Lau Siu-kai

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Lau Siu-kai said : “Government opponents are going through strenuous efforts to form new trade unions, hoping this could increase their chances of winning more seats in the legislative council,” External link

taipeitimes Friday, February 7, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Carrie Lam ) : "Carrie Lam already does not have a lot of political capital to dispense with, after her debacle in handling the prolonged civil unrest," External link

AsiaOne Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:00:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “Government opponents are going through strenuous efforts to form new trade unions, hoping this could increase their chances of winning more seats in the legislative council,” External link

macaudailytimes Wednesday, February 5, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “Government opponents are going through strenuous efforts to form new trade unions, hoping this could increase their chances of winning more seats in the legislative council,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, February 4, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “Government opponents are going through strenuous efforts to form new trade unions, hoping this could increase their chances of winning more seats in the legislative council,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, February 4, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “Government opponents are going through strenuous efforts to form new trade unions, hoping this could increase their chances of winning more seats in the legislative council,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, February 4, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong Kong has ) : "It is quite possible that Beijing wants someone with a good political status in China, as well as having a lot of experience in tackling political conflicts, to come over to Hong Kong to deal with the Hong Kong situation," External link

straitstimesSG Friday, January 10, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong Kong has ) : "All this makes Macau a poster boy not just as a model for Hong Kong, but also to tell the world that 'one country, two systems' can work," External link

elevenmyanmar Thursday, December 19, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "Although opposition camp won the victory, about 40 percent voted for pro-establishment camp, showing that the fundamental base of supporters for the camp has not changed," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, November 28, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "However, it has been becoming more politicized, about political agenda and political parties," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, November 28, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "Scoring a big win at the district council election won't guarantee pan-democratic groups could seek further influence on government's policies, or take control of the authority," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, November 28, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Kong Special Administrative Region ) : "Although it has not shaken Hong Kong's fundamental political landscape so far, the HKSAR government is urged to cooperate with the pro-establishment camp and to change its stance of governing without taking others' suggestions into account," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, November 28, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Kong Special Administrative Region ) : "But they need to understand that keeping political position in line with national interests is the only way to maintain 'one country, two systems' principle that ensures the future of Hong Kong," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, November 28, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Kong Special Administrative Region ) : "Such an attitude shows that the central government increasingly considers Hong Kong affairs from a national security perspective, as external forces challenge national sovereignty and seek to seize control of governance," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, November 28, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai added : "And the interpretation of the Basic Law would become more normalized, to make sure that the 'one country, two systems' principle is carried out in an accurate and comprehensive way," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, November 28, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "So the police and the government should make no mistake and continue enforcing the law. The HKSAR government and Hong Kong police haven't used all measures to stop violence yet, so it is unnecessary to ask the central government to get involved," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, November 13, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "The central government has already started helping the HKSAR government stop the violence. For instance, it has placed diplomatic pressure on foreign forces who incite riots in Hong Kong, and also supplied equipment to the Hong Kong police," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, November 13, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "Protesters are now facing increasing resistance from the society which has already suffered badly economically and politically," External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, November 5, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "Given Wong's separatist inclination and his close relationship with the anti-China American politicians, it is hard for the electoral officials to believe that he is loyal to Hong Kong and China and thus is qualified as a candidate," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, October 30, 2019 8:31:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "It's more like a tactic," "They whitewashed the colonial governance to smear the current administration. This is to pressure the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the central government to meet their demands" External link

ecns Friday, October 18, 2019 5:20:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Carrie Lam ) : “The Carrie Lam government is still trying to curry favor with the opposition, thinking that she has the support of the pro-Beijing people,” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “That is the last thing Beijing wants to do,” “Right now, Beijing is ready for a long, drawn-out war, because what is happening in Hong Kong is hurting Hong Kong more than the mainland” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:39:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "That is the last thing Beijing wants to do," "Right now, Beijing is ready for a long, drawn-out war, because what is happening in Hong Kong is hurting Hong Kong more than the mainland" External link

straitstimesSG Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “That is the last thing Beijing wants to do,” “Right now, Beijing is ready for a long, drawn-out war, because what is happening in Hong Kong is hurting Hong Kong more than the mainland” External link

nytimes Sunday, October 6, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai told : “From Beijing’s point of view the situation is very serious, that's why both the Hong Kong and central government cannot avoid to wait to crush the violence in Hong Kong,” External link

nationmultimedia Sunday, October 6, 2019 11:32:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “These small groups of protesters volunteered to be pawns of Western countries in a confrontation between China and the US,” External link

phnompenhpost Tuesday, September 17, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "These small groups of protesters volunteered to be pawns of Western countries in a confrontation between China and the US," External link

beijingreview-en Monday, September 16, 2019 5:35:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "These small groups of protesters volunteered to be pawns of Western countries in a confrontation between China and the US," External link

ecns Monday, September 16, 2019 4:46:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "These small groups of protesters volunteered to be pawns of Western countries in a confrontation between China and the US," External link

peopledaily Monday, September 16, 2019 4:13:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Carrie Lam ) : “Things have gone beyond the so-called jurisdiction of the Hong Kong government — even though the whole thing was triggered by Carrie Lam — to become something that must be handled by Beijing,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, September 4, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai disse : "As autoridades apostam que os protestos gradualmente diminuirão à medida que a polícia detenha os manifestantes mais radicais e a opinião pública se volte contra o uso da violência" External link

diariodonordeste Saturday, August 31, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai disse : "As autoridades apostam que os protestos gradualmente diminuirão à medida que a polícia detenha os manifestantes mais radicais e a opinião pública se volte contra o uso da violência" External link

atarde Saturday, August 31, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai disse : "As autoridades apostam que os protestos gradualmente diminuirão à medida que a polícia detenha os manifestantes mais radicais e a opinião pública se volte contra o uso da violência" External link

bemparana Saturday, August 31, 2019 1:50:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai disse : “As autoridades apostam que os protestos gradualmente diminuirão à medida que a polícia detenha os manifestantes mais radicais e a opinião pública se volte contra o uso da violência” External link

parana-online Saturday, August 31, 2019 1:32:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai disse : "As autoridades apostam que os protestos gradualmente diminuirão à medida que a polícia detenha os manifestantes mais radicais e a opinião pública se volte contra o uso da violência" External link

em Saturday, August 31, 2019 1:25:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “the mood of the police was lifted up and they became even more ferocious in putting down the protests,” External link

nytimes Friday, August 30, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "Beijing cannot allow or tolerate any government in Hong Kong [that] preaches against China or against the Chinese communist party," External link

