Latest Politics of Hong Kong Stories

2008-06-19 12:00:30

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Hong Kong's Outward Processing Fall 2 Pct in Q1"] HONG KONG, June 19 (Xinhua) - Hong Kong's total exports to the Chinese mainland for outward processing dropped 2 per cent to 101.5bn HK dollars (about 13bn US dollars) in the first quarter of 2008 year on year, the Census and Statistics Department said here Thursday [19 June].

2006-07-20 05:40:20

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese man set himself on fire in Beijing's central Tiananmen Square on Thursday to protest not being paid, Xinhua news agency said. The man was being treated in hospital.

2006-06-30 22:53:00

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of people were expected to turn out for a democracy march in Hong Kong on Saturday marking the ninth anniversary of the former British colony's return to Chinese rule.

2006-06-29 05:32:04

By John Ruwitch HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's July 1 democracy march could attract bigger than expected crowds this year after one of the territory's best known and respected political figures emerged from retirement to back the protest.

2005-12-31 01:22:24

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has sacked or punished senior government officials in the country's affluent east over a pollution stand-off that turned violent, the official Xinhua News Agency said, as Beijing tries to get tough on industrial abuses.

2005-12-27 07:45:29

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Hu Jintao gave no hint on a timetable for universal suffrage for Hong Kong on Tuesday and said any change must be gradual, a week after lawmakers there rejected Beijing-backed election reforms.

2005-12-22 03:57:26

By John Ruwitch HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Communist leaders criticised Hong Kong's pro-democracy lawmakers on Thursday for blocking an election reform package that the government argued would have made the territory more democratic.

2005-12-21 22:05:55

By Brian Rhoads BEIJING (Reuters) - China criticized Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers on Thursday for blocking a controversial election reform package, saying it ran counter to public opinion and the desires of the Chinese central leadership.

2005-12-21 21:09:54

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Thursday criticized Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers for blocking a controversial election reform package, saying it was unwilling to see a result that ran counter to public opinion.

2005-12-08 01:36:28

By John Ruwitch HONG KONG (Reuters) - When global trade leaders converge on Hong Kong next week for a World Trade Organization meeting, some 10,000 anti-globalization protesters are expected to be waiting for them to try to press home their demands.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'