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  1. Reform paper flouts Basic Law, Law Society says

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Law's principle of 'gradual and orderly progress', the Law Society says. In its submission, released yesterday, on the document, the society concludes the reform proposals ... councillors- in 2012. It also proposes that the Election Committee that will select the chief executive be expanded by half to 1,200 members. The society is urging the government to put forward ...

  2. A memo to the civil service: it's time to change your mindset

    Posted Feb 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung and Denise Hung Civil servants should change their role from being advocates of policy to reconciling diverse interests in society, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said. The chief executive called for a change in attitude in policy formulation, while assuring the civil service that it would remain the primary source of appointments for principal officials. 'I ...

  3. Tsang's team revives rule of civil servants

    Posted Jun 17th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... in the team expected to be announced this week, four are senior members of the elite civil service corps, which is seen as the backbone of the government. Norman Chan Tak-lam, who is tipped ... civil servants because of differences in style and ways of thinking. The controversial Professor Li upset major stakeholders in education reform, and the ensuing tensions proved ...

  4. Civil Exchange is independent, its polls professional

    Posted Aug 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the compassion squad comes out in force to prescribe this quality, ascribe all costs of personal mistakes to society, and defend professional failures in personal terms, as though public demands ...

  5. Higher retirement age proposed

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Wing-ping welcomed the idea, saying the retirement age of 55 for members of the disciplined services and 60 for civil servants did not reflect changes in society. But he was equally ... in such a high-profile manner, with timing that is not good, it cannot help the future administration,' said So Ping-chi, honorary chairman of the Senior Government Officers Association. He said civil ...

  6. We're in same boat, C.Y. tells bureaucrats

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... coupled with a divisive election that polarised society, has raised questions on Leung's future relationship with civil servants. It is understood that Beijing sees the support of civil ... Peter So and Tanna Chong Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying sought yesterday to gain the confidence of the city's 160,000 civil servants by promising to forge a new partnership ...

  7. Civil service groups tell lawmakers to pass reforms

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Trade unions representing civil servants got behind their new boss yesterday, calling on lawmakers to approve Leung Chun-ying's government reshuffle 'as soon as possible'. But the four unions that backed the shake-up quickly found themselves accused of an unprecedented breach of civil servants' political neutrality. Chief ...

  8. Vote-rigging cannot be tolerated in a fair society

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to maintain a democratic and open society. Furthermore, there are allegations that the central government's liaison office mobilised dozens of local deputies of the Chinese People's ...

  9. Civil servants the real election losers

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the city's 160,000 civil servants, in particular the Administrative Officers, a group known as 'the elite among the elite'. There are more than 500 Administrative Officers, or AOs, who ... and Chinese; and a Hong Kong permanent resident status. Candidates with recognised postgraduate degrees are also eligible. To attract top candidates to the civil service, the government offers ...

  10. Time to put an end to corporate voting

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... functional constituencies were designed to return legislators 'through voting by key players and stakeholders' in various sectors of society. But that is why they cannot comply ...




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