CBC Monday, August 19, 2019 11:54:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "I would think in some ways the government has already surrendered," External link

CBC Monday, August 19, 2019 11:54:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "Beijing does not see [the] Hong Kong situation as out of control," "The number of violent people is a very limited number; as far as I can see it's about 1,000 to 2,000 people. And now some of the real leaders have been arrested by the police" External link

CBC Monday, August 19, 2019 11:54:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “What’s lacking is not the sources of information or the amount of information. In fact, they’re probably too abundant right now,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, August 16, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “The difficulty lies in how to synthesize and integrate all the information to present a meaningful, full picture that best represents the reality,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, August 16, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “Take the calls for universal suffrage as an example,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, August 16, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “What’s lacking is not the sources of information or the amount of information. In fact, they’re probably too abundant right now,” External link

politico Friday, August 16, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “The difficulty lies in how to synthesize and integrate all the information to present a meaningful, full picture that best represents the reality,” External link

politico Friday, August 16, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “Take the calls for universal suffrage as an example,” External link

politico Friday, August 16, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "Some still suggest the government fully withdraw the bill and set up an independent inquiry committee," External link

koreatimes Wednesday, August 7, 2019 6:09:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “Will the mobilisation of PLA troops further inflame the situation? There might be people who will resist or even revolt against the PLA, and that may lead to bloodshed,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 25, 2019 9:57:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "We are in a deadlock. Demonstrators are empowered by what happened in recent weeks, and the government is weakened and not prone to take hardline actions," External link

AsiaOne Monday, July 8, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “The fact that the Hong Kong government approached local think tanks at such an early date ... signifies a change in the mindset of officials in integrating the city with the mainland,” External link

scmp Monday, January 28, 2019 4:24:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “When ‘bow tie’ rolled out the 10 major infrastructure projects, there had not been much serious discussion in government” External link

scmp Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “The Greater Bay Area could take Tokyo Bay as a reference in city planning. Under growing trade ties between China and Japan, collaboration and trade between the two areas would rise accordingly,” External link

scmp Monday, January 14, 2019 4:37:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “Gone are the times that cultivated traditional and encyclopaedic intellectuals like Jao Tsung-i and Jin Yong. Also gone is the vibrant and complicated ‘big era of politics’ when elites like Chung Sze-yuen became leaders,” External link

scmp Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:14:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai added : “The past is the past. Each era has its problems and challenges. Their academic and political commitment, their passion and constant efforts to realise their beliefs, should serve as an example to us,” External link

scmp Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:14:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong Kong has ) : “Hong Kong has lost many irreplaceable talents in many areas,” External link

scmp Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:14:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong Kong has ) : “It was a time when the concerns and debates over Hong Kong’s future after its return to China had triggered such substantial fears that many chose to move abroad, and more in the city were looking for leaders who could represent Hong Kong’s interests in talks with Beijing and Britain,” External link

scmp Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:14:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong Kong has ) : “He once told me that, since he could not change the reality that China would take Hong Kong back, he decided to collaborate with Beijing to defend the city’s interests,” External link

scmp Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:14:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong Kong has ) : “If they hadn’t come to Hong Kong, would they have been able to enjoy the same free and inspiring environment for independent studies on the mainland?” External link

scmp Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:14:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong Kong has ) : “They enjoyed the most liberal period in Hong Kong’s history and they set off to see the world from the city,” “The city must defend its space for independent thinking, free expression and diversity, and fight the compulsion for unanimity that exists on the mainland, as we have seen more and more cases of excessive politicisation and accusations, particularly around the idea of independence,” External link

scmp Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:14:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong Kong has ) : “He left the post of being Beijing’s adviser on Hong Kong when he found the central government would not accept his suggestions, without holding any grudges,” “He continued his career in education and set a good example by protecting the protesting students when other university leaders wanted to punish them. This is the positive impact he had outside the political arena” External link

scmp Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:14:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong Kong Macau ) : “Beijing has always wanted Macau to reduce its reliance on the gaming industry, and become a commerce and trade platform,” External link

scmp Friday, December 28, 2018 5:09:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “The Greater Bay Area hit on two points that the Americans are most vigilant about,” External link

scmp Saturday, December 15, 2018 3:05:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Xi Jinping ) : “It is still unclear whether they will meet individually. Li may join her meeting with Xi as he’s the president’s most trusted aide,” External link

scmp Saturday, December 9, 2017 7:21:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Donald Tsang ) : “The central government might think that since Tsang has been discredited, he should not be elevated above the 1,989 electors,” External link

scmp Wednesday, November 22, 2017 2:16:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong ) : “The central government will not easily take action to eliminate any threat to national security originating from Hong Kong, but that does not mean that it will not take action at all” External link

scmp Friday, November 17, 2017 8:26:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong ) : “It was a very good example that Beijing could take action only when Hong Kong lacked effective legal means to handle national security threats” External link

scmp Friday, November 17, 2017 8:26:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai asked : “Honestly, to this day, I still do not know the aim and essence of the reforms. First of all, is it really necessary to give the unit a new name?” External link

scmp Friday, October 27, 2017 4:28:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong ) : “What I’m most concerned about is that not many people in the government conduct long-term strategic studies ... Now that Hong Kong is engaged more in the country’s strategic development, these studies have become more important,” External link

scmp Friday, October 27, 2017 4:28:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “If Hong Kong expresses certain needs through Li, it is going to be very effective. His sway over Xi is unparalleled,” External link

