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  1. Support for Tang falls to record-low 18.5 per cent

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So and Ada Lee Popular support for embattled chief executive candidate Henry Tang Ying-yen has hit a record low of 18.5 per cent in a three-horse race with 72.2 per cent ... the race, hit a record-high of 51.2 per cent. Leung's support rate has increased by 2.1 percentage points from the previous poll, widening his lead over the former chief secretary to 32.7 ...

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    HKU tracking poll has pan-democrats winning 15 geographical seats

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by KC NG, HELEN YU

    ... Dr Robert Chung Ting-yiu said it might be too early for pan-democrats to celebrate, noting that the proportion of undecided voters had risen to about 30 per cent. "Some people ... in tomorrow's Legislative Council election- but pan- democrats have been warned not to start counting their seats yet. According to a University of Hong Kong rolling poll, 15 pan-democrats have ...

  3. Councils 'will not be rubber stamps'

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 147 seats while pan-democrats won 83. Excluding those claiming to be independent or non-affiliated, the seats won by the pro-establishment camp outnumber pan-democrats in 15 district councils ...

  4. Citizen's duty

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the 15th anniversary of the Hong Kong handover, the inauguration of Leung and the annual July 1 protest march. Throw into this mix the disgust among Hongkongers over Li's death, and the stooge ...

  5. Troubled Tsang fails to convince

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... according to the latest University of Hong Kong poll. About 43 per cent said that Tsang should be suspended from duty during the ongoing Independent Commission Against Corruption investigation ... supported the bid so far. The impeachment procedure would require the support of at least 15 legislators to begin. However, the SCMP poll showed the public was split on such a bid, with 45 per cent ...

  6. When HKEx is 1 cent, John Tsang can boast

    Posted Jun 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... remember at this point that the government can easily have what it wants. It appoints half the directors and last year also bought 5.9 per cent of the shares, threatening to use this holding ... Kong's status as a financial centre or do you want it to make money for its shareholders? If it's the money you want then tell HKEx to run itself like the Jockey Club- take 20 HK cents out ...

  7. Surprise packages

    Posted Dec 11th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng The government's recent measures against property speculation have produced instant results, bringing property prices down significantly and dampening sales volume dramatically. The measures, which include levying additional stamp duty of between 5 and 15 per cent on flats resold within two years, have made speculation less profitable. But critics said the new ...

  8. 'Super seat' hopefuls have poor record of meeting residents

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... rate' of 88 per cent. Li, the Bank of East Asia's chairman, has decided against seeking re-election, and said his 27 years as a lawmaker were 'a waste of time'. Independent pan-democrat Andrew Cheng Kar-foo had a slightly better record than Li with a 'miss rate' of 77.1 per cent, up from 48.7 per cent from 2010 to last year. From 2008 to 2009, Cheng skipped 18 ...

  9. Letters

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Lam only doing his duty Chief Secretary Stephen Lam Sui-lung is leaving the government next month to study a one-year theology course at Oxford University. I think it is a pity ... Lam makes dignified exit', May 8), because of his bureaucratic tone and alleged absolute obedience to Beijing. In fact, he was only performing his duties. A civil servant has to protect ...

  10. On the Move

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on regulatory compliance issues in data privacy. Pierre Chan Partner, Baker and McKenzie Chan focuses on Hong Kong and regional tax planning, stamp duty, wealth management and succession planning, ...




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