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Mega Events Fund chairman to be reappointed despite watchdog's criticisms

A source said that Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung would be reappointed to the Mega Events Fund after the expiry of his term on Sunday.

12 Jun 2014 - 4:39AM

A source said that Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung would be reappointed to the Mega Events Fund after the expiry of his term on Sunday.

Mega Events Fund chairman to be reappointed despite watchdog's criticisms
Protesters storm Legco over northeastern New Territories plan

Dozens of opponents of the government's development plan for the northeastern New Territories breached security cordons and stormed the legislative building in Admiralty yesterday.

3 Oct 2016 - 5:52PM

Dozens of opponents of the government's development plan for the northeastern New Territories breached security cordons and stormed the legislative building in Admiralty yesterday.

Protesters storm Legco over northeastern New Territories plan
Companies rent backup offices in case of Occupy Central disruption

Companies have rented backup offices to prepare for potential disruption by the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement, business insiders say.

14 Jun 2018 - 11:44AM

Companies have rented backup offices to prepare for potential disruption by the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement, business insiders say.

Companies rent backup offices in case of Occupy Central disruption
Cartoonists draw attention to press freedom at FCC exhibition

Local newspaper and internet cartoonists are using their talents to highlight the importance of freedom of speech and the press.

6 Jun 2014 - 5:45PM

Local newspaper and internet cartoonists are using their talents to highlight the importance of freedom of speech and the press.

Cartoonists draw attention to press freedom at FCC exhibition
Four more Sha Tin flat owners threatened for opposing HK$260m renovation

More death threats appear to have been issued to residents at a Sha Tin estate who are campaigning against contractors who rig tenders in order to win lucrative maintenance projects.

6 Jun 2014 - 4:45AM

More death threats appear to have been issued to residents at a Sha Tin estate who are campaigning against contractors who rig tenders in order to win lucrative maintenance projects.

Four more Sha Tin flat owners threatened for opposing HK$260m renovation
Occupy Central pleases no one with decision to widen ballot on chief executive vote reforms

Occupy Central organiser Benny Tai Yiu-ting said last month that he and his fellow activists would not change or add questions to the ballot to be held this month to determine the public's preference for electoral reform.

21 Jan 2015 - 3:38PM

Occupy Central organiser Benny Tai Yiu-ting said last month that he and his fellow activists would not change or add questions to the ballot to be held this month to determine the public's preference for electoral reform.

Occupy Central pleases no one with decision to widen ballot on chief executive vote reforms
Ronny Tong pushes debate on nominating committee for 2017 poll

Basic Law Committee member Professor Rao Geping will be among the speakers at a political reform seminar organised by moderate pan-democratic lawmaker Ronny Tong Ka-wah to promote discussion of issues other than public nomination.

4 Jun 2014 - 4:05AM

Basic Law Committee member Professor Rao Geping will be among the speakers at a political reform seminar organised by moderate pan-democratic lawmaker Ronny Tong Ka-wah to promote discussion of issues other than public nomination.

Ronny Tong pushes debate on nominating committee for 2017 poll
Leaked paper poses question of collusion for DAB and government

The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong is known for its enthusiastic support for the government - but it has inadvertently revealed even deeper ties; the administration is apparently giving its lawmakers questions to put to officials.

4 Jun 2014 - 8:21AM

The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong is known for its enthusiastic support for the government - but it has inadvertently revealed even deeper ties; the administration is apparently giving its lawmakers questions to put to officials.

Leaked paper poses question of collusion for DAB and government
Peaceful Occupy Central no threat to rule of law, police monitor says

The Occupy Central pro-democracy movement would not damage the city's rule of law as long as it remained peaceful, the chief of the police watchdog said on his last day in office.

1 Jun 2014 - 4:48AM

The Occupy Central pro-democracy movement would not damage the city's rule of law as long as it remained peaceful, the chief of the police watchdog said on his last day in office.

Peaceful Occupy Central no threat to rule of law, police monitor says
Hong Kong June 4 vigil organisers defend event as 'a solemn ceremony'

Organisers of the vigil commemorating the June 4 Tiananmen Square crackdown have hit back at critics who say it is now purely ceremonial.

1 Jun 2014 - 10:38AM

Organisers of the vigil commemorating the June 4 Tiananmen Square crackdown have hit back at critics who say it is now purely ceremonial.

Hong Kong June 4 vigil organisers defend event as 'a solemn ceremony'
Leung Chun-ying writes to Legco president over unruly sessions

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying wrote to Jasper Tsang Yok-sing reminding him to "take lawmakers' unruly behaviour seriously", the Legislative Council president disclosed.

