11 AUG 2011

Category Land and Housing Policies Issue Property Hegemony News Content A latest poll by Chinese University’s Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies revealed that 78 percent of respondents believe ‘property hegemony’ existed in Hong Kong. The survey of 832 people aged over 18 found up to 85% of respondents were familiar with the concept of […]

10 AUG 2011

Category One Country Two Systems Principle Issue Rights of abode issue for foreign domestic helpers News Content Mr. Wang Guangya, director of the State Council’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office was quoted as saying that the Basic Law should not be amended easily, rejecting it as an option for solving the disputes over the […]

9 AUG 2011

Category Infrastructure Development Issue Public Consultation on the third runway of Hong Kong International Airport. News Content Upon the enormous pressure from the community, the Airport Authority yesterday released eight consultancy reports it commissioned to the study the social and environmental impact of the third runway. The consultancy report forecasted the carbon dioxide emission will […]

8 AUG 2011

Category One Country Two Systems Principle Issue Court battle over foreign domestic helpers’ rights to permanent residency News Content Executive Council held a three-hour special meeting last week to discuss government’s position on the case. No public announcement was made after the meeting. But it was reported that the administration would await the outcome of […]

5 AUG 2011

Category One Country Two Systems Principle Issue Competition Bill News Content Mr. Li Gui Kang, Deputy Director, Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in HKSAR urged yesterday local business community to support the controversial competition law in Hong Kong. He said the business sector might have been affected by the introduction of the competition […]