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  1. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    Apec red faces caused by chief executive's 'lack of experience', says Henry Tang

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by REN WEI

    ... were opposite each other," he said. The defeated chief executive candidate, who said earlier that consultations on arrangements for the 2017 chief executive election should be launched ... caused by 'lack of experience' The embarrassment arising from Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's talks with Philippine President Benigno Aquino at the Bali Apec summit stemmed from ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Henry Tang says Antony Leung 'qualified' to run for chief executive

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:29pm by Stuart Lau, Tony Cheung

    ... in the ring for what is expected to be the first election of a chief executive by universal suffrage. Leung- who is 62 next month and is married to mainland diving star Fu Mingxia- has scoffed ... Stuart Lau and Tony Cheung Tang backs Antony Leung for 2017 A second former minister has endorsed Antony Leung Kam-chung as a chief executive candidate in 2017. Henry Tang Ying-yen, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    NPC's law committee chief may clear up chief-executive screening row

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA, Emily Tsang, Amy Nip

    ... lawmakers said they believed the issue of a screening mechanism - which had sparked concerns that pan-democrats could be blocked from contesting the chief executive election - would be raised ... Law Committee chairman expected to explain Basic Law statute in order to clear up raging debate on screening future chief executives A top National People's Congress official ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICAL REFORM

    Hong Kong students back public nomination and an elected nominating committee

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:28am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Students back public nomination, elected committee Some 85 per cent of university students say the public must have the right to nominate chief executive ... the nominating committee of the chief executive election shall be composed by 'one man, one vote'". About 86 per cent of students voted in support of public nomination while some 85 per ...

  5. Pan-democrats must get behind single candidate in chief executive elections

    Posted Jun 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... or Alan Leong Kah-kit, if the chief executive were truly directly elected in 2012. Beijing will watch the popularity ratings of the candidates very closely once they have declared ... up with a one-on-one fight in next year's chief executive election, and it will be a pro- China and Hong Kong candidate in one corner against a pro- Hong Kong-only candidate in the other ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing must keep its word on universal suffrage

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:14am by Emily Lau

    ... Emily Lau Emily Lau says Beijing must keep its promise on universal suffrage in 2017, and trust that the people of Hong Kong, given a free choice, will elect a chief executive acceptable ... Hong Kong people to elect the chief executive by universal suffrage, even in 2017. As far as I can see, there's less than 1 per cent chance of this happening. Despite such a bleak outlook, ...

  7. Democrats to contest chief executive election

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com The Democratic Party has decided to field a candidate in next year's chief executive election even though it is 'not a genuine election ... the pan-democratic camp better prepare for the universal suffrage expected in 2017. 'There is no hope for the pan-democratic candidate to win the chief executive election,' said party chairman ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Focus fight on who picks the candidates for chief executive

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with the Occupy Central protest plan said over the weekend that we should focus on the composition of the nominating committee that will select candidates for the 2017 chief executive race. That's ... and the screening of candidates just confuse the issue. They boil down to one question: who will sit on the nominating committee? Beijing will want it to resemble the current 1,200-member election ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco election 2016: How a handful of voters elect 30 Hong Kong lawmakers

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 04:48am by Tanna Chong

    ... discussed as the city moves towards universal suffrage, in 2017 for the chief executive election and 2020 for the legislature. Professor Wang Zhenmin, dean of law at Tsinghua University and a former ... of the city's long-term development, such as the maintenance of a competitive business environment." The 2016 Legislative Council poll, along with the 2017 election for chief executive ...

  10. Executive councillor advocates politically linked chief executive

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Hung-yuk also said it would be inconceivable for a chief executive candidate to campaign for election under universal suffrage without belonging to a party. Wu, a pre-handover lawmaker who ... about the need for development of ruling political parties. 'Currently, the chief executive is elected for a fixed five-year term, which may affect our long-term planning. It's ...




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