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  1. Executive councillor advocates politically linked chief executive

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Hung-yuk also said it would be inconceivable for a chief executive candidate to campaign for election under universal suffrage without belonging to a party. Wu, a pre-handover lawmaker who ... about the need for development of ruling political parties. 'Currently, the chief executive is elected for a fixed five-year term, which may affect our long-term planning. It's ...

  2. Government may boycott by-elections

    Posted Feb 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to state their position comes after Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said he might not vote in the by-elections as they had been 'deliberately engineered'. The government's ... In a statement, a government spokesman said: 'As explained by the [chief executive], the Basic Law does not provide for any 'referendum' mechanism. Conducing any form of so-called ...

  3. Pan-democrats seek committee members

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong Wanted: 175 to 200 candidates for the Election Committee that will choose the next chief executive in 2012. Qualifications: Willingness to nominate a pan-democrat candidate. The Professional Commons, formed after the last chief executive's election committee was elected, is seeking people to meet this target, which they see as a pre-requisite for securing the 150 ...

  4. Choose your candidate

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and money. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen would not say whether or not he would participate. But you can have your say. Go to yp.scmp.com to register your favourite out of the nine candidates ... Staff writer Hongkongers will go to the polls on Sunday to take part in a controversial by-election. The ballot came about after five pro-democracy legislators resigned in January ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Feb 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... decision that 'calls for direct election of the chief executive in 2017 and for the legislature to be 100 per cent directly elected in 2020 at the earliest'. He is wrong on both counts. First, the NPC does not 'call for' 'direct elections'. It says that Hong Kong can elect the chief executive by universal suffrage in 2017 and Legco by universal suffrage ...

  6. Challenge for Heung Yee Kuk chief in village elections

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Independent Commission Against Corruption last week dismissed a complaint over the case and the Chief Executive's Office told legislators on Monday that the omissions were a breach of Exco ... representative elections in the New Territories, in which 789 indigenous inhabitant representative seats and 695 resident representative seats are open. A two-week nomination period began last Saturday ...

  7. Tsang's approach fails to sway audience

    Posted Jun 18th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... doubt that Tsang was no match for Eu's debating skills. But she often sidestepped some embarrassing questions and then launched personal attacks on the chief executive,' Ng said. The chief executive's accusation that Eu and her 'companions' had disrupted officials' district visits and triggered a 'de facto referendum' through last month's ...

  8. Tsang's promises delivered in 2007 have yet to bear fruit

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung Anyone running an incorporated business might want to ask Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen when he will carry out his 2007 election promise and cut profits tax from ... address, he assured the audience that he 'will not be three-fifths of a chief executive'. True, most of the commitments he made have achieved some progress, but some have been delayed or, ...

  9. Political Animal

    Posted Feb 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from the smoke coming out of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's ears. But it's not the barbecues themselves that have upset the chief executive and led to the suspension of one of his ... the chief executive talked about daydreaming 'every morning' about what he will do after retirement- despite reminding people he still has 21/2 years in office. 'I am a Hong Kong ...

  10. Elections may lead to 'tyranny of majority', Legco president says

    Posted May 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reform package, warned yesterday that democracy is not a panacea. Speaking at a youth forum that he hoped would stir thoughts on democracy, Tsang said elections could lead to a 'tyranny ... and the Philippines and even the United States. 'If you ask me whether a system of elections can lead to the minority being suppressed by the majority, or the 'tyranny of the majority'... ...




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