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  1. 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 ...

  2. Poor defence

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Albert Cheng Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen attended a special Legislative Council session on Thursday to explain his part in recent revelations of his friendly ties with tycoons and address the issue of potential conflicts of interest. The whole affair is beyond doubt a trial by media and public opinion or, worse, a Hong Kong-style cultural revolution. Under existing ...

  3. Talking points

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and the man he hopes to succeed, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. Legco will vote on whether to invoke special powers to force disclosure of Leung's alleged conflict of interest in a West Kowloon Cultural ... and tablet revolution. It is also seen as a crucial event for Steven Sinofsky (left), who runs the Windows division. A successful launch could help put him on track to replace Microsoft chief ...

  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. Good company and fair fights

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and Cultural-Revolution- inspired bombs, strikes and demonstrations in 1967. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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, ... to better reflect Hong Kong's changing cultural and property needs. Leung Man-tao, a spokesman for The People's Forum on West Kowloon, said he also expected the government to scrap ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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