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  1. Task group discusses ways of electing chief executive in 2012

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Members discussed the method of forming the Election Committee that will select the chief executive. 'The composition of the Election Committee in 2012 will hopefully transform ... of the group's 30 unofficial members, suggested small changes were preferred over big ones in forming the Election Committee in 2012, since it would be the last chief executive poll before universal ...

  2. Status quo to remain for chief executive candidates

    Posted Apr 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Denise Hung Nomination threshold 'to be retained in 2012' The nomination threshold for candidates in the 2012 chief executive election is set to be retained, according ... for introducing universal suffrage for the chief executive election in 2017 and Legislative Council in 2020. At present, a chief executive candidate must obtain 100 nominations from the 800 election ...

  3. Chief executive 'has now become too soft and forgiving'

    Posted Dec 26th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Setting out Hong Kong's policy agenda for the next five years in his 2007-08 policy address in October last year, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was expressed hope ... after mistake, the feel-bad sentiments deepened in society. In this newspaper, Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, a newly elected legislator and former colleague of Mr Tsang, wrote: 'The executive ...

  4. Medics call for chief executive to promote private health care

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Doctors hope the chief executive will use his policy address to promote medical tourism and announce that spending on health care and health insurance will be tax-deductible. The Medical Association and medical sector legislator-elect Leung Ka-lau say a health spending allowance would encourage patients to seek private treatment. According to the government consultation ...

  5. NGOs should come clean over chief executives' salaries

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the report on salaries earned by chief executives of non-governmental organisations ('Welfare NGOs refuse to detail chiefs' salaries', July 28). This sends ... be transparent. This can ensure that our generosity will not be exploited. Those who are elected to serve as CEOs of welfare NGOs should have the conscience, courage and integrity to allow their salaries ...

  6. Election notebook

    Posted Aug 19th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... offered those four slogans as advice to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen when Mr Tsang was sworn in for a second term last year. Regina Ip keeps faith with cartoonist Despite proving a jinx ... by-election, Wong's appeal in a magazine for readers to vote for her sparked controversy since it was not counted in the candidate's election expenses. Mrs Ip drew even more criticism last ...

  7. Rumour mills grind out hints over next likely chief executive

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Rumour mills in Macau are busy grinding out hints on who will become the city's new leader when Edmund Ho Hau-wah steps down next year. A new chief executive will be elected ... four hopefuls tipped to have a fighting chance. Culture minister Fernando Chui Sai-on, executive councillor Ho Iat-seng, chief prosecutor Ho Chio-meng and finance minister Francis Tam Pak-yuen ...

  8. League legislators' histrionics were carefully orchestrated

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... legislators were elected on a platform of street fighting for social welfare and giving Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen the worst possible headache. What is unbecoming and unacceptable behaviour ... for all the ills of Hong Kong. Our chief executive, an advocate of the 'third road' without the burden of direct election, can still afford not to please everyone. He has to make ...

  9. The message, if not as loud, is still clear

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Emily Lau

    ... dismay, the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) decided in April 2004 that Hong Kong could not elect the chief executive nor all members of the Legislative Council ... the chief executive could be elected by one person, one vote in 2017, and if that election goes well, all Legco members could be elected in the same manner in 2020. This was neither a categorical ...

  10. Wiggle room

    Posted Jan 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... public wealth. Both subjects are essential to deal with but will prove embarrassing for the government. Beijing may allow Hong Kong to elect its chief executive via universal suffrage in 2017. ... As for choosing the next chief executive, the issue is not whether the size of the Election Committee should be 800 or 1,600 people. The size of this body is much less important than how ...




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