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Hong Kong lawmakers need Shanghai trip to face up to social issues

Shanghai is definitely not what it used to be in the eyes of its people.

Most of the time, Shanghai just means business, but the city has also played some significant political roles in contemporary Chinese history. The Sino-US Shanghai Communiqué was signed there in 1972, marking a new chapter in ties for the two big nations.

Monday, 31 March, 2014, 8:13am 1 comment

No plans to replace CY Leung, says top Beijing official

Wang Guangya, director of the State Council’s HK and Macau Affairs Office, said the central government had no ‘Plan B’ to replace the chief executive. Photo: Xinhua

The mainland official responsible for Hong Kong affairs yesterday dismissed speculation that the central government was seeking to oust Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Wang Guangya, director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, insisted that Beijing still backed Leung, following speculation in sections of the Hong Kong media that a successor was under consideration.

30 May 2013 - 5:01pm 11 comments

Hong Kong has no need for patriots who don't know right from wrong

Wang Guangya, Director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office. Photo: Simon Song

On March 26, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying was finally pressured to "confess" to phoning Beijing ahead of announcing the new stamp duty for non-local homebuyers. "Notifying" Wang Guangya, director of the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, was an act of "internal diplomacy", according to Leung, and he denied seeking approval from Beijing on this matter.

12 Apr 2013 - 3:12am 1 comment

City's politicians play tough game of 'pass the message'

Politburo Standing Committee member Yu Zhengsheng

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.

1 Apr 2013 - 5:06am 3 comments

Where to draw line of communication

Wang Guangya revealed that C.Y. Leung called him. Photo: Vincent Yu

The date March 25 may not ring any bells, but it was a special day for Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. On that date a year ago, he was elected to the highest job in town. But Leung is less likely to be celebrating than pondering how to handle the increasing number of hot potatoes falling into his lap.

1 Apr 2013 - 5:06am

Top Beijing official says no change in policy on Hong Kong

Wang Guangya, director of Beijing's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office. Photo: SCMP

Wang Guangya told Beijing-loyalist lawmakers last week that the central government had consistently upheld, and continued to uphold, the principle that "'one country' is the premise and foundation for 'two systems'" - a reference to the "one country, two systems" formula guiding Hong Kong affairs under Chinese sovereignty.

31 Mar 2013 - 5:48am 3 comments

Wang Guangya urges establishment lawmakers to unite, support CY Leung

Wang Guangya, director of Beijing's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office attends a seminar in Shenzhen with pro-establishment lawmakers. Photo: SCMP

Wang Guangya has repeated his call for pro-establishment lawmakers to support the government led by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying.

31 Mar 2013 - 6:56am 1 comment

Lawmakers slam CY's Beijing call for 'breaching confidentiality'

Lawmaker Ronny Tong Ka-wah

The Civic Party's Ronny Tong Ka-wah said he had written to the Legislative Council's constitutional affairs panel: "The issue raised questions about the confidentiality principle and [the] "one country, two systems" [policy]. I hope Leung and others will come to the panel and address our doubts."

27 Mar 2013 - 6:02am 1 comment

CY Leung 'notified' Beijing before unveiling stamp duty

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying receives a package from protesters at government headquarters in Admiralty yesterday. Photo: Sam Tsang

It raised concerns that Leung could have breached the Executive Council's confidentiality rule and the principle of Hong Kong people governing Hong Kong, and that the information could have been leaked to investors.

27 Mar 2013 - 7:22am 12 comments

CY phoned Beijing to clear stamp duty policy

Tam Yiu-chung. Photo: KY Cheng

The influence of mainland authorities on Hong Kong policy has been thrown under the spotlight by the exposure of a sensitive phone call, which Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has refused to acknowledge.

26 Mar 2013 - 5:53am 3 comments

Occupy Central plan gets Hong Kong affairs chief's thumbs down

Wang Guangya (centre), director of Beijing's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office attends a seminar in Shenzhen with pro-establishment lawmakers. Photo: SCMP

Wang Guangya, director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, says Hongkongers prefer not to see the city being "messed up" when asked about a law academic's proposal to block roads in Central district.

25 Mar 2013 - 5:30am 2 comments

NPC's law committee chief may clear up chief-executive screening row

Qiao Xiaoyang

Qiao Xiaoyang, the new chairman of the Law Committee under the NPC Standing Committee, is likely to touch on the issue during a Shenzhen seminar today, according to Tam Yiu-chung, chairman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, without elaborating.

24 Mar 2013 - 5:40am 1 comment

Leung Chun-ying ends virgin duty visit to Beijing with low-key talk

Wang Guangya (left), Director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office, and Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Photo: Simon Song

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying yesterday ended his maiden duty visit to the capital by meeting the director of the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office for talks described as low-key.

His meeting with Wang Guangya was held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, where Leung stayed.

23 Dec 2012 - 1:49pm

Top Beijing officials in charge of Hong Kong affairs join Central Committee

Wang Guangya

Two top Beijing officials in charge of Hong Kong affairs have been elected to positions on the Communist Party's Central Committee - one as a full member, and the other as an alternate - while a third official was re-elected to the committee.

15 Nov 2012 - 4:49am

Li Yuanchao tipped to oversee Hong Kong and Macau affairs

Li Yuanchao, a close ally of Hu

Li Yuanchao , a trusted ally of Communist Party General Secretary Hu Jintao, is tipped to become vice-president next year and oversee Hong Kong and Macau affairs.

10 Nov 2012 - 7:48am

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