Saturday, December 16, 2017

President Xi Jinping praises Carrie Lam for good start as Hong Kong leader and ‘fostering stability’

President Xi Jinping praises Carrie Lam for good start as Hong Kong leader and...

China’s President Xi Jinping praised Hong Kong’s leader for having a good start to her first six months in office and “fostering stability”, while urging her to continue working to unite Hongkongers and stressing Beijing’s “comprehensive jurisdiction” over the city. Xi said this on Friday, the last day of Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor’s…
Jobs, school places and housing funds for Hongkongers among ‘goodies’ declared after Carrie Lam’s meeting with Xi Jinping

Jobs, school places and housing funds for Hongkongers among ‘goodies’ declared after Carrie Lam’s...

Hongkongers stand to benefit from landmark schemes such as access to jobs and school places and housing funds on the mainland, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor revealed on Friday as she wrapped up her maiden duty visit to Beijing. Hours after she met President Xi Jinping who praised her for having a “good…
President Xi Jinping praises Carrie Lam for good start as leader and ‘fostering stability’ in Hong Kong

President Xi Jinping praises Carrie Lam for good start as leader and ‘fostering stability’...

China’s President Xi Jinping praised Hong Kong’s leader for having a good start to her first six months in office and “fostering stability”, while urging her to continue working to unite Hongkongers and stressing Beijing’s “comprehensive jurisdiction” over the city. Xi said this on Friday, the last day of Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor’s…
Two pan-dems kicked out of Legco meeting after disrupting debate on rule book changes

Two pan-dems kicked out of Legco meeting after disrupting debate on rule book changes

Two pan-democrats were kicked out of the Legislative Council chamber on Friday for disrupting an ongoing debate, in a bid to delay a vote on changes to the rule book that could take place as early as Friday evening. Eddie Chu Hoi-dick tried to occupy the vacant Legco president’s seat while Ted Hui Chi-fung set…
Three pan-dems kicked out of Legco meeting after disrupting debate on rule book changes

Three pan-dems kicked out of Legco meeting after disrupting debate on rule book changes

Three pan-democrats were kicked out of the Legislative Council chamber on Friday for disrupting an ongoing debate, in a bid to delay a vote on changes to the rule book that could take place as early as Friday evening. Eddie Chu Hoi-dick tried to occupy the vacant Legco president’s seat while Ted Hui Chi-fung set…
Legco approves rule book changes, after dramatic debate with 11 pan-dems booted out of chamber

Legco approves rule book changes, after dramatic debate with 11 pan-dems booted out of...

After weeks of tension between opposing camps of lawmakers and a dramatic day where 11 pan-democrats were booted out of the chamber for disrupting the ongoing debate, 24 amendments to the Legislative Council’s rule book were passed on Friday evening. The changes, proposed by the pro-establishment bloc to curb filibustering, was staunchly opposed by the…
Legco approves rule book changes after dramatic debate with 11 pan-dems booted out of chamber

Legco approves rule book changes after dramatic debate with 11 pan-dems booted out of...

After weeks of antagonism between opposing camps of lawmakers and a dramatic day where 11 pan-democrats were booted out of the chamber for disrupting the ongoing debate, 24 amendments to the Legislative Council’s rule book were passed on Friday evening. The 24 changes, proposed by the pro-establishment bloc to curb filibustering, were staunchly opposed by…
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam hailed by Premier Li Keqiang for ‘proactive’ governance and pushing bay area plan

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam hailed by Premier Li Keqiang for ‘proactive’ governance and...

China’s Premier Li Keqiang hailed Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Friday, saying that she had a “proactive” approach to governance in pushing ahead with the “Greater Bay Area” plan aimed at fostering cooperation among cities. China’s No 2 official made the remarks on the last day of Lam’s three-day maiden duty visit…
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam gets pat on back from premier Li Keqiang for ‘proactive’ governance and pushing bay area plan

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam gets pat on back from premier Li Keqiang for...

China’s Premier Li Keqiang hailed Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Friday, saying that she had a “proactive” approach to governance and had pushed ahead with the “Greater Bay Area” plan aimed at fostering cooperation among cities. China’s No 2 official made the remarks on the last day of Lam’s three-day maiden duty…
Bookseller says Beijing detention deal won’t ease Hongkongers’ ‘worst fears’

Bookseller says Beijing detention deal won’t ease Hongkongers’ ‘worst fears’

Causeway Bay Books founder Lam Wing-kee said Hong Kong and Beijing’s new deal to set up a faster notification system on detentions would not ease city residents’ fears about their personal safety and freedoms. Lam was one of five Hong Kong booksellers who went missing in late 2015, and eventually turned up in the custody…
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