Xu Simin

Wen: next HK chief will have 'majority' support

Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday assured Hongkongers that the March 25 chief executive election will produce a leader who enjoys the support of the 'vast majority' of the city.

Thursday, 15 March, 2012, 12:00am

Tsang pledges more briefings with officials in Guangdong

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen pledged to meet Guangdong officials after his yearly duty visits to Beijing, signalling closer cross-border co-operation.

He said he would like to brief Guangdong officials regularly about Hong Kong's plans.

25 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Xi Jinping's HK role hailed as welcome news for the city

Xi Jinping , a new Politburo Standing Committee member, has officially succeeded Vice-President Zeng Qinghong as Beijing's top man overseeing Hong Kong affairs.

10 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Glowing tributes for Xu Simin

A family member and a leading mainland official in Hong Kong yesterday paid funeral tributes to veteran Beijing loyalist Xu Simin for his patriotism and life's writings.

Xu, 93, a former Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Standing Committee member, died of organ failure caused by pneumonia in Queen Mary Hospital on September 9.

19 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

An outspoken son leaves behind a dream of prosperity and peace

Lyrics to the song I am the Son of the Motherland, written by Xu Simin, vividly reflected the veteran mainland adviser's feelings towards China. 'I love my motherland although it has brought me lots of pain, but I love my motherland,' he wrote. 'I always pin hope on the motherland, although it has let me down at times, just because I am her son.'

11 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Veteran Beijing loyalist Xu Simin dies at 93

Veteran Beijing loyalist Xu Simin died last night in Queen Mary Hospital. He was 93.

Xu, a former member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference's Standing Committee, who had been in hospital since early July, died of organ failure caused by pneumonia about 8pm.

Xu was born in Myanmar in 1914 and was an anti-Japanese activist from the early 1930s.

10 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

5,000 visit handover exhibition in Beijing

More than 5,000 people attended an exhibition on the success of Hong Kong's handover at the Capital Museum in Beijing on the first day it was open to the public yesterday, after the country's top leaders made a tour on Wednesday.

29 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

State leaders promise more support during Beijing showcase

State leaders were out in force yesterday at an exhibition to showcase Hong Kong's successful return to China, and sent the city reassurances of Beijing's continuing support.

28 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Hu lavishes praise on 'vibrant' HK at handover showcase

President Hu Jintao last night expressed Beijing's contentment at Hong Kong's development, saying the city is 'full of vibrancy'.

The affirmative remarks from the state leader came ahead of his visit to Hong Kong tomorrow to mark the 10th anniversary of the return to Chinese rule.

28 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Basic Law 'misunderstood in HK'

National People's Congress chairman Wu Bangguo's reminder about the limits to Hong Kong's autonomy would help guide the upcoming debate on the city's constitutional reform and clear up misunderstandings among some Hong Kong people, a mainland drafter of the Basic Law says.

8 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Journalist's supporters decry sentence

Family and friends of Ching Cheong say the harsh verdict is unacceptable

Family and friends of Ching Cheong hit out yesterday at the harsh sentence imposed on the Hong Kong-based journalist after a trial shrouded in secrecy.

1 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Handover anniversary pair head for Beijing

The Hong Kong official planning activities to mark the 10th anniversary of the handover will travel to Beijing with her prospective successor on Friday to discuss the arrangements as plans for the celebrations gather momentum.

9 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

RTHK suspending political satire again

The embattled but popular political satire series Headliner will be suspended again later this week amid a series of programme changes, RTHK says.

But the government-funded broadcaster rejected claims the decision was politically motivated, saying it planned to resume the show.

15 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Media 'now seem less critical'

The local media may be restraining themselves because they are trying to win favours from officials, the former head of RTHK, Cheung Man-yee, said yesterday.

21 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

what tung said

We must put aside our differences and find common ground to build Hong Kong together.

Call for unity after the shipping tycoon was selected Chief Executive in December 1996

Freedom of speech and information is something we treasure and regard very much. Nobody, I repeat, nobody should doubt the government's determination in this respect.

1 Mar 2002 - 12:00am