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  1. Political reforms likely in Macau

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Macau is likely to go ahead with political reforms as a public consultation has found most residents supportive of the proposed legislative and election changes, ... of the forming of the Legislative Council and the reform proposals. A wide consensus has been reached. 'Apart from pushing forward Macau's constitutional development, the city's security, ...

  2. Veteran head of HK and Macau office steps down after 14 years

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Albert Wong Veteran mainland bureaucrat Chen Zuoer has stepped down as executive deputy director of the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office ... director of Beijing's liaison office in Hong Kong, would succeed Mr Chen. Ms Hua, 55, worked in Macau in the 1990s as Beijing's general office director before joining the HKMAO in 2003. ...

  3. Rivals gripe over Peck's wrong number

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Pamela Peck Wan-kam, who is contesting a 'super seat' in the Legco election, has received complaints from pan-democratic candidates in all five geographical constituencies because she is using the wrong candidate ...

  4. Abolition by expansion eyed for Legco trade seats

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The legislature's functional constituencies should be abolished, and the best way to achieve that is by allowing more people to vote in them, a leading researcher on the evolution of Hong Kong's political system has proposed. 'D ...

  5. Tang's robust defence of trade seats dismays critics

    Posted Apr 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen yesterday fuelled speculation that functional constituencies are to stay indefinitely when he said other jurisdictions enjoyed equal suffrage with a 'one person, two votes' system. The trade-based ...

  6. No in-between

    Posted Apr 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Former Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference member Lau Nai-keung, who is a member of the Basic Law Committee, continued to hide behind the cover that pro-establishment politicians are not 'royalists' to launch his ...

  7. Wang Guangya says no rush on Article 23 law

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on the issue. It is the first time such a high-ranking official has stated publicly that the central government is in no rush for the law to be enacted. Wang Guangya, director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, made the remarks as he visited an outdoor market in Macau on the fourth day of a high-profile tour of Hong Kong and Macau. When asked about Article 23, Wang said: 'Hong Kong ...

  8. Behind the public face

    Posted Mar 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Christine Loh If I had to pick just one word to describe the overall theme of the Chinese Communist Party's history here, I would choose 'contradiction'. While it was a historical shame for China to lose Hong Kong to Britain in the 19th cen ...

  9. Pan-democrats refocus efforts on functional constituencies

    Posted Nov 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The proposed de facto referendum on universal suffrage could focus more on opposing the preservation of functional constituencies, in an attempt to avert any consideration by central authorities of re-interpreting the meaning of universal suff ...

  10. Beijing adviser calls for C.Y. to assert executive's role

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Tsinghua University's first Hong Kong and Macau affairs think tank. 'The political system [of Hong Kong] is an executive-led system, not a separation of powers between the executive, ... a similar role to that of the central government's liaison office today. He also helped form a think tank under the State Council to promote stability in Hong Kong and Macau soon after ...




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