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  1. HK in good shape despite tension over two systems

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Basic Law, raising concerns about the integrity of our legal system and the rule of law. The interpretation reversed some of the court's core rulings, but restraint on both sides has since ... of returnees and people who have furthered their education overseas. The 'one country, two systems' concept can therefore be declared a success, although there have been times when tensions ...

  2. Tsang has confidence in court's neutrality

    Posted May 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Dennis Chong chifai.cheung@scmp.com Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has assured the courts he was not criticising them when he complained about big projects being held up by politically motivated abuse of judicial reviews. 'The chief executive's remarks last Thursday carry no criticism whatsoever of the court,' his office said in a statement. 'On ...

  3. Target middlemen behind births surge

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The introduction of a quota system to ease the burden has prompted some pregnant women to go to emergency wards in public hospitals to give birth. This is a worrying trend which must be curbed. Chief ... to give birth without bookings. The Basic Law gives right of abode to those who are born in the city. The Court of Final Appeal has ruled that the right extends to children born to Chinese parents ...

  4. Call to push Philippines to pay up

    Posted Aug 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Survivors and relatives of victims of last year's Manila hostage bloodbath, their chances of winning compensation through court action ... justice. Three applied for legal aid yesterday to pursue a claim through Hong Kong courts, while saying they would prefer the government to help them. 'We want to learn more about the stance ...

  5. People on ethics-probe panel are close to Tsang

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the controversy, but had the verdict of the disciplinary tribunal quashed in the High Court. Lawmakers criticised Stevenson's report for not holding Rowse's boss- chief executive hopeful Henry ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Donald Tsang deserves to know his fate in ICAC's graft probe

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... for the Prosecutions Division, with dreadful timing, announced that there was no pressing need for Hong Kong to have an independent DPP as the existing system was working well. Although this will have played well with ministers, it jarred with those who felt the system should be depoliticised, particularly as Tsang and other senior officials were all facing possible prosecution. In 2011, at least ...

  7. Public Eye

    Posted Jun 11th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... was forced into it. She can then say she tried and failed. That will throw the ball right back into the court of those who started this game. It's your call, US consulate. When we're ...

  8. Appointee system raises questions of credibility

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... record. The question, though, is not whether they can do their jobs but whether their jobs should have been open to people like them. The political appointees system was ostensibly designed ... earned the trust of the chief executive's inner circle. When Donald Tsang Yam-kuen set out to expand the principal officials' accountability system, he added two extra layers ...

  9. Charmed lives in overlapping inner circles

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... officer in Sha Tin. The administration has long given the impression that it lives in awe of the feudal system in the New Territories represented by the Heung Yee Kuk. That awe now seems to extend ... Development Council, the International Film Festival Society, the Court and Council of Baptist University plus a member of the Tourism Board and Airport Authority? More disturbing is the contempt ...

  10. Pay adjustment system urged for appointees

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... of the Independent Commission on Remuneration for Members of the Executive Council and the Legislature, and Officials under the Political Appointment System. ...




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