rarely comment publicly on the city's issues under the "one country, two systems" principle, the central government's messages to the administration are often delivered behind closed doors. As a result, the media has to rely heavily on the messenger - usually a pro-establishment figure - to shed light on Beijing's views on Hong Kong matters.Monday, 1 April, 2013, 5:06am 3 comments
That news story about China’s leaders wearing identical red ties, dark suits and helmets of jet black hair is absolutely true.
As the Communist party elite assembled for their annual Beijing pow-wow session last week, they were all wearing the same unofficial uniform, as the BBC’s reporters observed, rather unpatriotically.14 Mar 2013 - 5:45pm
These are perilous economic and financial times. Leading dogmatic US politicians are determined to drive their country over the fiscal cliff, at the risk of tipping their nation and the ailing Western world into renewed recession with potentially devastating effects for the rest of the globe.28 Dec 2012 - 4:14am
As a Cantonese saying goes, rice cooked by the aunt next door is always tastier. That may be why people always think Western city-states or countries are better run than their own. Still, sometimes the aunty next door really does cook better rice. So, what are those states worth emulating?26 Nov 2012 - 2:58am 14 comments
A BBC news programme has aired a report in which two men claimed they had been abused by a top politician, setting off intense speculation on the internet as to his identity.4 Nov 2012 - 3:21am
The city's stock investors may know George Yeo only as the new chairman of Kerry Logistics, a unit of Hong Kong-listed Kerry Properties.13 Oct 2012 - 5:19am
News that the former British prime minister Tony Blair set up a meeting to help the Hong Kong-listed commodities conglomerate Glencore secure a US$80 billion merger with Xstrata offered a timely reminder of the role former political leaders play in the business world.17 Sep 2012 - 12:07am
When you're in a hole, Henry, stop digging3 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Let's hear it for Henry, he's made the chief executive race racier22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Match the words with their meanings
a composure; dignity
b the study of humankind
c an activity designed to influence somebody (especially a politician)
d strict; rigid9 Sep 2008 - 12:00am
1 What does the word 'Renrou' mean?
a human flesh
b meat grinder
c search engine
2 Why did the website mop.com create Renrou?
a to advertise cosmetics and restaurants
b to exchange information about everything
c to bring trouble to criminals8 Sep 2008 - 12:00am
by Karina Schaapman
John Murray, HK$1486 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
A politician is getting a taste of life in Tin Shui Wai, and hopes living there for a week will help her find ways to assist the deprived community.
Ann Chiang Lai-wan, vice-chairwoman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, promised to live as the new town's residents live and feel what they feel.1 Nov 2007 - 12:00am
Sometimes Y Theatre presents a black comedy about a politician, played by Henry Coombs (above left), preparing to give a speech amid numerous distractions, including his wife having an affair. In English. Today, 3pm, 8pm, HK Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$120, HK$140 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 725112 May 2007 - 12:00am
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Some local politicians have recently expressed fears that their telephones are bugged.
It's really surprising that even pro-Beijing politician, Ma Lik, suspects that his mobile and home phones are tapped.
In Hong Kong, nobody has the right to meddle in other people's affairs.20 Jun 2006 - 12:00am