scmp Wednesday, October 25, 2017 8:38:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “While I couldn’t go into the details of what we chatted over, I am sure his style of open-minded communication is something Hong Kong’s pan-democrats should give him a chance for,” “In fact, learning how to deal with the opposition camp is the first thing Li has to grasp” External link

scmp Wednesday, October 25, 2017 8:38:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong ) : “He has a clear view how Hong Kong’s business opportunities could help inner, less developed provinces,” External link

scmp Wednesday, October 25, 2017 8:38:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “One of the prime tasks of the liaison office [in Hong Kong] is to unify the pro-China forces in order to diminish the support for the opposition or independence,” External link

scmp Tuesday, October 24, 2017 7:15:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong ) : "Hong Kong should actively contribute to the nation's advancement, and Hong Kong's young people will also enjoy a broader horizon and better opportunities," External link

china Sunday, October 22, 2017 11:18:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong ) : "Hong Kong should actively contribute to the nation's advancement, and Hong Kong's young people will also enjoy a broader horizon and better opportunities," External link

chinadaily Sunday, October 22, 2017 3:58:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai noted : “Whoever takes over from Zhang Dejiang will only be an implementer,” “I believe Xi will continue to watch over Hong Kong affairs. But given the strong ties between Xi and Li, if Li takes charge of Hong Kong affairs, he will understand the president’s thinking better (than others)” External link

todayonline Thursday, October 19, 2017 4:54:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “For example, it has the power on the cities’ defence, foreign affairs … as well as the power to assess legislations reported by the Legislative Council,” “He’s saying Hong Kong’s power comes from the central government, Hong Kong and Beijing must work together to uphold ‘one country, two systems’ … and fulfil their responsibility in safeguarding national sovereignty and security” External link

scmp Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:39:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “For example, it has the power on the cities’ defence, foreign affairs … as well as the power to assess legislations reported by the Legislative Council,” “He’s saying Hong Kong’s power comes from the central government, Hong Kong and Beijing must work together to uphold ‘one country, two systems’ … and fulfil their responsibility in safeguarding national sovereignty and security” External link

scmp Wednesday, October 18, 2017 3:56:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "There's been political turmoil in Hong Kong while the city's economy has been growing slowly, without much direction If Hong Kong is still a mess by 2021, how can it fit into the country's goal?" External link

koreatimes Tuesday, October 17, 2017 5:29:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "Xi's speech might not mention the sensitive phrase ‘Hong Kong independence' but it's reasonable to expect a fresh warning that internal and external forces, including those from Taiwan, must not use Hong Kong as a base to challenge China" External link

koreatimes Tuesday, October 17, 2017 5:29:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “There’s been political turmoil in Hong Kong while the city’s economy has been growing slowly, without much direction … If Hong Kong is still a mess by 2021, how can it fit into the country’s goal?” External link

scmp Tuesday, October 17, 2017 3:54:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “Xi’s speech might not mention the sensitive phrase ‘Hong Kong independence’ … but it’s reasonable to expect a fresh warning that internal and external forces, including those from Taiwan, must not use Hong Kong as a base to challenge China” External link

scmp Tuesday, October 17, 2017 3:54:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Xi Jinping ) : “Xi is likely to mention at the party congress that Beijing will continue to take that approach,” External link

scmp Monday, October 16, 2017 6:59:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “The identity of the person may never be disclosed,” External link

scmp Thursday, October 5, 2017 2:58:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "Giving students a more tolerant environment doesn't mean that there is no bottom line, no matter if it is morally or politically," External link

china.org.cn Saturday, September 9, 2017 11:00:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "Giving students a more tolerant environment doesn't mean that there is no bottom line, no matter if it is morally or politically," External link

peopledaily Saturday, September 9, 2017 6:52:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "Giving students a more tolerant environment doesn't mean that there is no bottom line, no matter if it is morally or politically," External link

chinadaily Saturday, September 9, 2017 2:48:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “The central government decided to state its preference for Lam because it wants to prevent the scenario of no clear winner in the March 26 election” External link

scmp Wednesday, March 8, 2017 10:38:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “there is an extreme ­situation where the central ­government believes a certain person would damage the interest of the nation or the central ­government or seriously threaten the ‘one country, two systems’ principle,” External link

scmp Friday, March 3, 2017 11:10:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “It will become sort of a special assistant to the chief executive,” External link

scmp Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:55:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “Society will be more concerned about the UGL issue,” External link

scmp Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:36:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Maria Tam ) : “The group created an extra deputy position and Tam has taken the place. We also have more members from Hong Kong and from Macau,” “This is to highlight that the group attaches great importance to Hong Kong” External link

scmp Sunday, February 19, 2017 12:57:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “Xu is very pragmatic and low key. He had handled many issues related to Hong Kong in the past,” “He can also communicate with Hongkongers as he speaks fluent Cantonese after spending a long period of time studying and working in Guangdong” External link

scmp Sunday, February 19, 2017 12:57:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Chen Zuoer ) : “Chen is more flowery in his verbal expression while Xu is a low-key person,” “But I think the think tank will continue its work” External link

scmp Thursday, February 16, 2017 6:25:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “The scenario may come true if Beijing stays neutral and allows a free run,” External link

scmp Wednesday, February 8, 2017 9:34:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “However, his policy measures still have some way to go before fully addressing the relevant problems,” “Leung had come up with many policy items in the past five years but they are mainly incremental measures based on existing policies. There is a dearth of important policy changes” External link

scmp Wednesday, January 18, 2017 8:58:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “By doing a humble reflection, Leung can sum up the lessons and point the direction for his successors,” “But he didn’t do so. It is a reflection of his temperament and character” External link

scmp Wednesday, January 18, 2017 8:58:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “Whoever aspires to run for the top job must demonstrate that he has the determination to ... defend national unity, sovereignty and safety,” External link

