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  1. 'Business as usual' for C.Y. if plan fails

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee, Peter So and Ng Kang-chung It will be business as usual if chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying's proposed government shake-up fails to be passed by July 1, academics say, while warning that new policies could face delays. The remarks came as they saw a 'slim chance' for Leung's restructuring plan to be passed before the transition of power, ...

  2. The sway of Big Business reaches right to the top

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lau Nai-keung Political scandals in this city have finally reached the very top. The recent expose of dealings between Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and some business tycoons have left many citizens gasping. To a lot of people, the term 'government-business collusion' was previously just a feeling, a suspicion, a conspiracy theory- and perhaps very few actually ...

  3. Green activists fight to break business hold

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung and Tanna Chong Three supporters of sustainable development are setting out to break the hold of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce on the Election Committee to decide on the next chief executive. Markus Shaw, Stephen Wong and Dr George ...

  4. Business alliance a sensible move

    Posted Aug 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The setting up of a new alliance among groups supporting the business sector in the Legislative Council will not bring about a dramatic change in our political environment. But it is a sensible step which will, hopefully, make Legco a little less fragmented and offer voters clearer choices. Three pro-business groups have joined forces in a bid to consolidate their political ...

  5. Henry Tang gets nod from business

    Posted Jul 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Henry Tang Ying-yen, who has a strong background in economic and financial issues, is likely to receive more support from the business sector in the race for the city's top job. Business leaders said they had 'good feelings' about the chief secretary and supported him to run for the chief executive's post in March. Their vote of confidence ...

  6. Business sector urged to seek 'super seats'

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung in Beijing The business sector should contest the five 'super district council' Legislative Council seats next year, Liberal Party honorary chairman James Tien Pei-chun says. The former lawmaker is confident that the pro-business party, despite having only eight elected district councillors eligible to stand, will secure the 15 nominations needed. ...

  7. James Tien planning business-backed charity

    Posted Jun 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung Former Liberal Party leader James Tien Pei-chun is teaming up with business to create a charitable foundation to serve the community amid concerns about social harmony. ... Possible projects included funding cataract surgery for elderly in need, and extending interest-free loans to university students. Tien said the idea had been looming in the business community ...

  8. Liberal exodus robs business of its voice

    Posted Aug 26th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Leading business executives have left the political party that aspired to be their voice in the Legislative Council, leaving the sector without a united force to represent its ... it the second-smallest of Hong Kong's five major political groupings. Some business executives have joined Economic Synergy, a group set up in June by legislators who quit the Liberals, but one observer ...

  9. Regina Ip 'too busy' to set her sights higher

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Despite a remarkable start to life as an elected lawmaker, Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee says she is in no hurry to make further plans for her political career, and the workload of a lawmaker had kept her busy enough. She said the workload had been her biggest surprise in her first year as a lawmaker. 'The low pay relative to the heavy workload was really quite ...

  10. Business bodies offer electoral reform plan

    Posted Sep 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Two business groups are pressing the case for retaining the functional constituencies in the Legislative Council, while increasing the number of eligible voters. Former chief secretary Sir David Akers-Jones, currently president of the Business and Professionals Federation of Hong Kong, said: 'We should stop thinking of how to get rid of the functional constituencies ...




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