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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. Converging views seen on election of HK chief

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung There is a convergence of views between the people of Hong Kong and the central government that any chief executive elected under universal suffrage must be acceptable ... not be acceptable by Beijing,' he said. 'Given the understanding that Beijing also wants to avoid any crisis of its refusal to appoint a winner of the chief executive election that it cannot ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Not for love

    Posted Jul 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Council fighting over their 10 seats in the enlarged election committee. Negativity and confrontation work, because in a political system that deprives our chief executives both of the support ... Alice Wu According to Wang Guangya, the director of the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, our next chief executive must have these three qualities: patriotism, ...

  8. All's well and good in Macau ... for now

    Posted Jul 14th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... executive through universal suffrage. Currently, the chief executive, as in Hong Kong, is chosen by an election committee. An additional 28 per cent favoured enlarging the Election Committee, which ... being chosen by functional constituencies. Seven are not elected at all but are appointed by the chief executive. And there is no provision in its Basic Law for abolishing appointed members. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Expect 'overwhelmed' Hongkongers to find voice at Sunday's election

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... the chief executive and legislature. A good example of Hong Kong people's fear is the outrage over national education, with parents and students equating it with "brainwashing". ... Christine Loh Kung-wai is chief executive of the think tank Civic Exchange. cloh@civic-exchange.org ...




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