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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Apr 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 30pc do not see free vote by 2007 election Almost 30 per cent of respondents to a Chinese University survey said the central government would 'absolutely' not allow the chief executive to be chosen by universal suffrage in 2007. The study, by the university's Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, also found that 58 per cent of respondents supported a direct ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Better way of gauging public opinion needed

    Posted Nov 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for example, failed to convey the strength of Hong Kong's democratic aspirations. These principles, however, have now effectively become law, having been adopted first by the chief executive ... into a limited number of options. Another report, based on this consultation, is due next month. When we get to the stage of choosing between various proposed models for the election of the chief ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Votes not vital?

    Posted Apr 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Executive Councillor C. Y. Leung says universal suffrage in electing the chief executive and legislature will not by itself bring about substantive democracy and better governance. What do you think? Share your views: write to us. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Reform ideas skirt Beijing barriers

    Posted May 25th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... on constitutional reform, where it was suggested the public could directly take part in the next chief executive election, but it would be just short of full universal suffrage. Proposals included the random selection of 500 members of the public to join the Election Committee, which will choose the chief executive, and creating a 'housewives' functional constituency to represent ...




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