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  1. Legco should elect the chief executive

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... issue: the difficulty of the executive arm of the government in implementing policies owing to the opposition of the legislature. It is easy to see why. The chief executive was elected ... are not elected by the general population, have a different opinion to most people as to how Hong Kong should be administered. The empowering of the chief executive and legislators by separate groups ...

  2. Aim to elect the next chief executive

    Posted Jan 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Following the January 1 march, the government says that an open and receptive attitude will be adopted to encourage discussions on Hong Kong's 'constitutional development after 2007', and it will make full use of the coming three years to address the issues. What we want is change in or before 2007. In other words, we want to elect the next chief executive, not the one ...

  3. Wrong reasons for a popular election?

    Posted Jan 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... see that they are over-assertive. If we popularly elect a leader in 2007, the person chosen to be chief executive will perhaps not be the one Hong Kong people need. It may be that they only want to replace Tung Chee-hwa. There is too much passion and emotion. The new leader will be under great pressure because he is elected. Frankly speaking, Mr Tung is a good chief executive ...

  4. More public input urged to select the chief executive

    Posted Oct 09th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Law Society wants bigger Election Committee with members picked by direct vote The Election Committee that picks the chief executive should be expanded by half, to 1,200, ... there ought to be greater participation by Hong Kong people in the mechanism for selecting the chief executive. 'This could be done by increasing the size of the Election Committee in accordance ...

  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. A deep desire for direct elections

    Posted Jan 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter headlined 'Wrong reasons for a popular election' (January 6). It is outrageous to believe that the current system of appointing the chief executive ... that encourages mediocrity. It is preposterous to say that Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa has been a fine leader, as he has stirred up social instability over the past six years. While he is a hard worker, ...

  7. DAB mulls chief executive bid

    Posted Dec 06th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... in the next election for chief executive, with leaders saying the party will 'actively participate' in the race for the post. But one analyst believes that rather than giving advance notice ... will actively participate in the third chief executive election and the forming of the administration.' The DAB had taken a passive role in the past two chief executive elections, with party ...

  8. Chief executive happy that Legco represents all

    Posted Sep 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chee-hwa. Mr Kwok portrayed the chief executive's comments on the election results being 'good' and 'comfortable' as evidence of Mr Tung's dislike of the pro-democracy ... executive actually said. Mr Tung's words should be read in context. At the media session, after openly congratulating the newly elected legislators on their victories, the chief executive noted ...

  9. Giving the community a say on the next chief

    Posted Oct 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... make up a third of the body. These proposals are along the right lines, but we believe directly elected members should make up half of the committee that chooses the next chief executive ... of the Election Committee- perhaps to 50- would be one way of achieving this. The chief executive should also be allowed to belong to a political party. This would widen the pool of available talent ...

  10. Chief executive should have been magnanimous

    Posted Sep 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The pro-democracy camp won only 25 of the 60 seats in the Legislative Council election, a result that Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa described as 'good and comfortable' (September ... the characteristics of a democratic legislature. His mentality is very similar to that of an authoritarian feudal king. A chief executive with basic political sense should, as common courtesy, have ...




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