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  1. Population policy must be debated

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... implications for pension planning and youth employment. But it is a debate Hong Kong has to have if it is to capitalise fully on the potential of its human resources. Population policy has been dumped ...

  2. SCMP Debate

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Incoming chief executive Leung Chun-ying has proposed a major government restructuring that includes the appointment of new deputies for the chief secretary and the financial secretary. The goals are to improve governance and accountability. In the latest SCMP debate, we asked five noted officials, scholars and businesspeople for their opinions on the restructuring plan and whether ...

  3. Election committee debate sets the stage for knockout round

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a policy forum on March 19, in which the candidates were expected to debate each other and answer questions from committee members. The format for the event- to be held six days before the March 25 ... in 2007 to decide the format and venue,' Chan said. Cheng Yiu-tong, president of the pro-Beijing Federation of Trade Unions, said the debate would come at an appropriate time. 'To have ...

  4. Mud-slinging must give way to debate

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Open debates are an important part of the electoral process. They provide an opportunity for candidates to win voter support by explaining their platforms and putting their rivals to the test. Regrettably, the campaign for the city's next leader has been overshadowed by a litany of scandals surrounding the two front runners. There is a danger that meaningful debate is being ...

  5. SCMP Debate

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... We are calling this third instalment of the SCMP's chief executive debate series the 'crossfire' debate. It allows the candidates for the first time to directly address ... question to the two other candidates. The result: we think this debate offers a lively exchange of views. As before, their responses have been listed in alphabetical order according ...

  6. SCMP Debate

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the Election Committee. That's why we have turned to them for our second debate. We have asked a prominent Election Committee supporter of each candidate to explain, first, why they support ... listen to ourselves; we have to look at the public in general. I think Henry in the next month really needs to come out and debate with the other two candidates. Now, let's see. Let ...

  7. Tang wants live debate only after nominations are in

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So and Ng Kang-chung A face-to-face debate involving all Hong Kong chief executive candidates is unlikely before the nomination period concludes at the end of February, according to a spokeswoman for Henry Tang Ying-yen's campaign team. Tang was absent from the first live debate, on a radio programme yesterday morning, between the other hopefuls for the city's top job, ...

  8. 'National' study plan fires debate

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to make national education a compulsory school subject within two years has sparked fierce debate since Donald Tsang Yam-kuen announced the plan. Many teachers have objected during the four-month ...

  9. Rita Fan reignites Article 23 debate

    Posted May 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Thomas Chan and Fanny W. Y. Fung Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai has described the thorny issue of national security legislation as an 'unavoidable challenge' for the next government, sparking suggestions that she is trying to sweeten up Beijing ahead of a ...

  10. Tsang and Eu set for reform debate tonight

    Posted Jun 17th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Tanna Chong

    ... debate on constitutional reform. Both have gone through rounds of drills and simulated rehearsals, with the help of back-up teams. An official with knowledge of Tsang's preparations said the chief executive was studying how to master the time slots in the debate and how best to present his message. 'The most important thing is to present the message in a way members ...




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