scmp Friday, December 23, 2016 9:32:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai told ( about Leung Chun ying ) : “Now Chief Executive Leung is not seeking another term, and that could actually lower the voting rate. Many people might think that their aims had been achieved and [ask themselves] why it was still necessary to vote,” External link

scmp Monday, December 12, 2016 8:24:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “Leung’s re-election would spark a backlash from Hong Kong people. The relationship between Hongkongers and the central government would unavoidably worsen,” External link

scmp Saturday, December 10, 2016 9:04:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “In the eyes of the central government, Tung’s standing is obviously higher than Leung’s as Tung plays a crucial role in the Sino-US relationship because of his connections with the elite in the US,” “Besides, Leung joining the CPPCC as a vice-chairman cannot draw a positive response from Hong Kong people because of Leung’s flagging popularity” External link

scmp Saturday, December 10, 2016 5:07:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Xi Jinping ) : “What is noteworthy is that unlike on similar occasions in the past, Xi didn’t give positive comments on Leung’s work before the cameras, and those remarks were only carried in the Xinhua report released subsequently,” External link

scmp Monday, November 21, 2016 6:57:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “The central government wants to avoid any speculation that it has anointed anyone or is manipulating the election,” External link

scmp Monday, November 21, 2016 11:36:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Xi Jinping ) : “What is noteworthy that unlike similar occasions in the past, Xi didn’t give positive comments on Leung’s work before the cameras, and those remarks were only carried in the Xinhua report released subsequently,” “Obviously Beijing wants to avoid any room for speculation about its preference for the next chief executive at this critical timing” External link

scmp Monday, November 21, 2016 11:36:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong Kong Macao ) : “This move should be able to stop once and for all pro-independent elements from using [Hong Kong’s legislature] as their platform,” External link

latimes Tuesday, November 8, 2016 4:45:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong Kong Macao ) : “This move should be able to stop once and for all pro-independent elements from using [Hong Kong’s legislature] as their platform,” External link

latimes Monday, November 7, 2016 4:37:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “If he did not change the decision, he would offend Beijing, the SAR government, all pro-establishment lawmakers and the public will,” External link

scmp Wednesday, October 26, 2016 11:36:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “Contacts between both sides have been expanded so they would not only involve the pro-government camp. They also approached the pan-democrats,” External link

scmp Saturday, October 1, 2016 4:02:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “That six radicals from the localist camp were elected is solid proof that the people are discontented with the Leung administration. When the central government considers the next chief executive, it cannot avoid weighing the factor of whether he or she can ease the social discontent,” External link

scmp Sunday, September 25, 2016 1:24:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “First, more young people came out to vote,” “Second, the middle class is becoming more radicalised” External link

scmp Saturday, September 10, 2016 4:06:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “In the past decade, there has been a surge in nationalistic ­sentiment on the mainland,” External link

scmp Tuesday, August 9, 2016 6:32:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai pointed out : “The mainland Chinese have not yet become hostile towards Hong Kong,” External link

scmp Tuesday, August 9, 2016 6:32:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “In the past decade, there has been a surge in nationalistic ­sentiment on the mainland,” External link

scmp Tuesday, August 9, 2016 4:53:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai pointed out ( about Hong ) : “The mainland Chinese have not yet become hostile towards Hong Kong,” External link

scmp Tuesday, August 9, 2016 4:53:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “It was messy ... but you can say that Leung has shown he is politically loyal and reliable as he made efforts to safeguard national security and sovereignty,” “I also think it is very unlikely for the polls to be organised again” External link

scmp Thursday, August 4, 2016 7:09:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “It was messy ... but you can say that Leung has shown he is politically loyal and reliable as he made efforts to safeguard national security and sovereignty,” “I also think it is very unlikely for the polls to be organised again” External link

scmp Thursday, August 4, 2016 6:47:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “It was messy ... but you can say that Leung has shown he is politically loyal and reliable as he made efforts to safeguard national security and sovereignty,” “I also think it is very unlikely for the polls to be organised again” External link

scmp Wednesday, August 3, 2016 6:48:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “If a pro-independence activist is barred from running in the Legislative Council, not only his supporters, but also voters who sympathise with him or some voters who do not support independence could vote for the radicals allowed in the race” External link

scmp Monday, July 25, 2016 3:44:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Tsai Ing-wen ) : “Tsai has already come under pressure for not responding directly to the 1992 consensus,” External link

scmp Sunday, June 19, 2016 5:59:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “It is even worse than the failure to attain universal suffrage and Beijing’s interpretation of the Basic Law in 1999,” External link

scmp Friday, June 17, 2016 4:19:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “But the impact won’t be so severe that the pro-government camp will lose its majority in the legislature,” External link

scmp Friday, June 17, 2016 4:19:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “But he did not seriously consider my proposal as he was struggling to cope with political crises at the time,” External link

scmp Tuesday, June 14, 2016 7:40:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “If Beijing has such an intention, it would leave the public the impression that the upcoming chief executive election is unfair,” “If Beijing gives its blessing at this stage to Leung for another term it could spark backlash and mass protests” External link

scmp Thursday, May 19, 2016 7:30:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "Some people in the pro-establishment camp are too optimistic. They think Occupy did not have public support [and that] people are angry with pan-democrats" External link

scmp Saturday, March 21, 2015 1:00:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "The NPCSC is the nation's highest legislature," "Its decisions cannot be challenged outside the mainland" External link

peopledaily Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:54:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “The NPCSC is the nation’s highest legislature,” “Its decisions cannot be challenged outside the mainland” External link

asianewsnet Thursday, March 5, 2015 9:20:00 AM EAT



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Lau Siu-kai said : “Government opponents are going through strenuous efforts to form new trade unions, hoping this could increase their chances of winning more seats in the legislative council,” External link

taipeitimes Friday, February 7, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Carrie Lam ) : "Carrie Lam already does not have a lot of political capital to dispense with, after her debacle in handling the prolonged civil unrest," External link

