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  1. Comment - Letters

    District councils should play role in nominating chief executive hopefuls

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 04:08am by LETTERS

    ... District councils have important role to play in nomination process Paul Serfaty took up the issue of verifying suitable nominees for the 2017 chief executive election ("Election ... executive candidates. These suggestions were meant to ensure that Hong Kong would allow capable and devoted chief executive aspirants to eventually lead the SAR towards full democracy. Patsy Leung, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICAL REFORM

    Cambridge academic backs plan for public to 'recommend' 2017 chief executive candidate

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 04:03am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... if there is no compromise … the reform won't get through in time for the chief executive election. "The proof of the pudding is going to be in the eating … whether the nominating committee comes out ... 'recommendation' plan A University of Cambridge legal scholar has backed a political reform plan which allows all registered voters to non-bindingly recommend- instead of nominate- chief executive ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Scholars suggest a middle way for 2017 chief executive poll

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Scholars suggest a middle way for 2017 poll A group of scholars believe they have found a way to give the public a strong role in putting forward chief executive candidates in 2017 without breaching the city's mini-constitution. The plan, from a group of 18 academics, is the latest attempt to ease tension between pan-democrats, who want ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Zhang Dejiang rules out public nomination for 2017 chief executive poll

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 11:47pm by Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung

    ... chief executive election. "And the election must follow three principles- the foundation of the Basic Law, the decision of the NPC Standing Committee and [the need to elect ... nomination for chief's job 'ruled out' The mainland official in charge of Hong Kong affairs yesterday laid down the rules on the city's push to directly elect its political ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Chief Executive candidates must 'back one-party system'

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 06:55pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... the tone for an increasingly intense debate on how Hong Kong will introduce universal suffrage as the method for electing the chief executive in 2017. In previous elections the chief executive was elected by a chief executive election committee dominated by pro-Beijing politicians and business people. On Wednesday, Tien said the mainland official that he telephoned laid out more details ...

  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Fears of fraud as Indonesia awaits presidential election results

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta With both candidates claiming victory in Indonesia's presidential elections, supporters and observers have voiced concern that fraud and dirty tactics could affect official results With both presidential candidates declaring victory in Indonesia’s knife-edge election this week, anxiety is growing that fraud and dirty tactics could twist ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Former finance chief Antony Leung laughs off talk of chief executive run

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 06:14am by Emily Tsang

    ... with the Legislative Council president to run in the next chief executive election. Breaking a 10-year silence on politics following his resignation amid the "Lexusgate" scandal in 2003, Leung said ... there will be universal suffrage for the chief executive election in 2017. All we need to do now is to go into the details. Everyone wishes it would move a step forward, and many people are working hard ...

  9. Chief executive-elect is definitely in tune with China's new national agenda

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... The outpouring of concern about the election of Leung Chun-ying as chief executive is understandable, but it seems most of his detractors are missing the bigger picture. Understanding what ... years, until the introduction of universal suffrage in the chief executive election. These times require a change agent at the helm, not a member of the old guard. Indeed, it appears a new era ...

  10. Another high-level chat for chief executive-elect

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com The top official at China's Foreign Ministry in Hong Kong dropped in on chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying yesterday for an hour-long meeting on foreign affairs. The visit by commissioner Lu Xinhua follows Leung's controversial post-election visit to the central government's liaison office, which raised concerns about ...




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