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  1. We must all get behind chief executive-elect's restructuring plan

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The article ('Shake-up delay 'may leave C.Y. in limbo'', April 28) gives cause for concern. You say that the administration of chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying could be hamstrung if the Legislative Council does not approve his restructuring plan. I sincerely hope our lawmakers will see that it is in their interests to fully co-operate with the incoming ...

  2. Next chief executive will need top-quality private sector leaders in core team

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... to be introduced in the chief executive election in 2017, and in the Legislative Council by 2020; and Take decisive and effective measures to resolve the short- and long-term concerns of the people. ... leading to improved living conditions for the country's 1.3 billion people with greater awareness and commitment to protect the eco-environment. Next year, our new chief executive ...

  3. A deep desire for direct elections

    Posted Jan 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter headlined 'Wrong reasons for a popular election' (January 6). It is outrageous to believe that the current system of appointing the chief executive ... that encourages mediocrity. It is preposterous to say that Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa has been a fine leader, as he has stirred up social instability over the past six years. While he is a hard worker, ...

  4. Sustainable housing policy a priority for restructured government bureaus

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... As a former legislator, I wish to express my sincere hope that the chief executive-elect's reorganisation proposals can be decided upon before the end of the current legislative ... executive-elect's reorganisation proposals. At the same time, it would seem that public opinion in general favours Legco coming to a constructive decision on the reorganisation proposals before the end ...

  5. City may be test bed for mainland reforms

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... and the mainland when it deliberated on universal suffrage in the city. 'Compared with democratic elections in western countries, the election of a chief executive by universal suffrage would ... that it stands a good chance [of encouraging] more open elections at county level on the mainland in the next 10 years,' he said. 'The experience of electing the chief executive by 'one ...

  6. Electoral afterthought

    Posted Mar 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the territory's return to Chinese sovereignty after 1997. In fact, surprise and jubilation greeted the agreement's stipulations that 'the chief executive will be appointed by the Central ... be constituted by elections'. However, the mode and pace of implementing these provisions have since divided the community, with the Basic Law failing to specify dates for choosing the chief ...

  7. Hong Kong bureaucrats earn from their mistakes

    Posted Nov 14th 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... that includes no proposals for allowing the free flow of traffic across these two borders. Presumably, no thought was given to reshuffling jobs within the bureaucracy to help the chief executive ... losses mount, they are planning to create no less than 24 directorate-level posts, paying monthly salaries of up to HK$151,200. They are needed, it is claimed, to help implement the chief ...

  8. Ex-chief secretary urges compromise on reforms

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If that happened, the prospect of electing a chief executive by universal suffrage in 2017 could disappear, he said. The federation said the 800-member Election Committee that picks the chief executive ... Eva Wu While the democratic camp wants electoral reforms in 2012 to include a road map to universal suffrage, former chief secretary Sir David Akers-Jones hopes the city can agree ...

  9. City is ripe for full democracy, says constitution chief

    Posted Sep 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the chief executive in 2017. In Kowloon City, where five members are not elected, the motion was passed by 15 to 11. In Central and Western, which has four non-elected members, it was passed by nine ... you think Beijing hasn't yet consented to it,' the councillor said. 'Don't make excuses and say we're not ready.' On Tuesday, Chief Executive Donald Tsang ...

  10. Chief executive defends his policies

    Posted Oct 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday warned that hasty introduction of measures, without assessment of the full impact of the global financial crisis, would not help ... allowance. The latter issue caused an outcry after the chief executive suggested a means test in his policy address on Wednesday. Mr Tsang said the establishment of a taskforce chaired by him ...




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