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  1. Time for Leung 'to hand in his homework'

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... longer- there was room to change the rule about its discussions staying confidential. 'I was recruited to act as a bridge between the government and political parties, and between the government and the people,' she said. 'But if the Exco members have to keep tight-lipped about upcoming policy plans, little time will be left for consultation. Is it possible we can reveal ...

  2. As elections loom, sartorial makeovers boom

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... are also hanging up their pricey outfits, switching to clothes associated with the grass roots in a series of promotional videos which they say show them bridging the perceived distance between ... of the people' image to cultivate support- a Taiwanese official recalls receiving packages of vegetables and even a 'knee-long radish, via courier' from Leung. But 'Tang had little ...


    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of society. Because the city lacks a unique role in the economic development of the Pearl River Delta, Hong Kong's function as a bridge between China and the world will gradually fade away ... mainland society finally catching up to little Hong Kong, China's conscience and model of development for so many years. Joseph Wong Wing-ping Former secretary for civil service A1 Fifteen ...

  4. 25 years of dysfunctional constituencies is enough

    Posted Apr 18th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... to the test of time, perhaps democracy comes out a little more tried and true than functional constituencies, just perhaps, perchance. Maybe we could even 'merely adopt' this arrangement ... assistance, construction of a bridge, the funding of civil service pensions or better food for prison inmates, it doesn't help you to be an expert in any of these fields. In fact, you ...

  5. Yip, 83, puts younger rivals to shame in Fat Choy Race

    Posted Feb 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Race at The Peak. Yip, Hong Kong's oldest competitive runner, is normally a little late for most local races, and didn't disappoint yesterday after arriving at the start line a full five minutes after the rest of the 750-strong field had departed. By the time the super veteran cleared Homestead Bridge at the 600-metre point, eventual race winner Mark Williams ...

  6. What a parade of missteps and U-turns

    Posted Dec 26th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... including the Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge- sped up and the expansion of both trading in yuan and mainland tourism. The assisting hand of the mainland authorities, nevertheless, helped little ...

  7. Quitting aide highlights political system inequity

    Posted Jun 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... deserve their high posts and salaries. More worryingly, the appointments have done nothing to bridge the growing disconnect between the executive and legislative branches of government, ... the lowest-paid political assistants. Their monthly maximum allowance of HK$127,000, after deducting rental and administrative expenses, leaves them with little to pay their aides, who have no structured ...

  8. Delegate from HK got earful in the Great Hall

    Posted Mar 16th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... deputy said. Despite little response from the NPC to her first suggestions, Ms Fei has become accustomed to some of the 'Chinese characteristics' of the mainland's political system ... sides. That's why I'd like to play the role of a bridge,' she said. The Hong Kong-born businesswoman was one of only a few local youngsters who chose to study at mainland ...

  9. Donald Do-little

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Sarah Monks

    ... Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge. They also cite important bills now before the Legislative Council, such as on race discrimination and the West Kowloon Cultural District, and to consultations under way for other ... including the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. 'This looks like a huge expenditure but when you look at the amount of money and the number of years across and what is delivered in that time ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Aug 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... little bearing on Hong Kong's prosperity, which depends entirely on China. Even if countries like Greece or Iceland were to adopt Hong Kong's judiciary, it would not make them ... are conducted in a foreign language which its citizens barely understand. We have little to lose in the short term and everything to gain in the long term if we replace our judiciary with one similar ...




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