The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...
Jun 29, 2012
Ahead of this weekend’s 15th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the mainland, the city’s outgoing and incoming chief executives welcomed President Hu Jintao and an entourage of other CCP officials at Hong...
Jul 13, 2011
Human Rights Watch has called for an investigation into alleged police mistreatment of participants and journalists at July 1st protests in Hong Kong. Journalists have alleged that police at the scene unnecessarily used pepper...
Jun 21, 2010
From Asia Sentinel: Clever divide-and-rule tactics by Beijing have split the pro-democracy camp in Hong Kong and assured passage of what passes for political reform in the territory. The now-certain passage of the electoral...
Jun 11, 2009
Theresa Tang and Kelvin Wong report for Bloomberg: Hong Kong will suspend classes at all primary schools, kindergartens and childcare centers for 14 days starting tomorrow after a confirmed cluster of swine flu cases, Chief...
May 15, 2009
Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang is coming under heat after he made remarks that “Hong Kong people will make an objective assessment of the nation’s development” when they look back on the June 4th...
Oct 13, 2007
From BBC News: Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Donald Tsang has apologised for suggesting that China’s Cultural Revolution was an extreme form of democracy. Mr Tsang came under fire for citing the Cultural Revolution to argue that social stability should not be sacrificed for democratic development. The Cultural Revolution was an extreme example of people taking […]
Jun 26, 2007
From AsiaMedia: It may be that your ultimate working nightmare would be to have two tough bosses. I mean, one tough boss alone you can handle — just keep that one account squared away and don’t mess up. Having even a string of bosses is not so big a deal — just juggle one against […]
Jun 24, 2007
Ten years after the handover, politics in Hong Kong is increasingly influenced by Beijing. Here is an old face in the new cabinet. From BBC News: A leading pro-Beijing figure, Tsang Tak-sing, has been appointed to the Hong Kong government in a new cabinet announced on Saturday. The new government will be sworn in on […]
Mar 27, 2007
From Taipei Times: Although Hong Kong Chief Donald Tsang (ÊõæËî≠Ê¨ä) easily defeated his opponent according to Sunday’s poll, the election was nothing more than a farce. As previously expected, Tsang, with Beijing’s blessing, comfortably beat pro-democracy lawmaker Alan Leong (Ê¢ÅÂÆ∂ÂÇë) by winning 649 votes from the 800-member election committee, comprised of tycoons and elites. Tsang […]
Mar 26, 2007
From The Christian Science Monitor: Hong Kong, often seen as a bellwether for democracy’s prospects in China, opened a potentially decisive chapter in its history Sunday, as the winner of elections to the territory’s top job pledged new steps to open up the territory’s backroom politics. Winning Sunday’s elections for Hong Kong’s chief executive was […]
Mar 25, 2007
The Washington Post reports on today’s election in Hong Kong: Donald Tsang easily won re-election to another five-year term as Hong Kong’s chief executive Sunday in voting restricted to a Chinese-approved electoral body. Tsang defeated his challenger, Alan Leong, with 649 out of the 772 valid votes cast by the business and professional leaders who […]
Mar 21, 2007
Time Asia this week is carrying several articles about Hong Kong, including: “Hong Kong: A Child of the Motherland” by Leung Chun-Ying, convenor of Hong Kong’s Executive Council, which advises the Chief Executive on policy; “An Agenda for Hong Kong’s Future,” by former legislator Christine Loh; an interview with Chief Executive Donald Tsang; and an […]
Feb 4, 2007
From ABC: Hong Kong’s chief executive Donald Tsang has announced he is seeking a second term in office. The widely-expected declaration was accompanied by a pledge of tax cuts and greater infrastructure spending.Mr Tsang has also agreed to an unprecedented public debate with challenger and pro-democracy activist Alan Leong. A mostly pro-Beijing, 800-member panel will […]
Oct 15, 2006
From Financial Times: The only declared candidate in the race to become Hong Kong’s next chief executive has identified the territory’s conservative business ¬≠community as the primary obstacle to democratic reform and says his long-shot candidacy will “expose the absurdity of [Hong Kong’s electoral] system”. “The main obstacle in the way of universal suffrage in […]
Sep 24, 2006
From Financial Times: The most popular potential rival to Hong Kong’s chief executive has formally ruled out challenging the incumbent in an election next year, leaving the territory’s pro-democracy camp without an obvious opposition candidate. Anson Chan, who served as the government’s second highest ranking official from 1993 until her retirement in 2001, formally announced […]
Aug 9, 2006
From The People’s Daily: Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang on Wednesday appointed Justice Woo Kwok-hing as Commissioner of Interception of Communications Surveillance, and Justices Pang Kin-kee, Suffiad Azizul Rahman and Andrew Chung as panel judges. Justice Pang will also succeed Justice Woo as Electoral Affairs Commission Chairman. Under the newly enacted Interception of Communications […]
Dec 22, 2005
From the Washington Post: Hong Kong’s pro-democracy opposition voted down a modest political reform plan Wednesday that it described as an attempt to sidestep public demands for general elections, dealing a sharp defeat to the local government and its allies in Beijing. The package, proposed by Chief Executive Donald Tsang, would have enlarged the committee […]
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