1 Jun 2014 - 7:02AM

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying wrote to Jasper Tsang Yok-sing reminding him to "take lawmakers' unruly behaviour seriously", the Legislative Council president disclosed.

Leung Chun-ying writes to Legco president over unruly sessions
Let's do a deal, FTU chief tells pan-dems

A leading Beijing-loyalist politician has suggested a cross-party coalition could help reach a deal on the highly charged issue of electoral reform.

31 May 2014 - 3:32AM

A leading Beijing-loyalist politician has suggested a cross-party coalition could help reach a deal on the highly charged issue of electoral reform.

Let's do a deal, FTU chief tells pan-dems
Pan-democrats outraged as Taiwanese scholar denied entry into Hong Kong

Pan-democrats yesterday accused Beijing of extending its repression to Hong Kong after a Taiwanese scholar coming for a conference on the Tiananmen Square crackdown was denied entry because his travel permit had been cancelled.

31 May 2014 - 4:33AM

Pan-democrats yesterday accused Beijing of extending its repression to Hong Kong after a Taiwanese scholar coming for a conference on the Tiananmen Square crackdown was denied entry because his travel permit had been cancelled.

Pan-democrats outraged as Taiwanese scholar denied entry into Hong Kong
UK and foreign businesses concerned about governance in Hong Kong

The international business community in Hong Kong is deeply concerned about the city's electoral reform and governance issues, the British consul general in Hong Kong says.

31 May 2014 - 2:53AM

The international business community in Hong Kong is deeply concerned about the city's electoral reform and governance issues, the British consul general in Hong Kong says.

UK and foreign businesses concerned about governance in Hong Kong
Occupy organisers detail 'referendum' questions

Organisers of Occupy Central say they will promote the political reform proposal that wins the most votes in a civil referendum next month - even if a greater number of voters register abstentions.

30 May 2014 - 4:15AM

Organisers of Occupy Central say they will promote the political reform proposal that wins the most votes in a civil referendum next month - even if a greater number of voters register abstentions.

Occupy organisers detail 'referendum' questions
Pan-democrat denies hidden agenda in meeting with Zhang Xiaoming

Independent lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen has denied having any hidden agenda when he went into talks with the central government's top representative in Hong Kong on Wednesday without notifying fellow pan-democrats or the media beforehand.

30 May 2014 - 3:48AM

Independent lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen has denied having any hidden agenda when he went into talks with the central government's top representative in Hong Kong on Wednesday without notifying fellow pan-democrats or the media beforehand.

Pan-democrat denies hidden agenda in meeting with Zhang Xiaoming
Do a few texts really make a friendship?

Undersecretary for commerce and economic development Godfrey Leung King-kwok enjoyed his 15 minutes of "fame" after Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing failed to recognise him at a meeting last week.

29 May 2014 - 4:16AM

Undersecretary for commerce and economic development Godfrey Leung King-kwok enjoyed his 15 minutes of "fame" after Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing failed to recognise him at a meeting last week.

Do a few texts really make a friendship?
Radicals' grounds not reason enough to hold up Legco, poll finds

Two-thirds of residents disagree with the grounds radical pan-democratic lawmakers have cited in launching filibusters in the legislature, a Chinese University poll shows.

29 May 2014 - 4:38PM

Two-thirds of residents disagree with the grounds radical pan-democratic lawmakers have cited in launching filibusters in the legislature, a Chinese University poll shows.

Radicals' grounds not reason enough to hold up Legco, poll finds
Legco gets more control over double stamp duty property-cooling measure

Lawmakers will have a chance to block any changes to a controversial property-cooling measure before they take effect after a concession from the government.

29 May 2014 - 1:12AM

Lawmakers will have a chance to block any changes to a controversial property-cooling measure before they take effect after a concession from the government.

Legco gets more control over double stamp duty property-cooling measure
New drive to find middle way on 2017 election

An outspoken property agency boss and moderate pan-democrats are joining forces to test the public's views on a "middle way" for the first democratic election for chief executive in 2017.

28 May 2014 - 8:22AM

An outspoken property agency boss and moderate pan-democrats are joining forces to test the public's views on a "middle way" for the first democratic election for chief executive in 2017.

New drive to find middle way on 2017 election
Patriotic Macau entrepreneur Ma Man-kei dies aged 94

Well-known Macau entrepreneur and a former vice-chairman of the country's top political advisory body, Ma Man-kei, died on Monday in Beijing aged 94.

