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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    To achieve political reform, Hong Kong must converse in a civilised manner

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 01:25pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... of the constitution are undefined- is whatever officials in the capital determine it to be. Beijing stamped its authority on the process in 2007, when 2017 was set for the vote for chief executive and 2020 ... for Hong Kong is about people being able to vote for those who govern them. Simple enough: it's been tried and tested in countless elections. Yet the nature of our discussion is bad tempered, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1575967/achieve-political-reform-hong-kong-must-converse-civilised-manner
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Finally, a heritage project to be proud of in PMQ

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 12:57pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... Station as a place for artists. I’m setting aside suspicions that what drove the revitalisation of PMQ was the nostalgia of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and his predecessor, Donald ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1556960/finally-heritage-project-be-proud-pmq
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Occupy Central must consider the next steps after street protest

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 12:15pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... That was the demonstration on July 1, 2003, against the Article 23 security law and the government of then chief executive Tung Chee-hwa. Authorities were caught off guard by the unexpectedly high turnout of 500,000 ... their revenge at election time, but Hongkongers and people living in autocracies and dictatorships don't have that option. This doesn't mean protests are worthless. Most allow participants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1538807/occupy-central-must-consider-next-steps-after-street-protest
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs to honour its real heroes, not government yes-men

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:08pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... positions, the chief executive and the chief, finance and justice secretaries. That in itself tells you what this is all about. If there's still an element of doubt, though, take a look at Charles Ho Tsu-kwok, the media and tobacco tycoon who last Tuesday was handed a GBM by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Let's ignore the fact that Ho runs a company that deals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1548819/hong-kong-needs-honour-its-real-heroes-not-government-yes-men
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In population debate, growth for its own sake is no answer

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 10:08pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... years and a continuation of a process kick-started by Tung Chee-hwa when he was chief executive in 2002, we've been told that this time the focus is different. Given how vague the document ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1342071/population-debate-growth-its-own-sake-no-answer
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Reclaimed land the best solution for Hong Kong's housing problem

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... have become inextricably linked and a priority in the eyes of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's administration. But it only takes a trip beyond the north shore of Hong Kong Island ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1310973/reclaimed-land-best-solution-hong-kongs-housing-problem
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Tragic ferry collision becomes sad lesson in safety

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... the commission of inquiry ordered by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will be tasked with preventing similar accidents, we can do our bit immediately by ensuring rules and guidelines are followed. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1054097/tragic-ferry-collision-becomes-sad-lesson-safety
  8. Age-old dilemma

    Posted Mar 20th 2009, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... The founder and chief executive of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, is just 23 and, according to Forbes magazine, is already worth US$1.5 billion. Libya's leader, Muammar Gaddafi, was only 27 when he ... and predecessor, Vladimir Putin, who is really in charge. When it comes to power, leadership and youth, though, it is US President Barack Obama whom we most think of now. The election that put Mr Obama, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673908/age-old-dilemma
  9. Insurgency has potential to destabilise neighbours

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... off now than under Hussein, he believed. The former assistant chief of Britain's air and defence staffs, Sir Timothy Garden, agreed. Sir Timothy said the opportunity to quickly build a new, democratic nation after the reasonably well-planned and executed initial invasion had been 'thrown away' by subsequent American policies. Nor were the triumphs of elections ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/493479/insurgency-has-potential-destabilise-neighbours
  10. I'm glad that one's over

    Posted Dec 30th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... came nowhere near keeping pace with the increased cost of living. We got Disneyland- at an astronomical price- and acquired Donald Tsang Yam-kuen as chief executive ... into embracing capitalist systems that do not work, Bolivians elected a peasant leader as their president. His first foreign trip was to visit the arch-nemesis of capitalism, Cuba's Fidel Castro. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/530922

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