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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US in no position to blame Hong Kong over Snowden

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan says it can't shirk its responsibility in the intelligence leak As someone who went to high school and college in the US, I have American friends. Some think I have ... the moral high ground this time. Instead, they blamed Hong Kong and China. Bernard Chan is a member of the Executive Council US in no position to blame Hong Kong over Snowden ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No quick fix to our complex problems

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan says outcry to act now is understandable but unrealistic Hong Kong people are frustrated and impatient for action to tackle issues like housing affordability, poverty ... - other environmental, legal, planning and regulatory hurdles. This is not about quick fixes; it is about long-term, and probably long overdue, change. Bernard Chan is a member of the Executive ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TV LICENCE ROW

    Exco owes public an explanation over TV licences, says member Bernard Chan

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 04:56am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Bernard Chan argues council must explain what it does as it does it, in wake of HKTV episode Exco owes public an explanation, says member Executive Council members should explain government policies to the public throughout the decision-making process, instead of doing so at the last minute, according to Exco member Bernard Chan. The public had ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Farmland may be another option to ease land crisis, says Exco’s Bernard Chan

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT, Tanna Chong

    ... Joshua But and Tanna Chong Alternatives should be considered along with the country parks, Exco member Bernard Chan says Farmland 'may be option to ease the housing crisis' Executive councillor Bernard Chan has waded into the controversy over where to find land to build more homes. He urged a debate on alternative options to boost supply, not just by cutting ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Bernard Chan says 2017 election may require leap of faith from Beijing

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Bernard Chan says that it would be counterproductive for Beijing to put too many obstacles in path of 2017 election Exco man warns on leader's mandate Executive Councillor Bernard Chan conceded yesterday that it would be difficult for a pro-establishment candidate to win the 2017 chief executive race with a proper mandate should Beijing put too ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Andrew Lam takes over from Bernard Chan at helm of antiquities board

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AMY NIP AND OLGA WONG

    ... Amy Nip and Olga Wong Andrew Lam, who advised chief executive on land policy, leads the heritage board Bernard Chan's successor named A town planner who offered to quit the Antiquities Advisory Board together with Bernard Chan during the Government Hill controversy has been appointed its new chairman. Andrew Lam Siu-lo will serve as head of the board for a term of two ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL SECURITY

    'There's no free lunch,' says Chan of universal pension

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... no free lunch' in pensions for all Executive councillor Bernard Chan has urged the government to reveal how much a universal pension scheme would cost taxpayers, a move he says is needed to assist public debate. Chan, who chairs the Council of Social Service, said the authorities should ask people how much extra they would be prepared to pay for different levels of pensions ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The origins of China's economic ideology

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by RANDALL MORCK, BERNARD YEUNG

    ... Randall Morck and Bernard Yeung Randall Morck and Bernard Yeung find a discredited Catholic ideology resurrected in - of all places - post-socialist, quasi-capitalist China Party doctrine ... it counsels Chinese technocrats against dogma-driven economic policies. Randall Morck is university professor and Jarislowsky chair at the Alberta School of Business. Bernard Yeung is dean ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Leaders must ease Hong Kong worries over 'sham suffrage'

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Leaders must act fast to defuse anxiety over 'sham suffrage' I refer to the article by Bernard Chan ("2017 election is but a step on nation's road to modernity", ... reforms in China. However, Mr Chan has underestimated the serious concern about a sham universal suffrage manipulated by Beijing in 2017. It is a gathering hurricane rather than "a storm ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Popular executive councillor 'not interested' in running for top job

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... executive election says he is "not interested" in running for the top job. Bernard Chan said it was tough to form a governing team given the current political climate. Chan said ... Chun-ying has vowed to seek re-election in 2017 but some observers doubt his prospects of winning by universal suffrage unless he can boost his flagging popularity. Chan, 48, is seen by some ...




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