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  1. Let Tsang finish his term, then conduct a proper probe

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Conference are now thinner than a piece of paper, but he does have his knighthood. While everybody is immersed in the speculation over Tsang's future, the role of the Independent Commission ... our way of handling this problem defies constitutional logic. As the head of a regional government, the chief executive should be subject to the supervision and discipline of the central ...

  2. Continuing unrest could see Article 23 shelved again

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lau Nai-keung Leo Goodstadt, the head of the Central Policy Unit before the handover, has talked about the colonial administration facing the 'constant menace that Hong Kong would ... that it may be ungovernable could well become a self-fulfilling prophecy. But as part of China, there is no chance of it happening; the central government will see to that. This is exactly why our ...

  3. Beijing rethinks its HK policies

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... development to a group of American military cadets at West Point, the US Army's elite military academy. The two incidents are not related, but they aroused interest because both Liao and Tung ... the party's Central Committee headed by Xi. Thus Xi and Liao both attended President Hu Jintao's meeting with Leung. Beijing's major decisions on Hong Kong are usually made by this working ...

  4. 36pc absentee rate at Tsang's strategic development talks

    Posted Aug 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Professor Wang Shaoguang and Dr Allan Wong Chi-yun, could not be reached for comment. A spokeswoman for the Central Policy Unit, which provides secretariat and research support to the commission ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Once described by Donald Tsang Yam-kuen as the government's 'most important advisory body', the Commission on Strategic Development has an average absentee ...

  5. Central government is not doing Hong Kong any special favours

    Posted May 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to flatter Beijing or fear being thought disloyal. Maybe out of patriotism they are trying- rather too hard- to make the central government more popular or appreciated among Hong Kong people. A more ... healthier to be honest and tell it like it is. Can anyone imagine the city leaders of London or New York fawning over central government decisions and pretending they are gifts from on high just ...

  6. Central bank vulnerable with no rules to govern top spot

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... with Shirley Yam When Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah insists on not giving a clear term of service to the city's central banker, he is ignoring reality in both the political and financial arena. Surprises and uncertainties are opportunities for speculators. The early leak of the forced retirement of central banker Joseph Yam Chi-kwong and the attack on the peg that followed ...

  7. Tang halves Leung's lead in popularity

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... benefits to help those on middle-range and lower incomes. The latest survey by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme, commissioned by Ming Pao Daily News, found Leung's ... survey, commissioned by the South China Morning Post from November 28 to December 1, showed Leung's support was more than double Tang's, at 47.3 per cent versus 23.8 per cent. Leung, ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... affairs. For example, the high Pentagon budget gives the military men in the US enormous clout in domestic and international affairs. The situation in China and Russia is much the same. ... Li's death'. He said he had passed on Hong Kong people's views on the matter to the central government. This is not the first time Mr Tsang has relayed people's concerns over ...

  9. Tsang urged to explain

    Posted Feb 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with the Independent Commission Against Corruption, seeking an investigation into whether he had breached anti-bribery laws. The lawmakers' invitation to Tsang comes after Legco's pro-establishment ... travelling fees for attending such meetings- even if he opted for a first-class seat- would always be covered by the central government, not him. Lawmaker Emily Lau Wai-hing said the controversy over ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Happy Valley End Occupy Central protest I think it's high time the authorities removed the Occupy Central protesters. Their site was an eyesore from the outset and it has gone downhill from ... of the rubbish that makes up this junk yard in the middle of Central. It looks even worse than some parts of the New Territories. I also find it most ironic that those eternally whining capitalist ...




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