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  1. Too much politics can be a bad thing, Tang says

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... candidate Leung Chun-ying. 'I had other commitments before and after the forum,' he said. New People's Party chairwoman Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, who says she is considering whether ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com The increasing politicisation of Hong Kong is adding to the burden on civil servants, says chief executive candidate Henry Tang Ying-yen. And the former ...

  2. Speech lacked personal touch, expert says

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter So Peter.so@scmp.com A political pundit said Henry Tang Ying-yen's speech failed to impress audiences as much as his rival Leung Chun-ying's did three weeks ago. Tang ... of goals to implement universal suffrage in 2017 is not a strong reason for running for the chief executive's job.' He said Tang's speech did not match Leung's as he could ...

  3. A good week for...

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Henry Tang Ying-yen One of the two leading candidates for the post of chief executive, Tang cut inton his opponent Leung Chun-ying's lead in popularity among Hongkongers, ... government in Beijing, so popularity ratings for either candidate are not a requirement for the job. But they do offer the consolation of some of form of popular endorsement, however limited ...

  4. Fan plays nicely in election race

    Posted Aug 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Standing Committee, was not shy about disclosing her preference for Tang over the third likely candidate, Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying. 'Tang's profile shows he has rich ... it looked yesterday after potential contender for the post of chief executive, Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, praised another likely rival. Fan, a former Legislative Council president, said Chief Secretary ...

  5. Anger grows at Lam's promotion

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... convenor Leung Chun-ying's perseverance in vying for the top job despite the pressure of running against Tang, who is seen as being favoured by Beijing. ... abolishing appointed seats in District Councils, and the passage of electoral reform in the Legco and chief executive elections. 'In light of his previous actions, I think it's an insult ...

  6. Accountants' lawmaker puts his money on leung

    Posted Aug 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong and Peter So Another public figure has joined chief executive candidate Leung Chun-ying's support team- legislator Paul Chan Mo-po, who said the Executive Council convenor ... 'The public is hoping for a change... and Leung is appropriate.' He cited an Executive Council with politically mixed membership as an example. 'I agree the next Exco should absorb ...

  7. Exchanges with diplomats normal

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Cunningham discussed universal suffrage with Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen in 2005. The consulate also had contact with Court of Final Appeal judges on the impact of Beijing's interpretation of the Basic Law in 1999 years after the event and also asked about outgoing Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying's intention to stand for chief executive. The disclosure ...

  8. DAB backs away from campaign ban

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chun-ying's campaign to become chief executive. Leung's youth forum had invited several members to attend from the Young DAB, a subdivision of the party. On Sunday, four DAB affiliates, including ... organised by any chief executive candidates after DAB lawmaker Wong Ting-kwong appeared at one of Leung's campaign rallies late last month. But Tam softened his tone yesterday, saying DAB ...

  9. Front runners spar over affairs office criticism

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... sparring yesterday over his comments Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, a member of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, rejected Leung Chun-ying's interpretation of Wang's remarks. ... to be a boss' after the handover. Leung, convenor of the Executive Council, rejected suggestions that Wang's remarks were aimed at Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, a former civil servant, ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... appointed Executive Council convenor following Leung Chun-ying's recent resignation from the position. Whenever the Hong Kong administration is in need of a capable head, there appears ... the then chief secretary, Henry Tang Ying-yen and the then Executive Council convenor, Leung Chun-ying. Once Tang was said to be preparing his resignation, Fan took a step back and acted like one ...




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