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    Infighting in pan-democrat and Beijing-loyalist camps during debate

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Squabbles in both camps in TV debate Infighting in both the pan-democratic and Beijing-loyalist camps bubbled to the surface as candidates for the Kowloon East constituency squared off in a one-hour televised debate last night. Pan-democrat rivals accused Democratic Party hopeful Wu Chi-wai of being a "pseudo pan-democrat" as the debate ...

  2. 'No collusion' over killing debate, proposer insists

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Pro-government lawmaker Philip Wong Yu-hong did not speak during the 33-hour debate until he made a surprising request at 4.30am- asking Tsang Yok-sing to terminate the debate. That prompted Tsang's ... general Pauline Ng Man-wah and another from an unidentified person- minutes before he asked Tsang to stop the debate. Shortly before that, Tsang was recorded as saying, 'Pauline, let's ...

  3. Leung opens up health care debate

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for medical services, but also for a fair and competitive education system and a sustainable supply of affordable housing. Hopefully, the mainland-mothers saga will lead to a comprehensive debate ...

  4. The big debate all a matter of focus

    Posted Jun 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen may have been prepared for a battle with Audrey Eu Yuet-mee, the lawyer, but in last night's debate it was her political skills which were more evident. The Civic Party leader proved to be expressive, ever-smiling and drawing on her recent experience of appearing in a series of short films. Going into the debate, both chose ...

  5. Candidates shape up for last by-election debate

    Posted Nov 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu The second televised Hong Kong Island Legco by-election debate will be held tonight in Central, a week ahead of the poll. The two-hour live show, which begins at 7pm, will be the last major chance for the eight candidates to garner votes for December 2. The debate will borrow much from this year's televised Chief Executive Election Forum, which featured politicians ...

  6. Report hailed as a big step forward in decade-long political debate

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung, Fanny W. Y. Fung and Eva Wu Pro-government figures praised the chief executive's report to the central government as a big step forward in the decade-long debate on democratisation in Hong Kong. Lau Nai-keung, a member of the Basic Law Committee under the NPC Standing Committee, said: 'It is the first time since the 1980s that the Hong Kong government has agreed ...

  7. Spying bill passed after stormy debate

    Posted Aug 06th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Norma Connolly

    ... shortly after 2.20am following a marathon debate that had stretched into a fifth day. Government supporters then stood up and banged on their desks to signal the end of proceedings. Of the 33 ... that Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee's amendment for a sunset clause would be defeated, the Democrats and their allies had planned to leave the chamber after the debate on her proposal. As the Legco session ...

  8. Beijing's say on reforms to benefit debate: DAB

    Posted Feb 11th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Klaudia Lee

    ... Gary Cheung and Klaudia Lee But the mainland's input does not mean constitutional reins have tightened Beijing's clarification of the principles on constitutional development in Hong Kong will benefit future discussions on the issue, the leader ...

  9. Sunsets and evil liven up spy debate

    Posted Aug 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... After the sunset, darkness would set in. The administration has refused to accept the last night of the sunset. However, the pan-democratic camp will not be frightened by the darkness, we will continue to struggle. Democrat Albert Chan Wai-yip during the debate on the sunset clause Do they really care for the bill? They are only here to make a political point and make a political show. ...

  10. New lines in an old debate

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... perspective has opened in the tit-for-tat exchanges on universal suffrage. A window of opportunity is appearing for a more comprehensive and substantive debate on the issue of political reform, ...




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