AsiaOne Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:00:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “Government opponents are going through strenuous efforts to form new trade unions, hoping this could increase their chances of winning more seats in the legislative council,” External link

macaudailytimes Wednesday, February 5, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “Government opponents are going through strenuous efforts to form new trade unions, hoping this could increase their chances of winning more seats in the legislative council,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, February 4, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “Government opponents are going through strenuous efforts to form new trade unions, hoping this could increase their chances of winning more seats in the legislative council,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, February 4, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “Government opponents are going through strenuous efforts to form new trade unions, hoping this could increase their chances of winning more seats in the legislative council,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, February 4, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong Kong has ) : "It is quite possible that Beijing wants someone with a good political status in China, as well as having a lot of experience in tackling political conflicts, to come over to Hong Kong to deal with the Hong Kong situation," External link

straitstimesSG Friday, January 10, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong Kong has ) : "All this makes Macau a poster boy not just as a model for Hong Kong, but also to tell the world that 'one country, two systems' can work," External link

elevenmyanmar Thursday, December 19, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "Although opposition camp won the victory, about 40 percent voted for pro-establishment camp, showing that the fundamental base of supporters for the camp has not changed," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, November 28, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "However, it has been becoming more politicized, about political agenda and political parties," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, November 28, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "Scoring a big win at the district council election won't guarantee pan-democratic groups could seek further influence on government's policies, or take control of the authority," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, November 28, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Kong Special Administrative Region ) : "Although it has not shaken Hong Kong's fundamental political landscape so far, the HKSAR government is urged to cooperate with the pro-establishment camp and to change its stance of governing without taking others' suggestions into account," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, November 28, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Kong Special Administrative Region ) : "But they need to understand that keeping political position in line with national interests is the only way to maintain 'one country, two systems' principle that ensures the future of Hong Kong," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, November 28, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Kong Special Administrative Region ) : "Such an attitude shows that the central government increasingly considers Hong Kong affairs from a national security perspective, as external forces challenge national sovereignty and seek to seize control of governance," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, November 28, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai added : "And the interpretation of the Basic Law would become more normalized, to make sure that the 'one country, two systems' principle is carried out in an accurate and comprehensive way," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, November 28, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "So the police and the government should make no mistake and continue enforcing the law. The HKSAR government and Hong Kong police haven't used all measures to stop violence yet, so it is unnecessary to ask the central government to get involved," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, November 13, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "The central government has already started helping the HKSAR government stop the violence. For instance, it has placed diplomatic pressure on foreign forces who incite riots in Hong Kong, and also supplied equipment to the Hong Kong police," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, November 13, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "Protesters are now facing increasing resistance from the society which has already suffered badly economically and politically," External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, November 5, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "Given Wong's separatist inclination and his close relationship with the anti-China American politicians, it is hard for the electoral officials to believe that he is loyal to Hong Kong and China and thus is qualified as a candidate," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, October 30, 2019 8:31:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "It's more like a tactic," "They whitewashed the colonial governance to smear the current administration. This is to pressure the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the central government to meet their demands" External link

ecns Friday, October 18, 2019 5:20:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Carrie Lam ) : “The Carrie Lam government is still trying to curry favor with the opposition, thinking that she has the support of the pro-Beijing people,” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “That is the last thing Beijing wants to do,” “Right now, Beijing is ready for a long, drawn-out war, because what is happening in Hong Kong is hurting Hong Kong more than the mainland” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:39:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "That is the last thing Beijing wants to do," "Right now, Beijing is ready for a long, drawn-out war, because what is happening in Hong Kong is hurting Hong Kong more than the mainland" External link

straitstimesSG Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “That is the last thing Beijing wants to do,” “Right now, Beijing is ready for a long, drawn-out war, because what is happening in Hong Kong is hurting Hong Kong more than the mainland” External link

nytimes Sunday, October 6, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai told : “From Beijing’s point of view the situation is very serious, that's why both the Hong Kong and central government cannot avoid to wait to crush the violence in Hong Kong,” External link

nationmultimedia Sunday, October 6, 2019 11:32:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “These small groups of protesters volunteered to be pawns of Western countries in a confrontation between China and the US,” External link

phnompenhpost Tuesday, September 17, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "These small groups of protesters volunteered to be pawns of Western countries in a confrontation between China and the US," External link

beijingreview-en Monday, September 16, 2019 5:35:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "These small groups of protesters volunteered to be pawns of Western countries in a confrontation between China and the US," External link

ecns Monday, September 16, 2019 4:46:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "These small groups of protesters volunteered to be pawns of Western countries in a confrontation between China and the US," External link

peopledaily Monday, September 16, 2019 4:13:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Carrie Lam ) : “Things have gone beyond the so-called jurisdiction of the Hong Kong government — even though the whole thing was triggered by Carrie Lam — to become something that must be handled by Beijing,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, September 4, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai disse : "As autoridades apostam que os protestos gradualmente diminuirão à medida que a polícia detenha os manifestantes mais radicais e a opinião pública se volte contra o uso da violência" External link

diariodonordeste Saturday, August 31, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai disse : "As autoridades apostam que os protestos gradualmente diminuirão à medida que a polícia detenha os manifestantes mais radicais e a opinião pública se volte contra o uso da violência" External link

atarde Saturday, August 31, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai disse : "As autoridades apostam que os protestos gradualmente diminuirão à medida que a polícia detenha os manifestantes mais radicais e a opinião pública se volte contra o uso da violência" External link

bemparana Saturday, August 31, 2019 1:50:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai disse : “As autoridades apostam que os protestos gradualmente diminuirão à medida que a polícia detenha os manifestantes mais radicais e a opinião pública se volte contra o uso da violência” External link

parana-online Saturday, August 31, 2019 1:32:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai disse : "As autoridades apostam que os protestos gradualmente diminuirão à medida que a polícia detenha os manifestantes mais radicais e a opinião pública se volte contra o uso da violência" External link

em Saturday, August 31, 2019 1:25:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “the mood of the police was lifted up and they became even more ferocious in putting down the protests,” External link

nytimes Friday, August 30, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "Beijing cannot allow or tolerate any government in Hong Kong [that] preaches against China or against the Chinese communist party," External link

