Politics

Former Leung neighbor tells of rooftop rumpus

Hong Kong Standard 15.12.2011
Former Leung neighbor tells of rooftop rumpus

A former neighbor of chief executive candidate Leung Chun-ying claims he and his family were bullied when they lived in Stanley.

Hong Kong people reject scrapping of by-elections in public poll

Hong Kong people have rejected a government proposal to scrap by-elections in a public consultation exercise, a senior official confirmed Wednesday.


Don't count on our help for election, unionist warns Leung

A pro-Beijing union grouping says it will not help chief executive hopeful Leung Chun-ying enter the race for the top job just for the sake of encouraging competition.

Hong Kong Comedian Stephen Chow Voices Support in Chief Executive Election

Comedy megastar and auteur Stephen Chow declared his support for former Hong Kong chief secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen, one of the two candidates in the running of the next Hong Kong chief executive, in a firm yet wise-cracking public announcement ...


HK Leadership Race Starts as Leung Challenges Tang

The race for Hong Kong’s top job started as former government adviser Leung Chun-ying said he’ll run against former Chief Secretary Henry Tang in the March 2012 election, as the city faces a widening wealth gap and slowing economy.

Hong Kong’s Tang, Leung Rivalry to Kick Off Succession Race

Hong Kong, with Asia’s widest rich- poor gap, will kick off the election for the city’s top job as former Chief Secretary Henry Tang and government adviser Leung Chun-ying are set to announce their candidacies.


Hong Kong's Donald Tsang Vows to Remedy Public Anger at Home Prices

Sophie Leung San Francisco Chronicle 12.10.2011
Hong Kong's Donald Tsang Vows to Remedy Public Anger at Home Prices

Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang pledged to "break with tradition" ahead of his final policy speech today, moving to address discontent at a surge in home prices that threatens to mar his legacy.

Hundreds of marchers call for Stephen Lam to resign

Peter So South China Morning Post 10.10.2011
Hundreds of marchers call for Stephen Lam to resign

Hong Kong's new Chief Secretary Stephen Lam Sui-lung yesterday received fresh evidence of his unpopularity when a crowd estimated by organisers to be around 3,000 marched to the new government headquarters calling on him to step down.


U.S. diplomat backs consulate's HK role

Gary Cheung South China Morning Post 10.10.2011
U.S. diplomat backs consulate's HK role

The US consulate in Hong Kong will continue its "deep engagement in all aspects of life" in the city, and its role is "understood and appreciated" by Beijing, a top US diplomat said yesterday.

US-based Chinese dissident barred from Hong Kong

A prominent US-based Chinese dissident was denied entry to Hong Kong on Friday and deported to Taiwan.


Hong Kong Executive Hopeful Admits Marital ‘Flaws’

It’s a rare day when a Hong Kong official –- much less one who’s set to run for chief executive –- discusses his love life in public. So jaws dropped Tuesday when Hong Kong Chief Executive hopeful Henry Tang admitted “flaws” in his marital life. T...

1911 Revolution Forum Held in Hong Kong

CRIENGLISH.com 05.10.2011
1911 Revolution Forum Held in Hong Kong

A youth forum on the 1911 Revolution and Dr. Sun Yat-sen was held Monday in the University of Hong Kong, attracting 500 students from Hubei, Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong.


Hong Kong celebrates National Day in joyous tone

Brimming with cheer and jubilance, Hong Kong unveiled a string of activities Saturday in celebration of the 62nd National Day of the People's Republic of China.

Stephen Lam approved to complete term as chief secretary

Stephen Lam has received approval from the central government to complete the term of chief secretary for administration for the remaining nine months of the current government.


Henry Tang resigns to mull run for CE

Joseph Li China Daily 29.09.2011
Henry Tang resigns to mull run for CE

Henry Tang resigned the post of chief secretary for administration on Wednesday, setting the stage for a two-horse race to succeed Donald Tsang as the SAR's Chief Executive (CE) next year.

Chief Executive Donald Tsang concludes visit to Europe

The Chief Executive, Mr Donald Tsang, agreed with the Scottish Government to strengthen collaboration in a number of areas on the last full day of his visit to Europe in Edinburgh on September 15 (Edinburgh time).


Next leader must be able, love Hong Kong

The next Chief Executive must not only be able, but also have an affinity for Hong Kong who will be able to govern it well and win broad-based support of the people, according to Jonathan Choi Koon-shum.

Chinese vice premier ends HK visit amid protests

Hong Kong activists on Thursday renewed calls for the immediate release of all political detainees in China, as Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang ended his three-day visit to the city.


Vice-Premier Li meets Hong Kong Chief Executive

Chinese Vice-Premier Li Keqiang, who is on a 3-day visit to this Special Administrative Region, met Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang on Tuesday afternoon and listened to Tsang's report over the city's recent situation and work of the SAR gov...

Hillary Clinton to meet Hong Kong, mainland officials

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet officials in Hong Kong and mainland China Monday as she wraps up a series of Asian talks that touched on North Korea and South China Sea tensions.



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