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  1. Committee mumbo jumbo

    Posted Apr 05th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... executive by the central government, but it was subsequently amended as the term of office of the election committee shall be five years'. 'It was decided that the issue of filling ... that the election committee formed to choose its six representatives for the Legislative Council in 2000 should also elect the city's leader in 2002. This view was aired on the Newsline TV programme ...

  2. Election committee debate sets the stage for knockout round

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So and Tanna Chong A policy forum that aims to bring the three chief executive candidates before the members of the 1,200-strong Election Committee could be a decisive moment ... a policy forum on March 19, in which the candidates were expected to debate each other and answer questions from committee members. The format for the event- to be held six days before the March 25 ...

  3. All views should be heard in reform process

    Posted Apr 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... proposals for national security laws. The Standing Committee would be wise not to make the same mistake. Over the past four months, the central government has asserted its authority over Hong Kong ... When the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress meets tomorrow to decide on the way ahead for Hong Kong's political reforms, it will hold the city's future ...

  4. DAB can't decide who to nominate

    Posted May 31st 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong's central committee attended a seminar at which they discussed their expectations of Tung Chee-hwa's successor. The party has more than 100 members ... for chief executive. He said the central committee was likely to discuss tonight its views on contenders for the top job and might decide which candidate its members on the Election Committee should ...

  5. 3,000-strong Election Committee called for

    Posted Jun 26th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Manipulation of the chief executive election should be prevented by enlarging the Election Committee to 3,000 members or more, the government was urged yesterday. ... Election Committee was expanded to more than 3,000, the chance of any candidate being able to dominate nominations would be minimal. In the last chief executive election, Tung Chee-hwa received ...

  6. Four-member committee to investigate elections

    Posted Dec 15th 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... PAGGIE LEUNG Updated at 4.42pm: Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa has appointed a four-member Independent Committee of Experts to make recommendations on future elections, a spokesman announced on Wednesday. The committee was established after Mr Tung said on November 10 he would review the management, planning and conduct of elections. He said the committee would also recommend ...

  7. No favourites

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... its favoured candidate win. The central government needs to do more to convince the public that the members of the Election Committee have a genuine choice this year. The problem ... Frank Ching Hong Kong's first chief executive, Tung Chee-hwa, was handpicked by the central government. And when Donald Tsang Yam-kuen succeeded him in 2005, that was again the case. ...

  8. Tsang's winning ways

    Posted May 11th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... trust in the Hong Kong government, now at 68.8 per cent, is the highest since the birth of the special administrative region in 1997. Trust in the central government is also up, at 52.8 per ... of the University of Hong Kong's public-opinion programme, says the central government earns more trust from Hong Kong's people when it is more relaxed about the SAR's autonomy. ...

  9. Basic Law interpretation a matter of diplomacy

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... an interpretation of the Basic Law's provisions from the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC), China's supreme legislature. The request for clarification in the continuing ... clarification on Basic Law provisions involving the central government's affairs or the mainland-Hong Kong relationship, should 'seek an interpretation of the relevant provisions from ...

  10. This city will never be the same again

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... harder, decision: to what extent does he intend to be either Hong Kong's advocate in Beijing, or simply be the central government's emissary- meekly doing his master's bidding. ... to establish a shadow cabinet- or, perhaps more realistically, a shadow government monitoring committee? Neither task is as simple as it sounds. Second, how can Mr Leong maintain the momentum ...




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