CBC Monday, August 19, 2019 11:54:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "I would think in some ways the government has already surrendered," External link

CBC Monday, August 19, 2019 11:54:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "Beijing does not see [the] Hong Kong situation as out of control," "The number of violent people is a very limited number; as far as I can see it's about 1,000 to 2,000 people. And now some of the real leaders have been arrested by the police" External link

CBC Monday, August 19, 2019 11:54:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “What’s lacking is not the sources of information or the amount of information. In fact, they’re probably too abundant right now,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, August 16, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “The difficulty lies in how to synthesize and integrate all the information to present a meaningful, full picture that best represents the reality,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, August 16, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “Take the calls for universal suffrage as an example,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, August 16, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “What’s lacking is not the sources of information or the amount of information. In fact, they’re probably too abundant right now,” External link

politico Friday, August 16, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “The difficulty lies in how to synthesize and integrate all the information to present a meaningful, full picture that best represents the reality,” External link

politico Friday, August 16, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “Take the calls for universal suffrage as an example,” External link

politico Friday, August 16, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "Some still suggest the government fully withdraw the bill and set up an independent inquiry committee," External link

koreatimes Wednesday, August 7, 2019 6:09:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “Will the mobilisation of PLA troops further inflame the situation? There might be people who will resist or even revolt against the PLA, and that may lead to bloodshed,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 25, 2019 9:57:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "We are in a deadlock. Demonstrators are empowered by what happened in recent weeks, and the government is weakened and not prone to take hardline actions," External link

AsiaOne Monday, July 8, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “The fact that the Hong Kong government approached local think tanks at such an early date ... signifies a change in the mindset of officials in integrating the city with the mainland,” External link

scmp Monday, January 28, 2019 4:24:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “When ‘bow tie’ rolled out the 10 major infrastructure projects, there had not been much serious discussion in government” External link

scmp Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “The Greater Bay Area could take Tokyo Bay as a reference in city planning. Under growing trade ties between China and Japan, collaboration and trade between the two areas would rise accordingly,” External link

scmp Monday, January 14, 2019 4:37:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “Gone are the times that cultivated traditional and encyclopaedic intellectuals like Jao Tsung-i and Jin Yong. Also gone is the vibrant and complicated ‘big era of politics’ when elites like Chung Sze-yuen became leaders,” External link

scmp Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:14:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai added : “The past is the past. Each era has its problems and challenges. Their academic and political commitment, their passion and constant efforts to realise their beliefs, should serve as an example to us,” External link

scmp Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:14:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong Kong has ) : “Hong Kong has lost many irreplaceable talents in many areas,” External link

scmp Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:14:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong Kong has ) : “It was a time when the concerns and debates over Hong Kong’s future after its return to China had triggered such substantial fears that many chose to move abroad, and more in the city were looking for leaders who could represent Hong Kong’s interests in talks with Beijing and Britain,” External link

scmp Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:14:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong Kong has ) : “He once told me that, since he could not change the reality that China would take Hong Kong back, he decided to collaborate with Beijing to defend the city’s interests,” External link

scmp Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:14:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong Kong has ) : “If they hadn’t come to Hong Kong, would they have been able to enjoy the same free and inspiring environment for independent studies on the mainland?” External link

scmp Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:14:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong Kong has ) : “They enjoyed the most liberal period in Hong Kong’s history and they set off to see the world from the city,” “The city must defend its space for independent thinking, free expression and diversity, and fight the compulsion for unanimity that exists on the mainland, as we have seen more and more cases of excessive politicisation and accusations, particularly around the idea of independence,” External link

scmp Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:14:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong Kong has ) : “He left the post of being Beijing’s adviser on Hong Kong when he found the central government would not accept his suggestions, without holding any grudges,” “He continued his career in education and set a good example by protecting the protesting students when other university leaders wanted to punish them. This is the positive impact he had outside the political arena” External link

scmp Sunday, December 30, 2018 8:14:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong Kong Macau ) : “Beijing has always wanted Macau to reduce its reliance on the gaming industry, and become a commerce and trade platform,” External link

scmp Friday, December 28, 2018 5:09:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “The Greater Bay Area hit on two points that the Americans are most vigilant about,” External link

scmp Saturday, December 15, 2018 3:05:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Xi Jinping ) : “It is still unclear whether they will meet individually. Li may join her meeting with Xi as he’s the president’s most trusted aide,” External link

scmp Saturday, December 9, 2017 7:21:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Donald Tsang ) : “The central government might think that since Tsang has been discredited, he should not be elevated above the 1,989 electors,” External link

scmp Wednesday, November 22, 2017 2:16:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong ) : “The central government will not easily take action to eliminate any threat to national security originating from Hong Kong, but that does not mean that it will not take action at all” External link

scmp Friday, November 17, 2017 8:26:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong ) : “It was a very good example that Beijing could take action only when Hong Kong lacked effective legal means to handle national security threats” External link

scmp Friday, November 17, 2017 8:26:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai asked : “Honestly, to this day, I still do not know the aim and essence of the reforms. First of all, is it really necessary to give the unit a new name?” External link

scmp Friday, October 27, 2017 4:28:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong ) : “What I’m most concerned about is that not many people in the government conduct long-term strategic studies ... Now that Hong Kong is engaged more in the country’s strategic development, these studies have become more important,” External link

scmp Friday, October 27, 2017 4:28:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “If Hong Kong expresses certain needs through Li, it is going to be very effective. His sway over Xi is unparalleled,” External link

scmp Wednesday, October 25, 2017 8:38:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “While I couldn’t go into the details of what we chatted over, I am sure his style of open-minded communication is something Hong Kong’s pan-democrats should give him a chance for,” “In fact, learning how to deal with the opposition camp is the first thing Li has to grasp” External link

scmp Wednesday, October 25, 2017 8:38:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong ) : “He has a clear view how Hong Kong’s business opportunities could help inner, less developed provinces,” External link

