» 12/29/2010, 00.00
HONG KONG – CHINA
Hong Kong becoming a leading centre for genomic research
BGI, the mainland’s leading genomic company, has set up a top research centre in the city. Thousands of genomic sequences will be studied. Experts now say Asian research centres can compete at the highest levels on the world stage.
12/12/2016 16:28:00 HONG KONG – CHINA
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp wins a quarter of seats in Election Committee, which picks the chief executive
The pro-democracy camp wins 20 per cent more over the 2011 elections, especially in the legal, information technology, health, welfare and architectural subsectors. Still, most on the Election Committee are pro-Beijing.
02/12/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy Central leaders to surrender to police, Card Zen to join them
It is unclear whether police will take them into custody or let them go. Occupy leaders call on students to stop their sit-ins and, to pre-empt frustrations and violent, urge them to develop alternative ways to continue the struggle. As the University Student Federation pledges to escalate protests, Scholarism's young leader Joshua Wong goes on a hunger strike.
30/06/2009 HONG KONG – CHINA
Beijing concerns about 1 July march in Hong Kong
At least 100,000 people are expected, including public sector employees frustrated by slow contract talks. A big turnout would be slap in the face of mainland China. Official ceremonies are scheduled in the morning, march for democracy in the afternoon.
17/01/2011 HONG KONG – CHINA
Uphill battle for Hong Kong residency now over
After almost 12 years of debate, Hong Kong will grant mainland-born children of Hong Kong residents the right to abode. For some parents who have already passed away, this comes too late. Over the years, the Church took a stance against the injustice.
27/05/2015 HONG KONG – CHINA
Beijing picks Tiananmen anniversary for meeting on Hong Kong’s political future
The Chinese government wants to meet with Hong Kong legislators on the day the territory holds its traditional pro-democracy rally. Hong Kong’s chief executive calls on 27 pro-democracy legislators to choose between the future and an anniversary. Pro-democracy iconic figure Lee Cheuk-yan calls for a boycott of the Shenzhen meeting.
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