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  1. Who can contest the top job?

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was full of hope last week over discussions on how candidates should be nominated for the chief executive election. It was a 'pragmatic step ... of holding an election would be defeated by an overly restrictive nominating procedure. The chief executive polls of 2002 and 2005 made that clear. Both Mr Tsang and his predecessor, Tung Chee-hwa, ...

  2. Putting a brave face on a dysfunctional system

    Posted Feb 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    .... They are, after all, supposed to pave the way for universal suffrage for the chief executive election in 2017 and the Legislative Council elections in 2020, as permitted by the central government. ... China Morning Post reported today, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen defends his government against criticism of inaction by referring time and again to the need for consensus. From ...

  3. Democracy coming to the big screen

    Posted Jul 11th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung It was hailed as a milestone, albeit in symbolic terms, in Hong Kong's democracy journey. Never mind the result of the chief executive election was a foregone conclusion, ... of constitutional development is the selection of the chief executive by universal suffrage upon nomination by a broadly representative nominating committee in accordance with democratic procedures. ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Apr 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 30pc do not see free vote by 2007 election Almost 30 per cent of respondents to a Chinese University survey said the central government would 'absolutely' not allow the chief executive to be chosen by universal suffrage in 2007. The study, by the university's Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, also found that 58 per cent of respondents supported a direct ...

  5. A tough call, but I back Tsang, says Richard Li

    Posted Feb 16th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... democracy' during his successful bid for a seat on the 800-member panel that will elect the next chief executive, has thrown his weight behind Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. Mr Li described Mr Tsang ... of Legislative Council members, the consent of the chief executive and Beijing's approval. 'We all know Beijing ultimately calls the shots. It's not Donald's decision. Both he ...

  6. In agreement

    Posted Aug 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A top academic says there is a convergence of views that a chief executive elected by universal suffrage must be acceptable to Beijing. At what stage, should Beijing be consulted on candidates? Write to us. ...

  7. Democracy model

    Posted Jul 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Several universal suffrage models for chief executive elections have been floated by the government, all proposing Hongkongers vote for candidates to be selected by a nominating committee. What do you think of the models? Write to us ...

  8. Greatly exaggerated rumours

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... newspaper headlines. And the continuing scrutiny of a Legislative Council bill on the chief executive election has received little notice. Amid such calm, it is little wonder that one newspaper report- claiming that Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen planned to push for universal suffrage by 2012, in the chief executive election- caused such a stir last week. According to the article, ...

  9. Tsang to hit ground running on universal suffrage

    Posted Jan 25th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung, Linda Choy

    ... reform package initiated by Mr Tsang for the 2007 chief executive and 2008 Legislative Council elections. The government hopes the Commission on Strategic Development, composed of leaders from ... Chris Yeung and Linda Choy I hope we can take steps as soon as new term starts- 2012 will be too late, he says Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is optimistic that a date for universal ...

  10. Electorate 'will surely' choose the chief executive in 2017, Tsang says

    Posted Sep 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu The use of universal suffrage in the chief executive elections in 2017 was a solemn pledge and would definitely happen, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said yesterday. But the chief executive sidestepped a question raised by a reporter as to whether the government's constitutional reform plans relating to 2012 elections included dealing with electoral methods ...




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