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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Critics say Finance Committee chair Ng Leung-sing is in over his head

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Ng Leung-sing took Finance Committee chair after eight years out of politics. Now he faces a battle his critics say he lacks the skills for Old hand ... years before making a return two years ago, that gap seems to have left him out of touch with today's political ecology. The gentle, low-profile banker and legislator, who chairs ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats secure only two of 18 Legco panel chairmanships

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:15am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Pan-dems secure only twoof 18 Legco panel chairs Pan-democrats yesterday secured the chairmanships of two key bodies under the Legislative Council's ... for final scrutiny by the Finance Committee. Angry lawmakers in the pro-establishment camp accused the pan-democrats of breaching a promise that they would not seek to chair the PWSC. They responded ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Speak freely- but choose your words carefully, Beijing warns Hong Kong politicians

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 01:32pm by Tony Cheung, JOYCE NG AND TIMMY SUNG

    ... Tam Yiu-chung, who also chairs the Beijing-loyalist Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, said James Tien’s case doesn’t mean that there’s no freedom of speech ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Artists should raise public morality, Xi tells arts forum

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:53am by Minnie Chan

    ... of arts. In an unusual move, Xi was chairing the gathering, instead of the ideology tsar, Liu Yunshan. The president reiterated his goal to realise "the Chinese Dream" and achieve ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Communist Party pledges greater role for constitution, rights in fourth plenum

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:01am by LAURA ZHOU, Cary Huang

    ... and promote judicial independence," Zhu said. Steve Tsang, chair of the University of Nottingham's School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, said Xi was using the constitution and the law ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats make grab for Legco chairmanships as reform bargaining chip

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 04:02am by Peter So

    ... be to try to chair the [Public Works subcommittee and Establishment subcommittee], which is really one step before any item can reach the Finance Committee." He said the performance of Ng ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Anson Chan still ready to talk about 2017 reform

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 03:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Anson Chan still ready to talk about 2017 reform Former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang will not give up fighting for a fairer chief executive election in 2017- even after pan-democratic lawmakers pledged to boycott a second round of public consultation, expected to start next month. But Chan, who chairs the pro-democracy group Hong Kong ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    China warns Britain that ties are at risk if UK parliamentary inquiry continues

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 11:29am by Danny Lee and Teddy Ng

    ... of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, chaired by Ottaway, announced an inquiry into Britain's relations with Hong Kong in July. Ottaway confirmed to the Post yesterday that Liu raised objections ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Brother-in-law's public appearance provides twist to Ling Jihua investigation

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters In-law provides twist to Ling investigation The brother-in-law of Ling Jihua, once a senior aide to former president Hu Jintao, showed up at a meeting in Yuncheng, Shanxi, providing an interesting twist to the possibility that Ling is under investigation for corruption. Wang Jiankang, a deputy mayor of Yuncheng, re-emerged in public at a meeting chaired by the mayor ...

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    Beijing's 'ultra-conservative' reform plan disappoints former minister Frederick Ma

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 06:05am by Peter So, Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung

    ... Ho Chun-yan stood. Ma resigned from the administration in 2008 for health reasons, but he recently chaired an inquiry into the delayed high-speed railway to Guangzhou. Last year, Ma suggested ...




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