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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How opinion polls could break the 2017 chief executive election impasse

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 01:59pm by SONNY LO

    ... Sonny Lo Sonny Lo offers a way for public to have a say in electing chief executive How opinion polls could break 2017 election deadlock As Hong Kong struggles to come up with a suitable method for electing the chief executive in 2017, one solution may be to use public opinion polls as a constitutional convention or requirement to accompany any "mainstream" model. Given ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    For first time, Macau sees contested election for body that will choose next chief executive

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 04:25am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... competitive poll yesterday for members of the election committee that will choose the city's next chief executive in August. But that was not enough to satisfy critics, who said more than 99 per ... the politically privileged to pick the chief executive, whereas more than 99 per cent of Macau residents have no say in the race." Competition only existed in the labour, education and sports ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong Bar Association rejects public nomination for 2017 chief executive election

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 06:11pm by tanna.chong@scmp.com

    ... Bar Hong Kong's barristers have dismissed a key demand of the pan-democratic camp in the debate over the 2017 chief executive election- and described one of Beijing's criteria ... of the whole of the electorate or each and every registered voter," the association says in its 40-page submission. The clause of the mini-constitution states that the chief executive should ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats not ruled out of 2017 chief executive election

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 06:14pm by JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung

    ... Jeffie Lam in Shanghai and Tony Cheung But in a meeting with lawmakers, mainland officials reject possibility of public or parties putting forward names for chief executive Pan-dems not ruled out of 2017 election Beijing has left the door open on the possibility of a pan-democrat being allowed to run for chief executive in 2017. But there is no possibility of public nomination ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Henry Tang urges realistic proposal for 2017 chief executive election

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:18pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Former chief secretary and the beaten front runner in 2012 suggests reforms should be conservative to ensure Beijing's blessing 2017 election proposal must be realistic: Tang Beaten chief executive hopeful Henry Tang Ying-yen has warned Hongkongers to expect a "tightly regulated" election in 2017 as he put forward electoral reform ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Fake democracy will be bad for Hong Kong and chief executive

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 05:11am by LETTERS

    ... Fake democracy will be bad for Hong Kong and chief executive In the long and hard battle for democracy in Hong Kong, we are occasionally confronted by critics who are intelligent ... Kong … The key is that we will have a nomination committee- which selects chief executive candidates- that can evolve over time to improve the system." There are two issues arising here. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's Leung Chun-ying should forgo desire for a second chief executive term

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:33am by Alex Lo

    ... Tsang Yam-kuen when the city's first chief executive Tung Chee-hwa resigned amid crumbling popularity. Or the old election committee could shoe in someone else close to Beijing. Either way, ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com CY should forgo desire for second term Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying does not strike me as an unintelligent man. So I am scratching my head as to why he still ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    ‘Dual track’ nomination system for 2017 Chief Executive election proposed by law scholar

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 11:57am by Stuart Lau

    ... plan to give public a voice The public should be allowed to suggest hopefuls for the chief executive election to the nominating committee, who would then vote on whether to make them official ... that the nominating committee is the "only" institution with the power to nominate chief executive candidates in accordance with the city's mini-constitution. To become chief executive ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Ray of hope as focus shifts to key issues for 2017 chief executive election

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 04:09am by Mike Rowse

    ... at the end of a storm, some of the recent proposals for reform of the chief executive election arrangements bring both light and joy. No wonder Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor ... the nominating committee. They are all elected, are broadly representative and will already be in position. If we make chief executive candidates secure a minimum of 10 signatures, then we are likely ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Chief executive denies he’s preparing for re-election

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 06:08pm

    ... The Chief Executive’s Office, however, has hit back saying the report was “groundless”. “I have neither heard of, nor participated in, the work of the re-election office,” said Law. “I don’t know ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Leung’s office hits back at ‘groundless’ rumours Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and his top aides have brushed off rumours ...




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