scmp Wednesday, October 25, 2017 8:38:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “One of the prime tasks of the liaison office [in Hong Kong] is to unify the pro-China forces in order to diminish the support for the opposition or independence,” External link

scmp Tuesday, October 24, 2017 7:15:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong ) : "Hong Kong should actively contribute to the nation's advancement, and Hong Kong's young people will also enjoy a broader horizon and better opportunities," External link

china Sunday, October 22, 2017 11:18:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong ) : "Hong Kong should actively contribute to the nation's advancement, and Hong Kong's young people will also enjoy a broader horizon and better opportunities," External link

chinadaily Sunday, October 22, 2017 3:58:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai noted : “Whoever takes over from Zhang Dejiang will only be an implementer,” “I believe Xi will continue to watch over Hong Kong affairs. But given the strong ties between Xi and Li, if Li takes charge of Hong Kong affairs, he will understand the president’s thinking better (than others)” External link

todayonline Thursday, October 19, 2017 4:54:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “For example, it has the power on the cities’ defence, foreign affairs … as well as the power to assess legislations reported by the Legislative Council,” “He’s saying Hong Kong’s power comes from the central government, Hong Kong and Beijing must work together to uphold ‘one country, two systems’ … and fulfil their responsibility in safeguarding national sovereignty and security” External link

scmp Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:39:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “For example, it has the power on the cities’ defence, foreign affairs … as well as the power to assess legislations reported by the Legislative Council,” “He’s saying Hong Kong’s power comes from the central government, Hong Kong and Beijing must work together to uphold ‘one country, two systems’ … and fulfil their responsibility in safeguarding national sovereignty and security” External link

scmp Wednesday, October 18, 2017 3:56:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "There's been political turmoil in Hong Kong while the city's economy has been growing slowly, without much direction If Hong Kong is still a mess by 2021, how can it fit into the country's goal?" External link

koreatimes Tuesday, October 17, 2017 5:29:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "Xi's speech might not mention the sensitive phrase ‘Hong Kong independence' but it's reasonable to expect a fresh warning that internal and external forces, including those from Taiwan, must not use Hong Kong as a base to challenge China" External link

koreatimes Tuesday, October 17, 2017 5:29:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “There’s been political turmoil in Hong Kong while the city’s economy has been growing slowly, without much direction … If Hong Kong is still a mess by 2021, how can it fit into the country’s goal?” External link

scmp Tuesday, October 17, 2017 3:54:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “Xi’s speech might not mention the sensitive phrase ‘Hong Kong independence’ … but it’s reasonable to expect a fresh warning that internal and external forces, including those from Taiwan, must not use Hong Kong as a base to challenge China” External link

scmp Tuesday, October 17, 2017 3:54:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Xi Jinping ) : “Xi is likely to mention at the party congress that Beijing will continue to take that approach,” External link

scmp Monday, October 16, 2017 6:59:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “The identity of the person may never be disclosed,” External link

scmp Thursday, October 5, 2017 2:58:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "Giving students a more tolerant environment doesn't mean that there is no bottom line, no matter if it is morally or politically," External link

china.org.cn Saturday, September 9, 2017 11:00:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "Giving students a more tolerant environment doesn't mean that there is no bottom line, no matter if it is morally or politically," External link

peopledaily Saturday, September 9, 2017 6:52:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "Giving students a more tolerant environment doesn't mean that there is no bottom line, no matter if it is morally or politically," External link

chinadaily Saturday, September 9, 2017 2:48:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “The central government decided to state its preference for Lam because it wants to prevent the scenario of no clear winner in the March 26 election” External link

scmp Wednesday, March 8, 2017 10:38:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “there is an extreme ­situation where the central ­government believes a certain person would damage the interest of the nation or the central ­government or seriously threaten the ‘one country, two systems’ principle,” External link

scmp Friday, March 3, 2017 11:10:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “It will become sort of a special assistant to the chief executive,” External link

scmp Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:55:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “Society will be more concerned about the UGL issue,” External link

scmp Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:36:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Maria Tam ) : “The group created an extra deputy position and Tam has taken the place. We also have more members from Hong Kong and from Macau,” “This is to highlight that the group attaches great importance to Hong Kong” External link

scmp Sunday, February 19, 2017 12:57:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “Xu is very pragmatic and low key. He had handled many issues related to Hong Kong in the past,” “He can also communicate with Hongkongers as he speaks fluent Cantonese after spending a long period of time studying and working in Guangdong” External link

scmp Sunday, February 19, 2017 12:57:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Chen Zuoer ) : “Chen is more flowery in his verbal expression while Xu is a low-key person,” “But I think the think tank will continue its work” External link

scmp Thursday, February 16, 2017 6:25:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “The scenario may come true if Beijing stays neutral and allows a free run,” External link

scmp Wednesday, February 8, 2017 9:34:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “However, his policy measures still have some way to go before fully addressing the relevant problems,” “Leung had come up with many policy items in the past five years but they are mainly incremental measures based on existing policies. There is a dearth of important policy changes” External link

scmp Wednesday, January 18, 2017 8:58:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “By doing a humble reflection, Leung can sum up the lessons and point the direction for his successors,” “But he didn’t do so. It is a reflection of his temperament and character” External link

scmp Wednesday, January 18, 2017 8:58:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “Whoever aspires to run for the top job must demonstrate that he has the determination to ... defend national unity, sovereignty and safety,” External link

scmp Friday, December 23, 2016 9:32:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai told ( about Leung Chun ying ) : “Now Chief Executive Leung is not seeking another term, and that could actually lower the voting rate. Many people might think that their aims had been achieved and [ask themselves] why it was still necessary to vote,” External link

scmp Monday, December 12, 2016 8:24:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “Leung’s re-election would spark a backlash from Hong Kong people. The relationship between Hongkongers and the central government would unavoidably worsen,” External link

