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  1. Fog of denial surrounds a very political public

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... to run through the corridors of Lower Albert Road in response to the World Bank's latest global governance report that ranks Hong Kong low in terms of public participation in the political ... by people whose defining inclination is to act as an echo chamber for government proposals. Yet, in its truest sense, public participation in political life is growing at an extraordinary pace. ...

  2. Political Animal

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Islands and the detention of the mainland captain is causing choppy waters in Hong Kong- and not just among the ever-vocal activists campaigning for China's rights to the islands. Hong Kong ... for five years but it seems the city's biggest political party- and supposedly the government's main ally- still feels a touch of nostalgia for his predecessor Tung Chee-hwa. Tung, now ...

  3. Political Animal

    Posted Jun 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... look at how the ministers and political appointees are getting behind it. On Saturday, they took to the streets in T-shirts bearing the slogan 'Act Now', handing out pamphlets selling the reform package. Now they have been given big lapel pins featuring the slogan and told to wear them on their suits. Unfortunately, some of those lapels were getting a bit crowded. Political Animal ...

  4. Political Animal

    Posted May 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... whose prayer should be heeded. In his blog yesterday, Tsang said Jesus' teaching in the Bible, 'Blessed are the pure in heart', was the motto which helped him survive political ... during a meeting. It was the first time any symbol relating to the bloody crackdown had appeared in the headquarters of the liaison office or its predecessor, Xinhua (the New China News Agency, ...

  5. Political Animal

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

    ... be able to make a fortune charging royalties for use of the 'Act Now' slogan it devised to sell the political reform package. After some internet users replaced 'Act Now' ... of it back. Then again, we're talking about intellectual property. Perhaps not. Vice-chancellor scores World Cup goal Sport, as they say, should be kept out of politics but sometimes it can rise ...

  6. Political Animal

    Posted Sep 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... political entity'. Most patriotic. Diaoyu Islands activists get HK$3m for boat On the topic of sovereignty, cash-strapped activists in Hong Kong involved in defending China's sovereignty ... New chief justice breaks a political taboo The head of Hong Kong's independent judiciary did everybody a favour yesterday by breaking a taboo in addressing a topic the government has ...

  7. Leaders and laggards in politics of cyberspace

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... entity in China with universal suffrage, he is fully aware of the importance of staying in touch using the latest technology. Mr Chen, nicknamed Ah bian, is probably the first Chinese political ... be the second most open society in China, but its political leader is lagging in the Web chat stakes. When he ran for chief executive in 2005, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen had an official webpage. When he ran ...

  8. Tsang opens political channel amid sea change

    Posted Sep 18th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... People's Political Consultative Conference had been dismayed with Mr Tung's lack of enthusiasm in engaging them in the system. Insiders said Mr Tung used the honours system to appease the pro-Beijing camp, while resisting their demands for a bigger role in local affairs. Changes have occurred in the political landscape, after the elevation of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, who was once branded ...

  9. Political Animal

    Posted Dec 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is restricted to what you have prepared in front of you. No doubt, Hu will have been taken aback when, having raised the topic of political reform, social stability and economic prosperity, Tsang ... language. The remainder of the 'dialogue' was conducted behind closed doors, but Tsang will face another test of his Putonghua skills today when addressing a mass audience at the China ...

  10. Grandfather politics

    Posted Dec 07th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... particular term has become a fixture in our political vocabulary. It is neither tantalising nor sexy. It is ah yeh, literally 'paternal grandfather'. Its literal definition has, in recent years, been overshadowed by its political usage in everyday language. If you hear the word ah yeh, chances are it's not being used in reference to someone's grandfather. ...




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