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  1. Village representative stands up for women's rights in rural politics

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong New Territories villages may be still male-dominated, but women are slowly breaking into rural politics and changing traditional thinking about gender. Of the 1,753 candidates ... committees, such as the organising committee of Tsuen Wan Arts Festival,' she said. As she spoke to the South China Morning Post, a group of primary school pupils arrived at the village to visit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734492/village-representative-stands-womens-rights-rural-politics
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Perverse politics lands wrong candidate in key govt job

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Blow to community born of dirty politics In less than a month, the post of development secretary has entangled two of its occupants in legal trouble. And thanks to the perverse nature of our political scene, our community has been the worse for it. Our media has not found truth, only dirt, and the lesser candidate looks set to stay in this key policy post. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1008755/perverse-politics-lands-wrong-candidate-key-govt-job
  3. Dismissal of political opposition doesn't look like government 'for the people'

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... holds such views is disturbing. He laments political opposition, dismissing it as a waste of energy and focusing on issues of 'mere passing significance'. Most Hong Kong people would ... and government collusion with tycoons as matters not worthy of full debate. But Cheung pleads for a political 'ceasefire', as if political discourse inconveniently gets in the way ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006009/dismissal-political-opposition-doesnt-look-government-people
  4. To succeed in HK politics, don't follow the leaders

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... It is more feasible for an elected government to decline co-operation with political opponents because those who win elections have a popular mandate and have less need to compromise. An unelected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006084/succeed-hk-politics-dont-follow-leaders
  5. Politics for laughs

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong Lawmakers are often the subject of political satire, but one has taken to the stage for a stand-up comedy routine mocking herself, her colleagues and the city's political and social scene. In her debut talk show Lost and Found, Civic Party legislator Tanya Chan reviewed what she called an 'era of wrong timing' for Hong Kong since former British prime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002136/politics-laughs
  6. News - Hong Kong - CINEMA

    Fund fails young movie makers, says Hong Kong film community amid calls for overhaul

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... of directors and films. They say the Film Development Fund's current system, which favours feature films, shuts out smaller films, including documentaries, and young film-makers. A South China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1302063/filmmakers-call-funding-overhaul
  7. Close Leung campaign aides join interim team

    Posted Apr 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The office head is responsible for liaising with political groups and different sectors of the community- similar to the duties of the director of the chief executive's office, a position held ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998216/close-leung-campaign-aides-join-interim-team
  8. TV chef is cooking some political advice

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney A celebrity chef is adding some spice to a Hong Kong political party. Martin Yan Man-tat, host of the hit cooking show Yan Can Cook, has been appointed as an adviser to the New People's Party. The party's chairwoman Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee said the chef's attitude mirrors her own desire to drive home to citizens the importance of self-improvement. 'He's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741795/tv-chef-cooking-some-political-advice
  9. Quotes of the week

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ying-yen It's interesting to note that Congress can't agree on most anything, but can agree to bash China Lawyer William Perry after U.S. House of representatives voted 370-39 to put duties on subsidised goods from China and Vietnam ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995155/quotes-week
  10. China lacks the 'software' that a free society must have

    Posted Jan 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... parliament', now because it meets every other month. He also says salaries and offices awarded to NPC members put them in a position closer to their overseas counterparts. It's as if all China ... of society competing for Hong Kong's 36 NPC seats. But then he quotes Sheng Huaren's prerequisites for candidates. Anyone who does not 'love China' or 'strictly abide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/623846/china-lacks-software-free-society-must-have

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