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  1. Big society

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... into the capacity of civil society to fill the widening gap in our system of governance in the absence of political democracy? This was what former governor Murray MacLehose did in the 1970s through ... miracle' has largely evaporated. Old social and policy assumptions no longer hold true; instead there is widespread disarray among the public. Our fragile society, cemented together largely ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Civil service chief faults Tsang for accepting gifts

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com The outgoing secretary for civil the service yesterday called Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's acceptance of gifts from tycoons ... for helping the sale. The scandal led last year to restrictions on post-civil-service employment for government officials. Yue said it was important for government officials to avoid both real ...

  4. Our mighty civil service machine needs rewiring

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the civil service has yet to be faced. The Tsang administration not only did not bother itself with this issue but all indications are that it never occurred to the lifelong bureaucrat Donald Tsang ... experienced the frustrations of dealing with the civil service and, in the chief executive election, seen the way in which its senior officers worked on his opponent's behalf. So he owes them ...

  5. Civil service watchdog not consulted on Leung plan

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com The chief of the public service watchdog has warned that an expanded political appointment system might clash with the civil service structure. Public Service Commission chairman Nicholas Ng Wing-fui said chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying had not consulted the 62-year-old statutory body overseeing the civil service in his push to enlarge his ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Civil service union urges review of ministerial system

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com A leading civil service union has called for a review of the ministerial system to improve governance. The call by the 90,000-strong Hong Kong Chinese Civil ... for next year's chief executive election. Association president Peter Wong Hyo said there was a need to look at the working relations between the ministers and senior ranking civil servants, ...

  8. Civil servants hit back at Wang

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Gary Cheung Civil servants, under fire from a senior mainland official who says they lack the ability to take command and plan for the long term, have hit back. ... Wang Guangya, was quoted as saying that colonial rule had trained civil servants to 'listen to the boss' but 'now they have become the boss, [they] still don't know how ...

  9. Exco chief weighs in on civil servants

    Posted Jul 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... civil servants should do more long-term planning for Hong Kong's future. However, he rejected suggestions that Wang Guangya, director of the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, was referring to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, a career civil servant, or any of his ministers when he was quoted as saying that colonial rule had trained civil servants ...

  10. We're already our own bosses: Tsang

    Posted Jul 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com In his first public response to Beijing official Wang Guangya's criticism of the city's civil servants, the chief executive said Hongkongers had ... that required a consensus in society, which took time to deliver. He declined to respond when asked if he thought the criticism by Beijing's top man on Hong Kong affairs had been directed at him ...




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