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  1. Democrats win battle for debate

    Posted Nov 29th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... pro-government legislators by 22 votes to 20 to fast-track the notification procedure and make Dr Yeung's the third motion debate at the next full council meeting. Major pro-government parties including the Liberal Party, the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Progressive Alliance all opposed it. There are usually only two motion debates in each weekly Legco ...

  2. Debate begins on Afghan constitution

    Posted Dec 15th 2003, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... ethnic and religious factions would seek to dominate debate. 'I know there's pressure on you from various sides, but resist it and do what's good for the prosperity of the Afghan ... representative to Afghanistan, earlier warned that the assembly would be 'unlikely to produce a stable, legitimate political order' unless debate was focused strictly on representative ...

  3. Election candidates steer clear of debates

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... this Sunday's district council elections refused to attend debate forums to face their rivals, RTHK has revealed. Observers have suggested that the lacklustre response could have been due to the fact ... forums. 'Maybe because they have lost many points over the debate on Article 23, they don't want to be dealt another blow by appearing before the media,' Dr Yeung said. Dismissing ...

  4. Let's have more debate and less finger-pointing

    Posted Dec 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... calls for resignations must be a last resort, reserved for the most serious cases. Otherwise, the level of debate on important issues is reduced to a destructive witch-hunt. And the valuable ... pressures without lowering the quality of teaching. After the games accusation was aired, the education minister was still insistent that his opponents were missing the point of the debate ...

  5. Core issues overlooked in debate on reform

    Posted Dec 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... what Mr Hu meant, but at the very least it can only encourage the debate on political reform. His remark is a reminder that Hong Kong people have differences to bridge if they are to come up ... as debate on the issue of whether the chief executive and all legislators should be popularly elected in 2007 and 2008, it is disappointing that little attention has been paid to substantive issues ...

  6. Democracy debate

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It will be meaningful to start early public consultations on the pros and cons of direct elections only if they can be conducted with an open mind and the results genuinely comply with the public wish gleaned therefrom. There must be a desire by the government to implement direct elections, otherwise we will end up with more endless and abstract debates on whether Hong Kong ...

  7. Taking emotion out of the debate is the only way forward

    Posted Oct 08th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... to refocus the emotive debate from 'yes or no' to finding the right balance between harbour protection and transport/economic needs. Only when public consensus on the need to build ... year. His cautious optimism over the 'room for rational debate' may not be unfounded, with the emergence of more calls for cool-headedness. Some Chinese newspapers yesterday said ...

  8. MTRC braces for debate with legislators

    Posted Oct 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang The MTR Corp (MTRC) is expected to be locked in a fierce debate with legislators tomorrow over the thorny issue of funding for the proposed loop rail line on southern Hong Kong Island. With the approval of the government, the company recently revised the proposal, known as the South Island Line, by offering alternative routes and looking into funding ...

  9. Democracy debate gets off to a good start

    Posted Nov 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The public debate on political reform has been a long time coming, but finally there are indications that progress is being made. On Wednesday, the Legislative Council spent three hours ... element of Hong Kong's role as an international city. To remove it would be to take a step backwards. There will be much more to discuss in the months ahead. Yesterday's debate got us ...

  10. Mod chip highlights region-coding debate

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... hardware manufacturers - such as Apple - continue to support it. Brian Paterson Shui Hau Village ONUS OF VIRUS problem IS ON SERVICE PROVIDERS The historic debate in the United States on how best to prevent injury and death of car occupants eventually determined that it was not possible to re-train the American public to constantly use safety devices. The debaters concluded that if more lives ...




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