3 Oct 2016 - 5:52PM

Well-known Macau entrepreneur and a former vice-chairman of the country's top political advisory body, Ma Man-kei, died on Monday in Beijing aged 94.

Patriotic Macau entrepreneur Ma Man-kei dies aged 94
Academic Benny Tai proves he is not all talk and no action

Hongkongers could have been forgiven for dismissing Benny Tai Yiu-ting as just an intellectual with his head in the clouds when he raised the idea of a democracy push through civil disobedience in January last year.

19 May 2014 - 5:07AM

Hongkongers could have been forgiven for dismissing Benny Tai Yiu-ting as just an intellectual with his head in the clouds when he raised the idea of a democracy push through civil disobedience in January last year.

Academic Benny Tai proves he is not all talk and no action
Rural strongman Lau Wong-fat plans to publish biography

After more than five decades of power-broking between the government and the people, the Heung Yee Kuk chairman - known affectionately as "Uncle Fat" - plans to record all his experiences in a biography.

19 May 2014 - 5:07AM

After more than five decades of power-broking between the government and the people, the Heung Yee Kuk chairman - known affectionately as "Uncle Fat" - plans to record all his experiences in a biography.

Rural strongman Lau Wong-fat plans to publish biography
No reason yet to end 50-hour filibuster, says Legco president

He has spent about 50 hours listening to debate over the budget bill, but Legislative Council President Jasper Tsang Yok-sing says he needs "a better reason" to end the filibustering.

18 May 2014 - 4:55AM

He has spent about 50 hours listening to debate over the budget bill, but Legislative Council President Jasper Tsang Yok-sing says he needs "a better reason" to end the filibustering.

No reason yet to end 50-hour filibuster, says Legco president
Cover-up or negligence? Lawmakers probe handling of HK$250m Mega Events Fund

Lawmakers probing the handling of the government's HK$250 million Mega Events Fund yesterday accused officials of serious negligence or a cover-up when they failed to divulge key information in a funding application.

18 May 2014 - 4:55AM

Lawmakers probing the handling of the government's HK$250 million Mega Events Fund yesterday accused officials of serious negligence or a cover-up when they failed to divulge key information in a funding application.

Cover-up or negligence? Lawmakers probe handling of HK$250m Mega Events Fund
Carrie Lam under fire over informal briefing

A pro-democracy group headed by Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor's predecessor says it was "exceedingly discourteous" for Lam to brief media on results of the first reform consultation at an informal gathering.

17 May 2014 - 4:02AM

A pro-democracy group headed by Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor's predecessor says it was "exceedingly discourteous" for Lam to brief media on results of the first reform consultation at an informal gathering.

Carrie Lam under fire over informal briefing
Communist Party members and business elite 'support Occupy Central'

Financial professionals fear influx of suspect money from mainland will have dire consequences for economic health of Hong Kong, says hedge fund manager.

17 May 2014 - 3:06AM

Financial professionals fear influx of suspect money from mainland will have dire consequences for economic health of Hong Kong, says hedge fund manager.

Communist Party members and business elite 'support Occupy Central'
Carrie Lam calls for caution over Occupy Central's reform vote

The Alliance for True Democracy should dissolve after Occupy Central's citywide referendum on political reform next month, the Democratic Party says.

16 May 2014 - 3:30AM

The Alliance for True Democracy should dissolve after Occupy Central's citywide referendum on political reform next month, the Democratic Party says.

Carrie Lam calls for caution over Occupy Central's reform vote
Marathon budget protest could finish by end of the month

Senior officials prepared yesterday for crisis talks over the budget-bill filibuster amid warnings of a "fiscal cliff" looming next month if the bill is not passed this month.

20 Jun 2018 - 3:02PM

Senior officials prepared yesterday for crisis talks over the budget-bill filibuster amid warnings of a "fiscal cliff" looming next month if the bill is not passed this month.

Marathon budget protest could finish by end of the month
Deliberation day was 'undesirable': Occupy Central

Occupy Central organisers believe the handling of the third deliberation day - on which 2,500 voters shortlisted three radical proposals to go forward to a citywide referendum on political reform - was "undesirable".

20 Jun 2018 - 5:57PM

Occupy Central organisers believe the handling of the third deliberation day - on which 2,500 voters shortlisted three radical proposals to go forward to a citywide referendum on political reform - was "undesirable".

Deliberation day was 'undesirable': Occupy Central