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  1. Law may be needed to stop historic Central area being overdeveloped

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... the west wing of the Central Government Offices complex after it is demolished. Critics said the 'conservation package' for Central announced by Donald Tsang Yam-kuen in his policy address on Wednesday was only an ad-hoc measure for individual buildings rather than a genuine advancement of heritage policy. The study was released the day after Tsang said the east and central ...

  2. Low turnout highlights irrelevance of poll

    Posted May 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sunday's poll for members of the Election Committee met with an unenthusiastic response from voters. This is hardly a surprise. The low turnout is a reflection of the growing air ... on Sunday would, therefore, have been under no illusion that their choice of Election Committee members would make much of a difference to the outcome in July. Despite this, turnout was high in two ...

  3. Building owners must have committees if Team Clean rules get go-ahead

    Posted Aug 10th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Patsy Moy

    ... Building owners will be forced to set up committees to manage their properties if Team Clean's drastic plans for a cleaner Hong Kong become reality. And judges may be asked to approve the sale of a property to pay for cleaning it up. Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said the government would hire companies to clean buildings that lacked owners' committees. If flat-owners did ...

  4. Democrats launch bid for Election Committee seats

    Posted Feb 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn The pro-democracy camp has begun its campaign to garner at least 100 of the 800 seats on the Election Committee that will choose the next chief executive, the Democratic Party ... in at least 10 sub-sectors and the Article 45 Concern Group had at least two. An Election Committee sub-sector poll will be held at the end of this year. The committee will in turn select Hong ...

  5. Speak out against Tamar funding, public is urged

    Posted Jun 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be endorsed by the Finance Committee on June 23. They also urged the government to launch a three-month design competition to assess public views. Entitled 'Say no to Tamar. Say no to Finance Committee', the campaign includes public polling and a signature campaign over the next two weeks. Civic Party member Alan Leong Kah-kit urged the administration to delay the funding application. He ...

  6. Blank ballots not on: Beijing

    Posted Mar 13th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Committee, also said the central government's bottom line in amending the Basic Law was to keep its power to appoint the chief executive and principal officials of Hong Kong. He was speaking ... Ambrose Leung in Beijing and Albert Wong State official warns against tactical voting, saying such a course is inappropriate A senior state official yesterday urged Election Committee ...

  7. Desire for a contested election helps put the writing on the wall

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... the sweeping victory of the democrats-backed candidates in some Election Committee sub-sector elections reveals a degree of dissatisfaction among some quarters towards his governance. The writing ... scene will prove to be more profound than the fact Mr Leong looks set to contest the March 25 election. This is particularly so in view of clear indications that the central authorities have ...

  8. Election result sends important message

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The success of pan-democratic candidates in the Election Committee poll on Sunday raises a real prospect of the first contested race for chief executive since the handover. That would ... towards achieving that goal on Sunday. Of the candidates who won places on the committee that will pick the next chief executive, 114 were those who stood on a pan-democratic ticket. They have all ...

  9. Open media briefings central to accountability

    Posted Aug 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Governments around the world have long used the media as a way of getting their message to the people. An informed citizenry is a critical part of any modern society, and there are few alternatives so far to the media when it comes to disseminating inform ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    C.Y. reprimanded for blaming Donald Tsang for popularity woes

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... but a game that existed on June 30 [the day before Leung took office], a game that was already under way," Leung said. Fan, a member of the National People's Congress Standing Committee ... responsibility. Meanwhile, Basic Law Committee deputy chairwoman Elsie Leung Oi-see said in a public lecture that there was an anti-communist sentiment in Hong Kong, She insisted that under the Basic Law, ...




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