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Rita Fan Hsu Lai-Tai

A Bad Week for … , March 17, 2013

Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai

Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai

Sunday, 17 March, 2013, 2:21am

Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai says opposing C.Y. cost her votes in NPC

Rita Fan Hsu Li-tai

National People's Congress deputy Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai has admitted her outspoken stance against Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying may have cost her support, after her vote share and ranking plunged in her re-election to the Standing Committee.

15 Mar 2013 - 4:23pm 3 comments

Poll ‘primary’ was my idea and not Beijing's, says Rita Fan

Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai

Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, who is expected to be elected as a member of the NPC's Standing Committee today, said her idea was aimed at shortlisting hopefuls for the vote in 2017 - the first time Hong Kong's leader will be chosen by universal suffrage - rather than stopping pan-democrats or anyone unacceptable to the central government from entering the race. 

14 Mar 2013 - 9:05am 4 comments

City is full: Rita Fan issues tourist alert

Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai

National People's Congress heavyweight Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai said no new multiple-entry permits for individual mainland tourists should be issued. Her remarks came after Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying refused to confirm or deny rumours that the government was poised to scrap these permits.

7 Mar 2013 - 4:41am

Milk powder restriction a formula for heated debate at congress

Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai

Some mainland deputies accused Beijing of failing to improve food safety, while others said they were offended by the tough penalties put in place by Hong Kong.

5 Mar 2013 - 7:03am 4 comments

Blunt Rita Fan set to keep spot on legislature's standing committee

Rita Fan's position on the standing committee seems safe.

Hong Kong National People's Congress deputy Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai looks set to retain her spot on the national legislature's standing committee as she made it on to the NPC session's presidium, people close to the procedures said.

5 Mar 2013 - 4:37am

Rita Fan asks for evidence to support allegations that chief executive lied

Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai at an award ceremony. Photo: Dickson Lee

Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, a member of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, suggested both Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and his former staunch supporter Lew Mon-hung to step forward to put their cases.

28 Jan 2013 - 10:23am 7 comments

Low-key candidates favoured at NPC poll as Rita Fan sees her vote drop

Officials and voters attend the National People's Congress election meeting yesterday. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Candidates with relatively neutral images and professional backgrounds emerged as big winners in yesterday's election of Hong Kong deputies to the national legislature.

28 Feb 2013 - 3:56pm 1 comment

Rita Fan retains NPC seat despite reduced support

Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai speaks to the media at the National People's Congress on Wednesday. Photo: KY Cheng

Thirty-six Hong Kong deputies to the National People’s Congress were elected from among 52 candidates on Wednesday morning. Among the winners, 17 are newcomers – four more than in the previous poll, in 2008.

19 Dec 2012 - 5:33pm

Hong Kong deputies to NPC seen as having little influence

Preparing to stand again to be elected as Hong Kong deputies to the National People's Congress are (from left) Rita Fan, Maria Tam, Fanny Law, Ma Fung-kwok and Ng Leung-sing. Fan is a member of the NPC's powerful Standing Committee.

Hong Kong's third city-wide election race of the year is under way - but ordinary Hongkongers could be forgiven for not feeling the buzz of the poll for members of the nation's parliament.

6 Dec 2012 - 3:57am 2 comments

Leung urged to call press conference over structures

Rita Fan has urged Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to call a press conference to clear doubts over the illegal structures at his home on The Peak. Photo: Thomas Yau

Veteran Beijing loyalist Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai has urged Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to call a press conference to clear doubts over the illegal structures at his home on The Peak.

26 Nov 2012 - 4:23am 2 comments

Beijing may scrutinise Hong Kong laws, says Rita Fan

Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Hong Kong residents should not be surprised if the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress exercises its power to scrutinise local laws, veteran Beijing loyalist Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai said yesterday.

26 Nov 2012 - 4:22am 1 comment

Who said it?

Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai

Replacing the chief executive is a very serious matter and that would definitely not be a rash happening

Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai plays down talk Leung Chun-ying could go  

I believe more living space will be given to private businesses

Wenzhou businessman Zhou Dewen on his expectations for the 18th national congress  

13 Nov 2012 - 2:15am

No need for ban on calling for autonomy, says Rita Fan

Former Legislative Council president Rita Fan Hsu Lai- tai. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

There is no need to ban calls for Hong Kong autonomy if proponents do not take action to split the city from Beijing rule, political heavyweight Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai says.

Fan said most Hongkongers did not support calls for independence or greater autonomy. They enjoyed freedom of speech and there was no need to forbid such comments.

30 Oct 2012 - 3:15am 1 comment

Who said it?

NPC Standing Committee member Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai

There is absolutely no one who means to destroy it

NPC Standing Committee member Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai dismisses concerns that the principle of "one country, two systems" is under threat

 

These things happen in football. I will leave it to others to speculate what it does to our reputation

27 Oct 2012 - 1:24am

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