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  1. Passing the buck on cultural project

    Posted May 29th 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng Donald Tsang Yam-kuen may pass responsibility for the controversial West Kowloon cultural project to one of his ministers after his expected election as chief executive, ... it clear that they will not insist on the single-developer approach if the public is against the idea,' said Professor Lim, of the Chinese University. He said that while the institute ...

  2. CE election race shows up our flawed political culture

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ronald Ling, University of Hong Kong Public concern has been growing over the integrity of candidates in the race for the chief executive election. I am among those citizens who are increasingly unhappy about the entire election. What worries me most is t ...

  3. Arts hub authority casts for new name

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of political and funding scandals lengthening almost daily. Michael Lynch, chief executive of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, conceded that its name was linked with controversy and said ... a vice-chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Tung could be among the witnesses summoned to Legislative Council hearings on the project, which will start on Saturday, ...

  4. Right choice urged for cultural body

    Posted Jul 04th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow and Eva Wu The government has been urged to appoint qualified people to lead the West Kowloon Cultural District authority, to avoid a repetition of the row over political ... The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Bill passed its third reading 41-2 with one abstention. Clifton Ko Chi-sum, the CEO of Spring-Time Group, said the success of the West Kowloon Cultural ...

  5. Single-developer plan for culture hub to be dumped

    Posted Jun 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The controversial single-developer approach for the West Kowloon cultural district looks set to be scrapped, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said last night. 'Ordinary people would ... editors. Earlier, Mr Tsang momentarily lost his characteristic cool and fired back at critics accusing the government of colluding with big business over the Cyberport and West Kowloon cultural hub ...

  6. Cultural complex causes controversy

    Posted May 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... C.K. Lau The West Kowloon cultural complex looks set to be a major issue on which Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's every word and action will be closely scrutinised. The project is about ... works to allow a broader participation of investors- as a ploy to use culture as a cover to give the preferred developers a large chunk of land. For its decision to go with the single-developer ...

  7. Group aims to nurture election culture for top job

    Posted Apr 25th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... chairman Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, Hong Kong Council of Social Service chief executive Christine Fang Meng-sang, radio talk show host and filmmaker Nansun Shi, director Tsui Hark and cultural ... 'Even if Mr Tsang turns out to be the only candidate, we should not assume he would have no platform at this stage. What we want is to establish an election culture,' he said. The allies ...

  8. End the culture of secrecy

    Posted Jul 13th 2004, 12:00am by Ian Holliday

    ... elsewhere. Only a culture of caution and secrecy stands in the way. The Tung administration should take steps now to reveal the secrets of its most central workings, and to shed light on the mystery ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the Chinese also have a lot of new ideas, but the government struggles mightily to prevent their expression. It will be a renaissance when China has free media and culture, and democratic political ... Lam China has not yet had 'renaissance' In 1933, Hu Shih delivered a series of lectures on 'The Chinese Renaissance' in which he pointed to the freeing of thought, as he ...

  10. Deputies to focus on conflicts

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Resolving conflicts between the mainland and Hong Kong is likely to be the focus of local deputies to the National People's Congress and the Chinese ... to submit to Beijing. Some of them will call for action over the growing number of mainland babies born in Hong Kong, and the need for cultural integration between Hongkongers and mainlanders after ...




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