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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Super lawmakers aspirants clash on quick-fire TV debate with new strategies

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Peter.so@scmp.com Hopefuls use new tactics in quick-fire TV debate Candidates vying to become the city's first "super lawmakers" clashed on live television last night, using new strategies to impress the audience at a quick-fire debate that had echoes of those seen before March's chief executive election. Instead of aggressively questioning his ...

  2. Election debate enthralls and dismays mainlanders

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng and Gary Cheung Monday night's televised chief executive election debate drew mainland internet users, who marvelled at Hongkongers' freedom to watch the candidates respond in real-time to thorny questions. But their enjoyment was marred by the mud-slinging and television commercials that had interrupted the live broadcast. Viewers watched the debate ...

  3. Duo lining up taiwan debate

    Posted Apr 17th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung After more than two months of promises, Executive Councillor Leung Chun-ying and Legco firebrand Emily Lau Wai-hing are finally working to fix a date to debate their differences over Taiwan. The two had already agreed to meet publicly to debate Ms Lau's views on independence for Taiwan, after Mr Leung, in a series of articles in February, questioned ...

  4. Independence debate on hold

    Posted May 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan The public debate between Executive Councillor Leung Chun-ying and outspoken lawmaker Emily Lau Wai-hing on their differences over Taiwan will be delayed further as they could not agree on an event organiser. The two had agreed earlier to meet to debate Ms Lau's view on Taiwan's independence. This followed Mr Leung's articles in February ...

  5. Tiananmen debate given the green light

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The annual debate in the legislature calling for remembrance and vindication of the 1989 pro-democracy movement in Beijing will go ahead this month after the Democrats agreed ... the debate, said his wish to raise public awareness had been achieved. On Tuesday, Mr Leung and Legislative Council president Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai failed to reach agreement on the wording ...

  6. NPC decision will be debated despite Beijing's warnings

    Posted May 11th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Legco motion will voice dissatisfaction and regret at denial of universal suffrage Legco will defy warnings from Beijing and debate a motion expressing regret over ... degree of autonomy' for Hong Kong. 'We won't even have a chance to debate if we insist on keeping the wording blocked by Mrs Fan. But that doesn't mean we accept her ...

  7. Some happy, some not in debate on the budget

    Posted Apr 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Lawmakers showered the financial secretary with a mix of praise and criticism as the two-day debate on his maiden budget began yesterday. While many members agreed with Henry ... to the debate next Wednesday. ...

  8. Get back to the basics in reform debate

    Posted Mar 07th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... CHRIS YEUNG If Premier Wen Jiabao means what he says, he should put the constitutional reform debate back on track to avoid further damage to unity and harmony in Hong Kong and relations ... of the highly charged debate, at least temporarily. This makes sense at a time when the row over patriotism- further compounded by the visit of four pro-democracy activists to Washington- has reached ...

  9. Legco debates motion to root out backroom deals

    Posted Feb 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Pro-government political parties last night echoed the official line that collusion between businesses and officials does not exist, and opposed a Legco motion calling for the rooting out of such activities. Instead, they called for greater ...

  10. Revamp scrutiny faces more delay

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... planned shake-up of the administration to the bottom of its legislative agenda, with seven more government bills and 16 motions to be debated first. Lawmakers from across the political spectrum ... financial secretary and deputy chief secretary, but many lawmakers say no restructuring is needed. People Power estimates that up to 161/4 hours will be left to debate the restructuring after all ...




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