Daily Archives: January 21, 2015


BLOG – ‘Decolonisation’: Beijing’s Slow Reinterpretation of Hong Kong’s Basic Law

At the FCC on Monday, veteran journalist Ching Cheong argued that, since 2003, Beijing’s treatment of Hong Kong amounts to a de facto amendment to the Basic Law.

Cheong, who is chairman of the Independent Commentators Association, said that China misread the mass pro-democracy protests of 2003, attributing them to a lack of patriotism and a colonial hangover. Therefore, Beijing began a slow ‘decolonisation’ process, involving the enforcement of ‘national education’ and a greater role for Chinese authorities in running the SAR.

In preparation for this shift of policy towards Hong Kong, Beijing sparked debates in the city about the meaning of patriotism and the nature of the Basic Law.

During the launch of a new campaign group called ‘2047 Monitor’ Cheong presented a chronology detailing how China has eroded the SAR’s mini-constitution over the past 12 years.

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HK LIFE – Taxis & Vans in Hong Kong: All You Need To Know

Taxis:

Taxis in Hong Kong may be booked privately through taxi companies or via third party apps. Below is a comprehensive list of taxi services around the territory…

Red Hong Kong Island/Kowloon taxis:

  • Hong Kong Taxi Centre – 2574 7311
  • Taxicom Vehicle Owners Association – 2529 8822
  • Chuen Lee RadioTaxi Association – 2398 1881
  • Hong Kong Taxicab Call Centre – 2186 6866
  • City Taxi O.D. Association Co. Ltd – 2343 3189
  • Fraternity Taxi Owners Association – 2527 6324
  • Royal Motors Taxi Company – 2571 2929
  • Happy Taxi Operator’s Association – 2728 8282
  • Hong Kong & Kowloon Radio Car Owners Association – 2760 0455
  • Hong Kong & Kowloon Rich Radio – 2729 1199
  • Hong Kong Kowloon Taxi & Lorry Owners Association – 2572 0097
  • Pak Kai Taxi Owners Association – 2728 2281
  • Abbo Taxi Owners Association – 2383 0168
  • Rights of Taxi (Si Hai) Telecommunication Center – 2332 2571
  • Sha Tin Taxi Service Association – 2332 2571
  • The Kowloon Taxi Owners Association – 2760 0411
  • The Taxi Operators Association – 2362 2337
  • United Friendship Taxi Owners & Drivers Association – 2760 0477
  • United Radio Taxi & Goods Vehicle Association – 2332 2477
  • Wai Fat Taxi Owners Association – 2861 1008
  • Wai Yik H.K. & Kln. & N.T. Taxi Owners Association – 2776 7885
  • Wing Lee Radio Car Traders Association – 2397 0922
  • Wing Tai Car Owners & Drivers Association – 2527 8524
  • Yik Sun Radiocabs Operators Association – 2394 0111