scmp Saturday, December 10, 2016 9:04:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “In the eyes of the central government, Tung’s standing is obviously higher than Leung’s as Tung plays a crucial role in the Sino-US relationship because of his connections with the elite in the US,” “Besides, Leung joining the CPPCC as a vice-chairman cannot draw a positive response from Hong Kong people because of Leung’s flagging popularity” External link

scmp Saturday, December 10, 2016 5:07:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Xi Jinping ) : “What is noteworthy is that unlike on similar occasions in the past, Xi didn’t give positive comments on Leung’s work before the cameras, and those remarks were only carried in the Xinhua report released subsequently,” External link

scmp Monday, November 21, 2016 6:57:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “The central government wants to avoid any speculation that it has anointed anyone or is manipulating the election,” External link

scmp Monday, November 21, 2016 11:36:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Xi Jinping ) : “What is noteworthy that unlike similar occasions in the past, Xi didn’t give positive comments on Leung’s work before the cameras, and those remarks were only carried in the Xinhua report released subsequently,” “Obviously Beijing wants to avoid any room for speculation about its preference for the next chief executive at this critical timing” External link

scmp Monday, November 21, 2016 11:36:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong Kong Macao ) : “This move should be able to stop once and for all pro-independent elements from using [Hong Kong’s legislature] as their platform,” External link

latimes Tuesday, November 8, 2016 4:45:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Hong Kong Macao ) : “This move should be able to stop once and for all pro-independent elements from using [Hong Kong’s legislature] as their platform,” External link

latimes Monday, November 7, 2016 4:37:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “If he did not change the decision, he would offend Beijing, the SAR government, all pro-establishment lawmakers and the public will,” External link

scmp Wednesday, October 26, 2016 11:36:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “Contacts between both sides have been expanded so they would not only involve the pro-government camp. They also approached the pan-democrats,” External link

scmp Saturday, October 1, 2016 4:02:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “That six radicals from the localist camp were elected is solid proof that the people are discontented with the Leung administration. When the central government considers the next chief executive, it cannot avoid weighing the factor of whether he or she can ease the social discontent,” External link

scmp Sunday, September 25, 2016 1:24:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “First, more young people came out to vote,” “Second, the middle class is becoming more radicalised” External link

scmp Saturday, September 10, 2016 4:06:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “In the past decade, there has been a surge in nationalistic ­sentiment on the mainland,” External link

scmp Tuesday, August 9, 2016 6:32:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai pointed out : “The mainland Chinese have not yet become hostile towards Hong Kong,” External link

scmp Tuesday, August 9, 2016 6:32:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “In the past decade, there has been a surge in nationalistic ­sentiment on the mainland,” External link

scmp Tuesday, August 9, 2016 4:53:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai pointed out ( about Hong ) : “The mainland Chinese have not yet become hostile towards Hong Kong,” External link

scmp Tuesday, August 9, 2016 4:53:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “It was messy ... but you can say that Leung has shown he is politically loyal and reliable as he made efforts to safeguard national security and sovereignty,” “I also think it is very unlikely for the polls to be organised again” External link

scmp Thursday, August 4, 2016 7:09:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “It was messy ... but you can say that Leung has shown he is politically loyal and reliable as he made efforts to safeguard national security and sovereignty,” “I also think it is very unlikely for the polls to be organised again” External link

scmp Thursday, August 4, 2016 6:47:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “It was messy ... but you can say that Leung has shown he is politically loyal and reliable as he made efforts to safeguard national security and sovereignty,” “I also think it is very unlikely for the polls to be organised again” External link

scmp Wednesday, August 3, 2016 6:48:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “If a pro-independence activist is barred from running in the Legislative Council, not only his supporters, but also voters who sympathise with him or some voters who do not support independence could vote for the radicals allowed in the race” External link

scmp Monday, July 25, 2016 3:44:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said ( about Tsai Ing-wen ) : “Tsai has already come under pressure for not responding directly to the 1992 consensus,” External link

scmp Sunday, June 19, 2016 5:59:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “It is even worse than the failure to attain universal suffrage and Beijing’s interpretation of the Basic Law in 1999,” External link

scmp Friday, June 17, 2016 4:19:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “But the impact won’t be so severe that the pro-government camp will lose its majority in the legislature,” External link

scmp Friday, June 17, 2016 4:19:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “But he did not seriously consider my proposal as he was struggling to cope with political crises at the time,” External link

scmp Tuesday, June 14, 2016 7:40:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “If Beijing has such an intention, it would leave the public the impression that the upcoming chief executive election is unfair,” “If Beijing gives its blessing at this stage to Leung for another term it could spark backlash and mass protests” External link

scmp Thursday, May 19, 2016 7:30:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "Some people in the pro-establishment camp are too optimistic. They think Occupy did not have public support [and that] people are angry with pan-democrats" External link

scmp Saturday, March 21, 2015 1:00:00 AM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : "The NPCSC is the nation's highest legislature," "Its decisions cannot be challenged outside the mainland" External link

peopledaily Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:54:00 PM EAT

Lau Siu-kai said : “The NPCSC is the nation’s highest legislature,” “Its decisions cannot be challenged outside the mainland” External link

asianewsnet Thursday, March 5, 2015 9:20:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
professor73.25%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
head5.10%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
vice-president8.28%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
former head of the government0.64%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
political commentator1.27%EN08/11/201711/08/2017
commentator professor1.27%EN08/11/201711/08/2017
adviser1.27%EN07/01/201701/07/2017
chairman0.64%EN07/01/201701/07/2017
political analyst0.64%EN01/02/201702/01/2017
analyst0.64%EN01/02/201702/01/2017
leader1.27%EN12/19/201619/12/2016
vice president of the china2.55%EN11/08/201608/11/2016
ancien conseiller0.64%FR11/07/201607/11/2016
conseiller0.64%FR11/07/201607/11/2016
former head of government1.27%EN09/02/201602/09/2016
former government adviser0.64%EN06/13/201613/06/2016
Names Lang Count
Lau Siu-kaiEN98.28%
Lau Siu-kaiSA0.86%
Lau Siu-kaiFR0.86%


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