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Rita Fan Hsu Lai-Tai

A Bad Week for … , March 17, 2013

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

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, 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

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

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

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, 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

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

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

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