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  1. Democratic aspirations dormant, not dead

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to yesterday's tepid turnout as a sign that people's ardour for democracy has cooled. Earlier this week, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, citing a government-sponsored opinion poll, said ... himself, even if he was handpicked by Beijing. The one thing that could shatter this truce is the question of universal suffrage. Early last year, Beijing ruled out direct elections for chief ...

  2. Events

    Posted Oct 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... breakfast: 'Trade, economy, power and the US elections'. Island Shangri-La. Employers' Federation of Hong Kong seminar: 'Training and development'. Wednesday, October 15: ...

  3. Make super-jail an issue in Legco election

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government must put all plans for the super-jail on ice, and look at the matter anew in the post-election Legco. NEIL McLAUGHLIN, Lantau Interference hurts HK The direct election of the chief ... Kong government and reduce their investment. Our government should be careful about this. LOK WING-KAN, Tsing Yi Tung's blunder Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa never ceases to amaze me when ...

  4. Direct elections will not ruin Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... usually for economic, not political reasons. About three years ago, no one was debating the election of the chief executive by universal suffrage. It was then also unimaginable to have 500,000 ... Hong Kong could be 'ruined' by the election of the chief executive by universal suffrage in 2007. What I do see is how Mr Li amassed his fortune under past stable political systems. ...

  5. A litany of broken promises

    Posted Oct 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... to mean pushing through a bill on revised election plans for the chief executive, which falls short of any genuine form of universal suffrage while ignoring the issue of allowing all members ... Stephen Vines It is said that one of the most dangerous things in politics is a long memory. This maxim seems to be unknown to the Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen who, having ...

  6. Reform goals

    Posted Nov 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Four chambers of commerce have asked the chief executive in a closed-door consultation to announce clear goals for reforms in democratic development, the civil service and air pollution. What reform goals do you want? Share your views: write to us. ...

  7. The reality of severe pollution

    Posted Sep 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their agenda. I think deep down they are not happy with Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa's desire to serve out the next three years. They are looking for a public uproar again to demand his ... it changed?', my answer now is 'Yes- pollution'. Mr Tung Chee-hwa, take your newly elected representatives on the Star Ferry tomorrow (it's the one that has to zig-zag around ...

  8. Arts hub chief must be allowed to do his job

    Posted Mar 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The West Kowloon arts district has finally been given the green light. Graham Sheffield's appointment as chief executive gives the project a leader, vision and direction after 12 ... chief executive Tung Chee-hwa, through design contests, consultations and planning, the bureaucracy has been at the helm. Even the creation of a public body with one-off funding of HK$21.6 ...

  9. British minister to discuss HK suffrage

    Posted Jan 12th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... that Hong Kong should move towards the Basic Law's goal of introducing universal suffrage as soon as possible, and that reforms to the 2012 chief executive and Legislative Council elections should be the halfway point towards that goal. Last year, Beijing said universal suffrage could be introduced for the chief executive election in 2017, and for the Legco election in 2020. Chief ...

  10. Poverty to top Tung's policy priorities

    Posted Jan 10th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... Chee-hwa's policy address on Wednesday. The chief executive would seek to move beyond the economic recovery to take on livelihood issues, specifically targeting the poor and the elderly, a source ... for people who choose to live in Guangdong. Mr Tung will disclose more details in his policy address. The chief executive is also expected to address growing concerns about air pollution and outline ...




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